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Author Topic: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!  (Read 5887 times)

Offline ghostrider

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1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« on: October 09, 2016, 02:45:55 pm »
Hey Gang!

Yep, yet another Refit!

Led lighting - check
Photoetch - check
Decals from HDAModelworx - check
Paint - looking for a pearl base coat that I like... Ideas?
Courage - check

Going to watch some of boyds videos of his refit build again... Want to do the bridge modifications.

I really want to paint on the aztecs but without an airbrush don't know how that would be possible.

Busted open the box today and id forgotten how big this beast is!


Offline Firebiro

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 06:41:00 am »
Best of luck with it, I have a 350 refit sitting in my stash for Years now, still afraid of it ha ha
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Offline karve

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 06:57:05 am »
Welcome to the refit club. HAve fun! 
  One suggestion....if you can I would strongly suggest you get yourself an air brush. The improvement in what you can do is out of this world. They aren't the cheapest thing, especially if you have t get a compressor as well, but it's a one time expense and your results will be incredibly better! ;)
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Offline Shawn McClure

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 12:50:03 pm »
Looking forward to your progress.

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Offline Epyonkiller

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 06:58:22 pm »
Can't wait to see the build!

There are a lot of them going on right now.  Just take it slow and steady!

I'm still researching paint bases myself 😄

Offline ghostrider

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 11:43:39 am »
I opened the box and started pulling parts out... Hmmm.. Where to begin?

Decided to start with the hanger bay, seemed like a logical starting point. Pulled out the photo etch and got to it. Work was progressing along nicely. But I know I had a small file around somewhere to file off the burrs from the photo etch. Started digging around in the organizers drawers... I know its in there somewhere.

Didn't find the file...Found that brand new uncapped #11 xacto knife. shoved it in my finger to the bone... making matters worse my hand was now stuck in the drawer with a blade buried to the handle in my finger... with some creative maneuvering I got my hand out... After I got the bleeding to stop and my Wife patched me up it just kind of took the wind out of my sails... model work ceased for the night.

So kids... Lesson here is... cap that knife and store it elsewhere!


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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 12:17:03 pm »
The Refit will find your weakness, and exploit it.

Offline ghostrider

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 02:01:14 pm »
The Refit will find your weakness, and exploit it.

I am beginning to see that! LOL!

I will not allow this hunk of plastic to rule me! Victory shall be mine!

Offline Epyonkiller

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 03:37:24 pm »
Ouchies! 

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 05:18:38 pm »
It's been said that you haven't truly arrived in the hobby until you have shed blood for a model. Congrats! You've arrived! BTW, is your wife in the medical profession? That's a pretty spiffy patch job there.
Dan

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Offline Lestatdelc

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2016, 05:26:55 pm »
Didn't find the file...Found that brand new uncapped #11 xacto knife. shoved it in my finger to the bone...

Yikes.

Well that's one way to paint the red Starfleet Pennant on the secondary hull. But not my first choice. ;)
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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2016, 10:31:28 pm »
Dude! Not cool! Sorry about the stab wound! How many ninjas did you say there were?

On the serious side, I hope your tetanus shot is up to date; especially with it penetrating to the bone. Do keep an eye on it for signs of infection!

Take care of yourself first!

Good luck!!

Steve
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Offline Lestatdelc

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2016, 11:56:16 pm »
BTW, is your wife in the medical profession?

Not looking to thread-jack, but that's one of the awesome upsides to my better half being a nurse.

Beside her being 100% non-plussed in medical emergencies and knowing what to do in case of accident or injury without even thinking, I get free nitrile gloves (eminently useful when dealing with chemicals, airbrushing, and keeping a surface oil and fingerprint free) to my hearts content. Not only that, it also provides me an unlimited supply of saline syringes (great for precise mixing ratios of liquids among other things) and small pill cups (great for pouring out and mixing small batches of paints, liquids, etc.).
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Offline ghostrider

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2016, 12:11:19 am »
It is indeed great having a nurse for a wife, except when she cuts the bacon and steak off. Lol

I will have to ask her for the hookup, thanks for bringing that up!

She made me an appointment with the doc... I sense a tetanus shot in my future.

One more night off and back at it tomorrow!

Offline karve

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Re: 1/350 Refit - Let the journey begin!
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2016, 04:45:01 am »
Ouch!
  Yup nice to have a nurse in your life. Working  on the refit it would help if she had some psychological training as well!  ;D

Off to a nice start. Keep your spirits up and your fingers away from sharp objects and you'll be fine.  :)


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I will not allow this hunk of plastic to rule me! Victory shall be mine

Poor guy....he still doesn't know...... ;D  ;)
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