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Offline USSBonchune

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New here from Austin, Texas
« on: March 30, 2015, 07:14:47 pm »
Hey guys, been on the site a while (lurking and learning) and thought I would say hello!

I also have a question. Haven't modeled for almost 20 years, and really wanting to dig back in and build myself a star fleet.
What would the forum consider the best star trek beginner model to get started with to learn lighting, putty work, modification, etc?

I was thinking defiant, since it has a simple structure, but then I looked at the paint scheming and saw the reviews on the horrible fit and putty work required...

suggestions?
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Offline Kuce

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 09:00:42 pm »
Welcome.

Sounds like there's now about 3 of us in the Austin area.

Joe

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 09:19:30 pm »
Welcome to the forum.  There are a lot of knowledgable builders here.
You could try a 1/1000 Enterprise.  You can find them in TOS and TMP versions.
My thought is that you just have to dive in.
My 1st lighting attempt was the Pegasus War of the Worlds diorama.  I didn't do any flashing lights, but it did get my feet wet with LEDs.  And the kit was easy to put together.
For a little more challenge you could give the TMP Vulcan Shuttle a go, with the DLM clear parts. 
Matt

Offline USSBonchune

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 07:31:15 am »
AWESOME! Other Austinites!! Hello Joe!
And I ALWAYS forget about the Vulcan warp sled, that is a great idea. Small kit, limited fit issues, limited wiring and such required. I may just start that for this adventure into all things modeling again! Thanks Mstowell.
I have a few kits and some standard paint and a lot of painting, gluing, cutting, filing, and putty supplies. Time to start stocking up on lighting parts, and an airbrush.
eesh....
So much to do still before I can even start



Well, it has begun, vulcan warp sled model and defiant model ordered. Debating getting the DLM clear parts. I already have a dremel, so I could paint it and light it as a federation model, or leave it dark as seen in the film directly from vulcan...time will tell!


Airbrush recommendations please?
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 10:42:40 am by USSBonchune »
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Offline pakratt840

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 12:08:35 pm »
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Airbrush recommendations please?

I'm using a Badger Patriot 105, and I like it a lot. I've heard good things about Iwata Eclipse too. I would probably stay away from the Chinese knock-offs. They're inexpensive, but don't last, IMHO. I have a couple of those Master Brand ABs, and while some have said they like theirs, I would only use them for spraying primers and clear coats at this point. Again, this is just my opinion. A lot is dictated by budget and what you're willing to spend. If you don't have one already, you will also need a compressor to run your airbrush.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 02:40:12 pm by pakratt840 »
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Offline karve

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 02:35:57 pm »
Welcome aboard!
  Whatever you decide to start with will be great. There's so much experience in the folks in this forum that whatever you're working on, someone will be there to help out.  I'm looking forward to seeing your work. ;)
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Offline AlW

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 05:04:57 pm »
What, another Longhorn fan?  Welcome and looking forward to your builds!

Offline USSBonchune

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 10:55:53 am »
Well, I don't know about Longhorn fan...but I am in Austin.
Thanks! I am really excited to get everything ordered and start already!!!
Definitely decided that Surak will be first, and then I will move over to a defiant build.
Sooooooooooo many kits that I want to build!
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Offline USSBonchune

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 05:50:11 pm »
Something finally arrived!
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Offline USSBonchune

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2016, 08:44:31 pm »
sorry for the bump and the double post. but, I am working on the vilkan shuttle surak, and I cannot find the magnet. Am I crazy? anyone know where it is located on the sprues?

edit: Nevermind, found them. never bothered looking in the bag with the base.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2016, 09:30:31 pm by USSBonchune »
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Offline Lestatdelc

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2016, 03:01:34 am »
Not sure I could give any worthwhile advice on kits to start off building your Starfleet with, but regardless, welcome to the board!

So post away with rundowns of your builds once you get going.... and pictures! We loves us some pictures of WIPs to following along your your builds.
Follow along with my Star Trek: The Motion Picture Polar Lights 1:350 scale U.S.S. Enterprise build on my website, Third Wave Design

Offline USSBonchune

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2016, 11:19:58 am »
Oh, I will be starting build threads soon. I just received my airbrush. Took forever to decide what to get.
I do need suggestion on other tools though, I got a scribe, some sanding sticks, a few other standard things like model glue and CA glue, but, recommendations for:

paints? laqcuer versus acrylic and so on
clamps?
sanding paper?
best putty for seam filling?

also, airbrush got delivered today! Not at home, so I can't open it yet, but I am posting the link to what I purchased:

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Airbrush-Multi-purpose-Dual-action-Compressor/dp/B001TO578Q

Good purchase, or no?
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 05:58:22 pm by USSBonchune »
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Offline USSBonchune

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2016, 09:43:44 pm »
WHY did I have to find the tetryon replacement neck for the ENT-D just to find out that they are shuttered...Got into this hobby too late apparently...
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Offline USSBonchune

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Re: New here from Austin, Texas
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2016, 02:54:36 pm »
Also, anyone know whats up with Custom Replicas?
Their email is no longer valid. Maybe a C&D order?
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