Author Topic: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing  (Read 4374 times)

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2017, 09:00:40 PM »
Progress, measured in millimeters, continues. THough I am reasonably pleased with the way the drop tanks
were coming along-



- I didn't like the way they looked hanging under the wing, so I made a pair of small parasite aircraft




And continue to putter along with the surface detail.




( Yes, much surface prep remains. ;) )

A minor disaster with the rudders convinced me to look for something a little different - Hopefully, I'll be able to
mount the rest of thetailplanes and the engines this weekend. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2017, 01:57:33 AM »
Coming along nicely.
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Offline andonio64

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2017, 05:32:09 PM »
Very interesting Dr. YoKai, i look forward to seeing what happens next!

Antonio

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 07:47:48 PM »
Getting closer to completion. Engines Mounted



Rudders installed



And the Heterodyne apparatus tower secured.




Offline andonio64

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »
WOW!

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 02:17:21 AM »
This is really impressive, Craig! You need a bridge with railings and some 1/350 figures to give it a sense if its true size.

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 08:42:28 PM »
 Thanks, Frank! I'll probably add some external ladders after the finishing gets a little further along.  I'll have to see what I can scare up for figures - I think my LHS has some.

 And from one Mystery Scientist to another, congrats on the upgrade!

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2017, 10:59:36 AM »
Looks like it needs aether/helium bags is the wings to help keep it aloft! :-\

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2017, 11:03:21 AM »
Craig,  working well

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2017, 11:19:54 AM »
Looks like it needs aether/helium bags is the wings to help keep it aloft!
Just build the wings out of liftwood (SPACE:1899 reference).  It's looking to be quite the vehicle.

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 01:30:59 PM »
Fascinating assembly of incongruous parts into a unified flying whatzit. :)

Could be a Klingon atmospheric craft from before they had space travel - ya think ?
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 01:40:46 PM by finsrin »

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2017, 09:01:00 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, colleagues - always appreciated. A little painting progress. After a bit of reflection, I decided to use a regular brush.




An attempt at a 'patchwork' effect. Hopefully, the crudity will be knocked down by washes and weathering.


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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2017, 08:13:44 AM »
Beautiful!!  The heterodyne apparatus, does it have a heterodyning effect or was it developed by a member of the Heterodyne family (given their reputation as "Sparks" - Girl Genius reference - I could argue that either answer, or both, would be correct).

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2017, 10:32:38 AM »
Your painting technique looks very good! I'll have to remember this.

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2017, 10:51:32 AM »
El Mayerele - Yes to the first, no to the second. (  Always a pleasure to meet another Foglio Fan. )
It certainly has a heterodyning effect. And its tubes are magnificent!!! ( HUGE! )

kerick - Thankee! I was blending two polly s colors, a dark red brown ( I'll look up the proper name in a bit. ) and a sort of pastel orange called 'russian brown'. The corrugated wing surface really lent itself to partial blending & bleeding of the two colors. Its less effective on the smooth surfaces of the fuselage, which is why I'm
trying out the patchwork style.