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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Last post by greg on Today at 02:22:13 am »
I have Bandai's legacy Andromeda model kit that comes with the wires and lights. It cost me only about 1200 yen a couple of years ago. It comes with those grain of wheat bulbs, but my intent was to light it with LEDs and add lights to the side windows, bridge, and to add strobing nav lights.

I don't think the lighting on the Yamato Bandai kits make them look toy-like, however I have never seen them in-person. The Revell Build&Play Star Wars kits are certainly toy-like, I agree.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: In Between Build- BSG Viper MKI
« Last post by greg on September 25, 2017, 11:39:49 pm »
I do not have this kit, but I have the Revell one. I plan to get this kit from HDA sometime in the next half a year. I think the stock parts for the engine looks better. I'd use the photoetch for the cockpit details.

I actually spoke with Frank Winspur, the president of Moebius, about Moebius releasing a Buck Rogers starfighter. IIRC, he said that the demand just isn't there. BSG has enjoyed a revival with the nuGalactica series (I'm not a fan of it or its designs), so there is plenty to explore. Even without the reboot, BSG has been more endearing over the years than BR, and most will agree that BR is far cheesier and campy. I like both and have them on DVD, but I have to admit that although the BR Starfighter is incredibly awesome, its market appeal is not as strong as BSG's.
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Modelers Questions Board / Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Last post by coreysan on September 25, 2017, 10:25:02 pm »
BTW - Is Apoxie Sculpt any different than Apoxie Paste? Either one better?
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Modelers Questions Board / Re: How would you fill an oblong hole with putty?
« Last post by coreysan on September 25, 2017, 10:21:00 pm »
Thank you both for the advice. I'll see what I can do! The LEDs are not mounted yet, so I just need a steady hand
and calm nerves! (Its the hull spots for the PL 1/350 NCCC1701 Refit).
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: In Between Build- BSG Viper MKI
« Last post by whb64 on September 25, 2017, 09:21:33 pm »
Yeah I love it too, like I said, better than an X-Wing.  If a muscle car was a space fighter it would be a Viper!

Now if Moebius would only make a Buck Rogers StarFighter!
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Masks..hehe..who knew they were so beer inspiring.   :o
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: In Between Build- BSG Viper MKI
« Last post by scottminium on September 25, 2017, 07:51:18 pm »
Love the Viper.  A very different ship with the tri-wing.  I loved the Moebius Mk2, but there were some unexpected design choices that made it a bear to assemble.  That said, the fit and detail were great, and the price was right.

Looking forward to what you do with this build!
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: My 5-Year Mission-TOS 1/350 Enterprise.
« Last post by scottminium on September 25, 2017, 07:47:04 pm »
What Lynn said.  Higher wattage resistors, and maybe more resistance to dim the light.  But higher wattage resistors will ensure they can dissipate heat.  Warm to the touch=bad.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/2500 1701-D (Round 2 AMT)
« Last post by scottminium on September 25, 2017, 07:45:08 pm »
for the life pods I acquired some PNT decals.  Now the only problem will be trying to place them well!

Right now this is the 1701-D from the alternate universe, shortly after the Battle of Archer IV.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: My 5-Year Mission-TOS 1/350 Enterprise.
« Last post by LynnInDenver on September 25, 2017, 07:03:36 pm »
Thanks Steve! The first photo is normal room lighting, so it shows up OK. I am a bit concerned about the heat from the resistors. The exterior of the nacelle was somewhat warm to the touch after a few minutes at full power. Not quite sure what to do to alleviate that right now.

Reduce the power. And go for higher wattage resistors.
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