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Old November 8th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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What I'm thinking is a set of large frame pieces:
lower hull frame
upper hull frame
main deck frame
main deck walls
Aft hull-shell frame.
landing gear

The main deck frame is a framework; the walls could be as well.

Using 1:100 scale (roughly 15mm), this would use 1.5 cm on centers 3x3mm joists, with 3x5mm main spars, for the hull shell. This would permit making the hull shell out of the Iron/Bronze or WS&F. pin connections for the main deck could be included.

In WS&F, interiors could be done with 3cm tall 0.5cm on centers 1x1mm studs and headers, formed to shape. The floors are framed, and you add a deck surface, then glue down the walls.

This would allow any of the following methods of coverage:
1) glue down cardstock panels (cut to shape prior)
2) glue on plasticard from the local hobbyshop. (cut to shape prior)
3) glue on aluminum foil (use a spray adhesive, then trim to edges)
4) fabric, possibly with paint doping; glue on then paint. Use a sheer rayon or cotton-poly, and acrylic paints... and you get an effect similar to airplaine fabrics...

As for why a separate aft wall? It allows maximum flexibility.
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