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Offline malleman

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 06:30:17 pm »
Scottminimum, while I do plan on lighting it, the only blinking lights will be the set of green and red lights on the side of the view screen, the lights under the view screen, and the red alert lights on the sides of the screen, the side of the turbolift, and the red light on the helm.  I have seen some of the builds where they do, and it is very impressive, I just don't have the skills or patience  ;D.
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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 06:49:27 pm »
https://i.imgur.com/cZoK7bNh.jpg[/img]]https://i.imgur.com/rzr03DSh.jpg[/img]]https://i.imgur.com/DgOOlo9h.jpg[/img]] Up date 0n my command bridge build, after I glued the sections together I was not satisfied with how the lower view screens fit together nor was I satisfied with the glue job I did on the control panels. So I removed the photo etch and started over. After reading several forums on how to apply photo etch (this is my first attempt) I ran across a site that recommend Gator Grip Hobby Glue. I can say I am very pleased with the results. The glue allows time to adjust the parts before it sets and is easy to clean up the excess. I decided to take a break from the actual model to work on the figures for a bit.  I picked up a used original ATM command bridge  on ebay for cheap in case I messed up and for the extra men.  It is hard to see in the picture but there is a noticeable size difference in the men from the original model and the re-released model.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 07:31:25 pm by malleman »

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2018, 12:41:11 am »
Are you using Transparencies for the Screens? I sell a set for those.
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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2018, 01:06:06 am »
https://i.imgur.com/F9qQmOlh.jpg[/img]] Almost finished the bridge crew, still have to clean them up a bit.  I think I am going to make decals for the Star Fleet and rank insignia, easier then painting them. Tankton, can you send me a picture of the transparencies you have to sell. Did you make them? I have two sets of transparencies that came with the photo etch but you never know.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 01:15:40 am by malleman »

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2018, 01:45:10 pm »
Here is a sample. Part of them are a recreation of Outerspace Outfitters. The screens are My own creation using
the kit decals as a guide.
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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2018, 06:45:35 pm »
I swear it looks like Spock just said, "Illogical", with a completely deadpan delivery.
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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2018, 07:24:49 pm »
Scottminium I agree, and to me the Spock figure is the most accurate of the Bridge Crew. I am not the best at miniatures but I sure enjoyed painting them. Tankton, I appreciate it but I have the same screens and control panels from Outerspace Outfitters.  What did you use to modify the chairs?

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2018, 08:27:05 pm »
I used Apoxy Sculpt to modify the chairs. Even made the bottom cushion.
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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 07:46:31 am »
Wow! Nice Miniatures, Malleman!

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2018, 09:58:51 pm »
https://i.imgur.com/8hZidjQh.jpg[/img]] [url=http:// https://i.imgur.com/1v7gMXPh.jpg[/img]] https://i.imgur.com/T7EPYQVh.jpg[/img]] Prototype bridge chair. not satisfied with the way the legs turned out, still have some work to do on them. Thanks MsgtSAFRet I was sweeping  up around my model and found some small sequins (I have 3 daughters) and decided they were a good fit for Uhura's ear rings. 
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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2018, 07:43:22 am »
And here I was gonna complement you on the chairs! :D

The sequins idea was an inspiration and completely fitting with Uhura's style!

I'm still in awe of your figurines and your painting of them. Very nice work. I especially love how her legs are crossed. Did the figurine come that way or did you manipulate it somehow?

Hang in there!

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2018, 10:10:55 pm »
 MSgtUSAFRet thank you for your flattering comments! The reissued AMT Command Bridge Kit comes with 6 figures (five men and one women) and 10 interchangeable heads, Kirk, McCoy, Spock, Scotty, Sulu, Checkov, Uhura, and Lt. Boma, Lt. Latimer, and Yeoman Mears.  I purchased an original AMT Command Bridge for spare parts on E-Bay.  The original kit came with three figures and three interchangeable heads (Kirk, Sulu, and Spock).  I did not modify the poses, however I used Lt. Boma's head to make the Tellarite and Lt. Latimer's head to make the Andorian.  The original kit's figures are noticeably smaller and have less detail. I used cheap craft paints, and I know the shirt colors are off but I think the primary colors make them pop. My twin brother has been painting Warhammer miniatures for over 20 years and gave me a ton of advice. I had planned to paint the insignias and ranks on the figures like I did on my Galileo diorama but I find that the Command Bridge figures do not have a lot of detail and doing it free style would be hard. So I plan on making decals rather than painting them. https://i.imgur.com/ExlTMVeh.jpg[/img]]I wanted to show off this shirt I had made to the group, I thought you guys could appreciate it (my wife and kids sure don't, LOL)https://i.imgur.com/Oh06LM5h.jpg[/img]]
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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2018, 01:13:44 am »
Nice shirt, man! I like it. Also the shuttle looks good. Whats the switch for?

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2018, 09:58:34 am »
Thanks Manu! The shuttle lights up. You can check it out in this video https://youtu.be/5C6BcMAIqvY

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Re: AMT Command Bridge Build
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2018, 06:38:08 pm »
Shirt, shuttle, command bridge--all wonderful!
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