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

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

Postby el gato » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:30 am

Protector: I concur, it looks Awesome!

Not to eclipse your kit, I am, however, more shocked that you were able to complete a functional workbench in 6 hours. If I were to tackle such a project, I'd be working on it after 6 weeks
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Re: 1/1400 Galaxy Quest N.S.E.A. Protector Spaceship - Pegasus Hobby

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:54 pm

Greetings, Fellow Modelers!

trekriffic wrote:
TrekMD wrote:Looks awesome!


Yep. Looking reaaaaaaaaaaaaaal goooooooooood! :rockout:


Thanks Doc and Trekriffic!

el gato wrote:Protector: I concur, it looks Awesome!


Thanks, El Gato!

el gato wrote:Not to eclipse your kit, I am, however, more shocked that you were able to complete a functional workbench in 6 hours. If I were to tackle such a project, I'd be working on it after 6 weeks


:lol:

Yeah, I didn't design it or it would have taken MUCH longer for me, too! I found the pattern, cutting guide and assembly video on line and, since I had most of the raw materials on hand anyway, I just followed the steps. Granted, Mrs. MSgtUSAFRet is out of state taking care of the Grandkids so, I could spend a chunk of time in the garage.

The lower temps helped, too!

Thanks again for the great comments and support!

I HOPE to get the CM windows cleared and final touch ups done and then have it mounted on the stand for final glamour shots this weekend!

Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Steve

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Postby Tesral » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:46 pm

Loving the kit. I'm with the Cat on the workbench.
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Postby el gato » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:54 pm

You don't understand. Even following a kit would take me 6 weeks. Much longer if I had to design it. I'm cursed in that it takes me 3x longer to do anything a normal human being can do, even when I know what I'm doing :lol:
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Postby mophius » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:16 pm

el gato wrote:You don't understand. Even following a kit would take me 6 weeks. Much longer if I had to design it. I'm cursed in that it takes me 3x longer to do anything a normal human being can do, even when I know what I'm doing :lol:

Thats ok, I am the same. I would rather dither with a 2 inch model for a few weeks than get something wrong in a week then have to spend a few weeks righting my wrong.
For example. Reliant. :crying:
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Postby kobayashimaru » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:29 am

by grabthar's hammer! :jawdrop:
:drool:

It's the real deal.
dang, seeing that makes me wish they'd made the sequel...

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

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:54 am

Gwen: Is this a "Space-ship"?

Jason: No! This is a the star port FOR the ship.
(a twinkle In his eye)


Would you guys like to see the ship?


Greetings My Fellow Questerians!

Well Ladies and Gents, I am working up the series finale on the NSEA Protector! I did a concerted push to get the last fiddly-bits done and I have filmed the final episode. Now for a bit of post production!

I was able to finally put the Engine Pods grills on and boy did they add a fine level of detail to the build!

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As I said before, I painted them with Dark Gull Grey and then sealed with several layers of Future! I then attached them with CA. Although, I did have to pop one off and add a bit of Perfect Plastic Putty (PPP) to seal a light leak!

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I also cleaned up a light leak or two around the Intake manifolds (the little red lights) to show some separation of the lights. Besides, I thought this was a cool looking shot! ;D

After a couple of tedious evenings with 10X loops, a very bright light and four very sharp xacto knife blades, I was finally able to cut and clear the Starboard CM windows and the windows of the Primary Hull. It looks kinda cool, IMHO, to see all the lights burning!

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I then snipped the Fiber Optics and trimmed and cleared them of any paint, re-glued the engine pod grill back in place, did a few more touch up and BAM! I was ready to wire the ship to the support rod and the base. So I carefully placed the rod and let it set for a couple of hours. Sorry about the messy bench, but I was on a roll and didn't stop for glamour shots as yet!

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Once that was set and the glue cleaned up, I wired the base and plugged it in for a test! It worked! And suddenly, there she was! My Protector!

Alexander Dane: Oh! My God! It's Real!

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And there she is!

I don't have any glamor shots yet, but I will soon and I will post some pics in the Modeler's Gallery!

I want to thank everybody who followed, commented and encouraged my through this YEAR LONG build! While I did put her aside for a bit to finish my TOS Romulan BoP last year, it has been a year since I first posted in this thread!
People like slawton, TrekMD, Moongrim, mophius, Novahobbies, Meatloafr, Tesral, kobayashimaru and many others have hung with me through the build! I can't Thank you enough!

I would be remiss if I didn't mention a notable few!

Trekriffic, your builds inspire me to do better and add more lighting than I thought would be possible! Thanks for your inexhaustible encouragement and support!

El Gato, thanks for the encouragements and the comments! They were appreciated more than you'll know!

Thanks again Everybody!

This fine ship! This fine Crew!

Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Steve

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Postby Tesral » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:37 am

It is time....

:stonerbanana: :angelbanana: :dancingbanana: :dreadsbanana: :blondebanana: :guitarbanana: :guitarbanana: :blondebanana: :dreadsbanana: :dancingbanana: :angelbanana: :stonerbanana:

Lovely, lovely work.
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Postby kobayashimaru » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:07 am

Wow.
:blownup: it's 110%,
I'm anticipating it even comes with replacement beryllium spheres.

"3,3,4,3,3,3,2...." "straight on through 'the chompers' "

check out that base plinth display,
I'm looking forward to much, much more eyecandy,
possibly some 'composite photoshops of 'the protector' in action/ as a poster"
wait; could there be a calendar in the works? dang, that'd be cool.

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

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:27 pm

Gents, Thanks so much for the kind words and graphics!

I thought I would give you some eye candy until I get my black background set up and photos taken.

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Sorry about the last two. They showed a bit busy with background stuff, but they are great, dynamic shots! The darker one shows the Fiber Optics I put in there that blink so I HAD to include that one!

(Yes! I was watching GQ while I was photographing! :D)

Dang the Resonance Cannons and Full speed ahead!

Steve


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