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Author Topic: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models  (Read 3454 times)

Offline trekriffic

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2017, 06:16:14 pm »
Loving the detail! This is great. Keep'm coming.

Thanks!

So time for a little update...

Not sure what to call these but they are a nice little detail on either side of the pedestal at the base of the neck.
I guess I'll call them "outriggers":

Base of Neck Outriggers by trekriffic, on Flickr

Brass and Styrene Outriggers by trekriffic, on Flickr

The Imgur album provided a nice closeup of an impulse engine vent:

Studio Model Impulse Engine Vent by trekriffic, on Flickr

I decided to add the grooves to the outside of each exhaust port so I covered the frames with .010 spaced v-groove styrene sheet as shown on the left:

Impulse Exhaust Vent Wrapping by trekriffic, on Flickr

I also added some PE mesh to the base at the back end of the shuttle bay housing. It was a really easy addition to a noticeably bare spot on the model:

Stern Lower Shuttle Bay Brass Mesh by trekriffic, on Flickr

Studio Model Stern:

oeDFH0J by trekriffic, on Flickr

The single straight resin post that split each impulse engine vent was removed. The new brass and styrene frame I'm making will be glued in the same spot for a more accurate "partitioner":

Splitter Removed by trekriffic, on Flickr

New partitioner frames. These thin frames were cut from rectangular brass tubing:

Impulse Vent Partition Frames by trekriffic, on Flickr

Square styrene rod pieces are glued with CA and trimmed to fit frames:

Square .010 Styrene Rod Added by trekriffic, on Flickr

The new impulse engine vents:

New Exhaust Vent Frame Partitioners by trekriffic, on Flickr

Stern Assed Beauty by trekriffic, on Flickr

I think I'm pretty close to the priming stage now. Can't think of much else I want to accurize on this beastie.

Thanks for following along.

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2017, 04:04:33 pm »
OK. I decided I wasn't quite ready to prime this puppy. Just a few more things that begged for attention so here we go...

In the studio model photos I kept seeing this spear shaped detail along the spine that separates the two upper secondary hull magnetic attractor plates; at least that's what they are called in a set of blueprints I found on the web. So I trimmed some PE fret with surgical scissors and glued it in place along the spine:

Speartip Made from Brass PE Fret by trekriffic, on Flickr

The final parts are glued in place and the mods to the front of the secondary hull are complete:

Finally Done with Additions to Base of the Neck by trekriffic, on Flickr

The styrene bars, each with 4 short lengths of piano wire, are glued into locations just above the "outriggers" on either side of the neck:

Final Additions to Front of Secondary Hull by trekriffic, on Flickr

Photo etch screen is glued over a piece of square styrene rod to make the row of lights over the shuttle bay doors. A section of square brass tubing is glued into a hole in the stern just above the photon torpedo tube, AVES putty is then applied around the tube. This allows me to insert a display rod into the stern so the rod will not be visible from certain angles during photography sessions. Interestingly, the studio model has the same mounting port (albeit a rectangular one) in the same location:

Light Bar and Mounting Tube Added to Stern by trekriffic, on Flickr

This is the short display rod that slides inside of the longer display tube in the base. Perfect size for holding with your fingers. The short display rod is actually a small square brass tube inside of a round brass tube. The small square tube slides into the next size larger square brass tube mounted in the stern of the model:

Display Rod Inserted by trekriffic, on Flickr

Mounting Rod in Stern Mounting Point by trekriffic, on Flickr

The bridge as cast almost vertical sides whereas the sides should be sloped at an angle:

Incorrect Bridge Shape by trekriffic, on Flickr

Studio Model:

qN6Vuxg by trekriffic, on Flickr

Strip styrene is glued around the base of the bridge in layers then filed and sanded to get the correct slope:

Bridge Modifications by trekriffic, on Flickr

AVES is applied and smoothed to get the final shape of the bridge. The putty is so smooth it should only need a little sanding with 600 grit before I add some greeblies to the bridge:

New Bridge Profile by trekriffic, on Flickr

State of Disarray? This is what this little K't'inga has done to my workbench:

State of Disarray by trekriffic, on Flickr

Thanks for reading.

