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Offline wolf 359

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2014, 11:04:09 pm »
Looking good Jeff.

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2014, 11:29:19 pm »
Man! This is looking great. Nice detail.
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2014, 11:31:18 pm »
I chose this head from the original TOS bridge kit to represent Kowalski.  It has that beady, close set eye look.  ;D

LOL Poor Kowalski! Sometimes he just could not get a break! Even now!

That is looking great! Awesome work! Come on repop! Come on repop! lol This has me Jonesing hard for this kit now. Are  you planning on doing the lighting effect on the fusion reactor? Someone made the controller for it. I can't remember who, might have to check SNG channel on youtube to figure that out.
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2014, 12:32:36 am »
Very cool so far, love the blue floor.
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2014, 01:34:04 am »
Great stuff Fumbles, I love watching your builds!

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2014, 08:30:47 pm »
Hi Fellas!

Michael, Dave, Cam, Brad, Dave and Bill:  Thank You all Guys for the interest and input here!
Much appreciated!  :)  Also, thanks to those reading, looking and following along  ;)

@ Brad:  Yes to fusion reactor lighting.  I won't be using an aftermarket kit but rather, cobbling something up from scratch.


OK, today I did more work on the figures.  A lot of modification had to be done to get things working.

I'm using Spock's body for Kowalski but his arms aren't very interesting.  Kirk...Er I mean Nelson's knees are spread too far apart.  They interfere with the armrests and joystick controls on the seat.





So, off with Kowalski's arms and I notched, repositioned and shimmed Nelson's hips.







So now after surgery, Nelson is pigeon toed.  Off with his feet (I wound up doing both) and a little rotation.








Better I think and he fits into the seat. Removal of Kowalski's arms left some huge gaps.  These were filled with varios styrene carved shapes and sheet.











Some trimming and sanding and putty will look after the rest.





I'll let this stuff harden up overnight and continue tomorrow.

Till tomorrow then Fellas.  Thanks for checking!  :)





« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 08:36:01 pm by fumblethumbs »
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2014, 08:42:33 pm »
Wow!
Super nice there Jeff!

I see Armando isn't the only Dr in the house!
Nice surgery there!   =)

Gonna go right now and make sure in have the PE for this kit!  =)

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2014, 08:49:13 pm »
Got PE?
Check!  =)

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2014, 08:59:29 pm »
these almost look like photos from some horror flick! "X-Acto Man's Revenge"
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2014, 01:54:46 am »
Dude, youre like an orthopedic surgeon! Amputate here, rotate hip there...lol...looking sharp
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2014, 11:26:32 am »
Wow!
Super nice there Jeff!

I see Armando isn't the only Dr in the house!
Nice surgery there!   =)

Gonna go right now and make sure in have the PE for this kit!  =)


Thanks Kenny!  Yeah, the photo etch!!  8)  This is my first time with a nice PE kit.  I can see using more of it in the future for sure.  ;)


these almost look like photos from some horror flick! "X-Acto Man's Revenge"

Dude, youre like an orthopedic surgeon! Amputate here, rotate hip there...lol...looking sharp

That's funny stuff right there!  ;D  Thanks Guys!



Well, I burned myself out a bit on figures yesterday!  :)
Two of the four or five figures I'll need are ready for primer.  I'll be adding some more detail to them after they are primed.  I think the driver looks more like Chief Sharkey than Nelson.







So, itching to try out the PE,  here's what went on....
Fairly typical PE installation technique to allow for lighting.


Drill holes.





Connect holes with hobby knife.





File,  sand and generally cleanup cutout





I gave the back of the PE a little scrub on some 600 grit to ensure good adhiesion.








CA the part into place.




So all in all, a pretty sweet upgrade!!  As I said, I'm a first timer with the PE, but  found  it wasn't too difficult to get it installed.  It absolutely does kick the detail value up several notches!

Thanks for having a look Guys!
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Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2014, 12:46:01 pm »
You probably know this already, FT, but remember to hit the PE with some metal primer before you paint it...otherwise, the paint wont stay on very well. Looking sweet...
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2014, 01:00:41 pm »
Yeah, that detail looks sweet!
Most PE is fairly easy to work with and sometimes it is a major pain!
Remember when you have to place the PE on an uneven surface take a torch, propane, butane whatever and heat it up. It will lend itself to the surface you are placing it on and won't try to flex back straight!

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2014, 02:54:20 pm »
very impressed how you kit bashed the figures Jeff. Nice little tut on using PE

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2014, 04:15:39 pm »
You probably know this already, FT, but remember to hit the PE with some metal primer before you paint it...otherwise, the paint wont stay on very well. Looking sweet...
OK. Thanks very much Armando!  I was not aware of this procedure.  I do have a spray bomb of metal specific primer, so I'll be sure to dust over the brass with it before going ahead with the "standard" primer.  Thank You Sir!


Yeah, that detail looks sweet!
Most PE is fairly easy to work with and sometimes it is a major pain!
Remember when you have to place the PE on an uneven surface take a torch, propane, butane whatever and heat it up. It will lend itself to the surface you are placing it on and won't try to flex back straight!
Again, unaware of this procedure.  Thanks very much Kenny! 


very impressed how you kit bashed the figures Jeff. Nice little tut on using PE
Cheers Bill  ;)


A little primer down.




This is the extent of the PE work accomplished today.  Don't want to rush it and have things go south on me  ;D 




Here are mirror image kit parts for comparison.  I mean, the plastic detail is perfectly fine, but the brass really elevates it to another level!  (Yeah, I'll be buying more PE sets  ;D).

 


Here's a little backlight action.




That's it for this most enjoyable weekend of modeling.  I'll continue to pick away at it, evenings this week.  Thanks for the great tips and for looking in Guys!
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Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

 




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