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 el gato » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:52 pm

I can't be complimentary enough. This is truly inspired (and inspiring) work
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Postby MEATLOAFr » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:09 am

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Meatloafr has used his mask cutter to cut out, uhm, masks for the dorsal of the primary hull and they will be on their way soon. I will try to get as far as I can, up to before decals, while I wait for the masks. I need to finish the display stand and the painting of the ship (touch ups and small areas) but I think I see the finish line in sight!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

Steve


Yup - mailed them off this evening, you should have them in about 3 days or so

I look forward to seeing them put to good use, and to see this awesome build finished :rockbanana:
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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:36 am

Good day, Fellow Modelers!

kobayashimaru wrote:outstanding!
(cue the slow Galaxy Quest march used at the dock on Thermia :lol: )
that sure looks nice with aztec'ing.


Thanks, kobayashimaru! I love that music! Sometimes I listen to David Newman's score while building! I am even trying to think of how I can make a video of the model set to his music!

mophius wrote:the azteking really sets it off. can't wait for the finale


Thanks! I am very happy it turned out so well!

trekriffic wrote:Sweet! :ropebanana:


domarigatou gozaimasu! BTW, I had to look up what "verklempt" meant! Nice!

el gato wrote:I can't be complimentary enough. This is truly inspired (and inspiring) work


Thanks, El Gato! I really appreciate the sentiments!

MEATLOAFr wrote:
Yup - mailed them off this evening, you should have them in about 3 days or so

I look forward to seeing them put to good use, and to see this awesome build finished :rockbanana:


Thanks again, MEATLOAFr!

I know this has been a long thread! I looked at my first posting of this build and I am coming up on one year! Who knew so small of a model would take so long! (It MUST have been the masking! :roll: :lol: ) I deeply appreciate everyone hanging in there with me, commenting and encouraging me! With the MEATLOAFr masks, I really hope to be done before 31 Oct 17!

Thanks again!

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

Postby el gato » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:50 pm

Well then get on with it and finish it, nagdabbit! ;)
RogueWolf wrote:I've sacrificed many dozens (maybe even hundreds) of gummy bears to the dark modeling gods to grant me my wish... but I fear my offerings only amuse them, not appease them.

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Postby slawton » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:19 pm

el gato wrote:Well then get on with it and finish it, nagdabbit! ;)


Then you can get busy working on Sarris' ship!
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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:42 pm

el gato wrote:Well then get on with it and finish it, nagdabbit! ;)
:lol:

Aye, aye, Captain! :D

I'm working on it as fast as my chubby little fingers will let me!

slawton wrote:Then you can get busy working on Sarris' ship!


Yeah, righ....wait! What?! They HAVE those?! WHERE?! :roll:

Just a tease shot: painting the fiddly-bits now.

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Thanks again for looking!

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Postby el gato » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:57 pm

slawton wrote:
el gato wrote:Well then get on with it and finish it, nagdabbit! ;)


Then you can get busy working on Sarris' ship!


Hey, I second that!
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Re: 1/1400 Galaxy Quest N.S.E.A. Protector Spaceship - Pegasus Hobby

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:04 pm

Good Day, Fellow Questerians!

I think Sarris' ship would have to be a scratch build and would take me years to complete! I mean it's twice the size of the Protector and has way more detail! Whew!

But it would be AWESOME!

I hope you had a productive weekend! I did! I was able to devote the ENTIRE Star Wars cinematographic anthology marathon time to bench work!

Okay, so I got tired of working on a 4 foot by 6 foot sheet of plywood laid over two sawhorses that I decided to build a decent work bench! It took me about 6 hours of labor to build and then another hour and a half to move everything onto it! So here is the bench before and after.

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Sorry about the mess. I have not set up the yard stuff since we took it down for Harvey.

Okay, enough of that! I had painted some of the detail work, for instance, the CM engine pods, the phase cannon strips, but they were not sealed. So I gave another coat of Future on it and, while I was at it, sealed the Emblem for the display stand, too.

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I was going to add detail the dorsal of the Primary Hull, but the custom masks I had printed up by Meatloafr would be too large for the detail I wanted. I blame myself, never him, as I gave him the wrong measurements. So, I asked the several artists in the family their opinion and they all liked the clean top, so I will leave it clean; despite the fact that I had spent some time masking it off in prep for it!

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Since that would have been the last major area to paint, I started peeling off the Bussard Collector masks and the Engine Pod masks. Then I started adding decals. I was really pleased the decals had a clear background as, once I put them on, the paint job showed through!

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For the most part, the decals are very good, if not a bit thick. Not a few Fangorian swear words were uttered when I had to apply the long blue strip down the hull. Both sides tore on me while I was trying to position them. But, thankfully, they were clean tears and covered well. Those little red ones on the wings were tedious to apply; very small and hard to handle. But there they are! Then I added another coat of Future over the decals.

I started clearing the windows in the CM. The paint and clear acrylic had been on there for months and chipped easily, so it was slow going with a very sharp xacto knife. Once I got the technique down, I was able to clear one side for photos. The hull windows were cleared, too.

Image20171029_171110 by Steve Hartzell, on Flickr

I also opened up the Aft of the Bussard Collectors. These had not been open for a few months. It was nice to see that detail already done.

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That is as far as I have gotten. I still have to do a fair amount of touch ups and place the engine pod grills, finish the display stand and wiring and then mount the thing! But I am close!

Thanks as always for following and commenting!

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Postby TrekMD » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:31 pm

Looks awesome!
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Postby trekriffic » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:08 pm

TrekMD wrote:Looks awesome!


Yep. Looking reaaaaaaaaaaaaaal goooooooooood! :rockout:
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