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2017, 06:24:17 pm »
Update...

After a light sanding the bridge was ready for greeblification. Using these photos as a guide I set to work:

rkutH5X by trekriffic, on Flickr

b7m09MJ by trekriffic, on Flickr

After a few hours of gluing tiny bits of styrene rod, sheet, piano wore, brass wire, and leftover brass fret material with CA I have this:

Bridge Dome Greeblies by trekriffic, on Flickr

Bridge Dome Greeblies by trekriffic, on Flickr

I'll give the greeblies a light topical sanding to reduce their height somewhat before priming. Maybe do some slight reshaping in a couple of spots but she's basically ready for priming at this point.

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2017, 09:05:06 pm »
Wow! totally loving the level of detail on this build and how you are achieving it.  Very nice work!
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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2017, 05:22:55 pm »
Got the command bulb done and primed overall...

The tower behind the command dome was a little short so I raised it about 1/32". After that I removed the top dome of the command tower and added four strips of transparent red styrene to make the windows:

Red Viewport Inserts by trekriffic, on Flickr

New profile after heightening dome and adding the bridge windows:

Dome Reattached by trekriffic, on Flickr

Some more greeblies were added to the top of the bridge tower:

Top of Dome by trekriffic, on Flickr

The six louvres on the sides of the command deck were removed using files and sanding sticks. There should only be four:

Revamping the louvres by trekriffic, on Flickr

Four new louvres were glued in place:

Four Louvres by trekriffic, on Flickr


Thin strips of brass were glued onto the louvres:

Brass Strip Detailing by trekriffic, on Flickr

She got her Tamiya Fine Surface Primer coat:

In Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

In Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

In Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

In Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

In Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

In Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

Now for the real fun!
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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2017, 11:53:49 pm »
Outstanding work!

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2017, 08:10:53 am »
Trekriffic, I've run out of adjectives trying to describe how awesome this looks!

OK, Fabulously Stupendous! (Howboutthat?!)  ;D

Keep it going!

Steve


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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2017, 10:32:20 am »
Trekriffic, I've run out of adjectives trying to describe how awesome this looks!

OK, Fabulously Stupendous! (Howboutthat?!)  ;D

Keep it going!

Steve

Wow! "Fabulously Stupendous"! High praise indeed...  ;D
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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2017, 12:56:57 pm »
No idea what the Klingon translation for "Let the fun begin!" is; there probably isn't one but, anyway, let's just hope the paintjob will be "Glorious!"...

Model Master Dark Sea Gray, Dark Ghost Gray, Neutral Gray, Gunship Gray, Flat White, Flat Olive Mat, Olive Drab, Willow Green, Sand Beige, and Insignia Yellow were mixed to come up with six different shades for the basecoat and accent colors:

Mixing Enamels by trekriffic, on Flickr

Paint mixing all done. These colors will be applied by a air and hand brushing and oversprayed with the thinned basecoat after drying. Then I will use water based gel ink pens and Tamiya weathering chalks to overlap and add interesting variations on these six colors. I will have to be judicious in their use though so as not to make the surface too busy:

Six Colors by trekriffic, on Flickr

The basecoat is a mix of Dark Sea Grey, Flat White, Flat Olive Drab, Willow Green, and Neutral Grey. It is a fairly light grey, slightly lighter than the Tamiya grey primer, with just a hint of green. I used a 50/50 mix of paint to thinner for airbrushing the basecoat. You want it to be the consistency of skim milk:

Basecoat Mixed and Ready for Thinning by trekriffic, on Flickr

The display rod is handy for holding the model at its stern mounting point for airbrushing:

Ready for Airbrushing by trekriffic, on Flickr

Airbrushing took only a few minutes and after 15 minutes it was dry to the touch. I'll give her at least a day though before I start handbrushing the accent colors. I want to avoid as much tape masking as possible.

