Akira Class Cruiser WITHDRAWN

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Akira Class Cruiser WITHDRAWN

Post by Silverloc » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:42 am

After some thinking, and poking at my stash, I think I'm going to enter my 1/2500 scale Akira class cruiser...now to unbury it from 3 different moves. :)
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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by Silverloc » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:32 pm

So, after looking at the model for about a week now trying to think of what I want to do to make it a little different it came to me while I was playing Star Trek Online (STO). I'm going to paint to look like my Akira in the game. Now just to find some time to prep the model for paint. Maybe tonight if it doesn't get to terribly late.

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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by Silverloc » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:11 am

So did some prep work on the Akira, sanded down some rough spots, smoothed out some areas I had to add some filler too. When the humidity drops gonna hit it again with primer to make sure I got everything. Here are a few pictures

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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by ulvdemon » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Good start. Looking forward to this one.

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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by Steam235 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:29 pm

Looks like a very nice fit so far

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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by el gato » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:05 pm

I agree. Good start with it
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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by trekriffic » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:02 pm

Great looking resin model. I only wish they'd come out with one in styrene.
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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by Silverloc » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:37 pm

trekriffic wrote:Great looking resin model. I only wish they'd come out with one in styrene.
I was happy when PL said they were going to make one..and just as sad then they cancelled it. The Akira is one of my favorite background ships.

The kit is the Jupiter Station kit from Starship Modeler...which from what I can tell is not carried any longer.

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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by Lonewolf » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:33 am

You are correct. But I think that Odyssey Slipways bought the master and reworked it. I really need to get around to picking one up, when I can find one.

I built my Jupiter Station kit years ago. I also have one of the old Spaceboy Akira kits in my stash.
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Re: Akira Class Cruiser

Post by Silverloc » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:51 pm

I really hate doing this because I was so close to being done, but I am going to have to withdraw from this contest. I am having to pack up all of my modeling stuff for a move to a new place in 3 weeks, (and I just got my new airbrush to actually paint it). So with work and packing there is just no time to get this done correctly, I will finish it, it will just have to wait til after we get to the new place.

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