USS Antares - Remastered

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by novahobbies » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:49 am

Wow, looks great!

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by trekriffic » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:19 am

So I'm 99% done with the panel decaling and have painted the bussards, saucer domes, deflector, and running lights white. That makes a good base for the final colors later on. I also painted some of the accent colors with MM European Grey and Medium Grey or a mix of the two.

Once the paint has dried I'll coat with Future before applying the window, insignia and registration decals.

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USS Antares - Aztec Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Aztec Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Aztec Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Aztec Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Aztec Done by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by Tesral » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:36 am

It is a interesting adaption of the design we first see in the animated series. I like where you are taking this.
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by trekriffic » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:12 am

So getting down to the detail painting all with a fine tipped brush. Painted the domes and bussards white previously as a basis for what is to come so now I've painted the upper crew module dome with a mix of three colors: Light Sea Gray, Flat White, and Flat Tan to make it sort of a muddy grey-ish light tan...

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USS Antares - Paints+ by trekriffic, on Flickr

Upper dome brushed with mix of Light Sea Gray, Flat White, and Flat Tan.

Bussard domes painted Flat Yellow. After that dries I'll mix up some creamy orange to paint spokes:

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USS Antares - Dome Details by trekriffic, on Flickr

So will paint the lower dome next and the next layer of the bussard domes. More Medium Grey accents have been added:

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USS Antares - Still a WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

I gave some of the paneling a light dry brush with Light Sea Gray. It turned out well; especially with the bands on the nacelles:

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USS Antares - Still a WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

Bussards will eventually be a peachy orange cream with yellow between the spokes:

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USS Antares - Still a WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

I made the lower hull "screen-like" panel Medium Grey to help balance out some of the Medium Grey accents up above. Plus it helps break up a lot of light grey:

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USS Antares - Still a WIP by trekriffic, on Flickr

I painted the back of the deflector dish light blue to mimic how it would appear reflecting the light blue "light" that comes from the light blue enamel painted "booster ring" behind it:

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USS Antares - Dish back by trekriffic, on Flickr

More to come...
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by trekriffic » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:41 am

Finished all the detail painting.
I decided to go with the yellow-orange bussard domes like the Antares had in the remastered episode rather than try to do the spokes.
I also finished some odds and ends related to the aztec paneling.
Then I clipped the music wire to the desired length and glued the deflector dish in place.

I'll give her a flat coat before applying Tamiya pastel powders to give her a more metallic look.
Then another flat coat before coating with Future before applying the ship's windows, registry and insignia decals.
Then a gloss coat to seal the decals followed by another flat coat or two. Anything I want glossy (like windows, running and formation lights, and the bussards) I can then gloss up with a brush and some Future...

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USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Final Paint by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by TrekMD » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:56 am

That looks awesome! Very well done!
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by trekriffic » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:27 pm

Got the decals done! I managed to mangle the ship's name and registry decal though so had to come up with a workaround using old leftover decals from my stash. Piecing together such small numbers and letters was intricate work using an exacto knife, tweezers and a magnifier but, all in all, it turned out very well. I am quite satisfied with the results...

It took three pieces from my leftover decal stash to replace the bow registry decal:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

Hmmmm... Not bad at all:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

For the ship's name on the bow I repurposed the kit decal meant for the fantail:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

To replace the kit decal, I sliced letters off the leftover decal sheet from the 1/1000 scale USS Phobos kit:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

Altogether it took 5 pieces of decal material to make the ship's name on the stern:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

I kept thinking that the large ovoid shaped panel on the forward face of the upper hull needed something and found this leftover 1/2500 Enterprise D decal from Absolute Models. The fan shaped section was the perfect size to fit:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

Here it is freshly applied and brushed with MicroSOL decal setting solution:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

Here are some teaser photos taken in my driveway in natural light:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

I added red and green running lights to the top of the secondary hull on either side of the oval upper hull section. I figured the ship needed an extra set for when the bow crew module is detached and she's running in robotic mode:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

I added some "purge vents" panels to the inside face of the nacelle struts:

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USS Antares Decals Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

I've sealed all decals with Future now and am going to spray her with Dullcote before applying some Tamiya pastel chalks to give her a more metallic look like in the remastered episode. Then she'll get a final flat coat before she's all done.

Then I'll take the "good" pics.
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by TrekMD » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:08 am

Wow, looks fantastic!
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by Richard Baker » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:32 pm

I love the way this project turned out!

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by novahobbies » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:18 pm

WOW! Way to super-detail such a tiny model....good job!

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