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I release my inner child and did some swooshing while humming the Star Trek theme song.  My daughter mocked me, but all in good fun!

We've all done that as one point or another! Anyone who says they haven't it not being truthful! :D

Keep going, James! This is looking awesome! Love the shuttle lighting effects!

Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Last post by Shawn McClure on February 12, 2019, 07:45:01 am »
Looks great so far Steve.  I can't wait to see what you choose for your final color!   Bwaaaaaa.   You know I had to do that.

Looks great.

Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on February 12, 2019, 07:41:15 am »
Ladies and Gents,

Just a brief post. I was able to get alot of headway done on painting the C. The paint was wonderful, after a few hiccups, and went down smoothly and dried to the expected semi-gloss sheen.

For the engines, I decided to use the Vallejo Mecha-color and painted the blue parts first. This will allow me to mask them off and paint the base color on the engines. Angryscifimodeler used the same approach, maybe I should say, I used the same approach as he did, and it seems to have worked well for him. I tired the other way and had a terrible time trying to mask the ribs off. Oh well.

@Al - I know you said you used a 1:1 paint to airbrush thinner but, when I tried that ratio on a test target, it came out more like a wash than a paint for coverage. It could be because I used the Vallejo Mecha-color that it responded well to a 10:1 paint to thinner ratio. Still, thanks for sharing the formula/recipe as it gave me a good wash recipe for my Battlestar build!

Thanks again for commenting and posting!

Welcome Aboard, Ya'll!

Looking forward to your posts and builds!

Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Battlestar Pegasus - Moebius 1/4105
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on February 12, 2019, 07:20:48 am »
Hey Scott,

This is looking great and, as always, your work keeps challenging me to raise the bar with my own work! :)

AFter getting it where I want it, I clamp it and bake at 170F for 20 minutes.  everything settles into place.

I think I understand the concept, but the actual visual image escapes me. What clamp did you use? The quick clamp? The heat doesn't affect the clamp?

After determining how the wires would get out of the bow section, it was all fitted together (which was great but not perfect) and baked to ensure the alignment was as close as possible.  Why?  Because the upper and lower sections are not mated to the main hull as one unit...

Again with the "baked"! This seems like a technique I should have used on the Protector. So clamped again? What did you use as the platform to support both the model and the clamp? Wood? 2 x 4 block?

As always, keep going! I am learning alot and seeing the skills I need to develop!

So Say We All!


Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Last post by Kingbob on February 12, 2019, 06:07:29 am »
Been busy sanding for a few days, and started proper assembly with glue this evening.
Made changes to 2 parts and re-printing them at the moment, so design-wise i think its done!
Hoping to have it assembled/puttied/primed/etc by the weekend so i can start adding little styrene details for panels, piping etc etc.
General Discussion / Re: 1:1400 Enterprise E photoetches
« Last post by TK Iain on February 12, 2019, 03:23:38 am »
Do you have a cost for these please?
General Discussion / Re: 1:1400 Enterprise E photoetches
« Last post by Robaggio on February 11, 2019, 10:26:46 pm »
As a case study
Wait for updates.
Just joined? Introduce yourself here / Re: Greetings from Arkansas
« Last post by Barry s on February 11, 2019, 04:07:44 pm »
Just joined today myself. couldn't get to intro page. my computer keeps timing out for some reason
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