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Official tread : Sci-Fi and What If VII
TheDiggs
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC
Greetings Everyone,
I haven't been able to get the photo site to work in a bit so I'll just do this update now and get the photos in later. The masking on my A-Wings went well and I have everything all completed. This was my first time spraying Vallejo paints and it threw me off the first time as it looked way too thin in the Air brush cup but after I thinned it out in the cup it ended up being way too thin in the test sprays. After resetting everything and trusting in the standard recommended flow improver to paint ratio it worked wonderfully. About a week and few details later its all finished.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 11:03 AM UTC
Looking forward to seeing the results David.

Had a little time this afternoon to start some work on my Bird-of-Prey. The kit has a lot of flash and needs a lot of cleaning up. Got the upper and lower wing halves and dorsal fin together and cleaned up the plasma torpedo launcher.



Also experimenting with the final colour. Not sure I want to go with the recommended light grey, but a light grey-green. Grey is too close to the Federation colour scheme, while green is more common on Romulan ships in later series. The Warbids and Scout-ships in TNG (the original studio models anyway) were a dark slate grey-green. In later series the CGI versions were a much brighter colour.
I've tested a couple of paints from the box. The lighter is Vallejos Pastel green and the darker two are from Games Workshop. Got a few others to test and might experiment with mixing other shades.


Johnnych01
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 08:47 PM UTC
I think your going in the right direction going for a green shade Stephen, out of the 3 you've tested I like either of the games workshops shades. As you said the late CGI versions are a far brighter green so that would be a good updated colour from either of those 2 you have tested.
Looking forward to seeing more of everyone's great work.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 03:54 AM UTC
Thanks John. I might try a mix of the light and middle greens. See how it looks with the bright orange decals. I think the pastel might be a bit too light. It's almost the same as the old Humbrol 90 Beige Green.

There are not too many photos of the original studio model available, but those that are reveal a big issue with the shape of the kits hull. The model should have a sloped edge rather than the straight square edge.


Not quite sure how I'm going to tackle that. I might just leave it as is, say it's a refit to make more room in the lower decks.
Another interesting thing is that photos show portholes and windows for 3 decks. That would actually put the kit roughly in scale with the more recent 1/1000 range, rather than the bigger older Enterprise kit which was around 1/600ish.
I think I might have some window decals spare from the 1/1000 Enterprise that would work here.
TheDiggs
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:38 AM UTC
Here are my final photos:

Here is the last one I took while I was in-progress


Here are completed pics:


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 04:43 PM UTC
David, a nice little pair. A very clean and crisp build. Congrats on finishing!

Thanks for participating
Trisaw
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 06:59 AM UTC
Here is what I plan to build for the Sci-Fi VII Campaign.



Verlinden's 120mm U.S. Tanker than I intend to lightly or moderately convert with 120mm resin spare parts and a Gundam submachine gun that a vendor / friend gave me as a spare part.
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 01:06 AM UTC
Lots of nice builds are going on here.

So here is the start picture for my build. The Horten 229 in 1/72 scale from Revell.


I started adding some etched parts to the cockpit area.


Finished painting of the interior parts now.



Next will be glueing up the wings. Hope everything will fit.

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 01:27 AM UTC
Looking very nice Oliver, will be looking forward to seeing this one finished... Standard paint or a possible what if design ?
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 02:03 AM UTC
Thank You John,

I guess I will make it standard RLM 81/82. But somehow, I am tempted to do it in black with a yellow bat on it .

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 04:56 AM UTC
Welcome onboard, Oliver! Nice choice - I have the same in my stash. It will be interesting to see the fit.

My vote is definitely for a big bat! 😉

Looking forward to see more 🙂
Dixon66
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 07:48 AM UTC
Looking great all!

Been busy with real world work but managed to get a few photos today of the Hovertruck WIP.





Detail painting and final assembly soon, hopefully.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 08:14 AM UTC
Beautiful paint work, David! Really nice color modulation going on.

Looking forward to see more 🙂
Dixon66
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 12:00 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper! I was originally going to go with a three color camo scheme, but the modulation turned out so much better than I thought I could pull off that I scratched that idea.

Other than the Bandai decals blistering with the use of anything stronger than Micro Set (Micro Sol or Mr. Mark Softer), everything has gone well so far.

Because of the multistage sub assemblies, primer alone took four sessions. Build some, prime, attach more to the first sub assy, prime again, repeat, repeat.
Dixon66
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 07:04 AM UTC
I'm calling this one done. No where as nice as MLD's but good enough that is goes on the upstairs office shelves and not on the basement ones.









For giggles I was curious if a flat fender Jeep would fit in the cargo area.



Is there a gallery for this already? I can't find one.


Trisaw
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
Looks awesome, David (Dixon66). Great job!
Johnnych01
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 07:55 AM UTC
Great looking hover wagon David, the finish is really well done. Great effort Sir
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 09:40 AM UTC
Nice build David. I like the modulation and decals. That's a mean looking gun on the truck.
Take care and stay safe,
Don "Lakota"
Dixon66
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 10:14 AM UTC
Thanks all, I learned a lot on this one.
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 03:20 PM UTC
Hey everyone,
Everyone's projects are coming along nicely, this might be the best turnout for this campaign series.

I've had some decent time at the workbench lately and made significant process on the T95.

I painted it in the 4 tone scheme seen on some Shermans on Okinawa and Iwo Jima.





I wanted to add some sort of recognition panel on top of the tank and decided to paint one of the engine access panels in an Ocean Gray with a white star. I figured this would be the allied interpretation of the white invasion stripes seen on the Soviet tanks leading up to the battle of Berlin.



I used the hairspray method to chip away paint from the wood plank armor on the sides of the tank. The picture is a bit crappy but Im happy with how that turned out.



Still a lot to do on this project.



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 05:34 PM UTC
David, beautiful build! Congrats on finishing!

Shawn, excellent job on the camouflage! The wood chipping looks very realistic.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 05:36 PM UTC

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Is there a gallery for this already? I can't find one.



I will write the administrator to have a campaign gallery set up.
Dixon66
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 11:16 PM UTC
Beautiful work Shawn, that wood looks so realistically weathered.

Thanks Jesper.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
I have now gotten into contact with an administrator. Due to some maintenance going on in the engine room we cannot get a gallery for the campaign.

Please make sure to post at least 3 pictures of your final build in this tread and I will ensure all get their ribbon at the end of the campaign.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 09:45 AM UTC
David, Shawn, great work on your builds. Like the paint work on both. Congratulations on finishing.

Works still progressing on my BoP, nothing very exciting. The seams on the wings and tail have needed a lot of filling and sanding. some sink marks on the hull have had the same treatment. Good thing this kit has no surface detail. I think I would have sanded it all off!

Made a trip back to my folks over the weekend and retrieved a few more Trek kits from the attic. Even a few I forgot I had! Looking forward to building some over the coming winter.