Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review Final pics on page 5

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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:18 pm

The raised panels make masking pretty nice.

Sprayed Buff, Mask spray some of the darkest green, mask, then I sprayed the dark taupe-ish color, and unmask.
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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:48 pm

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Well, it looks like this ship might feature on Discovery season two. Or it could be a very updated D-7.

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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:30 am

Let's look at how that neck attaches to the hull. On any Klingon ship this can be a weak part of the model. I think R2 has made a very strong connection, we just need to be mindful of how it works.

When you connect the upper and lower hull.... the front wall of the battery compartment fits against the front bulk head wall. Glue those together. I'd suggest using a cement that melts the plastic to bond rather than a surface glue like CA. You want these two surfaces to be glued tightly together. The thicker and stronger that is the better. The pictures below show the two halves. The first picture below shows them before they're attached. The second picture shoes what they look like after the two halves have been attached. I hope this gives you an idea of what needs to be glued.
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Next, I realize that I should not have painted all of the surface in the picture below. You really want bare plastic for your gluing surface. I had to lightly sand some of the areas inside this circle to remove the paint. If you pre-paint this surface make sure to mask off a gluing surface for the neck to attach to.
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The neck itself has three great snap attachments, that will hold it in place once you push these three parts through the opening. I've circled them in the pictures below, first in the picture of just the neck, and then in the second picture where they neck has been attached.
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You won't be able to take the neck without breaking those off, or at the least bending them to the point where they won't hold well again.
So before you push that neck through, make sure to those inside walls have been glued solid. Make sure to apply your cement to the mating surfaces on the back of the neck and the front of that bulk head. Line up the locator pins and push those snap connections through the opening.
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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by novahobbies » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:40 pm

good looking work, mate. I'm following along and enjoying your pics!

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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Colvin Model Werks » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:05 am

You are creating an excellent tutorial and lending great insight into both the model and light kits. Thank you!

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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:51 pm

Now that all the sub assemblies have been glued together it's time to put down some base coasts of paint...

For these paints in the following pictures I'll be using the suggested paints from the box.

The green color used in these stages will be "Deep Green x2 with Flat Green x1"
The lighter tan color will be "Buff"
The darker tan color should be "Dark Iron x1 with Buff x1" (I could not find "Dark Iron" so I approximated it as closely as I could.
The darkest color is "Nato Black"

Before painting the base colors light have to be masked. On any lights that are flush with the surface of the model I put a drop of glue over the light with a toothpick. I like to use Locktite G02 glue. It's pretty rubber and you can remove it from a surface easily.
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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:56 pm

Starting to paint the ship can be intimidating. The easiest thing to do is to begin with the largest surface and start working down to the smaller surfaces.

On the bottom of the model I'm starting with the light tan areas.
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After those are masked I painted the green on the bottom.
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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:00 pm

On the top surface I'm using some small pieces of shrink wrap tubing to mask some of the lights. I'm just inserting them into the recessed holes for the flood lights. for the strobe on top of the neck I used a small drop of glue to hold it on.
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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:02 pm

Now it's time to start masking off and painting some of the smaller areas.

First up are some of the areas that will be painted "Nato Black"
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After that some of the areas that will be receiving the darker tan color.
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Re: Polar Lights 1/350 scale K'T'inga p/review

Post by Steam235 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:08 pm

The shuttle bay and radiators on top of the ship really had some of the most masking at this stage. (I'm sure it's nothing compared to the feather pattern that's coming up in a few days.)

Masking for the dark tan.
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Masking for a "Buff" accent.
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Masking for a smaller dark tan accent
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Masking for the Cargo bay door.
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Masking for more "Buff" Accents
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And masking for "Nato Black"
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And after all of that paint is removed, the completed part.
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