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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Klingon Bird of Prey - Colors and Details
« Last post by Spencer on April 18, 2018, 02:30:38 pm »
That looks AWESOME, Spencer!
Steve


Thanks Steve. The cutter is actually my friend's fiancee's, but we're neighbors and so we
share/borrow things from time to time.

It can supposedly cut thin sheet styrene and decal film too.
If it keeps cutting vinyl this well, I'll probably buy one when I save up some cash.




I was going to work on the BOP this past weekend, but the weather was too darn nice to not
be outside ... but I'll be back to building soon ... good priming weather!

Spencer
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Adam, what did you mean by an "off set switch" and how is it different than a standard switch?!

Ever inquisitive Steve.

Hey Steve! The switch used is actually a spst pushbutton, push on/push off type.I called it an off set switch because the terminals are at a right angle from the button.Not an official label by the manufacture,mind you! ;) Usually a switch of this type has the terminals directly below the button or toggle for that matter.This switch appealed to my needs because all of the parts are self contained.A good thing too in that the switch will be handled a lot.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on April 18, 2018, 07:44:10 am »
Greetings!

Any special plans for painting the circles?

Star - "special" plans?! No. I would like to think that after masking my Protector almost anything should be easier.  ;)

But, as is my ususal habit, it may be more difficult than I think. Angryscifimodeler placed peices of masking tape where he wanted them and then, taking a sharp xacto knife, he cut the tape following the gridlines on the saucer.
I may have to experiment with the technique before I mix my paint, but I surmise the most difficult part will be trying to figure out which color to paint when. The color scheme I am thinking of using and for which I have already bought the paint
is light grey base coat, then medium grey with a touch of true blue, followed by dark gray with a hint of blue. The life pods will be closer to sand color, I think, than grey and then some detail painting last.



Steve I had an idea for this that I haven't tried yet, if you would be interested. 

This circle cutter might be able to make some precise circular masks on frisket film, masking tape, or stencil film.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006HUJ0S/ref=asc_df_B0006HUJ0S5439661/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B0006HUJ0S&linkCode=df0&hvadid=219491607334&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12509597135874658015&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030458&hvtargid=pla-392986026905

I bought one of these this week to try to make a mask for the gold circle on the belly of the K'Tinga (but I havn't gotten to that point yet).


Star, thanks for the technique and tip! Just curious, though. Do you know if it can cut circles as large as 7" in diameter? Since the saucer on this thing is roughly 8" in diameter, I figure I will need at least a 7" wide mask at best.

Let me know what you think.

Steve
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Klingon Bird of Prey - Colors and Details
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on April 18, 2018, 07:37:00 am »
That looks AWESOME, Spencer!

And, what a friend! (Gotta get me some of those!)

Keep going! Can't wait to see the paint job!

Steve
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James, you solution looks great! I'm lovin' the detail you are putting on the ship!

Keep going!

Steve

P.S. "Washing Wenches"?! Humm....  ;)
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Neil's 1/350 Enterprise Refit build
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on April 18, 2018, 07:31:38 am »
Neil, I just blew a circuit board myself!

1. I am relieved to read I am not the only one who does that!

2. I also wanted to say "You. Are not. Alone!" (Brownie points if you catch the reference!)

I have to send mine back to the builder, too. Seems alot of vendors have good customer service!

Keep going, Dude, it's looking great!

Steve
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Adam, what did you mean by an "off set switch" and how is it different than a standard switch?!

Ever inquisitive Steve.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: New display boxes?
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on April 18, 2018, 07:23:16 am »
Oh no, you have suffered the apostrophe disaster on this site!  Please copy your post, without the apostrophes and repost!

Cheers,

I HATE it when that happens! >:(

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Nice technique with the gaskets, Steve!

After you cleaned them, I was surprised you didn't use Future on the windows to make them even more clear; or did I miss something?!

Excellent build!

Keep going! And don't forget the stand! :)

Steve
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