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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: Battlestar Pegasus - Moebius 1/4105
« Last post by scottminium on February 10, 2019, 08:06:05 am »
I tend to work several sections at once, always waiting on this to dry or that putty to set or something.  But I've decided to hold off on posting until I can complete a section so it tells a better story.

The bow section consists of two major assemblies, upper and lower.  There are also recessed parts for both.  They required a small amount of body work after installation.  While there are some standard 'windows' on 'The Beast', these are only in the trench of the upper section.  There are also lots of 'spot lights', and large diameter FO will be used to try and get that effect (with varying amounts of luck).

First up is the lower section, which has some internal lights, but the part that goes on top of it also has some of those 'spot lights'.  This results in having one batch of FO having to be squeezed into the other section.  As well, the thick FO needs to be bent with a heat gun and even that does not keep it under control.  AFter getting it where I want it, I clamp it and bake at 170F for 20 minutes.  everything settles into place.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Last post by scottminium on February 10, 2019, 06:46:38 am »
Steve, wow, way to hang in there!  I know what you mean about thinning paint for the AB!  My luck is a little better than 50/50 in such an endeavor, but I keep trying.  Mostly because I do not have good access to Vallejo AB paints.  Testors AB paints work quite well but the color selection is weak.

@Al, thanks for the ratio!
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: MLEV (Pegasus Hobbies)
« Last post by TK Iain on February 10, 2019, 03:38:54 am »
Thanks Steve.

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply as much of my time just now is spent string at four walls in sheer boredom and it's an effort just to get up TBH.

I have only being doing Karate (Shotokan) for just on a year now and am an orange belt which is the third ranking so got a long way to go before I earn my black belt and hopefully I will be able to go back once the shoulder/collarbone is sorted.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Last post by Kingbob on February 09, 2019, 10:51:58 pm »
Barring any changes i might make, it ended up being 146 parts, took 92 hours of printer time, and weighs 1039gm.

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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Last post by Kingbob on February 09, 2019, 08:40:16 pm »
No dramas at all, same as any other plastic.
Amount of sanding required just depends on the quality of the printed part.
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Last post by Tiburon on February 09, 2019, 07:23:07 pm »
I have a question about 3D printing in general. How easy is it to sand the printing
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 800mm 3d printed Sulaco
« Last post by Kingbob on February 09, 2019, 09:25:52 am »
I've finished printing! (except for 1 reprint for a piece i broke)
Most of the week has been tweaking and reprinting parts that had fit issues, or missing bits, or to make changes like adding holes for mounting on the base etc etc. And i think i'm happy with it. Theres a few places that need extra detail, but that will be added with styrene as they're things like piping, or small greebly detail.

At the moment its all screwed together, tape in some places, or tiny drops of glue to test the fit. And i think its all good!
Next is disassembly, sand/putty/prime/sand/putty/prime.... you all know the drill!

(apology for the pic quality, quick phone snaps)




Engines, these will be getting lots of styrene rod/tube/strips to add plumbing.


Underneath (i havent attached the other pylon thing)


Front end. Still has some styrene antenna to add, also some piping/greebly detail on the flat areas. Also needs some cleanup on the antenna still, they're straight off the printer and just on for test fitting.
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General Discussion / Re: 1/500 jj version aztecs
« Last post by big_daddy24 on February 08, 2019, 09:30:55 pm »
he has some videos on YouTube that really help, also trekmoddler has a paint guide for the 1/350 refit that I highly recommend
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1400 Enterprise D
« Last post by Tiburon on February 08, 2019, 06:58:05 pm »
College book store. Its meant for brass etching. Art majors use it for their work.

Found a similar one on amazon;

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0042SR90K/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_CvIxCb2HWK04M
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Members Current Projects (WIP) / Re: 1/1400 Enterprise D
« Last post by MSgtUSAFRet on February 08, 2019, 02:06:04 pm »

Im going to use an etching tool. It works well for scraping the bottom of the windows out without damaging the sides. I found the a knife was faster but tended to scrape away some of the surrounding paint. I ran tests on various windows at several points through the painting process and this seems to be the best (if not fastest) way.

Phil!

Where do you get one of THOSE?!

Always inquisitive,

Steve
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