Enterprise Refit (by Ulvdemon) VOTE!

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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by cannon fodder » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:18 am

I can't wait to see what you do with yours. I'm working on one now and the sanding is terrible but worth it.

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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by ulvdemon » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:53 am

Well, I am coughing up some the dust, but it is worth it. I am not going for overall smooth, just to tone it down some. Hopeful once it is primed and painted it will be decent. Figured with a 350 scale refit in my stash, no need to stress. Just build and enjoy. Didn"t bother me 25 plus years ago no need to bother me now!
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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by curt » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:16 am

Are you still looking for decals?

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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by ulvdemon » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Okay, I worked on the model last night. Did a lot of rookie mistakes that I don't believe I did just because I was focusing on some other steps, and not on what I was working on. Like forgetting to sand off some of the spurs where I cut it off of the sprue. :) test fitting showed a wonderful headache in the making. The port pylon tot he secondary hull is going to droop if I attach it, so I have to figure out a way to brace it while the glue sets. Enjoy some of these pictures.

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Then there is the shuttle that came with the kit.... I really can't put words to the shuttle...

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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by ulvdemon » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:46 pm

curt wrote:Are you still looking for decals?
If you have them sure, pm me and let me know a cost.

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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by ulvdemon » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:40 am

Dryfitted the nacelles today. Starboard side seems even but the port side nacelle seems to angle up. Will post pictures on Monday. Deciding on how to paint and decal.

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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by el gato » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:40 pm

Looks good so far!
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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by asmcelhinney » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 pm

That really is a gorgeous kit. The extra work will be well worth it, great stuff!
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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by ulvdemon » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:08 pm

Glued the saucer halves together and I've attached the pylons. Was able to get the port pylon more or less straight with no drooping, but the nacelle is still going to be crooked. I am now in the planning to paint stage and trying to decide how best to proceed. Thanks all for the comments.

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Re: 1/537 Refit

Post by cannon fodder » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:03 pm

Maybe you can use some sheet styrene to correct the problem with the nacelle alignment.

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