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Author Topic: USS Antares - Remastered from "Charlie X"  (Read 522 times)

Offline trekriffic

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered from "Charlie X"
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 10:47:26 pm »
Finished all the detail painting.
I decided to go with the yellow-orange bussard domes like the Antares had in the remastered episode rather than try to do the spokes.
I also finished some odds and ends related to the aztec paneling.
Then I clipped the music wire to the desired length and glued the deflector dish in place.

I'll give her a flat coat before applying Tamiya pastel powders to give her a more metallic look.
Then another flat coat before coating with Future before applying the ship's windows, registry and insignia decals.
Then a gloss coat to seal the decals followed by another flat coat or two.
Anything I want glossy (like windows, running and formation lights, and the bussards) I can then gloss up with a brush and some Future...


USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr


USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr


USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr


USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr


USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr


USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr


USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered from "Charlie X"
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 07:32:26 am »
This is looking great, Steve!

Keep it coming!

Quick question: what kind of brush do you use for the Future paint on? Do you use, for example, a flat, synthetic bristle brush or something else? I often debate about whether or not to airbrush future on or to use a brush of some sort.

Thanks for the answer!

Keep pressing on!

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered from "Charlie X"
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2019, 10:50:20 am »
Quick question: what kind of brush do you use for the Future paint on? D

Steve

Any brush will do. Smaller for small scales and larger for bigger ones. Usually a soft brush works best. Just keep it clean. Don't let it puddle in the recesses too much. Also avoid going back over it after more than a minute as Future dries fast and you don't want to brush over it when it gets stickier or brush strokes will show up. I've airbrushed Future before but you really need to be careful to avoid ending up with runs and drips; so you might have to use a brush anyway right after you spray to smooth out any of those. You may already be aware of these tips and techniques but I don't know that for sure so just thought I'd put this out there for those not familiar with the wonders of Future acrylic floor wax with its lovely fresh citrus scent.
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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