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Author Topic: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis (Modified)  (Read 6324 times)

Offline Caladonis

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Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis (Modified)
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:12:22 pm »
Here is my entry pic

« Last Edit: March 04, 2014, 08:05:51 pm by TrekWorks »

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 07:26:51 pm »
good to go Caladonis

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 08:03:10 pm »
A nice selection!  I look forward to seeing this kit build up.  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: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 09:00:25 pm »
Im sure you will do an excellent job on that.  Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 03:02:09 pm »
Yep, nice selection!
Have fun with it!  :)
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 12:29:19 am »
sweet choice! good luck!
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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 07:28:59 pm »
Hi Caladonis, which category do you intend to place your build in?
If It's a model kit, I like it already.

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2014, 07:52:12 pm »
Not sure, a basic kit with some minor mods and lighting, a panoramic background base with LCARS display.

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2014, 08:04:46 pm »
Some progress  - http://youtu.be/OLxWm5sy-0Q

Rub-A-Dub-Dub


Cut here...


Cut here 2


Cut here 3


Drill here


Cut here 4


Nasty cut
« Last Edit: March 04, 2014, 08:09:25 pm by Caladonis »

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2014, 08:05:29 pm »
Ok, looks like the Modified category thanks.
If It's a model kit, I like it already.

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis (Modified)
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 10:42:29 am »
Good start.

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis (Modified)
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 04:17:12 pm »
Lookin' good Don!  Should be quite a sight with the lighting
mods you have planned!   8)

Jeff.
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis (Modified)
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 05:35:46 pm »
Very nice start!

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis (Modified)
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 01:24:47 am »
Good start, take your time and enjoy!

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Re: Spring build - The Defiant from DS9 by Caladonis (Modified)
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2014, 09:29:27 am »
Studio VS Kit - devil is in the details

Here are the plasma vents with the studio at the top and the kit at the bottom. Notice how "soft" the kit parts are vs the crisp lines of the studio model.


Lets fix that problem. Just like the brass tubes nest inside one another so do the evergreen polystyrene tubes. Here I have added a stop to my miter box and found the best size for the outer tube.


Here I have 4 pieces of tubing and some putty to smooth the seam between the innermost tubes. I cut and assembled several to get a good master for casting.


Another area that needs attention is the "grids". Here are the ones on the studio model


And here are the ones on the kit. On the studio the grids "float" surrounded by the red area, and the ladders are separate parts.


Here are the replacement parts ready for casting
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 09:41:41 am by Caladonis »

 




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