USS Sulaco 33Inch Scratch Build- Not Such an Abandoned Project…

A number of years ago I began the USS Sulaco Conestoga Class Colonial Marine Light Assault Carrier Scratch Build Project. I thought that I could sell them at a reasonable price and then 3-D Printing hit the domestic market like a Digital Tsunami! So I thought, oh Hell what is the point? However, work did not stop completely, it continued but, just not with as much enthusiasm!

But over time I noticed that these Prints for all their Creators Efforts were just not as detailed as the the filming miniature as they lacked the intricacies, the undercuts, the finer elements added by kit bashing. In essence they are just not up to snuff! And now there are these $1000.00 Collectables!

Perhaps there is a place in the Market for my Offering after all?

So far the build consists of what is generally known as Plexiglas- but this material is more polystyrene based and can be glued with ordinary cement. The parts are a mixture of styrene, polyurethane stainless steel and wood. The part count number is hitting the thousand mark in just basic construction without the addition of cladding and finer detail! Although the studio model in its first outing was not lit, the Engine on this one will be. The Decals are from J-Bot. I commissioned Jim and he came through like a Star, but only for this project but for others as well!

There will be some brass elements in the construction for support and strength especially on the the Antenna Array that have been triple reinforced already. I’ll be selling these built but Ive got to get this one completed so Customers can see in Detail what they’re buying!

The build was quite rapid to begin with and then I hit the doldrums. I’m hoping things will turn around for this project. I have a half scale Narcissus and Alien 3 EEV‘s in the lineup too!9A4C0772-C535-4713-8960-881283C6BA11.jpeg
 

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A number of years ago I began the USS Sulaco Conestoga Class Colonial Marine Light Assault Carrier Scratch Build Project. I thought that I could sell them at a reasonable price and then 3-D Printing hit the domestic market like a Digital Tsunami! So I thought, oh Hell what is the point? However, work did not stop completely, it continued but, just not with as much enthusiasm!

But over time I noticed that these Prints for all their Creators Efforts were just not as detailed as the the filming miniature as they lacked the intricacies, the undercuts, the finer elements added by kit bashing. In essence they are just not up to snuff! And now there are these $1000.00 Collectables!

Perhaps there is a place in the Market for my Offering after all?

So far the build consists of what is generally known as Plexiglas- but this material is more polystyrene based and can be glued with ordinary cement. The parts are a mixture of styrene, polyurethane stainless steel and wood. The part count number is hitting the thousand mark in just basic construction without the addition of cladding and finer detail! Although the studio model in its first outing was not lit, the Engine on this one will be. The Decals are from J-Bot. I commissioned Jim and he came through like a Star, but only for this project but for others as well!

There will be some brass elements in the construction for support and strength especially on the the Antenna Array that have been triple reinforced already. I’ll be selling these built but Ive got to get this one completed so Customers can see in Detail what they’re buying!

The build was quite rapid to begin with and then I hit the doldrums. I’m hoping things will turn around for this project. I have a half scale Narcissus and Alien 3 EEV‘s in the lineup too!View attachment 3390
Thanks Kenny!
 
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