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Modelers Questions Board / Re: hoping I did not ruin my Klingon bird of prey kit.
« Last post by whb64 on February 12, 2018, 08:16:48 am »
JT I have decided the best route (for me at least) is to learn to make molds and cast my own parts.  That way if I screw something up I still have the original part.  Plus I should be able to cast a part like this in clear.  I don't know if it will be easier to cast in clear and then paint/light block the areas that won't be lit, or just try to drill things out.

I'm going to be trying out this stuff...

What looks interesting about it is that you can reuse it over and over again.  That should be a cost saving right there.  I know I'll end up with some bad pieces before I get it perfected, so this would take some of the sting out of expenses.
LOL going too far is spending over $300 on a 350 scale Reliant conversion kit and finding out it will probably never be built!  I don't know anyone that's actually finished one, including the guy that cast the parts!  At least I have never seen a picture of a completed one let alone a full build video!  Boyd started one and only made two videos and I never saw anything else.  If he didn't/couldn't finish it there is no way I'm going to be able to!

Going to far is having a quest to have everything in 1400 scale!  Or buying Aztec decals and parts for kits you don't even own yet!  Lastly going too far is thinking about buying a 3D printer just so you can make your own custom parts and try to make a 537 scale 1701-D!  Oh... or thinking about building every TOS Constitution Class in the fleet, including the ISS, pilot Enterprise, Cage version, and now the Discovery Enterprise...  If you think like that you probably have the disease!
Members Model Gallery / Re: Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« Last post by whb64 on February 12, 2018, 07:50:46 am »
I didn't weather the X-Wing laser cannons because I plan on redoing those with copper tubes.  R2 also looks a little 'too clean' but I think I'll leave him like that.  Pretty much all I plan on doing extra to the X-Wing is a new cockpit and some lights, new laser cannons, and I will cast the engine exhausts in clear so I can light them.  Same with the A-Wing, just a new cockpit and figure and clear cast engine exhausts and basic lights.  I like these quick builds much better than the months it seems to take to do a proper Trek build!
Members Model Gallery / Re: Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« Last post by whb64 on February 12, 2018, 07:46:37 am »
I have a ton of 'toy' ships.  I have every Playmates Star Trek ship they made, most of those I have at least doubles of everything, some I have up to five of!  I also have some of the Star Wars ships, the older Kenner and newer Hasbro ships.  As it turns out the Star Wars ships come out to 1/32 scale!  That's what the A-Wing is, one of the new Hasbro A-Wings.  The figures of course are not 1/32 scale.  The 3.75" action figures come out to 10' tall when you convert the size!  But the ships are measuring in at a perfect 1/32 scale. 

So I figure I might as well do conversions on them and put actual cockpits in and 1/32 scale figures, dress up the paint, and throw in some lights for the cockpit and engines.  Why not?  I tried selling the Trek Playmates collection (I have all the ships and just about every figure Playmates made) but nobody wanted the collection as a lot.  I didn't feel like selling it one piece at a time because I know people would go for certain ships and I'd be left with the ones nobody wants.  Might as well have the whole collection.

When I get around to it I also have the TNG bridge, transporter and engineering sets and I would like to build those up into a more accurate display set.  I have enough model kits and these ships to keep me busy for the rest of my life!
If you spent to much time or money on your learning or enjoyment...... you went too far!

If you didn't spend enough to learn or enjoy that experience..... you went too less.....

End Transmission
Members Model Gallery / Re: Mig31 Firefox
« Last post by TK Iain on February 12, 2018, 04:43:50 am »
Thanks guys!

Wolf - the panel lines are as you see them - very well defined on the kit.
Members Model Gallery / Re: Mig31 Firefox
« Last post by madmonk on February 12, 2018, 03:55:27 am »
Great build Iain, got to be one of the best Sci-Fi plane designs.
You did this menacing little beastie just right Dave!

Very nice!
Members Model Gallery / Re: 1/537 Klingon Battlecruiser (D-7)
« Last post by ImWolf on February 12, 2018, 03:35:07 am »
Many have come since, but this baby is still my favorite ship of all the Trek crafts.... You've done a nice job representing her Spencer.... Certainly much better than my first attempt!
Members Model Gallery / Re: 1:1000 D7 Romulan Capital Ship
« Last post by ImWolf on February 12, 2018, 03:21:55 am »
Very clean build Spencer..... and a tough little model as I know.

I blew my Klingon version of this build by choosing way too dark green paint.....  I can correct that with a few fire crackers though.   :b
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