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Author Topic: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (First Colors Down ...)  (Read 15910 times)

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2013, 12:31:44 am »
Dirk, and Spencer really, I've built one of these and they look really good. I didn't like the look of the ship itself before building it but a friend sent it to me and after building it, I really like the design. I've even gotten myself a second one to do at some stage.

Spencer, the colour choice looks really good. Ultimately, go with what you want as its your model  ;D My Klingon version was painted one shade of grey with no highlights and I still like it.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2013, 12:57:22 am »
@Wil.
Oh I agree! I plan on doing this one, a proper Klingon D7 and the updated Romulan version that came out not too long ago.
I like the color suggestions, but it seemed a little to monotone for me. I think the highlights will look nice.

Also searching out on them there internets for ideas on decals to compliment the ones I have right now ... Want to learn how to make custom decals and I figured this would be a good time to start!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 01:08:58 am »
Spencer,  This one looks to be an interesting build!  I like your idea of using the various colors as highlights.

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 10:45:19 am »
Spencer,  This one looks to be an interesting build!  I like your idea of using the various colors as highlights.

Thanks!


I now have a VERY rough idea on what kind of custom decals I want on the lower hull. Will get some measurements later and work on a proper graphic ... See if you can guess where the inspiration came from!!

« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 06:14:04 pm by Spencer »
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2013, 10:16:35 pm »
Update Time!

I finally have a graphic for the custom wing decals that go on the underside of the main hull. Changed it to keep it similar to the kit decals. It was made in GIMP.

Resized here to show, the lines are pretty sharp in the actual graphic ...


Printed them out to make sure my measurements were correct and they seem to be ... Already have some liquid decal film, so all I need now is some decal paper ... off to get that!

Didn't print in color (printer's nearly dry). I think it looks nice ...



Also got some brass rod, a couple pieces of balsa and a wooden plaque from Michaels for the base.

Thinking about putting this on the plaque ...


Will probably make a stencil of some kind to do it ... Would be even more awesome if this were backlit somehow, hmm ...

Cheers

« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 06:17:23 pm by Spencer »
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Making Decals ...)
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2013, 11:18:17 pm »
Spencer...I would definitely use that last pic as a plaque. Most definitely.

Im lovin' this build so far man.  8)

Going by your TOS build...this is gonna turn out really nice.

I need some more updates.


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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2013, 10:02:09 am »
Thanks Tony!

Update ...

Got the base constructed. I bought a little plaque from Michaels, pine I believe, and broke out the borrowed dremel press. Put a 1/8" hole not quite all the way through the center. Then a similar hole in a small piece of balsa that will be glued inside the model. The balance of the model seemed good at one of the holes where the original stand attaches, so I widened that to 1/8". I'll fill in the other hole later ... Got some 1/8" brass rod from my local ACE (They have a very limited selection all the way in the back ...).

I was afraid that if I just put the balsa flush with the inner model surface that it would slant down toward the front, but it looks just right as is, so I'm keeping it that way. First time doing this but I think it looks pretty good!

Never mind the huge fitting gaps!!! Was just putting it back together roughly to get the overall look!




I'm off to order some paint!!

Cheers
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2013, 10:30:51 am »
Oooh ... I like this look!

Gets me a thinkin' ...

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2013, 01:16:18 pm »
I have that same color wheel!

Some day I will figure out how to use the stinking thing!!

These are custom design decals, right?
Just wondering if I am missing something!!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2013, 02:27:45 pm »
Yes Kenny, the wing graphics are my own custom design, but the full BOP is just a blowup from the decal sheet. I originally wanted to put the new wings on the underside of the hull since there's virtually nothing to go there, but now, I'm also liking how they sit on the upper areas as well. I may replace the kit decals there, but that would be it ... just trying to learn how to make custom decals ...

That color wheel has gotten some use, particularly in trying to figure out shades and such for this kit. I found online tutorials to be quite useful in helping me understand how to use it! Maybe someday i can pick paint by eye, but certainly not right now!!


Here is my planned graphic for the base. The colors should be easy to mix if I stencil it, just the same orange color mixed with a little black or yellow here and there. I could maybe do a nice printout on photo-paper sandwiched between two pieces of plexiglass, or maybe printed onto some transparency ... not sure yet. Anyone know Romulan? I think it looks cool but I have no idea what it says!  ;D



And on the base. My apologies for the bad color printout, printer's nearly out of blue/cyan ...


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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2013, 11:30:15 pm »
The base looks perfect Spencer and the winged templates you have fit it nicely.

This build really embodies the Klingon/Romulan exchange of technologies that was evident in The Enterprise Incident.

Love this thread with every update.


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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2013, 12:19:45 am »
Appreciate it Tony ...
I was never expecting to get this involved at the 1/1000 scale, but the potential of these kits really gets the brain working.
Ah, The Enterprise Incident ... Dun Dun Dun DUN! Dun Dun Dun DUN!  ;) ;D


Hopefully by next weekend my paints will show up and I can get to work in earnest. Gonna try out some FolkArt black acrylic for the pre-shading. Water based but it's gonna have to get thinned A LOT ... Will also be trying the duplicolor filler primer.

Cheers
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2013, 02:00:28 am »
This is really turning out nice!  I love what you are doing for the base as well!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2013, 12:42:03 pm »
Fantastic graphics work, Spencer! Your application is creative and original:)
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (WIP ...)
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2013, 01:14:27 pm »
Thanks guys!!  :)

Just trying to do something a little different for this kit. The details on it go by the Animated Series, which I'm not a fan of ... so I am applying my own custom touch.
The full BOP image is just a teeny little decal that sits under the main hull and I thought "really?". I know the updated kit has the full BOP underneathe so I didn't want to replicate that, thus I'm going with the bigger wings above and below, but I wanted that big bird to fly ( ;)) so I put it on the base.

I'll probably do a nice printout and sandwich the graphic between two thin sheets of plexiglass ...

No updates of any substance right now, waiting mainly on supplies ...

Cheers

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