1/537 reliant (final pics page 16)

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1/537 reliant (final pics page 16)

Post by cannon fodder » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:44 am

Im a little late but im throwing in my hat. I just got an original issue 1/537 reliant model. Ill be using aftermarket decals as well as aztec decals. Im also not going to light this kit frankly because i dont know how lol. Ill post pics tomorrow.
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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by cannon fodder » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:23 am

Well, starting this build with this.

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And moving to the real build. Got this model quite by accident on ebay for 25.00. Planning on a straight up build with aztec decals.

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Interestingly enough unlike the repop this one has the sensor bands and windows etched into the plastic.
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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by Steam235 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:38 am

Wow that's kinda odd.i know round 2 changed it but I didn't know it was at the loss of the windows. I'd rather have the windows.

Also nice pizza no toppings or is there just that much cheese?

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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by cannon fodder » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:53 am

Local pizza shop, pepperoni, green peppers on half ham on the other. Yes it has that much cheese, best pizza around. I was surprised too about the lost details.

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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by curt » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:10 am

Both kits have plus's and minus's. What is the rolled up poster? I cant remember. Ill take it of your hands though :)

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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by cannon fodder » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:18 am

Its a pic of picard and the enterprise d. The kit was still factory sealed when i got it. A cool find for 25.00

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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by zookman » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:21 am

if i remember right the repop had the corrected saucer thickness .. the original kit was too thin compared to the refit .. that may be why the loss of rim detail .

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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by cannon fodder » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:26 am

Perhaps, i never noticed it. I did notice that the nacelles look thinner.

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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by curt » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:28 am

Yep the repop fixed saucer thickness, as well as the rear hull around shuttle bays, impulse area etc... its possiable thats why they lost the window detaill how ever the windows in the original kit were in the wrong locations too. Its a fun build either way. I have 2 currently and a third i sold to a friend that he never built with the resin correction kit thathe said I could have back once he pulls it from storage.

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Re: 1/537 reliant

Post by cannon fodder » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:19 pm

Well im off for family time but tonight is me time. Walking dead on tv, and going to put to use some techniques i found on the round 2 site. There are some interesting tips on the article of them building the Vulcan shuttle. Like using glue in the right amount so that a little bit squeezes out, allowing it to dry and using that as your filler. Already tried it on a nacelle and it worked beautifully. The seam absolutely disappeared.

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