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Offline TD1701

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Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« on: September 25, 2016, 08:03:42 pm »
Hello Everyone,

Here is my latest project the Vulcan Shuttle Surak. This is the AMT/Ertl version molded in white. I started this about 6 years or so ago, and shelved it when I got married. Earlier this year I pulled it out of storage and decided to finish it.

Here it is after seam filling.

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-03-13%2013.12.18.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-03-13%2013.16.47.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-03-18%2020.02.55.jpg

Now with a nice coat of primer. The shuttle is Tamiya light gray primer, and the warp sled is Krylon gray primer. I find the Krylon is great for a first coat because it fills in the fine scratches nicely although it can leave a gritty finish. After a fine wet sand hit with some Tamiya and it looks beautiful

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-03-26%2013.46.34.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-03-30%2017.53.39.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-03-30%2017.54.31.jpg

Finally a base coat with Belton Molotow mauve paint.

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-03-30%2017.54.31.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-09-24%2018.57.15.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac327/tdwi66/Vulcan%20Shuttle/2016-09-24%2018.57.24.jpg

Now I just have a little cleanup with a couple of seams, and the detail painting to do. I'm overall pleased with how it is coming out, and i hope you all do too. I would appreciate any feedback as to how you think I am doing over all.

Thanks for taking a look, and have a great week!!

Tom



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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 09:37:22 pm »
The color looks great, Tom.  Is this the original run of the kit ?

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 10:52:18 pm »
Thank you very starsiegeplayer!! This is the Ertl version which could be anytime after 1981 to the mid 90's. I do have an original Lesney AMT who owned AMT when ST: TMP came out. It has those awful rub on decals with the rainbow adhesive stickers, and i'm holding onto that one as a collectible.

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 10:28:39 am »
looking forward to seeing this progress.  By the way, you might like to check http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=6373.0 for tips on making your photobucket images appear directly in the post.

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 07:35:11 pm »
Thanks!! I will post the images next time. Another member told me when I joined that the links would be the better way. i prefer seeing the pictures also rather than having to click the link.

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 08:33:15 pm »
I am hoping one of you great guys out there can help me with a problem. I was hoping to be further along than i am on this, and I've run into a stumbling block. Masking the docking collar has become a real problem for me. I can mask the lower circle OK but, it's the oblong part that goes to the top of the shuttle I can't seem to master. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks Guys,

Tom


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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2016, 12:41:33 am »
Tom, it's been many years since I built one of these but I remember masking that part to be very difficult also.

Two things you can do:

1)  Get a french curve set from a crafts store (not expensive) and use it to slice masking tape into a curved shape that matches the port edges. 
Here is an example of this (albiet on a larger size)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIzvn4-oXp8

2)  Get fineline tape and nick the outer edge to allow bending along tighter curves.   Overlay multiple pieces of tape on the outer edge as needed. Here is an example:


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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2016, 07:41:21 am »
There is also Tamiya's masking tape for curves:

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87177_87179/index.htm

Another thing you could do is roughly mask it out then use a fresh no. 11 blade to cut the curve out of the tape itself, if your doing this make sure its a fresh blade though!
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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2016, 07:55:41 am »
Tom, here is what I did on a difficult masking job.

I cut the blue painter's tape in small strips and placed the flat edge along the line of the part I was painting. After I had done the precise work, I placed larger pieces of tape on top with pieces of paper so the rest of the part wouldn't get any over spray. Fortunately I took a picture of it before I painted it - just because it took me so long to do. But, the result was worth it!

Just another tip to consider.

Hope this helps!

Steve
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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2016, 10:17:28 am »
Watching this one closely and lovin' your work.

Got one of these waiting in the "To Be Built" wings.
Iain

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 02:14:08 pm »
Wow! These are all great suggestions, thanks so much guys!!!! MSgtUSAFRet I like your solution for painting that part of the AMT TOS Enterprise. I built one last year and I had a heck of a time masking that area. I wanted to try the Tamiya tape but, it's a little pricey and I'm working on a budget. I bought a roll of 3M 6mm automotive masking tape from AutoZone today. It's supposed to be great for curves, and it's a couple dollars less a roll. I hope to give it a try this weekend because by looking at that close up I posted, it looks like I've got some cleaning up to do.

Tom

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 02:15:07 pm »
Take some good shots, please Tom. I started on one of these kits myself and am watching your build for ideas.

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2016, 10:21:12 pm »
Well, I took a break from trying to paint the docking collar, and decided to get some of the other painting done. yesterday and today I focused on getting the black painted on the nacelles. My first attempt yesterday did not go so well. :( I over thinned my Tamiya black paint and it leaked under the masking tape. Also my mask job for the docking collar was less than stellar So after a fresh base coat and another attempt today without thinning, and concentrating on the nacelles, my result were much more satisfying. Here are a couple of pics of my progress so far.





Have a great weekend guys!

Tom

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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2016, 07:19:48 am »
Way to stick with it, Tom!

Looking good so far!

Steve
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Re: Vulcan Shuttle Surak
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2016, 08:24:58 am »
Looking damn good Tom.

So much so it makes me want to halt my 1/350 NX-01 build and start mine.
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