1/1400 Galaxy Quest N.S.E.A. Protector Spaceship - Pegasus Hobby

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Re: 1/1400 Galaxy Quest N.S.E.A. Protector Spaceship - Pegasus Hobby

Postby trekriffic » Thu May 04, 2017 3:23 pm

Bravo! Looking good!
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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Fri May 05, 2017 7:01 pm

trekriffic wrote:Bravo! Looking good!


Thanks, Steve!

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Re: 1/1400 Galaxy Quest N.S.E.A. Protector Spaceship - Pegasus Hobby

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Fri May 19, 2017 1:16 pm

Hey Fellow builders!

I didn't realize that so much time had passed since the last real update. I have built a Gazebo and another fence around the other side of the house so my bench time has been limited a bit. At least this time I didn't wait until July to do all of it! :D

There isn't much to tell except that I have been closing and filling and closing and filing and closing and filling seams. Ya know, the usual.

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I did go ahead and paint the Aft Field Restoration Matrixes and I think they look pretty cool!

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I also attached, what do you call them, the Linear accelerators on the Bow of the ship. I figured a little hand painting will bring them up to snuff. The majority of their color will be the hull color anyway!

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I put a coat of white on the upper decks of primary hull. Unfortunately, it was also a glossy white. I will get some flat white and try to get better coverage, although a majority of this piece will be grey in color, similar to the Bussard Collectors.

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I also did, or tried to do, some light blocking on the CM. Unfortunately, I grabbed the glossy black instead of the flat. I am having to rethink my approach to the windows on the CM. I have tried masking tape, masking fluids of various kinds and have not been successful in having the material stick to the acrylic with any confidence. Despite some excellent advice from some posters, nothing seems to want to stick to the acrylic except paint so I am gonna try painting and then scraping the paint off.

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So last night, when I tried to scrape a window or two to test my theory, the glossy black did not stop any light. Nuts! So I recoated it with the flat black. We'll see tonight whether or not the flat does a better job or if I need to put on multiple coats. I assume the primer coat will also help block a lot of light, too.

I am gonna stop by the WalMart and pick up some Primer and more Flat white and black. The flat white will be the base color of the hull and then I will try to overlay a coat of pearlescent after I apply some aztecing. Of course all of that will be done after I use masking fluid to plug up the windows, vents, lights.....

Thanks as always for reading and commenting! Any suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated!

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Steve

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Re: 1/1400 Galaxy Quest N.S.E.A. Protector Spaceship - Pegasus Hobby

Postby trekriffic » Fri May 19, 2017 3:52 pm

Man ... you are going to feel so relieved when this marathon is done.
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