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Offline Shawn McClure

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #240 on: February 12, 2019, 07:45:01 am »
Looks great so far Steve.  I can't wait to see what you choose for your final color!   Bwaaaaaa.   You know I had to do that.

Looks great.

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #241 on: February 12, 2019, 07:49:21 am »
Looks great so far Steve.  I can't wait to see what you choose for your final color!   Bwaaaaaa.   You know I had to do that.

Looks great.

Shawn

ha. ha, Shawn.

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #242 on: February 12, 2019, 09:38:18 am »
You don't know how long I've been waiting to say that after you asked the same question of my UFO ship.  Hahahaha.
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #243 on: February 14, 2019, 08:12:29 pm »
Steve, loving it!  Can you show some detail on how you light the deflector yet avoid leaks around the edges (since it looks like it is going in after final paint)?
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #244 on: February 20, 2019, 07:52:45 am »
Steve, loving it!  Can you show some detail on how you light the deflector yet avoid leaks around the edges (since it looks like it is going in after final paint)?

I have this well thought-out, sure fire plan that will totally...uhm...make it easy to...not see any...uhm......light leaks around that...uhm...part...thingy...

no.                    :P               :-[

Do you?

I have an idea but I don't know how successful it will be.



I made a cone light box to focus and limit the blue LED light to just the deflector dish. I painted the deflector dish with primer and an overlay of paint and I am hoping that, in scraping the paint off the back of the deflector to allow adhesion of the dish to the hull, I won't overexpose the part and allow light from the secondary hull LEDs to bleed around the light box.

I will have to use PPP to fill the gap around the dish and the hull, which I am hoping will be minimal, and then use some touch up painting to hide the addition.

Whaddayathink?

Steve
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #245 on: February 20, 2019, 08:26:41 am »
That looks pretty cool Steve.  I don't see any light leaks on it.

Shawn
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #246 on: March 04, 2019, 07:58:05 am »
Greetings, Fellow Modelers!

I hope you had a productive weekend!

I did and was able to make some headway on my Enterprise C; although MrsMSgtUSAFRet didn't seemed as thrilled about it as I was/am!

So, we're here again, at the masking and painting stage.





This time I tested the clean release of the Tamiya tape (I feel like I should take out some stock in this company!) from the Vallejo acrylic paint; and it released very easily with no paint lift.

The paint went on the saucer beautifully!



Always in a hurry, I removed the masking and found this underneath.



I am happy with the masking and how color is where is it supposed to be; I even did some touching up thinking I would keep the paint scheme. But, I wasn't too sure about the stark contrast between the hull base color and the secondary color. After a test, I decided to remask and repaint with a lighter grey; but not before I roughened up the surface, to break the glaze on the darker paint, with 600 grit sandpaper.



This is a Dark Gull Grey Vallejo paint and it seems to have a bit of a greenish hue to it. The green/grey in combination with the Mecha Blue seems, IMHO, to work better than the darker grey. Fortunately, I haven't taken the masking off the saucer so I can cover the dark with the gull grey with minimal effort. Good thing I didn't go on or otherwise it would have been another step backward for this project.

But, pressing onward. I still have the nacelle supports to mask and paint, so more time at the bench working on bending my upper back in half! :D

Thank for reading and commenting!

Steady as she goes!

Steve
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #247 on: March 04, 2019, 06:17:57 pm »
Great progress Steve.  The colors look great on that ship.

Shawn
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #248 on: March 06, 2019, 12:30:52 pm »
I love your color scheme. I think this is my number 2 overall favorite Enterprise design (after the refit), but I can't stand the actual paint job on the studio model. It looks so cartoonish under normal lighting.

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #249 on: March 06, 2019, 01:28:43 pm »
I agree. I think the paint style on the studio model doesn
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #250 on: March 07, 2019, 08:05:34 am »
Great progress Steve.  The colors look great on that ship.

Thanks Shawn - at least I will be able to pick my ship out from a lineup! ;)

I love your color scheme. I think this is my number 2 overall favorite Enterprise design (after the refit), but I can't stand the actual paint job on the studio model. It looks so cartoonish under normal lighting.

Thanks Dave - I agree about the colors of the studio model. Of course the onscreen shots were not well lit and any color was blended out. I think more in a militaristic mindset of greys in paint schemes. This ship is one of my favorites - 3rd, I think, after TOS and TMP.

I agree. I think the paint style on the studio model doesn

Thanks Phil - I, too, hate commas - especially those written in another program; they seem to cancel anything after it - as if it is a programming note. Notepad seems to be the exception - it cuts and pastes well here.

Thanks for the comments and support, Gents!

Keep them coming! I am hoping to make some progress on painting the saucer this weekend.

Hailing Frequencies are Open!

Steve

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #251 on: March 10, 2019, 07:48:03 pm »
This looking really nice Steve! You're doing a great job on this and I can't wait to see it after you've finished with the paint.

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #252 on: March 10, 2019, 09:13:27 pm »
Lol. I guess this is gonna be one good thing about getting a new forum. Apostrophes will hopefully be allowed!
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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #253 on: March 18, 2019, 06:09:33 am »
Looking good, Steve!  Glad you're having success with the Vallejo paints -- they've become my "go to" for nearly everything I've done lately.  Like yourself, I too find some interesting color combinations in their Mecha line.  In fact, I like the Mecha white as a starship base coat since it has a touch of gray and is very durable.

Will we see the "C" at the IPMS Houston show next month???  Please???

Al

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Re: 1/1400 AMT Enterprise-C
« Reply #254 on: March 18, 2019, 11:15:13 am »
This looking really nice Steve! You're doing a great job on this and I can't wait to see it after you've finished with the paint.

Thanks Tom! I am really enjoying your Space:1999 build!

Lol. I guess this is gonna be one good thing about getting a new forum. Apostrophes will hopefully be allowed!

HA! We'll have to see, Phil! It would make life a little easier if it did! :)

Looking good, Steve!  Glad you're having success with the Vallejo paints -- they've become my "go to" for nearly everything I've done lately.  Like yourself, I too find some interesting color combinations in their Mecha line.  In fact, I like the Mecha white as a starship base coat since it has a touch of gray and is very durable.

Will we see the "C" at the IPMS Houston show next month???  Please???

Al

Thanks Al! I have come to really like the Vallejo paints. I even bought a wash to see if I can duplicate your BSG TOS Cylon basestar build! As for showing this one, I am  not sure this one is show worthy (although, thank you for your compliment!). If any of your models are there, I know I will have stiff competition!

Thanks for your replies and comments. I am slowing painting the engines and pylons - facing some paint lifting issues and some touch-ups - but I hope to have something to show you soon!

Thanks again!

Steve
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