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Offline TrekkieJamie

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 03:53:48 pm »
As always Jmar super quick progress!! ;-)

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2012, 08:16:44 pm »
Great post Jmar. Very detailed. This will help out alot of others who build the kit.
Thanks for spending the time and sharing the info. :)
If It's a model kit, I like it already.

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2012, 12:08:29 pm »
Hey all,

I spent an hour last night after finishing the base coat and adding some shading. I also mounted the arms and secured them to the base. I ended up using CA instead of hobby cement as I needed a quick bond.

This morning, before work, I finished the wiring and sealed up the middle section where the arms mount. This was surprisingly easy. All I did was trim the wires, solder them, used a marrett cap instead of shrink tube and stowed the wires.

Glued the top 1/2 of the middle section on and added putty. Tommorow I'm off and it should be the last day.

Done and done :)

Jason

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2012, 12:12:05 pm »
Wiring pics

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012, 12:13:28 pm »
Lighting and fitting tests and then PUTTY!

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2012, 02:09:11 am »
Looking really good but where is your Quadrotriticale storage pod?

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2012, 09:53:02 pm »
Really nice model Jmar. The shading work on it looks great. We now have a nice detailed guide on the site for future builders of the K7.
I'll say it again, this is exactly the type of thing I hoped for when I started the forum.
I really appreciate the time you guys take from building your models and sharing your experience and info when you post it here.
If It's a model kit, I like it already.

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2012, 07:45:22 am »
Hey all,

I finished er' up yesterday. I just want to cover what I did before I post the pics.

Sanded the central hub, I actually did it in one pass
Re-sprayed the hub and the arms (used the clunky airbrush at about 10 psi)
Added new shading to the arms (used the Aztek airbrush at about 5 psi, and standard green painters tape)
I painted the dome caps (for this I actually used a drill bit meauremant tool as a stencil)
The it was time for decals...

This is probably review for a lot (all?) of you.

I gloss coated the areas the decals were to be placed, to give them a nice flat surface to bond to.
Decal application was straightforward (though I ripped the UFP label)
Once they were placed I added solvaset (so the decals would 'mold' to the uneven surfaces)
applied flat clear to seal the decals and give the model a nice flat finish.

There's a few defects but overall I'm very happy with it. Now that I've done lighting and shading it's fair to say most future models will get that treatment.

Up next....Vulcan Shuttle

JMar

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2012, 07:48:30 am »
Before anyone says it: Yes, I know I reversed the Green and Blue marker lamps...D'oh

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2012, 07:54:49 am »
Love it!
Looks really great only thing missing... no not the storage tank ... a small Enterprise and Klingon cruiser to orbit it ;)

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2012, 08:11:44 am »
I'd thought about it, but the Enterprise model the send with it is the worst! ;)

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2012, 11:45:01 am »
Looks fantastic Jmar, nice (and fast!) work!  I might do one of these in the future as my first lit kit, so this thread will be really handy. 

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2012, 11:50:06 am »
br0t,

You totally should!

It's a breeze to light AND (if other kits are like mine) you'll need very little putty to hide the seams.

My only advice is already in the thread: Use 3M Blue painters tape to mask and shallow mount the marker LED's so you can use the supplied clear pieces.

Jason

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2012, 03:32:59 pm »
Another splendid build Jmar and an excellent supply of tips for anyone looking to build this kit.  Well done Sir!!
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

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Re: AMT K-7
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2012, 06:53:59 pm »
I like it! :-)
For the fun of building art.

 




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