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by michelalano
Tue May 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Trek
Topic: Why build Star Trek models instead of...?
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: Why build Star Trek models instead of...?

While I still can't explain why I love the iconic silhouette of the Enterprise in all its forms, I think I love building Star Trek models so much is mostly because I grew up in the heyday of having TNG on TV and TMP films coming out every few years in the 80's and 90s. When compared to other genres ...
by michelalano
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Modeler Help Desk
Topic: Beginner Lighting for 1:1000 Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Beginner Lighting for 1:1000 Scale

Thanks for the input MSgt. I posted the wrong link above to the item. The correct kit is indeed for a 1000 scale model: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lighting-Set-Enterprise-1701-1-1000-Classic-TOS-Star-Trek-AMT-POLAR-LIGHTS-KIT-/262188183664?hash=item3d0ba23070:g:MuEAAOSwr81UTlIk I was hoping to start wi...
by michelalano
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apollo 11 Eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Apollo 11 Eagle

wow a year! did someone buy this after you completed it, or did your client commission it a year ago?

stellar work as always. all the details on this remind me how amazing humans can be. both astronauts and model builders :D
by michelalano
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: The monumental crap or...
Replies: 31
Views: 1886

Re: The monumental crap or...

My monumental crap... I'm feeling kind of discouraged so I thought I'd chime in. I have at least 11 unfinished models lying around - so many half painted saucers and nacelles that my desk looks like Wolf 359... I'm constantly battling between "making it perfect" and "doing the best I ...
by michelalano
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: 1/1000
Topic: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while
Replies: 36
Views: 3085

Re: Enterprise refit - first Trek kit in a while

You've inspired me to work on mine. This kit is an absolute dream to build. The pieces fit together better than any model I've built. Virtually no seams to fill and those that are there blend in nicely as panel lines. I base coated mine with rattle can gloss white but I'm thinking it's a bit too thi...
by michelalano
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Modeler Help Desk
Topic: Economy Spraypaint options (primer and basecoats)
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Economy Spraypaint options (primer and basecoats)

I'm beginning to loathe the testors rattle cans. Mainly because they're expensive with spotty coverage. What kinds of paint can you use that might come in a full size can? Krylon? I'm talking about flat black, silver, white primer, etc. Same question for gloss and dull lacquer/sealer. I used gloss w...
by michelalano
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 1400 Enterprise D Display Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Wanted: 1400 Enterprise D Display Stand

trek3159 wrote:Let me look in my storage this weekend, I may have one i'm not going to use....if i do, it's yours.


thanks! that would be awesome!
by michelalano
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 1400 Enterprise D Display Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Wanted: 1400 Enterprise D Display Stand

Looking for a replacement Starfleet Insignia display stand with the funny gooseneck that came with the original AMT/ERTL Enterprise D model kit. This is the one for the main ship, not the saucer section. Looking for a generous person who has an extra and would normally be throwing it away. Will pay ...
by michelalano
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Physical models make sense -- Sizing other ships
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Physical models make sense -- Sizing other ships

What a coincidence. Round2 announced this just yesterday. http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/3549-lindberg-model-kits-5-space-ship-of-the-future-back-from-the-past/#sthash.1gNWIfow.dpbs Probably the same moulds, but perhaps updated in quality. I generally assume that the scale of these old ...
by michelalano
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Aztecing Using Just Clear Coats
Replies: 22
Views: 1599

Re: Aztecing Using Just Clear Coats

It looks like to be an excellent idea, but I sincerely advise you to avoid this: 1. Pearl white base I am building an 1/537 Reliant and had this "awesome" idea of paint it with pearl white base. It got completely cheesy and I HAD to paint it in plain white again. Trust me. You will hate i...

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