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Liberator flight deck
Travisina
What everyone else says. I'm in awe of your work!
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
exterminator
Thanks!
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exterminator
I've been working out what materials I'll need to build the base "master". I've gone for 18mm OSB ("Oriented Strand Board", lots of little flakes of wood) for the baseplate, with everything else to be cut from 6mm MDF.

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I've got my wood, and I've printed and taped together the template for the profile of the main part. You can see the size of it, the quarter-scale version and a 12"/30cm ruler is included for comparison.

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I start chopping tomorrow!!
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winnie-l
A reply like the others, what you're doing is i) awesome ii) Hugely Entertaining, so thank you so much for posting, taking the trouble to snap + post pix etc!
Your paper mockup at bottom of p3 is ADORABLE!!!
 
littlesue
My Hubby likes your spirit level! Grin
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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meegat39
What Winnie said!
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Anniew
Adorable indeed!
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
exterminator
Thanks, all!!

I've been working hard in the workshop and I've now got most of a base! Working with my quarter-scale model as reference, I've created a full-size template, made the two sides from this and built everything up around them.

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The central part is fixed together, the "wings" on either side have been cut out but not fixed in place yet (I've got to chamfer the edges, so they fit together properly).

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So far, apart from the OSB base board, I've used the best part of two 4x8 foot sheets of 6mm MDF, just over 16 metres of the wooden battening and 218 screws!

It's all really firm and straight, and it's all assembled "dry", no glue.
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President Solvite
Very nice..

You'd better watch out though, the system may abduct you and press you into service to construct DSV 3 Grin
 
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BradPaula
Excellent work! As good or better than the old BBC Special Effects and Model department!
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
purplecleric
exterminator wrote:

I've got to chamfer the edges, so they fit together properly.



There's not many threads that have me scrabbling for the dictionary - and fewer still that blow my mind. Thanks for taking the time Exterminator, it brings deeper appreciation when I see your work in RL.
 
exterminator
Thanks everyone! I've bought a 45 degree guided bit for my router, so I can chamfer with the best of 'em!
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exterminator
Router rampage! I've been busy with my router bits - first, my new 45 degree guided bit to chamfer the triangular side panels, then a "rounding over" bit to curve most of the edges of the main section (there were a few bits the router couldn't do, so I hand-sanded them). With the base board trimmed to shape, the side panels were fitted.

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Just one thing - those holes I'd cut for the foot rests ... were they a little too big? Once I'd screwed some wood battens inside and cut out and fitted the 12mm MDF foot-shaped pads, you can see by my tastefully positioned shoe that they are correct. The pads aren't as straightforward as you may think, the outer edges overhang the stand sides!

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298 screws later, all the wood fabrication is now complete. I've given the whole thing two coats of MDF primer, and it's all drying off overnight.

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BradPaula
Excellent work! You wonder why these consoles were so precisely done, as they were not really seen in detail during the series. They seemed to be just 'there'. Good work, Exterminator!
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
exterminator
Thanks!

Phew, busy sanding today, more photos soon!
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Anniew
The work that must have gone into creating the sets! I know what Paula means - I've just taken them for granted until I saw your work, despite small space!
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
exterminator
Thanks Annie, and my apologies for taking so long to answer your post ... I've been a bit busy, as you'll see! Grin

The plug for the base has gone from the basic bits of MDF to the finished item, and I've just finished making the moulds (they'll be coming off tomorrow).

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Another important milestone - I've made a fibreglass test casting of the chair from the moulds I made a while back. This is only one layer of matting thick, and it is quite flimsy. There are some "issues" with it, but these are down to the thinness of the casting. The most important thing is that the moulds work. So, for the first time since the 31st March 1980 (when "Terminal" was originally broadcast in the UK) a Liberator chair exists!!

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There's still more to do, but the list is definitely getting shorter!
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exterminator
I think I'll call today "Weary Wednesday"! I trimmed the mould and took it off the plug. Front and back panels were straightforward enough, but the two main ones ... !!! After four hours of careful pulling and wedging, they gave in and came off!

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I've cleaned up the plug (at least it's in one piece, I thought I was going to "persuade" it with a hammer at one point), and I've fixed the chair to it. I'm working on a little platform for the pods to sit on, should be ready early tomorrow.

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exterminator
I've made the little "table" for the pods and screwed them in place.

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Phew, now I've now got something to display at Return To Gauda Prime 3 this Sunday ... which is nice.
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winnie-l
You are SO AWESOME! That looks great!
Zounds, Sir - In awe of your talent!
 
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