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Old 02-19-2018, 08:18 AM
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IXS Enterprise - 1/144

So over in this design thread I created the IXS enterprise. I was originally going to do it in 1/96, but that proved to just be too big to work with. So I shrunk it down to 1/144. It'll take a while to build this thing for the first time.

Here is what I have so far. And the full gallery can be found on my website.




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Old 02-21-2018, 07:46 AM
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I have made more progress on the warp ring. I have one more paper loop to put on either side. *crosses fingers* I hope it all lines up.

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Crossing my fingers, too. Looking good
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I am glad to see the initial alpha build! I will be watching this very closely!!!
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:22 PM
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While I am hoping that the final loops go onto the ring properly... I am also guessing that it will look horrible. As I think about it, I think I could slice the whole thing in half or quarters (so a half/quarter ring) with a number of radial formers inside it. The hard part with that solution is being able to make the halves/quarters identically so that they mate properly.

Why did I think that building a modified torus would be a good idea?
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I'm sure Tesla had the same kinds of thoughts from time to time. Keep on going. You'll get there.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:58 PM
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I'm sure Tesla had the same kinds of thoughts from time to time. Keep on going. You'll get there.
Ha! Nice reference to my avatar pic.
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The first warp torus is done... This is the "better" side. The other side I am not very pleased with. It is much lumpier and has a few gaps between pieces. If both sides looked like this, then I'd be happy enough with it overall. I need to play with a few more options on how to get this thing to go together. Any way I arrange it, these rings will be non-trivial to build.

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That Warp ring looks really good!
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This is really promising so far!
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