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  1. Dude! this is so far beyond awesome. I love it! Everything about it makes perfect sense. Of course the pilots would be wearing special helmets with visors, they're tactical....duh. 🙂 Did you consider making grey'd out versions of the Moon Base Alpha insignia? I think that might be the only thing I personally would have added, but totally works without it as well. super job. Thanks for sharing. And welcome back. (talk about walking back into a room and doing a mic drop) Bill
  2. Did someone say AMK F-14?!?!?! 😀 ok ok ok, back in the hole for me. Bill
  3. Yup. There are soooo many things that effect color on an object like this. Lighting in the location it's taken. reflections on it from objects around it, the color settings on the camera taking the image, the color settings on the monitor and/or film developing that the viewer is looking at it on, the lighting in THAT room and potentially reflections on the screen you're looking at the image on. Color is far from being an exact thing even on objects that you KNOW the exact paint that was used. Because even "exact" colors of paint have different batches which at times can be slightly different...Yeah, a lot can mess around with color. And that doesn't even get in to apparent scale effect on color based on size....it can be maddening. Bill
  4. I tend to agree that for this particular vehicle metal tubing is the way to go for the bulk of the structure. Not just because of strength, I think the 3D printed resin is plenty strong enough, but just the cost, time, and concern of keeping them perfectly straight. Perhaps model all of the corner joints and 3D print those with a male/female socket connection for each tube. That's my opinion anyway. I also like the idea of a 3D printed assembly jig. This thing looks pretty spidery and not easy to get perfectly aligned. A good solid base to build on looks key. Keep up the great work and keep us posted. Bill
  5. Awesome! Now we're talking. Now that you've figured how to break up parts and work in assemblies, your time is going to really open up. Keep up the great work! Bill
  6. Oh man! looking great. Careful though, this stuff will get addicitve. Awesome being able to draw up parts, print them, and then use them on your build. It's an incredible feeling of freedom and control, unlike some forms of model building. Amazing times we are living in indeed. Bill
  7. WOW! That came out AWESOME! You could ctell me that the top photos are of the exact same model and I'd have a hard time proving you wrong. Very convincing! I will have to get that issue and follow your process because this is about as perfect as you can get. Bill
  8. Yes, to me, figuring the best orientation to minimize supports AND not get the dreaded vacuum suction on parts is probably the hardest thing to master. Maybe for some they just "get it" and have no issues but seems like I am always fighting it. On that bell I'd maybe suggest nozzle down BUT still kicked at a slight angle. Seems like clearing supports from the inside of the bell would be easier to hide issues than on the outside face. I designed and printed some skirts just like the ones you have, albeit mine aren't NEARLY as detailed and pretty as yours came out. Greeat work on this all around so far! Bill
  9. Oh well, Saturday works better for my schedule anyway...That's very accommodating of them. 😁 Bill
  10. GREAT job! I'd started a similar venture with mating a Monogram LM and a Dragon CSM, but for stalled. I don't think I will get anywhere near your level. Beautiful. Bill
  11. Yeah, pretty hard to sneak that box in without being seen. 😀
  12. History might be made again today when the U.S. FINALLY returns to human space flight. Here's hoping for favorable weather and a safe journey. God's speed. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/tech/spacex-nasa-launch-may-27-scn/index.html Bill
  13. So you guys actually got questioned by the authorities about the nature of your purchase for a 3D printer? Wow, that's crazy. (or am I missing a joke about the treasury dept. AKA SWMBO?) I would have told them that you wanted to 3D print a miniature version of the moon that you could put into low low earth orbit so when you stole the real moon nobody would notice. That might get a couple of reactions....they'd leave either you alone shaking their head at the humor OR you'd get a visit from some people with straight jackets. 😀
  14. Have you checked the freezer yet? Just sayin'....😁
  15. Personally I'd never connected it mentally to the company RealSpace but I could see the point of someone being a little confused until they looked at the entries. I don't recall very many actual RealSpace (the company) builds here much lately. Also, other than the sponsoring manufacturer's individual threads, I don't think there's ever been an area on ARC dedicated to one company. But like I said, can't fault you for asking the question and pointing it out.
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