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Jaktis

Scratch built cargo freighter spaceship

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:lol: Good find!.

When I was a kid our shire council had biannual clean-up junk days. All sorts of rubbish was place out front for council trucks to pick up and take to the rubbish tip. My mother always got upset with me because I would collect and bring in more rubbish than what we put out.

 

My first use of junk was to add bits of wire, tubing, etc to the sides of my homemade billy-cart (1960s style).

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You certainly have an eye for detail and I like how "busy" you are making it look, it really helps to gives everything a sense of purpose and adds to the reality of the model. I can't wait to see it with a coat of primer on amd those pieces all start to blend and become a whole

 

Pete

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18 hours ago, Getunderit said:

:lol: Good find!.

When I was a kid our shire council had biannual clean-up junk days. All sorts of rubbish was place out front for council trucks to pick up and take to the rubbish tip. My mother always got upset with me because I would collect and bring in more rubbish than what we put out.

 

My first use of junk was to add bits of wire, tubing, etc to the sides of my homemade billy-cart (1960s style).

Today with all this recycling made in to a system the environment benefits, but I think the kids today don’t get the same variety of things to pick up and use for their imagination. But again I can see that my kids use their creativity to the fullest with what they do find. And also today I can understand my father better why he got upset when I used his caliper as a machine gun when we kids fought our war...  😂

 

17 hours ago, Brundledonk said:

You certainly have an eye for detail and I like how "busy" you are making it look, it really helps to gives everything a sense of purpose and adds to the reality of the model. I can't wait to see it with a coat of primer on amd those pieces all start to blend and become a whole

 

Pete

Thank you! I don’t know when I started to look for busy structures, I guess working with buildings HVAC, automation and so on started it. But after a while you see it everywhere. On top of buildings, underneath and on top of trains. The specials wehicles on an airport, lorrys. The priming will come on, but I’m not shure it will happen before summer’s vacation.

 

 

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This weekend I won’t be able to model, out of town but the time can be used to plan ahead... 

What I learned when I built my previous model is that if I have a background story my creativity multiply and the details added increase. When I have time I’ll have to document that build too because I’m really satisfied with it. 

 

So what do whe know of this spaceship?
Swedish made (of course) and the details will point out to things from here and my childhood.
One or more reference to flamingos, this is because my love has a burning interest in collecting things with flamingos on them. Well at least that was I who decided that she has this interest and I got all friends and family to follow my lead :D

.... and hmm... that’s it for now, but if someone has a good idea tell me all about it, perhaps I’ll get a place for your ideas.
 

So with the place for bridge, hibernating chamber and engines given. What do we do with the area in between? First I placed a large tank behind the hibernating chamber. But that made the cargo area too small so that tank is the one that sits on top on the roof.

 

So from the top:
Loading area,
This will flip down like on a lorry when loading/unloading
Crane,

This will be recessed into the hull while not being used. When loading and unloading it can swing out.
APU
this is a MB engine (?) from the spare part box. But to follow the story it has to be a Scania, Scania in latin = Skåne, the part of Sweden where I live.
Cargo area, this one I don’t need to explain I hope :P

Kitchen,
Good, strong coffe and swedish meatballs is served here.
Radio room,
I don’t think all of this will be a radio room but until my imagination have sorted out what kind of rooms and where to have them, this is it’s label.

 
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Short update, back in town again and time to glue. This time the starboard side. After the usual treatment we get something like this (sorry for the bad picture, perhaps it's time to bring forward the real camera).

 

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And now, it's time to sleep. Good night! :) 

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On 6/16/2018 at 3:07 AM, Jaktis said:

... if someone has a good idea tell me all about it, perhaps I’ll get a place for your ideas...

Put a large claw on the end of your crane which resembles the beak of a flamingo.

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