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USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:51 pm
by SKO
This was a tough build! I twice had to strip her back down in simple green bc I thought I had the mold release off but didn't, and the weird angles are a pain to mask. It's not my best work. The windows blurred when I clear coated even though I've used this pen for windows before and never had that issue. Still I'm glad it's done anyway
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Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 pm
by SKO
With some friends
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Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:08 pm
by kobayashimaru
awesome work here SKO,
I can practically hear the Quantum Torp's flying from Appalachia

Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:36 am
by TrekMD
Beautiful, just beautiful!

Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:32 pm
by ProfArturo
That looks great.

I never usually clear coat any of my models for fear of that happening, what paint/processes do you use?

Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:03 pm
by SKO
ProfArturo wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:32 pm
That looks great.

I never usually clear coat any of my models for fear of that happening, what paint/processes do you use?
I usually paint everything and do windows last with a pen, then I wait at least 48 hours before adding a gloss coat. Usually the ink doesn't run but if it does I just retouch, let dry, and clear coat again and usually the second coat the ink doesn't run at all. Then I add decals and do a dull coat to finish and seal. This is the first time I had ink run on me after using the two coat process

Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:30 pm
by ProfArturo
Thanks, are you using an airbrush to clear coat? I may start doing it next time round.

Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:41 am
by WarpNein
Very well done. She's a beauty.

Re: USS Appalachia finished

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:45 pm
by Dr_Corsa
Looks very awesome..as the same as the whole fleet!