Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:26 am

Many thanks!

So the warp nacelles...

Assembled:
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A layer of Vallejo USN Light Ghost Grey 70.615 Surface primer, applied with the airbrush.
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Then a layer of the Vallejo Model Air UK Azure Blue 71.108 and green panels using Army Painter Goblin Green:
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And then, as before, a couple of coats of Vallejo Wash Blue Grey 76.524

So the warp nacelles are tricky because of how much of them is illuminated. I started with the blue on the sides, by building it up. First, a layer of Vallejo Light Grey 70.990, covered with a layer of Vallejo White 70.951.

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Then, a layer of Vallejo Game Color Electric Blue 72023. To make it look lit form the inside, I mixed 50/50 with the Electric Blue and white, then brushed it along the centerline of the blue. A quick coat of Vallejo Black 710.950 for the ribbed section of the Bussard Collectors, then some Games Workshop Black Ink 61-75 in the indents at the top of the nacelles, in the back and in the Bussard Collectors.

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:38 am

Home stretch... First I masked the nacelles with the liquid frisket and blue masking tape.

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Then, a coat of Vallejo Light Grey 70.990 on the Bussard Collector tips, followed by a coat of Vallejo White 70.951. With that dry, I went over it with two coats of Vallejo Transparent Orange 70.935.

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Lastly, pushing my meager airbrush skills to their limit, I added a layer of Vallejo Transparent Red 70.934 shaped to look like the dual illuminated points.

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*phew*

Let dry.

Request permission from Utopia Planetia Dock Control to leave spacedock and...

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I'll post some more completion pics later after I set up the background and attach the hang line.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:42 am

Bought ,y next project on eBay today... a 1/1000 model of the Enterprise-B.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby Chozon1 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:15 am

Beautiful! ^_^ Looks fantastic, and very accurate. :D
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:03 pm

Beautiful! ^_^ Looks fantastic, and very accurate. :D
Many thanks!
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:34 am

I just received my next project I'd bought on eBay... a 1/1000 Enterprise-B kit. It's the Generations edition. Unfortunately for me, I read the description too late to realize that it had already been partially assembled, complete with some after market decals.

I'm not horribly bummed about the construction having already been started, since my favorite part is the painting, but I can't use all the nice after market aztecing decals 'cause some of them had already been applied over the shiny white hull, and I like my trek models to have a darker overall color. Probably wouldn't have used them anyway since the color wouldn't look right... but still feels like a waste.

On the up side, The sheet with the Starfleet and registry markings wasn't used, so I can make good use of those, at least.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:44 pm

Gaps.

This model was partly built when I got it and I'm very sad about some of the seams and joints.

The primary hull wasn't too bad, I only had to apply some Games Workshop Liquid Greenstuff to the joins for the outboard impulse engine exhausts and a little to the hull below the inboard impulse engines.

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The Secondary hull... woof.

I don't blame the first builder, as I get the impression the model really isn't that great anyway. In any case, lots of work. The seams around the shuttlebay are terrible and the hole for the display stand cries out for reshaping and filling...

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A little liquid greenstuff:

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The seams around the navigational deflector are rough too.

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And lots more liquid greenstuff:

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After it's cured I'll do some sanding where I can, and will probably need to add more greenstuff around the shuttlebay and the hole for the stand.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby uss defiant » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:33 pm

wow way cool, i love these models types,


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