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1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (First Colors Down ...)
« on: September 02, 2013, 11:50:47 pm »
New Build Everyone! The 1/1000 D7 built up as the Romulan capitol ship!

This will mainly be my experimentation with paints, weathering and clear coats. I realize that Round 2 has an updated Romulan D7 out there and I'll build that one (and a proper Kilingon one) at some point, hopefully lit.

I'm going to try to be very thorough with this thread ... here we go!



First, I was happy when I saw the labeling on the inside of the kit ...


But I rejoiced too soon ... crap!


This model claims to be a snap together, but it definitely is not! A lot of pieces sorta "slide" in place, relying on friction fitting. Parts would be falling off quite a bit if you just "snapped" it together! Example here:


I really like the idea of chrome plating, but there are a couple places were you simply can't hide where the piece has come off the sprue:


I might very well repaint these another shiny color at the appropriate time ...

The nacelle pylons don't fit all that well. There are no pegs where I really want them to be!


There is also a good bit of excess plastic on the parts (flash and what have you):


But even with all this, it still looks nice when built up!

Man! I gotta trim my fingernails!





Hope you don't like that stand there buddy, cause that's the last time you're gonna be on it!


I will keep the symbol though. Off to order some brass rod for a proper stand!

Pitiful Humans, behold your Minty-Fresh Adversary!



I like the color scheme recommended in the instructions, but I'm thinking about whipping something up of my own. I need to do a little research. Hope to have something by this coming weekend.

Until then,
Cheers!
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Re: 1/1000 D7 : Romulan Capitol Ship
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 12:16:35 am »
These do build up to be good looking models. A bit of gap filling is called for but nothing to difficult.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 : Romulan Capitol Ship
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 03:09:47 am »
It is a nice little kit

Waiting to see what color you use!

Good work so far!!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 : Romulan Capitol Ship
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 11:22:50 am »
Well now ...

I just couldn't quite remember where the decal patterns came from for the Romulan version. It was at the tip of my tongue ...

Turns out, it's from the animated series (groan!).

I'll definitely be going with my own color scheme (although I might use a couple suggestions).

Also thinking about making my own decals to supplement and further highlight the whole "Bird of Prey" aspect. After all, I personally consider TAS NOT canon. Well ... most of it!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 : Romulan Capitol Ship
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 04:13:47 pm »
One other thing of note about the decals I noticed this morning.



If you want a capitol ship, you put the decal with multiple feathers (higher rank I assume) ON TOP of the original "wing decal" (16A+16, 17A+17). Stacking decals. Besides putting registries on top of aztec decals, that's a new one on me.

Working on a preliminary color scheme for this thing. Going the greenish route. When I think Romulans, I think green!
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Re: 1/1000 D7 : Romulan Capitol Ship
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 11:23:57 pm »
Totally forgot I had some responses! Ah .. work days ...

@Kenny. Thanks! One of my favorite ship designs. Can be very "In Your Face!" ...

@Wil. Yep, par for the course.

Had a chance to work on the color scheme a bit ... There are some differences between the kit and these plans, but you'll get the general idea.

Still very much a work in progress ... and could very well change completely before I make up my mind! First time I've tried to do something like this ...

Still planning on making some custom decals (the bottom of the hull needs something to break it up), just haven't figure out what I want yet!









Cheers
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 06:01:33 pm by Spencer »
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLORS)
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 02:38:56 pm »
I think I've chosen the color scheme for this build. Had some time during the day to revamp the colors a bit. Took some inspiration from Sam's BOP build and figured I'd learn a bit about color theory. I'm going with a main base color which is then modified for certain areas of the hull.

The base color is a combination of cyan and green, so green-blue-green (At least that's what GIMP's color wheel tells me!). All other greens are then a toned combination of the base with black and white to get the desired color.

The yellow and orange colors I pulled right off the decal sheet to match the decals. I'm thinking that the chrome areas might get coated with silver and then maybe a clear green.

Still thinking about decals ...  :-\

P.S. Anybody know where I could get some green primer, if such a thing even exists???







« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 06:04:57 pm by Spencer »
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLORS)
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 05:33:35 pm »
Whoops, forgot the front view ... added below!

Let me know what you think ...
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLORS)
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 06:14:01 pm »
I picked up some Duplicolor green primer from Pep Boys.

It is in my video on youtube called Clear Coats and Primers!

It screams Klingon green!!!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLORS)
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013, 06:19:21 pm »
You're absolutely right there Kenny!

Hmm ... I think it's needs a little more blue - bluegrayish to it ...

Patience ... I'm still new at this ...
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLORS)
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 07:02:57 pm »
How about something like this??? I think it swings toward Romulan and away from Klingon ... Not as bright and intense and a little more blue ...

Strange ... the shout outs for the Klingon version are all grays, while this version is all greens  ???  Guess it make some sense if you're going by the studio model ...



The hues and tints are now creeping (unintentionally) toward the recommended colors. Here's one of the darker hull colors, Fulcrum Gray/Green ...


« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 06:09:42 pm by Spencer »
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLOR RECOMMENDATIONS)
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 08:38:00 pm »
I've been toying with buying this kit for some time now but I think its safe to say I'm sold and will be getting one.

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLOR RECOMMENDATIONS)
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 08:55:39 pm »
I've been toying with buying this kit for some time now but I think its safe to say I'm sold and will be getting one.

It's another really nice 1/1000 kit dirk! Simple to do ... and can be built up to look very nice if you put the work into it. I'm now beginning to suspect that even the color shout outs are a really good choice too.


To all: After some more thinking about the colors and doing a little more digging, my plan right now is to go with the suggested colors, but modify them as I see fit. That way, I'll have about the right hue, but can lighten/darken the colors to what I like ... I'll also see about maybe picking out some other colors for accent areas.


I plan to do pre-shading, weathering with pastels and maybe a wash on this kit ...

Cheers

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (COLORS)
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 10:47:52 pm »
I picked up some Duplicolor green primer from Pep Boys.

It is in my video on youtube called Clear Coats and Primers!

Thanks Kenny!
Took a look at your video. Very Informative!

I actually have a can of Krylon Matte finish, used that on my TOS-E stand, along with the Duplicolor adhesion promoter.

I plan on trying out various dull/satin coats with this build ... I'll also give the gray and green primers you talked about a try if my Advance carries it ...
Been using Krylon Indoor/Outdoor mostly. Works nice but you gotta sand it a little ... at least I had to.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 11:40:41 pm »
Mainly to satisfy my curiosity ... here is a side-by-side of my color scheme and the one recommended in the instructions.

Not bad I should say. I'm definitely going with my scheme on this one ...



Cheers
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 06:11:54 pm by Spencer »
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