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 MSgtUSAFRet » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:41 pm

Greetings and Felicitations, Fellow Questarians!

If you have been following this thread; first, bless you for dropping by, reading and commenting on my humble, maddening build, second, you will remember I had purchased some Legos on which to prop the Protector. I had no pad with which to keep my supports stable, so I took my beautiful SO to the store for a green Lego pad. She even threw in another box of 484 classic piece set! I feel so creative! So, giddy with the endless possibilities! I feel like I should calm down and act more like my advanced age and level of maturity requires me to act.

Nah!


So here is a better building drydock, for the lack of a better term, than I have had! I kinda like it!

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Right, so now that I have decided on the masking design, it is going much more quickly! (Is there an echo in this forum?!) I was able to get the ventral of the Port wing masked out.

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And made some excellent headway on the Dorsal of the Port wing!

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I did some more study of the screengrabs I made of the movie and was able to come up with this design for the ventral of the primary hull.

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I know, I am a glutton for punishment and have already been fitted for a straightjacket! By now, the people at Arkham know me on a first name basis and have my room reserved for me!

I figured, with the way some of you fix up your TMP E, which scares me to death to even think of beginning, I could spend some time on this beauty and do my best for it!

Thanks as always for following along! Any comments or suggestions for improvement are appreciated!

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Postby Tesral » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:00 pm

Looks good, and yes, Lego is endlessly useful. I make all my mold boxes from Lego.
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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:58 pm

Okay, I think I have updated all the photo links in this thread; with some minor exceptions. Thanks for your patience while I migrated!

Tesral wrote:...yes, Lego is endlessly useful. I make all my mold boxes from Lego.


Yes they do! I made a mold of a base for my 1974 TOS E restoration project.

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It was my first attempt on duping something. I'm afraid I'm not as good at it as are you and other masters of the craft, Tesral! :D

BTW, I meant to ask, which OS do you use? Linix? Unix?

Thanks for dropping by and reading!

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Postby Tesral » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:14 pm

MSgtUSAFRet wrote:It was my first attempt on duping something. I'm afraid I'm not as good at it as are you and other masters of the craft, Tesral! :D

BTW, I meant to ask, which OS do you use? Linix? Unix?

Thanks for dropping by and reading!


A bit of advice, use the two stud wide pieces. Lego is built with a small gap between studs. It make it work. Two stud slows down the leaks.

I am a user of open SUSE Lunix, both on laptop and desktop. Android on my tablet and phone.
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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:52 pm

Good day, Questarians!

Thanks for the tip, Tesral! I now have over 600 legos to choose from so, on my next dupe job, I will be able to follow your advice! :)

I hope all ya'lls your weekend was both enjoyable and productive!

Because the heat index in Houston this weekend was topping out at 109 degrees F, I stayed inside and worked on the Protector. Well, that's not entirely accurate. I got up at OMGITSDARK-thirty and mowed the quarter acre I call my lawn before it reached 90 degrees F. THEN I went inside and worked on the model.

I am finally getting around to the part of the ship, at least on the Starboard side, where the Aztecing is not so detailed. I figure even the original production model modelers got tired of painting them and realized they had to go into production sometime! :)

I was able to get both the Ventral and Starboard side Aft done. While it is only two pictures, you are still looking at a couple of days of my own brand of crazy. I think the next model will be something easy like, I dunno, the Enterprise C or the 350 TOS Enterprise!!

Ventral quarter
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Starboard side Aft
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Just a quick update. After all this work, I'm really starting to pray it looks as good as I hope!

Stay tuned for more! We'll be right back after a message from our sponsors!

Thanks for following and commenting!

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Postby Tesral » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:56 pm

The makers of blue tape love you.

I've done intricate masking, it's a bear, but the results are great.

(It was a Nerf gun. The Vulcan belt fed auto.)
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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:17 pm

Greetings Fellow Questarians!

I hope you had a safe and productive weekend! I avoided heat exhaustion by avoiding doing ANYTHING outside and using Sunscreen SFP3000!! I thought about going outside to mow the lawn at 0800 Saturday. Looked at the temp 89 degrees F. Tolerable I thought. Then looking at the humidity looming at 95% for a real feel of 103 degrees F, I decided to work on the model! :D

Tesral wrote:I've done intricate masking, it's a bear, but the results are great.
(It was a Nerf gun. The Vulcan belt fed auto.)


Oh! I'd love to see that! Pics! or it didn't happen! :lol:

I know this part of the build isn't very exciting or spectacular, but, like tiling a floor, it becomes addicting and cathartic at the same time! Weird. But, then, it IS ME! ;) :lol:

This represents nearly 12 to 16 hours of work this weekend. Measuring, cutting, placing, recutting, fixing, stretching and more "ings" ad infinitum, ad nauseum, so I thought I'd post a couple of pics to let you know I am still working on it, still alive, and still making progress; albeit slowly.

So I got the nose mostly done. I have a few lines I need to pretty up before I paint the bottom of the nose is now covered.

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The sides are done and fixed, with minor (minor not miner :roll: :lol: ) exceptions.

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Know that I have most of the masking on, I begin to think, how am I going to get it all off? But that part will probably go much faster than putting it on!

Till next time on Galaxy Quest!

Steve

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Postby trekriffic » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Hopefully that masking tape won't pull up your underlying paint layers. :o
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Postby novahobbies » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:38 am

:jawdrop:
Incredible tape work so far! I'm really wowed by this!!

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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:50 pm

Hey Ya’ll!

trekriffic wrote:Hopefully that masking tape won't pull up your underlying paint layers. :o


I don’t anticipate a problem, Steve. I sprayed the model with a Primer rated for ABS plastic. I could have used an adhesion promoter (AP) on it I guess, but I’ve worked with the 3M tape before. Granted, I haven’t left it on for this length of time – so we’ll see. I plan to use the AP on my Ent-C project.

novahobbies wrote::jawdrop:
Incredible tape work so far! I'm really wowed by this!!


Thanks, novahobbies! :)
I am really hoping it turns out the way I envisioned it. :shock:

This is kinda uncharted territory for me. But, MAN, what a rush!!! :rockout:

Get it?! RUSH!

Okay…

Maybe not… ;)

Steve


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