Klingon Bird of Prey (final pics page 9)

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Re: Klingon Bird-of-Prey--with Finished Pics on Page 9!

Post by Abram » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:37 pm

:shock: Amazing! Excellent work!

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Post by Kratok » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:53 am

That, sir, is a MASTERFUL rendition. Your weathering really brings the subject to life.
Outstanding.

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Post by Lonewolf » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:24 pm

I'm going to go offer my entry to the gods of flame now . . . . . :oops:

Beautiful work!
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Post by el gato » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:05 pm

:o :shock: :jawdrop:

Beautiful, beautiful work trekriffic!
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Post by trekriffic » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:07 pm

Thanks guys! Appreciate the compliments. She turned out pretty much how I wanted I think.

Here's a short video:

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (final pics page 9)

Post by taibeen » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:37 am

Holy crap. The attention to detail is incredible. So much care was put into the model from the very first stages. Dipping them in soapy water!? The paint looks professional to me. Ship that off to Paramount for filming. And congratulations on winning the contest!

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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (final pics page 9)

Post by trekriffic » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:19 pm

taibeen wrote:Holy crap. The attention to detail is incredible. So much care was put into the model from the very first stages. Dipping them in soapy water!? The paint looks professional to me. Ship that off to Paramount for filming. And congratulations on winning the contest!
Thanks! Attention to detail is what differentiates average from above average model builders in my mind and I thank you for the compliment. This kit has a lot of flaws in the fit of the parts and it can be a real tester.It sat unbuilt for many years because I just didn't know if my skills were quite up to it, especially doing the weathering. Then I started practicing using Tamiya pastels on other builds until I got to the point where I thought I could tackle the Bird. The weathering is what gives this ship character; she's given years of reliable service to the Klingon Defense Force and she shows it. I have a background in fine art, you see, and I treat the model's surface as I would a canvas.
The soapy water trick was something I heard about on another forum some years ago for removing residual mold release.
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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (final pics page 9)

Post by Captain_J_Grant » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:50 pm

That is Damned impressive! Very professional! Makes me want to buy this kit! Well done!
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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (final pics page 9)

Post by trekriffic » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:56 pm

Hi-Res images posted on Imgur. Just place your cursor over the upper righthand corner of the image and click on the gear to select full resolution:

http://imgur.com/a/BgCBP
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Re: Klingon Bird of Prey (final pics page 9)

Post by Bernard Guignard » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:08 pm

Excellent work :)
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