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Author Topic: 1/1000 Andromeda  (Read 1552 times)

Offline starsiegeplayer

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2018, 03:21:37 am »
Andromeda is looking pretty sweet!

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2018, 07:56:10 am »
Si, I was gonna build a 1/500 Yamato here, but, after seeing your Jedi Level builds and posts, I'm not so sure! :)

Maybe I will build it but only show fuzzy pics! :D

This build, as per your usual, it awesome and inspirational! Makes me wanna build better! Love the greeblies you added and the clean pics.

Do you have a photobooth? What is your photographic equipment of choice?

Steady as she goes!

Steve
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2018, 09:02:14 am »
thanks Steve - your very kind. I'm no Jedi though - just an ordinary guy who's probably a bit OCD  ;D

You should definitely build the Yamato!! It's a great kit and if you want to go the whole lighting hog, you should ask Warren (AKA Madmonk) if he can do the lighting set for you as he did for me - it's a work of art!

I can be anal retentive when it comes to pictures. All too many times I've seen a great build which is marred by crappy, hastily taken pics which are blurred, either over or under exposed and just outright poorly lit. I know not everyone has access to a DSLR etc but these days you don't even need one. A Galaxy or an iPhone can take a great shot. It doesn't take a lot of effort to get a good shot and one that's in focus.
I personally don't have a photo booth - I just use white card on a flat surface in good light (usually taken outside when possible). I use a Canon EOS500D with a Canon 24-70mm Lens (the one with a red band on it) and a tripod. The camera is usually set to F22 to get the highest depth of field possible and for most shoots, the ISO is around 800 (light dependent).
One tip I picked up a few years ago to ensure a good in focus shot when you don't have a release cable is to use the 2 second timer (works on a phone too if it has that feature). Press it and move your hand away and hey presto - you get no lens shake at all and a nice clear image afterwards.
I hope some of the above helps in some way (sorry for the rant)
Thanks again for the compliment Steve
Si

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2018, 05:57:47 pm »
Awesome looking!
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2018, 08:29:18 am »
I had the camera out today so I thought I'd snap a few pics of where I am with the Andromeda. It's almost ready for paint. I just need to add some details to the bottom and then it's all ready for painting.

I'm pretty happy with how it's coming out. I know some people don't like 'borgifying' clean lines, but that's OK.























That's all I have for now but I think it'll pass as an update

Thanks for looking

Si

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 07:45:57 am »
thanks Steve - your very kind. I'm no Jedi though - just an ordinary guy who's probably a bit OCD  ;D


eh. I'll give ya that, but I won't say you're alone in this!  ;D


You should definitely build the Yamato!! It's a great kit and if you want to go the whole lighting hog, you should ask Warren (AKA Madmonk) if he can do the lighting set for you as he did for me - it's a work of art!

I'll look at his site and see if I can pick it up! But at this point, it may be years from now as the stash and build line is growing! :D

Thanks, Si, for the camera info. I have a DSLR camera. I should pull it out and try my hand at your technique.

Keep going! The build looks great!

Steve
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 08:28:46 pm »
These kits are officially on the "must own and build" list, thanks to your builds, Si!
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 10:26:04 pm »
This is AWESOME!!!!

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2018, 02:01:59 am »
thanks guys  :)

I love these kits - they are so easy to put together and light and they look cool. I'll be starting the Garmillian winged cruiser form Set #3 soon which I'll do a WIP for as it's one of my favourite designs. I'll include the UX-01 Sub as well in the thread as it's quite a unique design. I didn't like it at first but it's really grown on me.
The Andromeda goes into the paint shop tomorrow so  it's not far from the end. I still have to make a base for it and the Yuunagi

Thanks for the interest guys.
Si

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2018, 02:37:51 am »
Hi everyone

Well, she's pretty much done now. I am still working on the base which will house 3 ships for now with room for a Dreadnought later on
I'm not going to weather it much now as I like it the way it is
I'll take some lit shots later on and post them up hopefully tonight
Let me know what you think - good or bad































I think that's plenty of pics for now, but as always, thanks for looking in
Si

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2018, 04:13:50 am »
That is just freakin' gorgeous/awesome.

I was going to get one of these myself but no way could I make it as good as this one.
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2018, 07:15:36 am »
That is just freakin' gorgeous/awesome.

Si, what he said!!!  :o :o :o :o :o

This is just, like, "WOW!"

Did you light this?! That would be AWESOME! If you didn't, it's still beautiful!

Just in case I missed it, how did you get the metal effect on the engine nozzles? Nicely done, BTW!

So, What's next on the bench - the Dreadnought?!

Again, Well Done!

Steve
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2018, 08:47:58 am »
Thanks Guys- your feed back is always welcome :)
Steve, the nozzle is painted in Alclad which are (IMO) the best metallic paints around

Well, here are the lit shots. I had a minor emergency with this as I couldn't get the lights to work. I had to break it open to get inside to see what was wrong. As it turned out, the main power lead hadn't been soldered on properly and it had come off completely. As a result of not doing things right the first time, I now have to replace a missing greebly from the back end and fabricate one of those little sensors from one of the rear guns. Fixed the lighting though!













That's all I have sorry. I did take more but they weren't worth showing.

Once I have my fleet base all done I'll include some pictures of that too

Thanks very much for stopping by and having a look

Si

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2018, 01:27:26 am »
So very beautiful. Wow. You made this look way better than the lighting kit that comes with it. (Makes me wish they'd release a scaled-down version of this kit without the lighitng kit.)

Si, I was gonna build a 1/500 Yamato here, but, after seeing your Jedi Level builds and posts, I'm not so sure! :)
Steve, after your NSE Protector, you could definitely do a Yamato. I've got the 1:1000 scale 2199 Yamato (the first one) that I've been considering getting started on.

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2018, 07:29:08 am »
Si, thanks for sharing your beautiful work! Love the lighting!

Si, I was gonna build a 1/500 Yamato here, but, after seeing your Jedi Level builds and posts, I'm not so sure! :)
Steve, after your NSE Protector, you could definitely do a Yamato. I've got the 1:1000 scale 2199 Yamato (the first one) that I've been considering getting started on.

greg, thanks! I know I will probably be asking Si ALOT of questions about my build - when I get to it in a couple of years! :D

Thanks again, Si!

Steve
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