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« on: April 15, 2013, 03:13:15 AM »

Hello guys,

Here is the first picture of this project. No kit. Just spare parts. Destination Rubbish Bin City !

My wish is to use all the unused spare parts left after kit. My ''boîte à rabiot'' is full off so what can I do ?

The answer is LULUBELLE.

The main part is a clear plastic bubble sold in gift shop for Christmas or Easter. This is made with two hemispheric parts and the shape can be round or oval.

I like the Tim Burton's world and Mars Attacks is a good start.

So let's go to Arkania in the Orion Constellation.

Georges.


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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 05:31:25 AM »

Well this sounds intriguing...and looks like its off to a good start.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 10:29:19 AM »

Fun project!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 10:25:52 AM »

Thank you guys for following.

Tha main idea is to build a flying UFO, a kind of tripod with three legs, a cockpit, two reactors, two wings with rudders and a spoiler on the back. The spirit of the 50' UFOs !!!

The hull is made with an oval ball. I start with the upper part by drilling the hole for the cockpit. This one will be round and the canopy will be round as well. The diameter of the hull is about 15 cm (5,90 inches).

Three hooks are already glued into the hull as maintenance hooks. The ladder on the left side allows the pilot to climb easily to access to the cockpit. This is made with Evergreen rods.

The hull is drilled on both sides to fix two round beams. On these beams will be mounted the wings and the rudders.

The reactors are ''stuff'' to make necklace and have the good size for this. They are hardly glued with epoxy on an inside frame for a hard rigidity. A spoiler will take place on in a while.

For the lower part, I start to make the engine grill and the frame for the two back legs. All the extra parts are made with Evergreen.


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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 10:28:01 AM »

Lot of engraving on the hull and new extra parts on the lower side of Lulubelle.

Georges.


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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 12:47:59 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 01:11:50 PM »

Sometimes I envy those Sci-Fi modellers. Must be a lot of fun!

When I looked at your clear plastic parts the first thing that sprang to mind was something completely different -and that would be a challenge too :-)


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Seriously, really good work. Congrats!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 01:26:12 PM »

Thanks for comments. This picture looks like the Chris Foss' pictures and I feel closed to what he did. That's true that Sci-fi world is very funny and creative.

No plan, no drawing for Lulubelle. Just an instant inspiration.

Georges.


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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 02:25:34 PM »

Some really lovely and clean styrene fabrication on those vents and odd shaped parts.
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 02:47:05 AM »

Thank you for following.

Here are some shots of the upper part of the hull. The cockpit takes place on the middle of the ship and a clear glass canopy will be added at the end.

Same job as on the lower part with different shapes of panels and details. The two reactors are strongly glued because of their heavy weight.

Georges.


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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 02:07:57 PM »

Looking good, very good!
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 06:08:16 PM »

very cool. really captures that retro feel/look.

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 06:15:59 PM »

That's both "wacky cool" and really nice fabrication work!  -- Dallas
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2013, 12:32:07 PM »

Thank you.

The main oval hull is about 9,5 cm diameter (3,74 inches). When finished, the measures will be 13 cm (large with wings / 5,11 inches), 8 cm (height / 3,15 inches) and 14 cm (long from the light to the spoiler / 5,51 inches).
 
Last part of building concerns the inside cockpit. I've been looking for a while for a conic dashboard. And I find this cooking stuff ! This is used to seperate the white from the yellow when you break an egg to cook a cake ! I could be used to make a aircraft roof by the way.

I just keep the conic round part and this needs to be ajust. That part is shaped with my Unimat lathe. No difficuty for that except to ajust the size to the hull. The hole is about 2,5 cm / 0,98 inche diameter. The bottom side is made with an aspirin tube. I just need an headache as well to finish the tube ...

All the plastic parts are ajusted and glued with epoxy glue. Several round screens and joysticks are added to control Lulubelle.

Next step : legs.


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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 12:33:57 PM »

All the holes for the air cooling system are drilled on the back side of the ship.

Georges.


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