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monsterpartyhat

1:144 T-16 Skyhopper Scratch Build

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Yup, that's the short version :) The plugin that extracts the designated faces automatically is really what makes it possible. 

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Thanks for the thorough explanation.

I recently got a Silhouette brand cutter, but I've yet to put it though it's paces.  It looks like it will be a game changer. You're really doing some inspirational stuff with yours.

 

Peter

 

 

 

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Yeah, for scratching with styrene it really is. I could never cut those typical Star Wars-y plating notches cleanly by hand. The Cricut Maker with its knife blade attachment cuts them precisely down to 0.5mm, and the cut out bits can then be added back onto the plating for more precise raised detail. Check out these podracer engines I built entirely with machine-cut styrene (and cast greeblies):

 

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Awesome!

Did that start as a Sketch-up model as well?

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4 hours ago, Photon said:

Awesome!

Did that start as a Sketch-up model as well?

 

Yup. I'm really enjoying the CAD-to-hand-assembled-styrene approach. 

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3 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Love those engines!

More please!

 

That's all there is so far! :)

 

There's a few more pictures on flickr, but I still need to come up with a pod. That got sidetracked by the arrival of my T-16 parts :). 

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I should add, More please but scaled up to 1/20th.

If/when I get time from all the other stuff I want to do

I'll have a go at something along those lines.

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So big question - have you flown it around your apartment yet making the appropriate noises?

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Hi everyone,

 

I know it's been almost 11 months since the last update on the T16 skyhopper, but if you want want of your own, read on.....

 

I initially intended to produce a small number of kits myself, but then life got in the way, so I've gotten all the files cleaned up and wrote step-by-step assembly instructions, along with a bill of materials for everything you need to build one of your own if you're interested in having a teeny-tiny mostly-accurate Skyhopper of your own.  Everything is posted on my personal website -- https://monster.partyhat.co/article/1-144th-scale-t-16-skyhopper-kit/

 

There you'll find the SVG file for use in a cutting machine to cut the flat styrene, an STL file for the 3D printed greeblies (which are also available from Shapeways), a list of the remaining assorted materials needed, and step-by-step instructions for how to put it together. 

 

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