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Correct me if I am wrong, but you are going to use FO for the windows on the gator head; right?!
No. I decided against using FO in the gator head windows because they would be unrealistically bright in my estimation. Have a look at the first thrid of the thread....I go into my dilemma in pretty good detail there.  ;)

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What are you going to do for the wash?

I got all kinds of great advice on washes etc to use, and I will look into them for later builds. However, for this one I'm probably going to look into some Valejo washes or make some of my own with thinned paint. Hopefully I'm not gonna screw it up.  ::)

Here are a couple more pictures of what I've been up to today. I got the wiring completed in the main hull...forgot to take a picture of it  :-[  ... and then glued the two halves together. She's really starting to look like the old girl now.  :)
55 glued body 2 by Kev C, on Flickr
54 glued body 1 by Kev C, on Flickr

Tomorrow I'll get the gator head hooked up and glued on and then I'll be ready to tackle the clear coat and the first wash. I'm going to my hobby shop on Saturday so I'll see what I can find.
  I'm really looking forward to trying my hand at doing a wash and the dry brushing. I've seen so many mind blowing results from people who are good at it I'm anxious to give it a go!

Thanks for looking!
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
« Last post by Father Cool on February 20, 2019, 01:39:35 pm »
Nice work Shawn. I've still to finish off mine. I didn't go all out gold on the nacelle intake, instead I did black with a dry brushed gold over it. You can see it on this pic.



A bit less in your face I think. Just my opinion for what its worth. As you say it seems you can paint this baby any colour you like. Mine certainly isn't the colour I was planning it to be!!
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Some of my noise level research:

Average dB Recordings

eBay Short Shaft Motor similar to Pololu (12V, 100 RPM)
- 66 dB

Sayama 12SM-AT3 (12V, 58 RPM, Electronic Goldmine stock #G16300)
- 56 dB

Faulhaber 1524E006S123 (6V)
- 48 dB
- noticeably quieter than the other two; less motor whine
- length & diameter of motor requires reworking the pylon attachment

You want a low RPM motor, no greater than 100 RPM. My board will let you adjust the speed as you like . You can get the same motors Pololu has on eBay.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1:1400 Nemesis Enterprise E
« Last post by Father Cool on February 20, 2019, 11:42:47 am »
Thanks Shawn!
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The build instructions are printed on the inside of the box lid as all Vehicle Scale kits.

The sticker placement is on one of the side panels though trying to get then to conform to the kit surface is impossible, better to source AM decals or mask and paint!

Cheers,

Warren
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(My) kit box apperently doesn't include a guide for the sheet of decal stickers. I asked around and somebody linked to this pdf file, which includes the Bandai build instructions and the Bandai guide for applying the decals.

https://bandai-hobby.net/sw/img/products/vm014kumizu.pdf
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1:1400 Nemesis Enterprise E
« Last post by Shawn McClure on February 20, 2019, 08:57:03 am »
Nice installation of the parts.  Looks like a fun model.

Shawn
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
« Last post by Shawn McClure on February 20, 2019, 08:33:34 am »
Thanks Joe and Steve.

I'm kind of doing the vicarious living on your C Steve.  That thing is looking great.

Yeah, Boyds videos are really awesome.  I have different colors on mine.   It's funny just how many color options there are.   He painted the nacelle scoop things like a gray.  I made mine Copper because of the images on the box.  Anyway, it's a pretty fun process.

I didn't go too crazy on the Arboritum and the officers lounge, or whatever that thing is.  I found out pretty quickly that you can't see any of that stuff anyway.   I'm kind of doing some pre-assembly on the shuttle bay, talk about not being able to see anything.   That whole thing is pretty much buried in the ship.

Anyway, thanks for the encouragement fellas.

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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Last post by Shawn McClure on February 20, 2019, 08:26:41 am »
That looks pretty cool Steve.  I don't see any light leaks on it.

Shawn
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1:1400 Nemesis Enterprise E
« Last post by Father Cool on February 20, 2019, 08:20:26 am »
Cheers Steve,

I will post updates as I go along. It will be a bit sporadic at the moment as I have a lot of 3D CAD work on for my model railway company and also real world railway modelling for several shows this year to fit in too. Rest assured though I will shoe horn this in as well!!
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