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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Klingon D7 1:1000

Pretty far along on my 1:1000 TOS Klingon D7, spent the last week filling and sanding seams, got to painting this weekend.

My first layers of green were too blue, mixed up a new color and it's a little greener than I expected, that green is hard to pin down...

The top color is not as purple as the flash makes it look, it's darker to the eye. Once it's done I'll break out my good camera and try to get some shots that reproduce the color better.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 09:31 PM
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Very nice. makes me think of all the progress we've made since the '60s, learning the actual colors of the miniature and all.

I recall being so excited to see they made a kit of the Klingon ship.

It's interesting that it seems to not have gotten the weathering treatment like the 11 foot Enterprise miniature. Maybe they just never foresaw getting that close to it.
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Well, not sure what I'm going to do about markings, the decals are just falling apart, I guess I could scan the sticker sheet and print my own. I usually scan the decal sheet just in case this happens but I forgot this time.

The larger ones came apart in large enough chunks to be put back together but there are some little parts missing, not sure I want to keep them on, the windows on the sides of the torpedo launcher just disintegrated.


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Well, not sure what I'm going to do about markings, the decals are just falling apart...The larger ones came apart in large enough chunks to be put back together but there are some little parts missing, not sure I want to keep them on...
Paint some scorch marks on and around the missing pieces of those decals and call it "battle damage". Klingon ships look better when they're roughed up a little.
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Assuming the windows are just solid black rectangles they should be easy enough to draw in a paint program, then print onto clear decal paper.

If you've never used Microscale liquid decal film you should give it a try, it works great to save old cracked decals. Just brush it onto each decal, rather heavily, and let it dry. It levels and thins out as it dries.
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Assuming the windows are just solid black rectangles they should be easy enough to draw in a paint program, then print onto clear decal paper.

If you've never used Microscale liquid decal film you should give it a try, it works great to save old cracked decals. Just brush it onto each decal, rather heavily, and let it dry. It levels and thins out as it dries.
I've read about that stuff, guess I should order a bottle of it. Didn't think the kit was old enough to have that happen.

I can scan the sheet with the stickers if I decide to print my own. Actually I should put the stickers on a sheet of white photo paper and then scan them, then I shouldn't have to do much with them in in a paint program.
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Liquid Decal Film is great stuff.
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Looking great!

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