08
Dec
13

Who needs a Christmas Tree

Happy Christmas blog readers 🙂

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30
Oct
13

Finished, Finis, Fertig, Finito

All done. Here is a bunch of pictures. I’ll add some videos later.

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27
Oct
13

Not USS Voyager

While I’m plucking up the courage to spray the matt coat on Voyager I thought I would have a go at these. The wrapped up one is Kirk. I’ve never done skin tones before so it should be interesting.
I’ve sprayed a small section of the underside of Voyager with matt coat to see if the decals hold up and there are no horrible reactions with the gloss coat.

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20
Oct
13

Oh why didn’t I do that :)


Take a look at this it’s amazing!
This guy knows about electronics!

13
Oct
13

Decals almost done

Gloss coat on now. It needed several layers. Had a few problems, it seems this varnish needs to go on fairly thick as it dries rough otherwise. I had to sand smooth a few areas before another coat. I think 3 coats in all were needed to get a good enough finish. I’ve got most of the decals on now and I’m waiting for a set to arrive from Federation Models. I messed up on some of the stripes and has to get them off again. There are a few extra escape hatches needed to go with the Paragrafix set.

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Here’s a nice one with the lights off.

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05
Oct
13

Ready to Varnish

All cleaned up and washed and ready to varnish tomorrow. I added some fibre optic to the sensor arrays (not sure it’s cannon but I don’t care about that) I think it looks good. I drilled holes in the arrays, cut a bit of .4 mm fibre optic, flared the end with a heat gun and pushed it in the hole then cut it short if it didn’t go all the way in. I added some details I noticed on the back of the warp engines. Thanks to Doug Drexler for putting up some fresh images of the studio model. There are some details around the bridge section. Anyway have a look at the pics and I hope they’re of some use to other modellers.

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18
Sep
13

Varnish

I used ‘Micro Kristal Klear’ for the windows. I noticed that it doesn’t set hard and remains pliable. If you make it wet again it turns opake as it is from the bottle. So I thought I should test to see what happens when I spray the varnish over them. After 1st coat it seems ok. I’ve included a picture of the varnish I will be using. Gloss first, then decals and then matt finish.

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