USS Antares - Remastered

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by trekriffic » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 pm

After letting the primer dry for a few days I brushed the underside with Model Master Flat Gull Grey using a mop brush:

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USS Antares - Gull Grey Half Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Gull Grey Brushed by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Gull Grey Half Done by trekriffic, on Flickr

I'll let the underside dry a day before I brush the top. The enamel went on fine over the primer this time. Once the top is done and dries a few days I'll seal with Future before adding some paneling in a slightly darker shade. Once the panels are all done I'll overspray with a thinned coat of Neutral grey lightened up a bit with white. When I'm done I want the paneling to barely show under the overall medium grey of the final hull coat.
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by trekriffic » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:21 pm

So did some work on the deflector dish. After combing thru my greeblie stashes I came up empty so resolved to make the dish from scratch using .040 syreene sheet and music wire...

The punch, the pinvise, and the router bit used to make the deflector dish shown. I also used a sanding stick:

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USS Antares - Deflector Dish Tools by trekriffic, on Flickr

After hollowing out the lightly punched disc I punched it out from some .040 thick sheet using a punch tool and a hammer. Before that I drilled the center hole using a pinvise:

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USS Antares - Concave Dish by trekriffic, on Flickr

After punching and hollowing out some .040 styreene using a round router bit in my handheld battery powered "dremel" tool I glued the blank to a short piece of music wire using Plastic Surgery CA glue:

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USS Antares - Styrene Disc Glued by trekriffic, on Flickr

The backside was shaped with a diamond file and sanding stick to get the right curvature:

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USS Antares - Deflector Dish Shaped by trekriffic, on Flickr

Deflector dish recess on lower hull. White will be over painted with transparent blue acrylic:

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USS Antares - Deflector Dish Work by trekriffic, on Flickr

Need to lightly sand with 400 grit or lighter:

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USS Antares - All Brushed Gull Grey by trekriffic, on Flickr

I've found some leftover decal material with panels from what I think was a 1/1000 scale Enterprise D kit so plenty of light grey panels to mix and match. They should work well over the flat gull grey hull. Of course being decals I'll need to gloss coat the hull first:

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USS Antares - All Brushed Gull Grey by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - All Brushed Gull Grey by trekriffic, on Flickr

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USS Antares - Gull Grey - Deflector Dish White Underpaint by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by ProfArturo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:03 am

Really enjoying these posts and the level of detail you put into them.

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by Gidiot » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:14 am

Gorgeous!

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Re: USS Antares - Remastered

Post by Tesral » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 am

I'm going to have to keep that home made dish in mind.
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