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No problem.

I would like to know what glue you recommend. 

I also think I'm going to use perfect plastic putty for my attempt at seam work.
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I understand how annoying it can be when new people post without searching but it appears I missed it.

psylow, I didn't mean to imply I , or anyone else, was annoyed. Quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. I love to answer questions and try to help others avoid problems and issues; because I find them so often. I very much appreciate having a step-by-step thread to follow as an example and thought you might as well as a "complete Newbie" :) (Sometimes, I feel like I am not too much removed from being a newbie after seeing all the masters on this site!)

If you only knew how annoying I am about asking technique questions; often times stating "Type slow so I can understand" or "speak to me like I'm a kid"!

So no offense meant - we are all learners here, me moreso than others.

Ask away and know that you are more than welcome and the only stupid question is the one un-asked!

Steady as she goes!

Steve
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Thanks for the response.  I did quite a few searches and looked through several threads but was unable to find anything on this kit which I thought was odd.  Perhaps I was not searching for the proper keywords.  I understand how annoying it can be when new people post without searching but it appears I missed it.

psylow, not to say you can't ask questions, we here love questions, but there are several threads that may provide you with info for step by step.

This thread is my own. I am not claiming to be the best, or the only, but it may give you some ideas and pit falls to avoid.
Steve's


This thread is the reason I joined Scifimodelaction -
Crowe-t

No offense to any other builder, but this is probably the best thread ever on accurizing the 650 kit! Crowe-t didn't light it or anything, but everything else is spot on; and the results, IMHO, speak for themselves.

You can use the search function and type in "1/650" in case you hadn't already figured that out. Many threads or examples of the finished models should pop up!

Keep going! As this one was my first in decades and got me going again in the hobby, I have a special love for the kit and any thread building it!

Steady as she goes, Mr. Sulu!

Steve
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psylow, not to say you can't ask questions, we here love questions, but there are several threads that may provide you with info for step by step.

This thread is my own. I am not claiming to be the best, or the only, but it may give you some ideas and pit falls to avoid.
Steve's


This thread is the reason I joined Scifimodelaction -
Crowe-t

No offense to any other builder, but this is probably the best thread ever on accurizing the 650 kit! Crowe-t didn't light it or anything, but everything else is spot on; and the results, IMHO, speak for themselves.

You can use the search function and type in "1/650" in case you hadn't already figured that out. Many threads or examples of the finished models should pop up!

Keep going! As this one was my first in decades and got me going again in the hobby, I have a special love for the kit and any thread building it!

Steady as she goes, Mr. Sulu!

Steve

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*best anime eyes while gazing at adult Omega with its young calf.*

OOoooooooo! Preeeeettttyyyyyy!

(Coke can for scale? I thought it would be a banana?!) ;)

Steve
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Looking good, James!

Hope you are enjoying your leave!

From the looks of the windows in the saucer and how precise they are, I don't see you having any issues with the officer's lounge.

Just a small question about the main engines. Most builders of this model (no matter the scale) seem to attach the pylons to the secondary hull first and then mount the engines, yet you put the engines on first before attaching the pylons. Any particular reason why?

Not saying it's wrong, just wondered if there was an advantage to doing it your way.

Ever curious,

Steve
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on August 13, 2018, 07:30:01 am »
Nice technique, Scott!

I always learn so much from your builds.

In the last pic, it looks like you are prepping for another fiber run. Are you planning some more lights above the back door?

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.

Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?

Dr. Raymond Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point! :)

Keep going, Dr. Venkman - this is looking very cool!

Steve

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Members Model Gallery / Monogram Maquis Ship -- Completed
« Last post by AlW on August 13, 2018, 06:24:35 am »
Hi Everyone,

After a three month build, I'm doing the final shoot of the Maquis Raider.  Here's a brief summary of the build which can be found in the WIP section of SFMA:

*  This Monogram kit is a 1995 vintage kit at a scale of 1/323.  There are few parts and the build is pretty simple
*  DLM aftermarket clear resin parts for engine lighting
*  Starling Technologies modified Defiant nav/strobe/torpedo card
*  About 24 inches of LED strip lighting, 4 marker LEDs, 1 strobe LEDs and four nav fiber optic "lights"
*  The Maquis decals for the ship fins and base came off the internet, as did the Voyager-looking crew in the windows
*  Tamiya paints primarily used for base coat and Vallejo acrylics for accents
*  There are three coats of gray "wash" over the entire ship
*  The gooseneck mount is from Sweetwater music supply, and the galvanized base is a planter repurposed from Hobby Lobby

All in all, an enjoyable build.  Only a little seamwork, mostly around the hull halves.  The fun starts with the painting and deciding on the paint scheme for all the raised panels and other detials.

Special thanks to Stan at Starling Technologies who modified his firmware to provide a demo mode where the torpedoes will fire randomly once the torpedo putton is pushed.

Happy to answer any questions and thanks for all your WIP comments!
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I have one you can have. PM me for details.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Monogram Maquis Ship
« Last post by Tankton on August 12, 2018, 11:54:29 pm »
Thank you for the link. Just what I needed.
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