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Author Topic: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Gloss Coat ...)  (Read 17995 times)

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Painting ...)
« Reply #150 on: November 14, 2017, 10:24:46 am »
This is coming along well. Taking your time and building slow is definitely better in my opinion. You really do excel at masking. Great work!
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Painting ...)
« Reply #151 on: November 14, 2017, 11:07:54 pm »
I do love the colors you are choosing for this build it gives it kinda a real/animated look if that makes any sense

That's what I'm trying to go for, glad others can see it ...

This is coming along well. Taking your time and building slow is definitely better in my opinion. You really do excel at masking. Great work!

Thanks, it means a lot!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Painting ...)
« Reply #152 on: November 18, 2017, 12:22:11 pm »
Hello again everyone!

Another update.

Besides places where the green metal is supposed to be, painting is now DONE!

I masked off the back of the nacelles and sprayed Interior Blue/Green and then hand painted the end details the
darker shade of the same color.



You can also see where I painted Testors Chrome Silver Enamel on the upper chiller grills. Turned out nice. Let's hope
green colored Future over it looks even nicer. Those pieces will be my testbed, if it doesn't pan out, I'll strip them and paint all
the metallic areas just chrome silver.

I also painted the ribbed detail on the neck the darker color. Those were masked then painted by hand.



The lip underneath the bridge dome had to be painted twice. First some white then orange. Masking would have been a
pain so I just freehanded it. The nice thing about a gloss coat underneath is you can rub off wiggles in the paint line with a
wet toothpick. Not perfect but good enough since it will be a little tough to see anyway.



By mid-week I should be able to put some Future over everything.

I'll be so happy ...


Will be a big relief to have a protective coat. Getting to the point of diminishing returns here.

Hopefully next weekend will be the decals!

Cheers,
Spencer
« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 12:26:23 pm by Spencer »

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Painting ...)
« Reply #153 on: November 18, 2017, 12:34:05 pm »
Looking great.
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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Painting ...)
« Reply #154 on: November 19, 2017, 09:34:19 am »
Looking great.

Thanks!


Some more assembly.

I glued in the triangular intakes. Fit still isn't great, even with my whittling. But, you work with what you got.
Also snapped on the detail pieces underneath the nacelles and put the bridge dome in place. Pretty tight
squeeze there, but it's in.



FOCUS you darned camera! The top hat is only dry fit.



 
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 09:36:27 am by Spencer »

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Painting ...)
« Reply #155 on: November 21, 2017, 08:16:07 am »
Spencer, you're making me want to build one of these!

And I'm STILL geeking out about the paint job! Well done!

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Painting ...)
« Reply #156 on: November 21, 2017, 11:21:08 pm »
Spencer, you're making me want to build one of these!

Steve

Thanks man ...

Aside from its issues, it's really a nice little kit to build. I have three more in the stash.  ;D
I, of course  ::), am making the paint job a bit more difficult than it needs to be by going for that animated look.

My only hope is that the decals hold up. They're almost 10 years old (the paper says 2008), but look to be in good shape.
If they don't hold up for some reason, then I'll be trying decal bonder spray or liquid decal film for the first time.
If that doesn't work then there is always the Bird of Payne set I can get.


And I'm STILL geeking out about the paint job!

LOL!


I might take some time away from all the Turkey day family madness to put some Future on the subassemblies.

Spencer
« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 11:26:15 pm by Spencer »

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Re: 1/1000 D7 Romulan Capitol Ship (Clear Coat ...)
« Reply #157 on: November 23, 2017, 11:19:42 pm »
All Futured up!
But don't look too close  ;). A small amount of dust here and there, but that's the game you play.

Sprayed at 18 PSI a few to several inches from the surface in light coats.



When I was done, I saw my airbrush needle was slightly bent ... but it sprayed fine. A couple runs of the needle over some
600 grit paper and it was right again.

Will give the gloss until Monday to fully dry and cure before I work on decals, just to be safe ... I believe the end is in sight!

Cheers,
Spencer
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 11:48:13 pm by Spencer »

 




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