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Offline fumblethumbs

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2014, 07:17:39 pm »
Hahaha!  Yeah Ski...Definitely the whipping boy!  He sure did add some comic relief.  Although, when I watch the show now (I'm pushing 50) the whole thing seems like comic relief!!  ;D  Something kinda cool about it even now though.


So, aside from putzing around a bit with the figures, I mainly worked on the front console this weekend.  It was a challenge!  :o  A lot of very careful carving.  I was so zoned, I didn't get any progress pics, but carving is carving. :)


The backlight gels are just dry fit, so not quite centered up properly yet.  I'll use micro crystal clear to affix them permanently after the painting is all finished.  No lie, I bet I put 5 or 6 hours in on this bit over the weekend.  Loved every second of it!!  :) 





Here you can see the ultra small perforations in the PE







Thanks for checkin' it Guys!  :)   

Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2014, 07:33:20 pm »
Looking sweet Jeff.  Enjoying what your doing is the best part of this.  That center piece is going to look great
Take Care
Steve

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2014, 10:30:55 am »
 :o  All I can say is wow.  Your are doing fantastic work here.  A very clean looking build that is looking really nice.  Looking forward to the next update on this one so I can enjoy more eye candy!   8)
That model really tied the room together.

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #78 on: March 27, 2014, 01:54:42 am »
Cool method of "dressing" your figures Jeff, I will keep that one in the locker!

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #79 on: March 28, 2014, 03:27:48 am »
Looking beautiful Jeff.
Awesome figure and photoetch  work. Your console back lighting is brilliant too.
Look forward to the next update mate.
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #80 on: March 28, 2014, 09:31:15 am »
Great, clean work on the PE and the instrument panels.
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #81 on: March 28, 2014, 08:15:55 pm »
The dash/instrument panel is looking sweet!
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #82 on: March 28, 2014, 09:55:11 pm »
Cool method of "dressing" your figures Jeff, I will keep that one in the locker!

Agreed! wish i had known that when doing my ewok!
That P.E. looks sharp man!
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #83 on: March 30, 2014, 08:29:12 am »
Hi Guys!

Thank You all, for the comments and interest!  Much appreciated!  :)

This weeks task was to create a means of running fibre optic to the top rack on the front console.
This little piece is molded solid and presented a challenge.  After noodling on it, I decided to make it easy on myself!  ;D



Here you can see the "top rack" above the centre viewing screen, along with the PE that goes over the front of it.





I decided to hollow it out from the topside  :o  You will notice a good thickness of plastic was left behind the PE piece.  This will hold the FO strands straight and square to the panel.  After the PE was applied, holes were drilled.







A new sheet top was glued on, trimmed and sanded to shape.  This method did require some fairly precise work, but wayyy easier than trying to hog it out from the underside I think.
Wayyyyyy  easier!!!






Two of the three light boxes are taking shape.  The round holes in the side will take a 3mm LED.  This front console is a tricky little piece to work on.  It's a tight area to work in and there is a lot going on with it. 




And finally, fixing to get some primer down!  ;D  I taped off as many glue points and edges as possible.  I'd rather spend a bit of time to mask this stuff than have to scrape and sand off paint  ;)




As always Guys, thanks for dropping in and having a look see!!  :)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 08:31:18 am by fumblethumbs »
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #84 on: March 30, 2014, 11:25:55 am »
Your console is looking great! I appreciate your input on the build and details. I'd like to try some PE parts out on a Voyager I have on hold in the future, and your input is awesome!
Boldly going...

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2014, 12:00:46 pm »
wonderful work Jeff cant wait to see more

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #86 on: March 30, 2014, 12:45:28 pm »
Agreed! Hungry for more cool pics. Hope they re-issue this kit soon.
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #87 on: March 30, 2014, 01:17:17 pm »
Love the work in the console! Very sharp!
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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #88 on: March 30, 2014, 04:04:54 pm »
Looks great Jeff.    Great idea to use the light boxes with the FO, I think you just solved a problem for me.
Thanks
Steve

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Re: Fumbles' Flying Sub (Modified)
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2014, 04:52:35 pm »
Great way to solve your lighting problem!
Question? what did you use for the inserts in the displays? I saw you referred to Gels earlier. With the demise of Ektachrome or any other slide film I was wondering how others were doing this.
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