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I built a PL Refit a year ago, I was never happy with the way it came out, so I decided to tear it apart and rebuild it.

Here's what I got so far, did this today. http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s306/jmf1964/Refit%20Rebuild/

Going is a little slow as I am splitting time between this and another refit I'm building.

Some of the pics are a little fuzzy, I'm still learning the new camera.
 

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Man, not only have you built two, but you're rebuilding one! I've not even opened the box of my PL Refit and you're moving way faster than me.

Good on ya! :)
 

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Fierce, thats all for now. I'll post more pics when the walls are done.

Griff. I also have a third thats half built, just need to put the saucer on it, and a 4th still in the box.
I want to get at least one more before they dissapear.
 

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Did some more work on the shuttle bay this weekend. I added som observation windows and built stalls for the workbees, and did some painting.

I have to wait for the basement to dry out before I can do any more .








 

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The workbees would be those yellow things. We're seeing the back of them as they're parked in the stalls that he scratchbuilt.
 

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Looking nice so far.. but…..

Have you ever considered masking the observation/control room windows so they have a more… square profile… and do not look so hand painted? Referring to this: http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s306/jmf1964/Refit%20Rebuild/?action=view&current=HPIM0081.jpg

I assure you it will look 100% better if they all have a more regular appearance.
Mine is not perfect too but still….
http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/attachment.php?attachmentid=34566

I don’t want to criticise you.. just giving a tip on how to make it better
 

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The masking tape pulled up some of the paint, I'll fix it once the paint is fully cured.

I really can't call this a practice run as I've already built 3 of them, but I'm using this to try and learn other stuff like seams and scratchbuilding, both are a complete mystery, and finishing. It won't break my heart if it does not come out totaly perfect.
 

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Griffworks said:
Man, not only have you built two, but you're rebuilding one! I've not even opened the box of my PL Refit and you're moving way faster than me.

Good on ya! :)

ahh, my bad. I know they are yellow but thats about it.
 
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We've all ridden the learning curve of the clearing up seams, painting, finishing, scratchbuilding and so on John, many times and so will you. I still take a spin on the learning curve train meself and i've been at this lark for over 3 decades.

Practise is a great thing and your getting it in where you can on one of your refits so good on ya!

Keep going and go easy in the process :thumbsup:

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Thanks for the encouragement guys, every little bit helps.

Looks good Garboron, did you use the photo etched details in there? I'm going to be buying that sheet next week.

I reworked the bay walls, added some railings and decals, and slapped a couple shuttles in there for effect.









I'll be lighting the side windows externally, hopefully that will add more light inside.
 
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