USS SULACO

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USS SULACO

Post by Gidiot » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:28 am

Building up (with a buddy doing the "Heavy lifting"...) a 1/350 Refit, but you know me, gotta break (or bend) the rules a bit. why not cross the steams? Hence the USS Ripley ( baker class) and here now is the USS SULACO... here's the first bit... (disclaimer... I don't know why some images are rotated.... oh well...)

Planetary Sensor dome Light Test:
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lighting set up (speaker will be in the saucer as well)
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Engineering hull pieces...
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Gluing the saucer together
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So using the iridescent paints for the Aztecing on the belly section
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Expanded out
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sides, and outer nacelle struts
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Inner Nacelle struts
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Coloring in the Vents
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more of the same (and more of the Aztecing
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Above
above
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Deflector housing
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Close up... (maybe too close I see the little flaws....)
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so, we added the Blue/Green underneath the Strongback and there's a cool effect under the decal....
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random b/c deck image... ?
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neck section
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more Bridge? well it's here and we'll update that later....
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ah... here we go... decals are starting to be applied
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Early Shuttle Bay look.... Soon to have "Bug Stompers" logo and Dropships!
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lighting test (pre-painting)
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Re: USS SULACO

Post by Gidiot » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:42 pm

small update,
here is the deflector with 90% of the work done, it will be the last piece added as that's where we're accessing the wiring...
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and here is the secondary hull all light up... you may notice the Colonial USMC symbol has replaced the traditional delta of the movie-on up era...
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and finally the Bug Stomper decal... little darker than I was hoping for, but still has the right Idea... it's also slightly oversized for what would have been "perfect" but as I've run out of decal paper for a little while it's what I get!
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Re: USS SULACO

Post by MEATLOAFr » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:32 pm

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Re: USS SULACO

Post by Griffworks » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:10 am

Heck yeah!
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Re: USS SULACO

Post by Gidiot » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:02 pm

some bridge work and getting ready for the Aztecing of the saucer!
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Re: USS SULACO

Post by Hossfly72 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:25 am

This is phenomenal!
i don't know. I'm making it up as I go.

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Re: USS SULACO

Post by Gidiot » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:56 pm

and here is the (almost) finished upper saucer, primary and tertiary color patterns done.
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will be working on the bottom 1/2 later, then the outer ring and edge of the saucer.... then decals, connecting the saucer to the secondary hull.... then on to the engines!

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Re: USS SULACO

Post by Gidiot » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:52 pm

so here's the finished "coloring" for the top including the escape hatches and are those cargo doors aft of the B/C deck? Maybe for working on larger segments of the impulse deck equipment?
so adding the Hatches:
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Final look:
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Self Lit Saucer and how it looks:
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now to work on the bottom!
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Re: USS SULACO

Post by patrickivan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:47 am

That is some nice painting there.
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Re: USS SULACO

Post by Gidiot » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:50 am

Lower Area right above the planetary sensors....:
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