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Author Topic: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights  (Read 1372 times)

Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2018, 07:33:25 am »
trekriffic, sympathies on RL. Sometimes it sucks, but you will recover.

And....you did the plaid dress! SMH. Is there anything you don't do well?! It looks great!

Love the antenna also!

Keep moving forward!

Steve

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2018, 11:38:01 am »
Thanks for the kind words Steve. The antenna is painted brass now and looks great IIDSSM.

Here's this morning's update after putting in a couple of hours on Sunday....

I added the decals to the rear cockpit wall for the speakers, passenger status indicator panel over the door, and the door controls. I also cemented Steve and Dan into position:

Cockpit with Pilots by trekriffic, on Flickr

I keep thinking Dan is just coming back from the restroom:

Dan Erickson Standing by trekriffic, on Flickr

I decided to have Dan Erickson standing with his seat at an angle so you could get a good view of the seat thru the bow windows:

Dan and Steve from Above by trekriffic, on Flickr

I positioned Steve Burton's hands as close as I could to the control yoke handles:

Steve Burton at the Controls by trekriffic, on Flickr

I glued the remaining ceiling girders in place with 5-minute expoy:

Support Girders by trekriffic, on Flickr

I laid a few strips of matte aluminum bare metal foil along the center of the accordion doors to the closet. In the pilot episode Fitzhugh goes into the closet to check his gun and you can see him grabbing the metal latching strip to close the accordion doors so they were not just curtains:

Closet Accordion Doors by trekriffic, on Flickr

The closet wall with the accordion doors was glued in place with epoxy. Still need to clean it up a bit and putty the seams along the sides:

Closet Wall by trekriffic, on Flickr

Lastly for the day, I attached Fitzhugh's legs and gave him a potbelly using AVES Apoxy Sculpt. I even added his tie which will be painted black. Need to finish adding his lapels before I glue the briefcase (seen on the right) onto his chest:

Fitzhugh and Briefcase in Progress by trekriffic, on Flickr

Next thing will be attaching Fitzhugh's arms (they will be clutching the briefcase tight) and his head. Then I'll give his shirt a collar. Then more putty for his corpulent face and hair. I'll also start work on the translucent ceiling panels and wiring up the LEDs for interior illumination.
Steve

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2018, 10:34:14 pm »
I continue to be amazed at the attention to detail!
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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2018, 06:15:42 pm »
I continue to be amazed at the attention to detail!

Thanks Spencer.

Moving right along...

Finished assembling Alexander Fitzhugh and puttying him with AVES to give him his girth and double chin:

Fitzhugh WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

Fitzhugh WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr


Finished painting Fitzhugh. Here he is clutching his valise filled with stolen cash just like like in the pilot episode.
His epaulets were done using black decal film over which I painted gold stripes. He's been sealed with Future and sprayed with Dullcote:

Fitzhugh Finished by trekriffic, on Flickr

Fitzhugh Clutches His Briefcase by trekriffic, on Flickr

Next up... a boy and his dog...

Chipper and Barry by trekriffic, on Flickr
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 01:04:56 pm by trekriffic »
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Her: "But... you hear voices don't you?"
Him: "Not Chinese!"

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Re: Spindrift from Land of the Giants by Polar Lights
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2018, 04:32:54 pm »
Not a lot to report for this update. Got sidetracked by RL. Refinishing upstairs and downstairs cabinets this past week.

Anyway, I did manage to get Barry Lockridge (the boy) put together. The main challenge with Barry is his smaller size relative to the other passengers. Every part had to be shaved down a tad, all except for his head. A child's head is proportionally larger than an adult's :

Barry in Primer by trekriffic, on Flickr

Barry Lockridge by trekriffic, on Flickr

After brushing with Tamiya lacquer primer:

Barry Lockridge by trekriffic, on Flickr

I little rough looking to the DSLR's eye but he'll look fine after painting.

Next up is Chipper, the dog. I think the easiest thing would be to make him out of epoxy putty; I'll probably break out the Tamiya epoxy putty, it's stiffer than AVES and will hold detail better. Found this good profile shot of him:

Chipper by trekriffic, on Flickr

Before I place him in Barry's lap though I'll paint Barry's shirt and tie, jacket, and pants.

Saty tuned!
Steve

Him: "Chinese voices in his head? That's a little weird."
Her: "But... you hear voices don't you?"
Him: "Not Chinese!"

 




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