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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by el gato » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:26 pm

Greyryder wrote:There's a guy at the Macrossworld forums that's been doing aztecing on Trek and BSG models with art pencils. He'll do a section, fix it with clear coat, then move onto the next part.
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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by asmcelhinney » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:21 am

Well... still waiting on the AGT kit from Federation Models. After not hearing from them I emailed and eventually found a reply in my spam folder saying that the kit was being re-ordered (not that it was listed as out of stock when I purchased it) - that was two weeks ago, the order placed a month ago now. No communication at all. Sad face.

However, I am building an anti-time anomaly (or maybe its just what I ate), so that's fun.

More soon?

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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by Lonewolf » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:09 pm

It's a great little conversion kit. I picked one up about six months ago. I also have the conversion kit for the Sovereign Class drednaught variant that I want to get around to building. Maybe after this contest is over.
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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by el gato » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:50 pm

If I had any confidence that it would get to you in a timely manner I'd lend you my set
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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by asmcelhinney » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:53 am

Got one of the dreaded customs charges letters. I don't mind the tax, but the handling fee really bothers me. Ah well, progress soon.
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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by asmcelhinney » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:11 pm

After a lot of nothing going on, I finally received the goods from Fed models (how I love customs charges and Parcel Farce).

So now I have a bunch of resin bits to make fit onto a 1/2500 Ent-D. The parts aren't bad. Like any resin kit a fair amount of work is required but there are now major problems, bubbles or warping.

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I've removed the plastic neck to accommodate the 'battlehead, and need to make its female counterpart for the inside of the saucer, probably with simple press-molding and a load of green stuff.

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Lighting the solid nacelles is going to be a challenge, the deflector however, a piece of cake. Glutton for punishment that I am, I wonder about lighting the hull impulse engines, but that would require a lot of very careful drilling. As for windows - well, I doubt it. With time constraints, the size of the kit, and the separation element... Hmm.
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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by el gato » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:32 pm

My recommendation would be to drill from the back/inside of the impulse piece and leave the detail as is at the front. If you carve out as close as possible to the front, the LED will shine through the resin and you won't have to worry about recreating the cast detail.
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Re: 'All Good Things' Future Enterprise D

Post by Xen » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:40 am

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