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Progress Pics: AMT Ent-D - New Pics

I thought I would take a minute of 2 and show some of my progress on my AMT Enterprise D project. Not going as fast as I would like, but it gets there... just finished drilling out all the windows on the lower sacuer last night, so tomorrow I be masking off the aztec pattern for painting. I hand painted 3 of these before, I don't want to hand paint again! Everythign has been airbrushed.

For lighting I am using 4" CCFT, 1 in each nacelle, 1 in the main engineering hull. I have not yet filled in the light seams, or closed up the nacelles, but I will get to that soon, no rush. Still finishing painting the rest of the windows.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

http://goldsack.net/Portals/0/GDNGallery/Star Wars/Model Gallery/ED001.jpg

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Nice to see you doing the gray tones. The blue scheme never looked right to me.
 

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Are those LEDS or Lightsheet as a light source in the in the nacelles and bussard collectors? Very good work so far.


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Excellent.

Excellent work. Your aztec looks great. Someone mentioned the blue scheme to the aztec, I thought the aztec was a shade of green?
 

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pacal said:
Are those LEDS or Lightsheet as a light source in the in the nacelles and bussard collectors? Very good work so far.
Easier to show ya...



I had originally thought of using lightsheet, but decided to go CCFT instead. I have to line the inside of the nacelles with foil tape so it would refelct for better uniformity. You can still tell that the light is not totally uniform if you look at it directly from the side, but at any other angle, it looks uniform.

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Nice to see you doing the gray tones. The blue scheme never looked right to me.
I agree. Which I have seen some blue tones look very nice, I have always thought grey looked better, and that is what I have always done. My colors are camoflauge grey for the light tones, and light sea grey for the darker tones. The masking was actually pretty easy, thanks to the raised lines on the model :) I was starting to hand paint it, but I figured with airbrushing it, I would make the dark color more "light" for less contrast than I could by hand painting it. Plus it was more fun :)
 

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Ziz: you say "I used one of the first TNG magazines that Starlog put out for reference. One of those early issues had an article about building the 6 footer, and among the pics were two shots of the blueprints with the windows colored in, indicating the pattern of lit/dark."

Do you know which issue? I'd like to get it.
 

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Don't have them handy, but I think it was either #2 or #4. Maybe both.
 

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Awesome awesome work, thank you for the clear explanation, what did you use on the inside the bussard collector to break up the otherwise monotonous red look? Yours looks like there is something else inside, care to show a pic of the inside bussard collector?


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pacal said:
Awesome awesome work, thank you for the clear explanation, what did you use on the inside the bussard collector to break up the otherwise monotonous red look? Yours looks like there is something else inside, care to show a pic of the inside bussard collector?

All I did was paint it clear red. Nothing fancy about it at all.
 

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Nice job!!! Got to love that aluminum duct tape. Works great. I can't wait to see the end results. You have definitely rekindled my E-D interests. I've never used the CCFT before. Is that fairly straight forward??


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Unfortunatly, I had to crack open the model today, and my 2 year old decided she wanted to play with daddy's "airplane" and the connector inside broke off, so I have to repair it :(
You too? I hate those "unathorized test flights". Thanks for the CCFL lighting info. I'll have to try it without blacking out the Eastern Seaboard.

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hmm......that's when you put the model up some place high when you're not working on it so the little ones don't get to them heehee...;)

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My little Dutchess destroyed my Runabout in a way that would rival the Jem'Hadar! :eek: :lol:
But seriously, great job on the lighting! Looks like you don't have many light leaks to worry about. Can't wait to see the saucer sitting atop it!
 

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Sorry for the lack of updates. I had to wait for a replacement part for my deflector when the model broke, but I got that, and resealed the engineering hull up this last weekend. Should have the lower saucer done this weekend, as well as some new pics!
 

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where did you get your replacement deflector?
I got it from a member of this board, but I will leave it up to him if he wants to disclose his identity or not. It was just the inner part of the deflector that was replaced.
 
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