Airbrushing of Basecoat Complete by trekriffic, on Flickr

Basecoated by trekriffic, on Flickr

The basecoat looks pretty darn close to the overall tone of the studio model, although the studio model was much greener originally before someone painted it with a white water based paint to mute the greenishness:

Basecoat Comparison by trekriffic, on Flickr

Next up...

Painting the accent colors.

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2017, 07:49:11 pm »
Treading a fine line between 'added detail' and 'every Captain needs aftermarket starship parts to survive.'  But I'm sure Star Wars was always worse than Trek.

Still love the level of detail here and very true to the studio modeler's vision.
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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2017, 07:04:00 am »
Excellent work.
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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2017, 05:00:29 pm »
OK here's the latest in the realm of K'T'inga goodness...

Finished the underpainting. Along the way I discovered a few more additional items that I just has to add for the sake of accuracy...

There were a few missing plates I added to the aft ventral surface of the command bulb using .010 sheet styrene:

Additional Plating Added by trekriffic, on Flickr

Using the Imgur studio model photos I painted the additional plates with a mix of tan and rust brown to match the studio model paint scheme:

Additional Plating Painted by trekriffic, on Flickr

I also noticed this detail strip was missing so added it using .010 thick v-groove styrene sheet:

Strip Added to Connecting Boom by trekriffic, on Flickr

Underpainting is complete...

Dorsal:
Underpainting Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

The colors used on the ventral surfaces appeared lighter than the dorsal surfaces. Sort of like a shark which is darker on top and lighter underneath:

Underpainting Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

The stern. Mostly a medium gray tone except for the shuttle/hangar bay housing which has tones of gray and green. The red you see inside the photorp tube is a round disc punched out from a sheet of red adhesive-backed vinyl paper:

Underpainting Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

She's close to finished as is but I want to take her to the next level with a unifying overspray mix of thinned clear enamel, light gray, and flat green to unify the hull.Followed by an application of yellow, gray, and green weathering powders (just bought the Tamiya E series weatheirng pastels set) in conjunction with water-based gel pens. Then I'll apply the decals before sealing with Testors Dullcote:

Underpainting Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

Underpainting Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

Underpainted K'Tinga Compared to Studio Model by trekriffic, on Flickr

I think I did a decent job of capturing the shades of colors in the underpainting phase of the model. Just need to lighten the values up a bit and enhance some of the greenish gray textures.
As Spock would say, a small feat of intrepidity is required; or perhaps a more apropos reference would be the comment below from Mister Worf should I earn what passes for a Klingon compliment:

worf happy by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2017, 08:06:00 pm »
Fantastic work on this, she is turning out beautifully.
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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2017, 04:30:28 pm »
Fantastic work on this, she is turning out beautifully.

Thanks Diz!   :)

Here's the latest...

I oversprayed with a mix of Flint Gray, European Dark Green, and Olive Drab mixed with Testors Gloss Clear then thinned with airbrush thinner. Then I did some retouching with some of the accent colors to restore some contrast to the paneling. After a few days to dry I lightly sanded with a 1200 grit sanding pad.

I did this test strip of the main accent colors in case anyone was interested:

Basic Color Palette by trekriffic, on Flickr

Here are some pics taken today after spraying with Dullcote. She was still wet for me in these photos:

After Overspraying and Touchup by trekriffic, on Flickr

Compare the photo below with the one above for quite a contrast between the dorsal and ventral. Like a shark, she's darker on top and lighter underneath:

After Overspraying and Touchup by trekriffic, on Flickr

From behind:

After Overspraying and Touchup by trekriffic, on Flickr

That's it for today. Next up is some weathering with Tamiya pastels and maybe some ink pens.

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Re: K't'inga 1/1000 scale by Ugh Models
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2017, 04:33:49 pm »
The amount of detail you have achieved at this scale is amazing.
Excellent work.
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