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SFMA Big Spring Build Contest => SFMA Big Spring Build Contest 2014 => Topic started by: Baabaa214 on February 28, 2014, 02:54:49 pm

Title: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on February 28, 2014, 02:54:49 pm
Not sure yet would love to do lights but that ant gonna happen
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: Baabaa214 on February 28, 2014, 02:57:16 pm
Better pic of date news papper
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: billski on February 28, 2014, 03:07:26 pm
Good luck BaaBaa, it doesn't matter if you light it or not, just build it right out of the box. Either way I am sure she will look great
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: dlots1701a on February 28, 2014, 03:08:48 pm
good to go BaaBaa
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: The Model Dude on February 28, 2014, 03:09:04 pm
I was sold on the build the moment you mentioned a ship by another name; I will be keeping an eye on your progress.  I wish you fun and success, with the build and the contest!   8)
Title: Thanks everybody
Post by: Baabaa214 on February 28, 2014, 03:17:00 pm
Looking forward to it. i would also like to say thanks to all the people who post stuff on YouTube         Love the hangouts and if I don't watch the hangouts live I do watch them the next day that they are posted on YouTube. Thanks again and thanks to Chris and Boyd glad this site is here
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: Julien on February 28, 2014, 03:32:41 pm
Great choice, Baabaa. Ig you go for an alternate name, check out the decals from Jt-graphics. I've got the alternate markings for the USS. Ambassador, they are superb !
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: AnythingSciFi on February 28, 2014, 03:58:33 pm
Good choice Baabaa!
Really like this kit!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: fumblethumbs on March 01, 2014, 03:05:03 pm
I hope she goes together well for you Baabaa!
Have fun with the build!  :)
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on March 04, 2014, 12:35:06 am
Sweet! "for a ship by any other name..." will still be a build that is sweet! good luck!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on March 15, 2014, 07:17:14 pm
Modding the the top
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on March 15, 2014, 07:19:50 pm
Modifying the bottom
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on March 15, 2014, 10:08:35 pm
Modifying the bottom
Where did you get that added piece?
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on March 16, 2014, 06:13:43 am
It comes with the kit it's for the Yamato or another ship you have to cut the back off and then ad it it doesn't fit perfect so lots of putty
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: jmilesmusicman on March 17, 2014, 12:01:14 am
Wait, is this the 2500 or the 1400? I have the Cadet 2500 and I don't remember that aft bottom piece. Like the mods so far. BTW, the putty and sanding and tape, is that for new lifeboats? Gonna keep a close eye on this build...  8)
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on March 18, 2014, 01:51:15 pm
It's  the 1400 scale
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on March 18, 2014, 04:39:12 pm
Got the new bottom on filled it in and then primed again and now I can see how much more putty I have use so it looks like a lot more.  :-\ did seems in the top almost done with that sand sand sand I guess
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: wolf 359 on March 19, 2014, 01:31:14 pm
Nice job!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on March 21, 2014, 10:12:45 pm
Doing engines now. One side fit great the other was real bad big gap up front so lots more putty on one then the other can't wait to get that all sanded then I can put my first base coat on
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: billski on March 22, 2014, 07:59:12 am
looking cool. Nice detail in the mold
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: fumblethumbs on March 22, 2014, 09:58:37 am
Some pretty serious putty work required there!

