Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:11 pm

I made some more progress on the Tempest class kit this weekend. First, I managed to fill in those grid lines, sand it all down, and re-prime the area:
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I also modified the aft engines to look more Defiant-like. I filled in the outer circles and inserted a crimp bead into each one. Once it set, I removed the beads -- the circular holes left behind will be the impulse engines (see the blue arrows below). I also divided the warp engine grills into sections using pieces of clear plastic display rod from a MVM kit (see red arrows below).
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After some more filling, sanding, and a little masking I'm ready to resume painting!
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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:15 pm

The latest progress pics: masking paint work is pretty much done. After some more touch-ups I can start on the handpainted details.
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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by MEATLOAFr » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:21 pm

Lookin good
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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:58 pm

Painting the Tempest-class model has progressed some - I’m done with the basic hull pattern and have moved on to detail work and touching up.
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While the kit has some slight assymetry to it, I realized I couldn’t overlook the different-sized warp field grills. So a little more filling & sanding is required.
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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by novahobbies » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:16 pm

......lookin' REAL nice here! Keep it up!

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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:25 pm

Didn’t make as much progress as I would have liked this week due to a major work project. But I did get the starboard engine fill sanded down and painted! It’s nice to finally see the engines as I envisioned them.
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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by novahobbies » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:32 pm

okay, yeah, those are looking mighty nice!

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Re: Defiant/Intrepid hybrid build

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:18 pm

Here is the USS Tempest all touched up and ready for topcoat(s) and decals!
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