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Offline fumblethumbs

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Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« on: February 28, 2014, 03:11:54 pm »
OK...Here's my official entry into Springapalooza, SFMA style!!
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« Last Edit: March 05, 2014, 07:46:07 am by TrekWorks »
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 03:13:03 pm »
good to go fumblethumbs good luck

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 03:14:26 pm »
Nice!  I will enjoy seeing you getting this one to the finish line.  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: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 03:15:46 pm »
Good luck Fumbles, this will be an awesome build, and I will be watching carefully

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 04:20:09 pm »
Sweet!
I almost chose this kit! Nice!

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 05:21:54 pm »
Very cool choice, looking forward to it!
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 09:11:18 pm »
Cool, Im sure you'll do a heck of a job. 

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 07:21:22 am »
One of my favorites from childhood. Looking forward to the build and good luck.
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 08:54:24 pm »
Thanks very much for the well wishes Guys!  Much appreciated  :)

So at 1/32 scale this kit is a nice size.  It measures 13.5 inches across the wings.  The supplied interior is pretty stellar.  My plan is to kick it up a notch with the Paragraphix photo etch set that Boyd steered me toward.  After checking it out online...it was a no brainer.  It comes with the etch and a set of JT Graphics decals.  Thanks for the tip on that one Boyd!!  Also, I'll be lighting this up.  Guess that should put me in the modified category.  My initial dry fit shows impeccable parts fit and some very clever design.  Moebius has done a number on this kit!!


Here's a boo at the parts. 




A rub a dub scrub.




Now here's the section I'll be working on first.  It's the interior framework.  You Guys that are familiar with the show may recognize the instruction picture.  Moebius supplies a clear floor for lighting option...SWEET!!




Frame parts separated from sprue.




The dreaded ejector pin marks.




Filled with bondo glazing putty.  Not the Mr. Surfacer shown.  It's pretty stinky!  :P




Some mold lines.




Bye-bye mold line  ;)




So, that's about it for a first session.  I figure another couple hours will have these parts all cleaned up and ready for some assembly.  I think I'll do some paintwork on the floor tomorrow as well.

Thanks for having a look Guys!  :)

Jeff

Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 11:41:37 pm »
Dang! This thing is a lot bigger than what I thought! Good start.....Im anxious to see how this turns out.
"Why don't we just... wait here for a little while... see what happens?"

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 04:57:23 am »
wow, lots of filling and sanding on the sink marks.  Looking good. 

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 03:01:22 pm »
Wow that's such a cool looking kit!

The sanding/putty work your doing on the support structure parts/mold lines/circles is great...I may have overlooked that.
Boldly going...

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2014, 03:26:56 pm »
That is a nice kit. Off to a great start Fumble!

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 04:18:34 pm »
That is a nice kit. Off to a great start Fumble!

Thanks Dave! 

Wow that's such a cool looking kit!

The sanding/putty work your doing on the support structure parts/mold lines/circles is great...I may have overlooked that.

Thanks Lufty!  Yeah, I tend to be a bit OCD when it comes to the prep work  ::)
Maybe it's overkill, but I really enjoy that process.  I know, a bit weird, most people don't enjoy the filling and sanding too much.  I like doing it.  :o

wow, lots of filling and sanding on the sink marks.  Looking good. 

Thank You Steve!

Dang! This thing is a lot bigger than what I thought! Good start.....Im anxious to see how this turns out.



Yeah Jeff, she's a pretty good size!  Ripe for interior detailing.  Thanks for looking in Bud!


A little more progress today Guys.  Got the spider like interior frame all cleaned up and assembled.  I'll still need to fill the spots on the inner ring where the legs where glued in.




So, looking at some episodes of the show, I have a fair idea how the floor should look.  The foremost hexagon is a hatch that leads to the docking ring and egress hatch.  It is not lit but has a grey colour to it with a yellowish/gold stripe just in from the edge.  The remaining three are lit sort of a shade of pale yellow.  First thing done was a wet sand with 1000 grit to give any paint a chance at sticking.  I then masked (on the bottom side) for the stripe.








 
After the stripe dries, I'll go over that hatch with grey (again from the bottom) and that should give the right effect.  Hope this makes sense  :o

After that, I can mask the 4 hexagons from the topside and get the floor primed and painted blue.

Thanks for checking it Guys!  :)

Jeff
« Last Edit: March 02, 2014, 04:22:05 pm by fumblethumbs »
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2014, 05:28:40 pm »
Looking real good Jeff.   Your process will pay off.  That's about the best way i have seen it done.

 




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