50x50=2500, 2 Round 2 (pic heavy)

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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by slawton » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:18 pm

I'm having trouble making a decision on colors. For the "star" Federation base (see previous post), I intend to paint it gloss black (to match my previous painted bases), but different colors for the outline (white? silver?) and the Federation logo with the "United Federation of Planets: Starfleet Command" text. For the artwork version, I intend to paint the "wings" gold/copper and the "chevron" silver, probably black outline & text, not sure yet Federation logo yet on that one. I also have 3 of the "Star Trek" in ovals for the flight display base (even though I only have 2 flight displays) that may also need to be color coordinated:
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Next, there's the plaques that have some ship info. I presume the decal is to be placed on the inside of the plaque (where there is an indentation, even though these had unwanted circular pads from the moldings). What color should I paint these? Does the entire decal (with black outline) get put in? If so, with all that clear decal, is this highly susceptible to silvering? If so, how do I correct it? Were these plaques to be attached to the base - if so, where?
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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by el gato » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:10 pm

When I built my base 20+ years ago I used the inside part of the plaque. I painted all of it black, not just the frame. I also sanded the indents as flush as I could. These efforts and the paint plus the decal do a decent job covering the indents.

One maddening thing is that the inside frames of the plaque are rounded but the decals has a framed square. :x
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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by trek3159 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:38 pm

Is that maddening as "makes you mad", or "drives you mad" ? I'm sorry, but inquiring minds want to know.... :D

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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by Greyryder » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:46 am

trek3159 wrote:Is that maddening as "makes you mad", or "drives you mad" ? I'm sorry, but inquiring minds want to know.... :D
Yes. ;)

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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by slawton » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:16 pm

trek3159 wrote:Is that maddening as "makes you mad", or "drives you mad" ? I'm sorry, but inquiring minds want to know.... :D
It's elementary, my dear Watson. I deduce "yes" to both. By the context, it clearly makes him angry. Seeing he believes that he is a feline, it also has clearly contributed to his madness (along with modeling in general).

Just keep him away from the catnip! :stonerbanana:
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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by el gato » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:53 am

Greyryder wrote:
trek3159 wrote:Is that maddening as "makes you mad", or "drives you mad" ? I'm sorry, but inquiring minds want to know.... :D
Yes. ;)
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trek3159 wrote:Is that maddening as "makes you mad", or "drives you mad" ? I'm sorry, but inquiring minds want to know.... :D
It's elementary, my dear Watson. I deduce "yes" to both. By the context, it clearly makes him angry. Seeing he believes that he is a feline, it also has clearly contributed to his madness (along with modeling in general).

Just keep him away from the catnip! :stonerbanana:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by slawton » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:43 pm

No finished models yet to post, but got some practice on bases, etc.:
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I used Testors gloss paints (Black, White, Red, Green, Dark Blue, Metallic Silver & Metallic Gold), some rattlecan black (Rustoleum & Krylon) with some Sharpie (black, blue, silver, gold) touch-ups.

Base on el gato's comments, I squared off the round corners of the plaques. On the base Federation Logo, I did gray & white undercoats with a thin blue on top to achieve a non-uniform "milky way" effect.

Recommendations:
  • Paint the interior Federation logo stuff before gluing on the stands/legs
    Use dry-brush technique on "United Federation.." lettering
    Use Sharpies for wheat, ring, stars, etc. if possible
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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by slawton » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:12 pm

1-2. Defiant (x2)

Here's a picture of a couple of finished AMT/Round2 Defiants with some alternates:
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On the top left is an unfinished Scifi Spaceship Miniatures version which I picked up a while age - it is slightly smaller than the AMT/Round 2 version with less detail and much fewer decals. The bottom left is an oversized Furuta (I believe) version toy. On the far right are a pair of some unfinished gifts (I'm guessing F-Toys), which are more detailed but have no decals. That leaves the AMT/Round 2 ones in the middle. The 2 on the left are finished with the top one painted a light/medium gray (I like this look better than the original blue). I struggled with the decals - they would not lay tight to the surface and tended to be brittle and cracked/split on me far too often.
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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by el gato » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:18 pm

What names are you using for yours? I have about 5 or 6 Defiants. Of course there's the NX Defiant and the NCC Defiant and the Valiant, a name I used to name a Defiant concept model. That still leaves me with a lot of ships with too few names
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Re: 50x50=2500, Round 2 (pic heavy)

Post by slawton » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:50 pm

el gato wrote:What names are you using for yours? I have about 5 or 6 Defiants. Of course there's the NX Defiant and the NCC Defiant and the Valiant, a name I used to name a Defiant concept model. That still leaves me with a lot of ships with too few names
I hear you... One is for my brother. I'll probably make a wreck version (victim of the Breen/Dominion). I'd like to do a Valiant but I don't have decals yet. I'd also like to redo the "official" Defiant since my decaling was sub-par.
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