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Author Topic: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale (Box Stock)  (Read 14305 times)

Offline Lufty

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Here we go! I have not decided on Enterprise or Defiant markings, but you get the point!



Good luck to everyone! This should be allot of fun!

My only concern is I'm not an experienced modeler, there's some experts in this group build, and I chose kind of a simple kit that's been overdone. However, I like this kit, and really want to try it out. I was torn on trying something more advanced, like lighting, a bigger scale, or modifying, but I think this will be my max ability at this point being my 2nd kit. But, hey, I'm in this for the experience!  :-X

Quick question. Since I am entering the Boxed category, no mods such as windows, stands, etc. are allowed correct? I'm not planning on any of those, but want to make sure I'm not in over my head if folks can modify the Box category.
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 03:02:05 pm »
Good luck Lufty and have fun with this build!

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 03:04:28 pm »
Hey Lufty, Chris or Boyd will okay your entry soon, so good on you mate, picking a kit you like, it doesn't matter if this is your 2nd kit or your 22nd kit, you have decided to participate in bring the community together!!

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 03:05:46 pm »
I like your choice for the entry!  I wish you fun and success with the build and the contest!   8)
That model really tied the room together.

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 03:06:13 pm »
good to go  Lufty at this point you can choose one or the other but you are approved

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 04:47:54 pm »
Can't read your timestamp there. Can you maker it larger!

Love the Big =)

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 09:07:34 pm »
Good choice. BTW we are all new at this at heart.
I bet I learn something from you watching this build.

Good luck and have fun.
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 09:17:08 pm »
Glad to see you are participating Lufty. You are correct, box stock means no add on parts. Only those that came with the model including decals.
You are free however to paint it any way you wish. Have fun and good luck.
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If It's a model kit, I like it already.

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 09:24:12 pm »

I bet I learn something from you watching this build.



Exactly!!!



Have fun with it Lufty!  :)
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 09:40:00 pm »
Here we go! I have not decided on Enterprise or Defiant markings, but you get the point!



My only concern is I'm not an experienced modeler, there's some experts in this group build, and I chose kind of a simple kit that's been overdone. However, I like this kit, and really want to try it out. I was torn on trying something more advanced, like lighting, a bigger scale, or modifying, but I think this will be my max ability at this point being my 2nd kit. But, hey, I'm in this for the experience!  :-X



Lufty, I'm pretty much in the same boat you're in, as an amateur.  The nice thing is, these guys (TrekWorks and the gang) have all been very supportive of all us NOOBs, and so I'm certain that you'll have an outstanding experience with this kit.  Hell, take a look at what I'm jumping in with!   That's a mammoth undertaking for a NOOB like me.  ;)

Good luck, and I'm sure you'll do fine.
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 10:40:49 pm »
Rub-a-dub-dub! A wee Connie in a tub!





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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 11:25:30 pm »
Good luck lufty! I love this kit.....I've killed two of em so far on the forums here.
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 02:35:11 pm »
Test fitting started, and a little bit of trimming naturally.

So far things look good, nacelles are tight fitting, as well as secondary and primary hulls. The support pylons are friggin' weird though. I will have to agree with Boyd's thoughts on his build of this kit in his video, they way they connect to the nacelles is strange, and I don't really understand it. I'll look at it more.

However, and for some reason, I can't get my head around this...most videos and instructions I've seen on folks builds of this kit SKIP the assembly of the bussards, and nearly everyone I've seen assembles the nacelles, putties, and prime/paints them PRIOR to assembling the clear parts/bussards. It makes sense, all the prep and main base coat work is done without having to mask the clear parts...but how does one assemble them after assembly?

Here is one test fit together. The clear part (inner bussard) goes in the end of the nacelle (according to directions) before each port and starboard section is assembled, locking the inner bussard clear part in place.



Then the bussard cover and flange part get glued to the end of the nacelle I assume (they certainly don't "snap") with canopy glue. These are not glued, just test fit FYI.



Looking at the nacelle assembled without the bussard collector assembly in place, there is no way I can see to insert the inner clear part (which will be clear red painted) into the end of the nacelle. Perhaps one just trims out the end of the nacelle enough to glue in the inner bussard (red/clear) part in place with canopy glue? Hmmm...I'm stumped.

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2014, 03:33:49 pm »
nice start

 




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