1/1400 Galaxy Quest N.S.E.A. Protector Spaceship - Pegasus Hobby

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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… ;)

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Postby novahobbies » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:51 pm

Funny you mention the Enterprise C. I just managed to grab a clear Yamaguchi on eBay earlier this week. I have one that's decent, but (1) I accidentally damaged it one day by leaving a lit tealight candle too close to it (Martian heat ray was very effective on the primary hull) and (2) I'd like to think my painting skills are at least a little better now....my lighting skills certainly are. So I'm going to scavenge parts from the old and new kits to make a better 1/1400 E-C, and as for the rest, who knows?? Maybe I'll try a Apollo class of my own!

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Postby trekriffic » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:19 pm

novahobbies wrote:Funny you mention the Enterprise C. I just managed to grab a clear Yamaguchi on eBay earlier this week. I have one that's decent, but (1) I accidentally damaged it one day by leaving a lit tealight candle too close to it (Martian heat ray was very effective on the primary hull) and (2) I'd like to think my painting skills are at least a little better now....my lighting skills certainly are. So I'm going to scavenge parts from the old and new kits to make a better 1/1400 E-C, and as for the rest, who knows?? Maybe I'll try a Apollo class of my own!


Ahhhhh.... the clear Yamaguchi kit. That clear plastic was a real biotch to work with. Kept chipping every time I accidentally banged the saucer rim against the workbench working on the windows. Ughhh... Still, it made for a nice looking ship with all the lights when I finished her. I christened mine the USS Excalibur...

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Postby TrekMD » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:51 pm

Very nice!
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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:45 pm

Hey, Ya'll!

novahobbies wrote:Funny you mention the Enterprise C. I just managed to grab a clear Yamaguchi on eBay earlier this week. I have one that's decent, but (1) I accidentally damaged it one day by leaving a lit tealight candle too close to it (Martian heat ray was very effective on the primary hull) and (2) I'd like to think my painting skills are at least a little better now....my lighting skills certainly are. So I'm going to scavenge parts from the old and new kits to make a better 1/1400 E-C, and as for the rest, who knows?? Maybe I'll try a Apollo class of my own!


Novahobbies, sorry to hear about the Martian heat ray incident! MaTai Shang must have been testing out the 9th Ray device again! (Kudos if you get the reference!) OR it could have been Ming the Merciless; but I think Mongo is a bit too far away for that! Or Doctor Chaotica! Hummm...

trekriffic wrote:Ahhhhh.... the clear Yamaguchi kit. That clear plastic was a real biotch to work with. Kept chipping every time i accidentally banged the saucer rim against the workbench working on the windows. Ughhh... Still, it made for a ncie looking ship with all the lights when I finished her. I christened mine the USS Excalibur...


Trekriffic, I have browsed your USS Excalibur gallery and prefer your paint scheme over the Easter Egg paint scheme I see on many Ent-C's. When I get a round tuit, I will make mine with similar colors. I already have the DLM parts for it so it may be soon...if I can ever get the Protector done!

@TrekMD - Thanks, Doc! Appreciate the support!

I'm beginning to think I will have to paint the aztecing in stages/phases/multiple sessions as the wings and the dorsal of the Primary hull have patterns on them rather than lines and squares. I will have to mask off those sections, paint the masked sections and then remove the, for the lack of better terminology, "block out masking" and use the templates I have made to aztec the wings and primary hull.



THEN I can start adding the grey back to the ship - which will be another masking headache!

Oi Yey!

Thanks again for looking and commenting! Both are appreciated!

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Postby novahobbies » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:31 pm

Ma Tai Shanng may have done it, but I suspect it was the bride of Chaotica, not the doctor himself. After all, her ship was MIGHTY close to the scene of the crime at the time.

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Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:19 pm

novahobbies wrote:Ma Tai Shanng may have done it, but I suspect it was the bride of Chaotica, not the doctor himself. After all, her ship was MIGHTY close to the scene of the crime at the time.



:lol: :lol:

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Postby novahobbies » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:19 pm

Arg. My luck continues, I got the Ambassador class model and it has two of the IDENTICAL sides for the secondary hull. Now I need to go track down another E-C just for a secondary hull part. I put in an add on the classifieds here, too, just in case.

But enough dithering about off-topic ships. How is the masking going? I'm super excited to see how this is turning out.....


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