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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby mophius » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:25 pm

Galor got some more love tonight. Large horseshoe window decal split on me but hopefully it won't notice when it is set.
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I can't wait to start a new kit, maybe something in resin. Larger than I have done yet.
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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby Jason Abbadon » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:39 am

That's really looking great!
Gotta ask though- why go with the blue deflector? It was only that color in their first appearance...

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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby mophius » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:17 am

I just preferred it to the orange/red. It may be because I have done so many Federation ships which are mainly blue.
I don't think I will try the detailing on the deflector though. ;)
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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby mophius » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:22 pm

Cardie update: Ermac class

Windows now on with the Union logo. Just some gloss and matt to finish it off. That can wait until Friday/Saturday.

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Also put a few coats of Future on my refit Enterprise while trying to get my eyes back in focus. :shock:
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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby mophius » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:06 pm

I want to try my hand at kit-bashing a Ptolemy class from a TOS-E.
Is there any definitive guide to how the nacelles sit or how to cut out the secondary hull to make the Cargo connector.
My thoughts are
Primary, as is.
Neck, as is.
Secondary, cut to make a cargo connector.
Nacelles, rotate on pylons to give correct orientation.
Pylons, split in half at the base and somehow fixed to the Primary. I may have to cut the primary to accommodate the pylons.
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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby Tesral » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:21 pm

mophius wrote:I want to try my hand at kit-bashing a Ptolemy class from a TOS-E.
Is there any definitive guide to how the nacelles sit or how to cut out the secondary hull to make the Cargo connector.
My thoughts are
Primary, as is.
Neck, as is.
Secondary, cut to make a cargo connector.
Nacelles, rotate on pylons to give correct orientation.
Pylons, split in half at the base and somehow fixed to the Primary. I may have to cut the primary to accommodate the pylons.


That sounds like a plan to me.

The only fly in the ointment is that the secondary hull is not large enough in diameter. I would get some appropriate sized tubing, 5/8".

I would suggest a pin though the pylons to hold things together.
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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby mophius » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:07 pm

Had a delivery this week of some flat sheet plastic ranging from 010" to 060"
I also got some corrugated sheets which include 7mm and 4mm corrugated and also got 4mm, 2mm and 1mm wood planking sheets.
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Hopefully I can use one of these to block off the ugly hangar bay on the Ent-B. Will most likely be the 1mm as then that works out to 2.5 meter sheets in the doorway.
I did also get some plastic rods from the same site thinking they would be ok for stands but, alas, I was very much mistaken. They are way too flimsy for even a Cardassian Ermac.
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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby mophius » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:05 pm

I found a little time tonight. And, I decided to start something new.
Thoth class scout.
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I glued the saucer together after slicing down the locating pins a little so it would sit together right.
I then tuned to the neck/nacelle. There was a little bit of what I am guessing as pour spout. Anyway yhers was rxcess resin on the tip of the neck so i decided to trim it off. Oh dear!
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As you can see there was a little bubble under that excess. Not to be down hearted I got the Tamiya White out and plugged that gap.
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That was it really I now have to wait for Tamiya to dry along with the glue on the saucer before anymore progress can happen.

I did do some more decals on the Galor though and true to AMT style some of them ripped nicely. Not noticeable thankfully but one has a whole panel missing from the belly of the beast.
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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby ewg1967 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:15 am

mophius wrote:... true to AMT style some of them ripped nicely.

Now that I’ve gotten several of these AMT kits under my belt I have first hand experience with this problem. I’ve stated putting a coat of Micro Liquid Decal Film over the decals and have had better luck. Seriously though, what is the deal with AMT decal quality? Is is a coast cutting measure or some manufacturing quality issue?

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Re: Mo's Shipyard

Postby Jason Abbadon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:59 pm

Can't get over how great those Cardassian hull decals look! I did something similar with the Lakat, but using color pencils and the decals look better!


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