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by Cosmotiger
Mon May 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: K'T'inga by Ugh Models
Replies: 79
Views: 1881

Re: K'T'inga by Ugh Models

When you look closely at the references, you see all the variations and complexities in the K't'inga paint scheme. There's a lot going on there. I'm interested in seeing how this all works!
by Cosmotiger
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

I farted around with the nacelles a little today. I think I'm loosing my enthusiasm for this build. I still want to build a movie Enterprise in 1/1000, but I'm starting to question whether covering the entire ship with decals is are the best way to replicate the aztec pattern. Obviously, using somet...
by Cosmotiger
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

I've been using Solvaset quite a bit, but it hadn't occurred to me to poke the bubbles and let it get underneath. I'll give that a try. @trekriffic: ramble all you like, I'm always open to hearing about someone else's approach to the same issues. And using Future before doing decal touchups was new ...
by Cosmotiger
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

I got the secondary hull and the neck completed, but then I went on vacation. I hope to get some more work done this weekend. This is the first time I've done a model with full aztec "wallpaper" decals. It's not that I'm one of those people that hates dealing with decals, but I am somewhat...
by Cosmotiger
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: K'T'inga by Ugh Models
Replies: 79
Views: 1881

Re: K'T'inga by Ugh Models

Wow, this should be amazing once it's finished. All those modifications are going to add a lot to what is already a nice looking kit.
by Cosmotiger
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: USS Raan, NCC-2519 - Belknap-class
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: USS Raan, NCC-2519 - Belknap-class

The Belknap is one of my fav fan designs. This is definitely on my list for future builds.
by Cosmotiger
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

I'm curious to know - did you glue the pieces together or are you leaving them "snapped"? I glue everything, and I modify the parts to remove the snap feature. I bore out the holes so the pegs fit loosely rather than snap, or trim off the locking tabs. I find it improves the fit, eliminat...
by Cosmotiger
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

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Plugging away a little at the time on the decals. I needed to do some some more putty work on the saucer, so I'm fiddling with that also.
And in the meantime I started up the 1/1000 Rom BOP 8-) .
by Cosmotiger
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

Latest update: Got my order from Starshipmodeler.com. Work continues on the nacelles. Will need to finish gloss coating everything and then start decaling.

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by Cosmotiger
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

The base color is a mix of 4 parts Tamiya Flat White to 1 part Sky Grey. Over that, I airbrushed Tamiya Clear thinned with MR. Color Leveling thinner. Comes out nice and shiny.

I think it's just a trick of the light that makes it look "pearly" in that pic.

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