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Update 2 Nov: Annigrand Star Destroyer 1/2256 WIP More paint.

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:48 AM

Hi Stephen;

         I ran across a problem when I lighted a TITANIC model for a client. This was before LEDs and Fibre-Optics was the only solution. I didn't have the Spaghetti you have, but close. Now what I had to do was paint the strands with silver, then Black paint to get the brightness at each lit end. Four light sources.And Viola'. All lit up. If your "Star Destroyer " looks good lit up, Yer gonna throw a party, believe me!

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:47 PM

Thanks TB, there will be many light tests on this befor i make any decisions and button it up.

Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, July 3, 2020 9:26 PM

Since I had the day off, I primer the destroyers with a dark grey primer. Should be able to start painting this weekend. Here is where they sit now.

Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, July 5, 2020 4:00 PM

Making some headway. Sprayed my version of imperial grey, might be a little dark but it looks ok to my eyes.

Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:28 AM

Oh that looks good to me! I don't think even Admiral Ozzal would complain! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:51 PM

Wow! That looks awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing them lit.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, July 10, 2020 9:05 AM

Thanks guys, this weekend I hope to get the base together. With that done I can start on the wiring and getting leds in place and then start putting everything together. Oh, do I even dare to dream.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:51 PM

Time keeps moving on and I am slowly making progress on this kit. Hopefully I will start picking up the pace on this.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:12 AM

Oh that looks good! Even if it takes awhile the wait is worth it! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:37 PM

Started working on the lights. I have the engine bells done and I have attached the leds to the fiberoptics on the lower hull. Tomorrow will start attaching them to the upper hull.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, November 30, 2020 4:03 PM

Ok, I am not giving up! However, I am taking a break while I figure this out.

I did a test clamping of the upper hull to the lower and the superstructure popped apart. I knew that it was not a steep enough angle was just hoping to be able to glue it into its final shape. Needless to say it did not work. So, I have pretty much pulled the upper hull apart and now trying to fix it. The back of the hull comes in two separate plates that shoul be easy enough to get the correct angle. The front is an entirely different story. It is one piece with reinforcing resin strips on the interior and I am at a loss on how to correct it. I have already tried heating the resin in hot water and then bending it, but; the rein is proving resilient and not wanting to cooperate with that method. So, I have a left over piece of 4x4 lumber used for a fence post. I am thinking of cutting the correct angle (or as close as I can get) and setting that inside the model and let pressure, gravity and some heat get it back into shape. This will be a slow method, but; i can use the time to try and fix other problems that were created in taking the model apart.

-Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:29 AM

Good luck!!! Thank God I've never had a resin kit warped like that. Please keep us posted, I'll probably encounter one eventually. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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