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Author Topic: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale (Box Stock)  (Read 13324 times)


Offline fumblethumbs

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2014, 04:36:02 pm »
Great start on it Lufty! 

I see what you mean about the bussard assembly dilemma.

It's been a couple of years since I built this kit but IIRC what I did was
simply eliminate the inner bussard clear part.  I painted the inside of the outer clear
bussard red and stuck it on after all the paintwork was done....I think  :o
I was building the TOS series version so...That's how I worked it out.....IIRC.

The pylon to hull issue....Yeah, I remember butchering up the pylon "pegs" pretty good
to get them installed decently.

Looking good Lufty!  :)

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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 #17 on: March 02, 2014, 04:39:04 pm »
It just occurred to me Lufty......Could you carve off the
raised ring on the inner bussard to install it after nacelle completion??
Of course you could certainly just install that part before the nacelle halves are put
together as per directions and mask it up well.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2014, 04:44:49 pm by fumblethumbs »
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 #18 on: March 02, 2014, 04:59:13 pm »
It just occurred to me Lufty......Could you carve off the
raised ring on the inner bussard to install it after nacelle completion??
Of course you could certainly just install that part before the nacelle halves are put
together as per directions and mask it up well.

Thanks for the suggestion! Yeah, taking a look at both parts, either sanding/filing a bit off the nacells at the forward section around the inside "rim" shouldn't interfere with anything, OR as you suggested, just trim the bussard end, which has a slot grooved for the assembly anyhow.

I think this was set up to hold the bussards in place when just "snap" fitting everything, so a little trim, of either or a tiny bit on both sections should do the trick. Thankfully this kit comes with a whole extra set of nacelles for the  pilot versions, so I can experiment allot right there.
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2014, 12:23:58 am »
Man, checking out some of the other tasks fellow Spring Builders are tackling on their threads, I feel like a complete dolt struggling with my bussards.  :o

Perhaps I should have attempted a lighting mod...something to at least add something...not a stock box kit.  :-\ I think I'm in over my head...

...sooo tempted to return to lurk-ing.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2014, 12:26:02 am by Lufty »
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2014, 12:28:02 am »
You can do it. Your off to a good start. I have trouble with these
smaller kits myself. My rebel base is kicking my butt right now.
Lot's of eye strain with all the small stuff.

Keep at it take your time she'll look great.
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2014, 01:35:55 am »
Come on, Lufty, doesn't matter what other people do ! What matter is that at the end, you will have a beautiful model that you've build yourself. ;)

For the bussards, if you want to keep the inner dome clear, just put some masking around it.

The last time I did that kit, I've painted the inner dome red (not clear), and the inside of the cover dome in clear red. I had also painted the nacelles and the cover domes separately and done the assembly of the two at the end.

Don't go too thick with the paint on the inner dome, it's a tight fit with the cover part.

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2014, 08:30:39 am »
I agree with Tank and Julien Lufty, don't give up! It'll turn out better than you think! You gotta have fun with it.
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2014, 07:52:52 pm »
Hang tuff bud. Think everything through and it'll be great

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2014, 08:18:23 pm »
I agree with everyone else. Stick with it. I just started this model myself, and I haven't gotten to the nacelle part yet, so what you do, will assist me!!

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2014, 09:57:15 pm »
I think I'm in over my head...

...sooo tempted to return to lurk-ing.

Don't give me that!  You're a modeler, on SFMA!!  You're up to the task!  I expect great things from you!

(Like...  possibly...  outclassing my Pegasus build.  I anticipate several people doing that, actually.)

Don't give up, bud.  You're doing fine.  :)

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2014, 10:01:23 pm »
ok lufty take a deep breath calm down your letting the contest part get to you all you need too do is put the contest part out of your mind and just have fun building the connie and yes they can be fun if you need any advise ask or pm me be glad to help

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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2014, 01:31:05 am »
Man, checking out some of the other tasks fellow Spring Builders are tackling on their threads, I feel like a complete dolt struggling with my bussards.  :o

Perhaps I should have attempted a lighting mod...something to at least add something...not a stock box kit.  :-\ I think I'm in over my head...

...sooo tempted to return to lurk-ing.
Don't be intimidated! everyone here started with bussard struggling! live and learn! everyone here is cool, encouraging, and happy to lend advice if needed! Anyone who would think about doing otherwise will be shown the door! Build on and Build boldly! And have Fun!
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2014, 03:26:17 am »
Wow. Humbled.

I don't think I've ever participated on a forum and gotten so much positive encouragement, with perhaps exception to my RIFT guild, and my own forum(RIP), and even there, not so much as you guys have kindly offered up.  :)

I really appreciate it, and that's from the heart.

I occasionally go over the deep end on projects, interests, cognitive perceptions...I'm a black or white thinker by nature, it goes with my other pursuits as well. And that behavior showed up here. I apologize for that!  :-X

Thank you all for the encouragement! I will continue boldly going...
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Re: Polar Lights Round 2 Constitution Class Heavy Cruiser 1:1000 scale
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2014, 03:47:57 am »
...on that note...

Got brave enough to step away from the rattle can for the first time, and tried my hand at basic airbrushing. BASIC. That includes my tools, and setup as you can see below.

Anyhow, I thought I would get used to the thing, and put a coat on a mockup/test base for my 1:2500.

It's weird, and cleanup kinda blows. But, with sanding, I think its better then the rattle can on the initial test applications I sprayed/heat gunned. I'll prime a big plastic (soda bottle, water bottle, etc.) or something and try some more tests, distance, thinner, etc as I move forward...yes forward.

I realized tonight I need a shop/garage or small spray booth. The latter is realistic. Got some ideas from a local modeler for using some 140mm case fans & tubing for exhaust hooked up to some kind of container/box. I foresee a trip to the hardware store, and perhaps a craigslist scrounge coming up.\

AGAIN... Thank you for the encouragement and kind words, all of you! (kicked my butt in shape)

« Last Edit: March 04, 2014, 03:50:45 am by Lufty »
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