Fleet Updates! PIC HEAVY

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Re: Fleet Updates! PIC HEAVY

Postby novahobbies » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:03 am

scaddude wrote:
I love the Prometheus. One of my favorite kit builds. I took some liberties with the paint scheme, but overall, I'm happy with the way it came out.



You should be. Hands down the best paint job on the Prometheus I have ever seen. Your tape game is on point my friend.

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Re: Fleet Updates! PIC HEAVY

Postby scaddude » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:54 am

novahobbies wrote:
scaddude wrote:
I love the Prometheus. One of my favorite kit builds. I took some liberties with the paint scheme, but overall, I'm happy with the way it came out.



You should be. Hands down the best paint job on the Prometheus I have ever seen. Your tape game is on point my friend.



Oh my friend... if you only saw how many Xacto blades I go through....

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Re: Fleet Updates! PIC HEAVY

Postby SKO » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:58 am

I have to stop looking at this thread. The drooling is annoying my wife

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Re: Fleet Updates! PIC HEAVY

Postby SKO » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:02 pm

Question on your E--did you do the windows before or after applying the acreation decals? I just tried to do the windows on my E years after applying and sealing my acreation decals and the ink bled under the decals and got blotches everywhere and the whole dang thing is ruined.

I kind of always wanted to re-do the thing as I was never 100% satisfied w it before (minor construction issues I made as a novice builder that I never could fix, lots of seams and gaps) but if I do this over I want to do the windows and decals right without blotchy destruction

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Re: Fleet Updates! PIC HEAVY

Postby scaddude » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:36 pm

SKO wrote:Question on your E--did you do the windows before or after applying the acreation decals? I just tried to do the windows on my E years after applying and sealing my acreation decals and the ink bled under the decals and got blotches everywhere and the whole dang thing is ruined.

I kind of always wanted to re-do the thing as I was never 100% satisfied w it before (minor construction issues I made as a novice builder that I never could fix, lots of seams and gaps) but if I do this over I want to do the windows and decals right without blotchy destruction


I did the windows after applying and sealing the decals.

I used MicroSol and MicroSet to make sure the decals stuck and conformed to the model. And I applied multiple coats of clear coat over it. Pretty much sprayed on a new coat if I knew I was going to be adding additional decals (like the life boats, the markings, etc). When I knew I was done with decals, I went in and scratched off the decals that were in the windows and painted them off. I used one of those dental pick tools. Really sharp/fine tip. With the multiple coats of gloss, they came off pretty easily and didn't spread out. Then, I used a black Micron 005 tip pen for the black windows, and very fine tip brush and white paint. Took FOREVER... :P
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Re: Fleet Updates! PIC HEAVY

Postby trekriffic » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:19 pm

An impressive fleet. Your skills are prodigeous. I'm sure your E looks better than the studio model which was never meant to be seen up close for extended periods.
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