Jump to content
schoon

Xelocian Tindaku CA Prow Project

Recommended Posts

I really like the "three pronged" look of the Xelocian heavy ships and escorts, so I decided to modify a Tindaku CA to get the same look

XenoTop_zpscgalglam.jpg

I've made the red cut lines with a jewler's saw...

XenoBottom_zps2dbglxm9.jpg

...and am in the process of cleaning up the Larshan prow pieces for attachment to the Tindaku hull.

I'll post all the steps here as I make progress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cut up the Larshan prow with a jewler's saw

XenoLarshanBits_zpsn9dnvi0j.jpg

Cleaned them up and did a stunt fitting with double sided tape

XenoTaped_zpsccxexwmv.jpg

Drilled in some brass rod - I want the structure to be really solid for when I start shoving sculpting putty under there to backfill the overhang

XenoReadytoPin_zpsbsn4yd12.jpg

Glue for the starboard side is drying now...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thus far, the lesson is "have the right tools!" 

The #0 blade jewelers saw has been worth it's weight in gold - especially since I'm going to need to do this at least 3 more times. 

A comfortable scalpel handle and really sharp blades helps a lot as well. 

The Larshan bits actually fit as if they were meant to be there - just some fill to do from the bottom. I'll post more pictures Monday with close ups. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have only just seen this post and think it’s a great idea; I need to buy another box of cruisers at some point so intend to do the same and make them look different.  

Thanks for sharing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.