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Re: Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

Post by Resin-Modeller » Wed May 22, 2019 4:46 pm

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Post by RogueWolf » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:48 pm

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Re: Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

Post by Resin-Modeller » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:03 am

Hi,

Sorry for the lack of updates, been manic.

But I've finally managed to get everything sorted with the moulds. Just got resin in them at the moment to make sure it's all good. Cost a lot more rubber than anticipated due to the size so I hope it works well :P

Casting solid models is a lot easier as the ship is very thin so a little concerned about air getting trapped but we shall see :)

Will post the results once it's all cured :D
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Post by Resin-Modeller » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:30 pm

Well, it took a few attempts to get the saucer parts sorted as the moulds were bulging but my better half made a suggestion and it's casting perfectly :P so panic over... though I used almost an entire litre of resin but meh...

The outcome is as follows. Here are cast parts for the Achilles:

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I would say this is for the 'Intermediate' model builder or at least one that has had experience with putty as the Achilles will need it! The nacelles are very thin for the light maker, but upon casting, the resin is very thing and as it's hollow will need some putty to give it strength in the middle if your not going to pack it with cables.

Some bits didn't print so well. the groves in the side of the saucer being one. On my model I'm going to fill them in, feel free to dig the trenches out. The forward navigational indents printed okay though which is weird lol. The rest though upon inspection came out really well :) the detail that did print like the hull plating the deflector texture and windows and stuff look great! Can't wait to get the paint give it a coat and start prepping the decals :D
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Post by trekriffic » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm

Amazing! Talk about a low profile. Beautiful ship! :ropebanana:
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Post by Frank Fowler » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:39 pm

Great job Adam. Looking forward to when it is ready o order.

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Re: Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

Post by Mox » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 pm

Love it, the windows and plating look really good!

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Re: Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

Post by el gato » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:45 pm

Resin-Modeller wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Well, it took a few attempts to get the saucer parts sorted as the moulds were bulging but my better half made a suggestion and it's casting perfectly :P so panic over... though I used almost an entire litre of resin but meh...

The outcome is as follows. Here are cast parts for the Achilles:

Image


I would say this is for the 'Intermediate' model builder or at least one that has had experience with putty as the Achilles will need it! The nacelles are very thin for the light maker, but upon casting, the resin is very thing and as it's hollow will need some putty to give it strength in the middle if your not going to pack it with cables.

Some bits didn't print so well. the groves in the side of the saucer being one. On my model I'm going to fill them in, feel free to dig the trenches out. The forward navigational indents printed okay though which is weird lol. The rest though upon inspection came out really well :) the detail that did print like the hull plating the deflector texture and windows and stuff look great! Can't wait to get the paint give it a coat and start prepping the decals :D
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Re: Returning from the darkness.... NEW 2500 Kits! (Achilles Class)

Post by Gmeister » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:43 am

When will it be ready to ship?

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