1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

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1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

Post by ProfArturo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:26 pm

The more I looked at my toy Runabout, the more it bothered me that it wasn't quite in scale with my starships.

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I found an eBay seller doing a 1:1400 version and thought how hard can it be?

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They were tiny. Much smaller than I expected.

Sanding and painting was challenging simply because of the danger of sanding bits off or overspill. I'm glad they supplied 4 in the pack as I broke the first 3.

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I used a needle to paint the bussard collectors, and a superfine brush for the yellow detail... Sadly even though it looks ok to the eye, at this magnification it seems rather shoddy. It was a great excuse to test out the macro mode on my new phone however.

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The decals were surprisingly easy and went straight on with no issues. None split or distorted. They put ones from larger kits to shame.


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Finally ready to fit in the shuttle bay!

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All in all, a fiddly but enjoyable build for a few days off work.

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Re: 1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

Post by Tesral » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:07 am

That is a sweet piece or work. Also insane.
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Re: 1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

Post by novahobbies » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:40 am

Now this is a level of insanity I can get on board with.

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Re: 1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

Post by novahobbies » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:48 pm

I feel your pain buddy.
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Re: 1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

Post by ProfArturo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:25 pm

Just don't slip and jam the knife into your forefinger, like I may have done :oops:

Good luck with yours, looking good so far. Aztecing must be truely insane.

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Re: 1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

Post by novahobbies » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:58 am

Actually not nearly so bad as you'd think; for instance the entire saucer top is a single (still small) decal.

The steady hands you must have to PAINT that roundabout the way you did......geez man...... :shock:

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Re: 1:1400 Runabout - aka total insanity

Post by ProfArturo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:32 am

This is it - I feel like in some ways tiny decals are easier as they're less complicated and have less to go wrong.

I found painting worked best by doing a tiny blob at a time rather than trying to do strokes.

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