1/2500 Galaxy class. Finished

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1/2500 Galaxy class. Finished

Post by andyh » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:04 am

Believe it or not, I’ve never built one of these.

I’ve added 0.5mm to the trenches in both secondary hull and saucer. I always thought that the trenches looked too narrow.

The only other mod has been sanding all the raised gridwork and adding a missing set of windows (well, the cut out for them) on the bottom of the saucer.

Just in primer so far.

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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by ProfArturo » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:17 am

Will be following this one with interest!

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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by andyh » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:33 am

I decided to hide the join between the secondary hull and warp pylons after checking the studio model pics again.
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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by andyh » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:05 am

First coat of a custom mix of Testors Duck Egg Blue and a very pale gray (for scale purposes).
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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by andyh » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:24 am

Laid the saucer bottom decals to see how it all goes on. As others have reported, the decals crack into largish pieces. Luckily, they cracked into sizes that meant they could still be carefully matched up.

I'm also using some of the decals from the "Absolute Models" decal sheet.
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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by andyh » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:58 pm

I’m not sure if anyone is following this, but here’s an update on how the decals are going.

I’m noticing quite a few decal details missing from the Round 2 decal sheet so I’ve broken into my Thomas models 1/2500 decals as well as using some from Absolute models decal sheet (I’ll point out the areas of note once I have a clear coat on).
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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by Tesral » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:50 pm

Interesting treatment of the defector.
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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by andyh » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:14 pm

Yeah, I was trying to get this look but my blue chalks came out a bit dark.

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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by Kratok » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:11 pm

andyh wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:58 pm
I’m not sure if anyone is following this, ...
I am following, Andy. I happen to be working on the same project, On and Off. I just can't/don't comment here as much as I used to. Keep the posts coming - I am enjoying your build.

I think the deflector looks phenomenal. That is an incredibly tight area in which to to try to blend, and I think you captured the look quite well. Better than my effort. I tried to feather using diluted paints at the interface with.....less impressive results.

I am also intrigued by how you added styrene to widen the trenches around the perimeter of the primary and secondary hull. The primary hull I understand. But I am having trouble visualizing how you did that in the secondary hull without changing/widening the opening into which the main deflector sits. Can you provide more info? Too late for this build - I assembled mine back when the model was first released. I think this is the third repainting...

I should have bought more Absolute decal sheets when they were available. I have several of these to build, and even using my Thomas Models decals, Absolute Decals, and PL decals, I dont have enough to do them all. I think I will spray my PL decals with clear Krylon acrylic before trying to apply them. Maybe that will hold them together.

Anyway, looking good. Keep it up.

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Re: 1/2500 Galaxy class. WIP

Post by kobayashimaru » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:23 am

"i'm not sure if anyone is following this"
I'm waiting to see it in its full-and-complete glory, andyh :D

your deflector chalks appear awesome,
and you drybrushed too prior to sealing,
so base -> chalks (vallejo chalk-paints, or other chalks?) -> highlight light-blue/white powdered paint or drybrush.
at the moment, it appears that the chalks have settled prior to highlight pass.
if you've already sealed the chalks,
there's a few light enamels/ enamel primer which will sit quite nicely on the sealed layer,
without flecking or cracking,
you could then use a thin patina of the enamel paint to have that lighter blue or white.

The chalk will already scatter under a UVB (as we've seen with folks who paint their UVB nacelles etc).
whereas the enamel will be a more solid 'band'.

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