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Modelers Questions Board / Re: Vulcan Shuttle Repair
« Last post by TD1701 on June 24, 2018, 03:13:53 pm »
Here it is all fixed with a shot of base coat just to see how well it turned out.

A little more clean-up then hit it with the correct color, and it should be good to go!
I would to trade you money for your CAD files and 3D printer files!  This is amazing and I would work on this next in my queue.


Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Super Star Destroyer
« Last post by neilfsmith on June 24, 2018, 11:16:35 am »
This is gorgeous!
Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Super Star Destroyer
« Last post by TK Iain on June 24, 2018, 03:02:03 am »
Just when you thought it was safe to have a peek at this post we have another Sunday update.

At last I have had the time to start painting the upper hull. First though I painted the underside trenches which will blend into the side trenches when the hulls are joined together.

Once the paint was dry (aided by pinching Eleanor's hair dryer!) it was time to start the upper hull detail painting but first I masked off the city sprawl area as that will be a darker blue grey than the rest of the hull and a mirror image to the previously completed engine deck/lower hull.

Next is was time to start the hull and once again I used the same technique used the lower hull and "Our Lady" in that by using a couple of large playing cards I sprayed a series of lines across the hull going left to right along the length of the kit.

Once that was done the kit was flipped around (really awkward to do thanks to the size of the Empress) and the same series of lines was sprayed at right angles to the first lot until we got to this point.

Ye olde hairdryer was used again to help the drying process but I still waited about an hour before going over the upper hull with the airbrush "filling in" the pattern previously painted until the hull was completed.

It can't be seen very well at all in the pictures but there is a subtle pannelling effect on the upper hull so quite chuffed how it turned out as (to me) it looks like the upper hull as seen is made up up of distinct plates and is not just one big, solid area.

And there we have it for this update. Thanks to work, karate grading and going to London midweek for Eleanor's birthday I won't be able to attend to the city sprawl area until next weekend but once that is done the painting will be pretty well finished with only touch uo work to do after I start trimming the 3000 odd fibers back.

As always thanks for coming along on this build. I hope you like what you see and please comment on our girl.
Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Star Trek VI Refit Enterprise Build
« Last post by AussieTrekkie on June 23, 2018, 09:51:55 pm »
Hi all,

Been working on Episode 3 of the build series which is up on my channel.

So I am currently working on the lighting for the interior of the Secondary Hull. Not really anything I can show photo wise at this stage but you can check out the video.


Stay Tuned.
Modelers Questions Board / Re: Vulcan Shuttle Repair
« Last post by TD1701 on June 23, 2018, 01:34:32 pm »
Sorry it took me so long to update Starsiegeplayer. I was busy this week and didn't get on the boards until today. Someone on another forum suggested using Aves to fill in the gap. Since I had some Aves in my stash I thought I would give it a try and it worked out pretty well.

I have to let it cure overnight and by tomorrow I can hit it with some 600 grit sandpaper and then mask and airbrush a new coat of paint. :) After that, I have one more detail to paint and it should be ready for decals.

Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Neil's 1/350 Enterprise Refit build
« Last post by neilfsmith on June 23, 2018, 01:04:53 pm »
I’m calling the saucer sub-assembly completed. This guy will now be set aside for the next several weeks or months or so as I complete the secondary hull and the nacelles. I used some 1/64th inch graphic tape for the pin striping detail on the bridge. It’s funny, I remember being a kid in 1981 struggling with the pin stripe decals on the Wrath of Khan AMT kit; and my dad bringing me some red graphic tape from his work (he was an industrial designer). Way better than the decals in my opinion.

So now it’s time to move onto the secondary hull. I’ve masked everything I needed to and gave her a coat of primer.

Then begins the process of checking for light leaks and bad puttying work. Sanding re-puttying and re-priming, etc. You all know the drill.

The first set of decals for the secondary hull were applied to the deflector housing. I’m toying with the CrowTRobot’s idea of using magnets to secure the deflector housing to the hull. Actually, I’m not sure if it was his idea or not - but his build is where I first learned of it. Either way, that’s a decision that I really don’t have to make just yet.

More later…
Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Monogram Maquis Ship
« Last post by AlW on June 23, 2018, 08:44:26 am »
Hi there!

Spent a good couple hours every day this week, masking, painting and repeating the process for the major colors on the ship.  It's coming along pretty well, and I'm generally pleased with the colors and the way the paints are behaving.  Since I'm using a combination of Tamiya, ModelMasters and Vallejo paints, I have to keep in mind they don't all have the same thinning ratios or even use the same thinner!

Having said that, the only paint I'm questioning using is the Vallejo Metal Color Duraluminum.  Right now I've only applied this paint to the wings, but it has extensive application to the hull for the "plated" surfaces, or what resembles Aztecs.   The problem is that it seems to scuff easily.  With all the masking that has to be done for the variety of colors I'm using, it just seems to be a bit fragile.  If it was dull coated, I'm sure it wouldn't be problem, but I won't be dull coating till the very end.  It's a great color and airbrushes extremely well for a metallic however.

Anyway, I'm going to experiment with Tamiya's Metallic Gray which should be more durable, if not exactly the right color I was looking for.

The following photos are WIP painting pics.  I figure I have the major areas covered but still have to do all the plating and a number of greebles to bring out more texture and highlights.

Thanks for the comments and happy to answer any questions.

Thanks for looking:)
Hey Modelers -

I'm taking my AMT 1:537 Klingon Bird of Prey out of unfinished mode.  Can you direct me to the proper paint (I prefer Tamiya, but can go with ModelAir AV brand too.  My local model shop is well-stocked with both brands.

I'm going for accuracy on this one.  Thanks in advance for your advice.
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