Looking good Baabaa!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: The Model Dude on March 25, 2014, 09:57:56 am
Great progress!  Like others have said, lots of putty work going on there; keep up the great work.   8)
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on March 26, 2014, 12:25:33 am
Looking good!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on March 28, 2014, 11:32:06 pm
My first coat of paint I am using wicked colors by createx never used it and don't know if others have the paint came out of the brush very well straight out of the bottle now I hope that it holds up tp masking
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: wolf 359 on April 01, 2014, 02:33:51 pm
She is coming along. Looking good
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: DizWhiz on April 01, 2014, 07:42:32 pm
I agree great work on making it seamless.
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: acela2030 on April 02, 2014, 05:18:48 pm
Coming along great!!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: fumblethumbs on April 05, 2014, 08:00:13 am
Looks great Baabaa!  :)
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: big game nerd on April 19, 2014, 09:31:07 am
Looks good.  I have used the Wicked colors before, I didn't have much luck with them, hopefully you will have better.
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on April 21, 2014, 08:55:22 pm
Well my build may be done been thinking about it a while now after painting first coat and then looking at model from a different view I see that one spot on the saucer section is warped badly you can't tell from most views but the one you do it looks real bad. I remember when I was putting it together it seemed to be harder then I thought (the fit). I have tried the heat gun and that has not worked ,and I have frozen it now and have taken it apart and in so doing this damaging a little bit more of the kit nothing to bad the warp is the problem. So as it stands don't know what to do at this time don't know if I can get the warp out or if I will buy the same kit just for the top.aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on April 22, 2014, 04:10:32 pm
Looks bad
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Armandodlc on April 24, 2014, 02:34:50 pm
Man...ill fitting parts just grind my gears. Sorry youre having these problems dude. Dont give up though!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on April 24, 2014, 10:27:08 pm
Don't give up! Great work thus far! if you have trouble finding a replacement part, just let me know. I have a 11 / 14 hundred scale enterprise see that I was planning on building soon, however, I would be happy to loan you the top saucer so you can get it in time!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: jguard68 on April 29, 2014, 03:22:54 pm
Keep on keeping on! You can overcome!!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on April 29, 2014, 06:42:43 pm
Well thought I had it fixed but the more I looked I could see the warp not only was the top warped but the bottom was as well and I tried again to heat and bend but it would not get better and the bottom is thinner then the top and it will melt. So here is the new plan battle damage but not a enterprise still plus I am not going to buy this kit again to get the saucer (and get a warped one again) still sticking with plan for top secret ship but now it will have seen action.
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Tankton on April 29, 2014, 11:27:20 pm
Battle damage. Saves our butts again. Great plan.
Never give up Never surrender.
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: r0bert on April 29, 2014, 11:36:25 pm
check out dave's recovery from damaged saucer on his C. may find an idea or two there.
http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=2524.0 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=2524.0)
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: billski on May 01, 2014, 02:26:00 pm
I am sure you will find a way to make this work, good luck
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: fumblethumbs on May 03, 2014, 07:34:59 am
Quite a challenging circumstance.  Good luck with plan B Baabaa!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on May 06, 2014, 06:17:14 pm
Making damage inside and painted first coat on engine had some paint come off the engine but touching up should be fine hope it does not do that on the main parts I will see soon how the wicked color paints hold up
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: billski on May 07, 2014, 12:53:10 am
The recovery is looking good. I can't wait to see more. (Don't you just love sculpey? lol)
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on May 09, 2014, 10:48:43 pm
Masking and tapeing
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on May 11, 2014, 07:38:31 pm
Looks sharp!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on May 20, 2014, 05:44:30 pm
Almost done with the top paint job the bottom won't be as hard to do.
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on May 28, 2014, 07:18:22 pm
Just a little more to do need one full day to finish hope to have the time. Anyway tried to mask of the bussard collector but it didn't work so good but I think I can still pull it off. As for the top and bottom of the saucer i am  just about done. Next I need to finish painting life pods and some touching up here and there and one other thing at the bottom. Also I have to Make  my own mask for the name can't wait to do that.
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on May 28, 2014, 10:23:36 pm
looking good! hope you get to finish!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on May 30, 2014, 11:53:26 pm
Just 24 hours left and I decided to cut the pylons other then that think I can make it in time
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on May 31, 2014, 01:58:47 am
Under the gun now some touching up here and there it will be close have to sleep now made a mistake don't need to make more  being tired
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: jmilesmusicman on May 31, 2014, 12:48:42 pm
Liking the blue on the nacelles.  8) Your paintwork is enough different to tell it's not the E-C, but close enough to tell it's canon. Can't wait to see her together in all of her glory!
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on June 01, 2014, 12:51:25 am
Hi I had problems getting pics to go to contest in time witch sucked worked all day to get model in on time I still did not get all I wanted done and I know I would not have won anything my job was just ok and many others were great. Anyway I did post pics on this site in members gal and on sfma google page and a couple here I would love to know what somebody thinks of the build thanks for reading ps I will leave a couple pics on this thread. Scratch that haveing issues again posting pics.
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on June 01, 2014, 01:06:10 am
hey man, you did a fine job anyways! I look forward to seeing her complete and will reference this thread for sure when I start my C
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: Baabaa214 on June 24, 2014, 06:03:50 pm
Thanks 3rd place
Title: Re: My enterprise c or maybe a ship of another name (Modified)
Post by: CaptainDuck on July 02, 2014, 12:46:47 pm
Doing engines now. One side fit great the other was real bad big gap up front so lots more putty on one then the other can't wait to get that all sanded then I can put my first base coat on

how did you get that nice blue and red?