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Offline drewlac

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #150 on: September 26, 2008, 12:55:43 PM »
PS: Surprised you are interested drewlac.

I've never lost interest and have always been lurking and following along.  I may not agree with everyone's conclusions regarding the Drones;however, this doesn't mean that I don't respect the hard work that is done by the members of this form.  I attempt to review the data for myself to formulate my own opinions.  This being said, if anything new should arise, I want to know!   ;)
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #151 on: September 26, 2008, 06:49:19 PM »
Very good job , HPO  . As said before , may I have one ?  ;D  BTW : are u French ?

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #152 on: September 26, 2008, 09:02:25 PM »
Very good job , HPO  . As said before , may I have one ?  ;D  BTW : are u French ?

Hi guerande,...I haven't made a start yet with calculating the produktion costs of an eventual series of drones in silicone moulds.
But when I decide to do so, you can have one of course, but expect a high price, it's an expensive way of producing the parts the way we do because of all the labour involved.

No I'm not French, I had french at high school, but most of it is lost over the years  :D ,...I'm Dutch.

how cool, you now have you're very own drone  ;D Excellent job!!

when do you start casting shadows on it?

When it's ready  ;D , and I have to build a model telephone pole also  8)
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #153 on: September 26, 2008, 10:06:53 PM »
Greatly done, HPO !
Remember that it probably won't fly without the A1 generator...
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #154 on: September 27, 2008, 09:09:33 AM »
Greatly done, HPO !
Remember that it probably won't fly without the A1 generator...

A big hint  :) ,...but I don't know if I got that much credit with the boss  8)
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #155 on: September 27, 2008, 04:49:45 PM »
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It is good that a forum, such as this one, exists where your opinion can be expressed freely and no one will harass or condemn you, but will listen and if possible incorporate your ideas into their own.  This is not always the case with forums that address this phenomena.
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #156 on: September 27, 2008, 06:35:41 PM »
A small update,...I've been busy with the decals and the wires on the smaller arms.

A picture of the main arm and one of the smaller arms just after spraypainting a matt clear paint on the decals to protect and seal them.



The arms with the wires are one step behind, I will finish them the coming days.



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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #157 on: September 27, 2008, 07:21:54 PM »
HPO, that is looking so beautiful !  :)

This is not a criticism at all to your tireless efforts. I noticed that the Raj and Chad drones have lettering inside the crevices of the thin arms. That lettering is hard to make out, but it is clearly different between each shot:



When are we going to see a picture of you holding up your re-creation, at least for scale ;)

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #158 on: September 27, 2008, 07:50:45 PM »
HPO, that is looking so beautiful !  :)

This is not a criticism at all to your tireless efforts. I noticed that the Raj and Chad drones have lettering inside the crevices of the thin arms. That lettering is hard to make out, but it is clearly different between each shot:

Thanks onthefence,.....and yes you are right, I don't know why I overlooked that  ??? ,I think I will redo the first thin arm, the other two don't have decals yet, so no problem there. And I wasn't really satisfied with the looks of the decals on the first thinner arm either.


When are we going to see a picture of you holding up your re-creation, at least for scale ;)

Well that would make one bad picture LOL  :D

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #159 on: September 28, 2008, 04:57:47 AM »
Could you make them hat size so we can wear them on our head?   :o

Great job! amazing how you can engineer this from photos. It's a testimony to the level of research that has gone into this subject.

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #160 on: September 28, 2008, 05:32:47 AM »
A drone hat for us drone-heads, sweet.

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #161 on: September 30, 2008, 08:29:09 PM »
Made some different Decals for the thinner arms,....Looks much better this way !

Now it's the other way around, the arms with the wires are now one step ahead.



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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #162 on: September 30, 2008, 09:40:27 PM »
Excellent work HPO.  Is the Drone really as far fetched as some would have.  I have been looking into some CG aspects and become more amazed with each step.  To ever write the Drones off as mundane CG will be a great mistake.
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #163 on: October 01, 2008, 07:47:33 PM »
Made some different Decals for the thinner arms,....Looks much better this way !

Nice!  Amazing detail.  What do the decals say?  Are they lap characters?

At this point, HPO, can you reflect on the supposed model hoax theory?  I mean now that you have a good handle on how much work actually goes into building only one of these from scratch (even without all the work to design these things).

Makes me scratch my head when I consider from just the object standpoint alone how much work goes into something like this and for what?  To give the internet something to laugh off?


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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #164 on: October 01, 2008, 07:52:16 PM »


The cgi people made a mistake and did not make the arms the same length!  :o

Sorry, couldn't resist the sarcasm.  ;)