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Author Topic: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle  (Read 912 times)

Offline Shawn McClure

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2018, 08:06:53 am »
Thank you Dave.

I'm going to use the micro krystal clear.  I don't actually have anything else.  I used this stuff on my Reliant and it worked great.  Although these windows are bigger than that so I hope it works.  I'm almost ready for that step.

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2018, 09:10:57 pm »
Love the shuttle bay! The whole model looks really good! So the Micro Crystal Clear worked out for the windows?

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2018, 09:51:35 pm »
Thank you Dave.  Yeah, the micro Krystal clear, but it really stretched it thin.  There is still some twinkle, but very little.   I should probably put another coat on those.  Anyway, thank you for looking.

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2018, 03:29:02 pm »
Very nice detailing Shawn......  Did you put some LED's under the hanger deck? (I know there's very little space down there).

Looking sweet!!!   :b

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Offline Shawn McClure

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2018, 07:53:15 am »
Thank you Wolf.

I put some blue LED's on the sides of the hanger deck pointing to the floor though the windows that I had cut out.  That was kind of tricky because room was limited but I got it.  I also put LED's on the top of each end of the bay with some pretty strong resistors to subtlety light the scout ship.  It just looks dark without those lights.

Thank you for looking.

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2018, 03:28:38 pm »
WOW! Very nicely done Sir! :) I especially like the added lighting and detail to the hangar bay.

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2018, 07:43:57 am »
Thank you TD.   The hanger does look better in person.  The camera seems to have a strange effect on the blue for some reason. 

Anyway, thank you for looking.

Shawn
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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2018, 07:30:17 am »
Shawn, apologies on the delay - only just got back to typing!

This looks OUTSTANDING! The paint job is excellent and as are the decals. Your time with the Reliant and the lighting tips you learned there were born out in this piece - it looks great!

Any glamour shots on the way?

What's next?

Well done!

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2018, 10:20:20 am »
Thank you so much Steve.  I'm really happy about this getting finished.  I don't think there will be any glamour shots.

I'm currently working on the base and base electronics for the Reliant and will post those when finished on that thread.  Getting really close on that.   The ship herself is done   

In the mean time I've started a 2nd Reliant.  I'm giving my first one to my brother as a gift when finished. 

I'm glad to see you are getting back up and running.  I'm looking forward to seeming more of your Enterprise C build.

Shawn
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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2018, 01:33:41 pm »
Wonderful work. Love the lighting and the shuttle bay.
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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2018, 02:13:55 pm »
Thank you Trek.  I appreciate it.

Shawn
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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2018, 06:52:13 pm »
Hope you will do a set of final photos  soon  for the model display forum

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2018, 07:52:23 am »
Oh yeah.  I actually forgot about the display page.  I'll have to get something together.   MSgtUSAFRet mentioned it too.  I'll try to put something together.  I was just happy to finally get something done.

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Re: My UFO Mystery Ship, AKA Leif Erickson, AKA Soap Bottle
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2018, 08:27:46 pm »
Very sharp!  Love the lighting and quite the motivation to build this one again.
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