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Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« on: March 01, 2019, 04:08:56 pm »
This seems like the perfect opportunity to get another of my planned Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli) builds... off the ground. ;)

From one of Miyazaki's earliest projects, the animated television series (circa 1978), Future Boy Conan... I bring you, Dr. Lao's Flying Jar!



and even a bit of the technical specs...



Coming soon!
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 09:28:26 pm »
Nice one - inspired, methinks, by the bottle suit from the Disney/Von Braun concepts of the 1950s:

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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 12:33:08 am »
And there's a Falco there in the background.
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 10:58:26 pm »
There is indeed a Falco in the background.  I have that kit, but Iím saving it for a rainy day.

As for this build, it seems to have taken on a mind of its own.  I was all set to start, but then I went and got an idea... one which, if it succeeds, will dwarf all the other projects Iíve attempted before.

 Iím still doing a bit of research, but this one will be epic... wether thatís a success or a fail though remains to be seen.
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 02:04:10 am »
...I went and got an idea...

It doesn't involve magnets does it... ;)
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 02:18:03 am »
Heh... heh... heh...
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 07:26:13 am »
Alrighty... weíre committed now...
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 07:34:29 am »
He found the spare flux capacitor...... :o
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 03:46:49 pm »
He found the spare flux capacitor...... :o

I thought I'd hidden the only one in existence....   :banghead:
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 07:06:56 pm »
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 09:16:34 pm »
Alright, so here we go... I've got a used party "popper" cone, some clear plastic tubing, the engine off an Academy 1/72 F-8E, some plastic sheets and a domahicky that I think came in a long-forgotten Gundam kit...


Cut the cone to length... oh, yeah, and I've got some Tamiya racing car tires...


I need to thicken up the cone, so some CA glue, and some plastic sheets to the rescue.


And of course the putty... lots of putty!

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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 07:26:45 am »
Alrighty... weíre committed now...

Most of us should be ... :wacko:
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 07:52:39 am »

....and a domahicky that I think came in a long-forgotten Gundam kit...


You just can't get by without a domahicky or two in this game.  ;D ;)
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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 08:21:25 am »
Ok... let's dump a major update on this GB project...

I was out with the family a couple of weeks ago and ran cross this noise maker things... I see lots of good shapes there, so I instantly scrapped my previous work and started over...



Just a little bit of slicing and then some rearranging...



Yes. Thatís a MUCH better shape.



The top part is added, and now comes more putty. This is shaping up much better now!



Now to make the bottom... hereís what we need.



A bit of heated plastic and a smash moulding later...



A few more slices and some more reassembling.



Now weíve got the main parts... and a few extras.



Letís try a dry fit...



It's a good thing I did a dry fit. It seems like I miscalculated and the main body is too long? Uh-oh.  Luckily too long is much more easily fixed than too short.



Ok... I give up... time for plan C... or...D...  I've tried every possibly way I can think of to heat mould the windscreen.  NOTHING has worked for me.  I tried tubes of varying sizes, I tried plastic sheets and I tried plastic bottles and cups.  They all worked partially, but nothing worked properly.  The plastic expanded when I wanted it to shrink and form... the plastic turned white and cloudy when I needed clear... and the couple of times I thought I might've stretched out the overlaps enough for it to be useable, I couldn't free the plug without damaging the form.  Days of frustration and burned fingers...



So I finally settled on Plan.. G... get a clear ring from the fashion market.  Seoul has a great wholesale fashion market, every kind of swatch of cloth, buckle, button, clasp and ribbon you can imagine. I had to sift through a great deal of lace and glitter, but I found one that was the right size and shape.  I was hoping to detail out the cockpit, but there's no real point with a clear "canopy" this thick.  Oh, well, it's probably for the best since the magnets arrived and they're bigger than I thought. I may have to do some hiding.



Anyway, moving right along, let's unpack and sort some electronics from China.  The instructions are... limited.



After carefully going through the parts list, I think I found everything and soldered them all in the right spots.  Hopefully we'll have an electromagnet at the end of this...



This is going to be epic... a success or a fail... one way or another.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: Flying Jar (Future Boy Conan)
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 12:03:17 pm »
Good Lord! Heís built his own flux capacitor!   :wacko:

This will be extremely interesting!
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