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This is the 1/144th scale Pegasus kit. I airbrushed Alclad II Steel and removed the mask for the purple on the hood. Borrowing from a tip I picked up, I put aluminum foil behind the clear parts for the lights (it looks amazing in the reflection of sunlight!) Ready for a little weathering. The semi-truck and minivan (Tom Cruise's!!!) are N-scale and here are ready for paint after being primed with Tamiya Fine Surface Primer. First diorama, so I'm taking my time and enjoying it!
 

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Tripod Problems

does anyone know how to fix the problem I had with this tube-like piece behind the neck(I did not have a proper hobby knife to fix it and as a result looks really messy).

Is there any way(probably not)for me to perhaps see if I could take the clear light bulb parts off to see if I could work with lighting effects.

My tripod's head tilted while being glued and is now quite tilted, can I fix that.

Is there any way I can take the legs apart to fix their security, they seem to wobble quite a bit.

Lastly, does my paint job look alright, I do not have painting experience and do not know how to do detailed painting.

BTW I used plastic glue and not super glue for the whole model so it may be difficult to fix, any help or advice will be highly appreciated. Please get back to me as soon as possible, thanks.
 

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You know, this ship is supposed to look kinda organic. And because of that, all the "flaws" you mention actually give it personality and realism. IMO, this is one of the best builds I've seen of this model, lit or not. And the base is really cool.

Thanks for posting those big pics!
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments. I guess I am just to hard on myself. I even told myself that the (imperfections) made it look awesome because it is different and made it my own. After all, it is the first model I have ever built, so what do I expect. My next model will be the Titanic, and perhaps the War of the Worlds alien model too. I really hope that I am picky but not too picky with shaving the excess sprue bits off of my new Revell Titanic model (when I get it that is). Also, as for that problem I had with the tube-like thing behind the neck, I will just find something that can patch that up. Would I be able to just use tape for that?
 

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Great work Cylon - you know I was working on a lighting kit for this before I got distracted for by the Raider... :)

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Oh, man...I'd love to build the new Raider. But I've got a Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup to build after this one so it'll be a while!
 

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does anyone know how to fix the problem I had with this tube-like piece behind the neck(I did not have a proper hobby knife to fix it and as a result looks really messy).

Is there any way(probably not)for me to perhaps see if I could take the clear light bulb parts off to see if I could work with lighting effects.

My tripod's head tilted while being glued and is now quite tilted, can I fix that.

Is there any way I can take the legs apart to fix their security, they seem to wobble quite a bit.

Lastly, does my paint job look alright, I do not have painting experience and do not know how to do detailed painting.

BTW I used plastic glue and not super glue for the whole model so it may be difficult to fix, any help or advice will be highly appreciated. Please get back to me as soon as possible, thanks.
That tube-shaped thingie behind the neck needed some work on my build, too. I used a few layers of super glue fixed with an accelerator and sanded it down. You can see the result in the photos. I'm amazed you got all those little parts and the tentacles in there without using super glue! Yikes, lots of patience! I also might have to take off the rear leg and stabilize it better. I stuck little neodymium magnets from the craft store inside the bottoms of it's feet. I'll place corresponding magnets in the base of the diorama I'm working on so I'm hoping that'll hold it in place.
 

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reply for help with tripod

Sorry, I didn't attach the photos of the tube-thingie to the previous post. Here they are.

Speaking of the diorama, here's a shot of a couple n-scale vehicles I painted up. I printed my own Meijer decals and the minivan is painted up to look like the one Tom Cruise drove in the movie. Call me a little obsessive, but I even made the licence plates from sheet styrene and painted them to match the New Jersey plates!
 

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Would anyone know of a good place to purchase my Revell Titanic model (specifically the 1:750 scale one), Thanks.
I have a Minicraft 1/350 Titanic you can buy if you are interested. I put the first deck on after painting the hull and drilling out all the portholes. This is the deluxe kit (not the anniversary one) that has the photoetched parts. I simply will not have the time to finish it. Guess I lost interest.
 

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Hi cylon, I like how you got the minivan to look like the one Tom Cruise drove in the movie and thanks for the help with the tube-like thing behind the neck, though I am not quite sure what an accelerator is. As for the Titanic model I am wanting to buy it new so I can build it on my own, thanks for the offer though.
 

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Sorry, I didn't attach the photos of the tube-thingie to the previous post. Here they are.

Speaking of the diorama, here's a shot of a couple n-scale vehicles I painted up. I printed my own Meijer decals and the minivan is painted up to look like the one Tom Cruise drove in the movie. Call me a little obsessive, but I even made the licence plates from sheet styrene and painted them to match the New Jersey plates!
Insanely awesome! Now that's an add-on! and I love the semi, too. Great damage!
 

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Hi cylon, I like how you got the minivan to look like the one Tom Cruise drove in the movie and thanks for the help with the tube-like thing behind the neck, though I am not quite sure what an accelerator is. As for the Titanic model I am wanting to buy it new so I can build it on my own, thanks for the offer though.
You could also use a little putty at the top part of the tube and carefully sand it. Your local hobby store could have a CA (cyanoacrylate(super glue)) accelerator. Just a little bit of that stuff added to the parts you glue together makes it stick immediately!
 
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