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Stupidly large communications dish of communications - Blocky - 11-07-2016

So bugger it... I'm in.

Just need to make sure I can finish.

I am going to make a large communications/radar dish that balances on a 1" base, because who doesn't love a challenge. I am going to concentrate on just the dish and if I get it finished then I will work on some extra things to compliment it.

I will hopefully upload some diagrams/pics later today.


RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - SethDrallitoc - 11-07-2016

Look forward to it!


RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - Blocky - 11-08-2016

Turns out that a 1" base is incredibly small....


RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - SethDrallitoc - 11-08-2016

I know! Right!?


RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - Blocky - 11-08-2016

I was going to cut some bits of board to make the bases... but it turns out that WH40K mini bases are perfect.

Here are my ideas for this:
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And here is the start of this project:

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RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - pendrake - 11-08-2016

A stack of one inch diameter fender washers would serve you well as a weight underneath that plastic base. Just saying.


RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - djmothra - 11-08-2016

Glad to have you on board Smile And yes, 1" is very small!


RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - Blocky - 11-10-2016

I have made some progress! Found the base of a plastic wine glass is a good dish size. I'll have some pics up later.

Turns out I read the competition wrong and was only making 1 thing. Now I am going to make 5 other 1" things (2 smaller dishes, 2 antennae arrays and maybe some kind of power station/large battery to operate them all) and then put the bigger dish on the 2" base.


RE: Stupidly large communications dish of communications - Blocky - 12-20-2016

Erk. I'm out for this one. There is no way I'm going to find time to get anything even half finished. Just too much going on right now.