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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Friday, January 22, 2021 4:11 PM

Kirk's midsection is glued:

 

 

And filled with bakingsoda/thin CA, sanded, puttied:

 

 

He's drying now, tomorrow I'll get a coat of surface prep on and see where I stand.

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:59 PM

A bit of progress. His arms are on, filled, and rough sanded.

 

 

 

and a quick coat of primer.

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:03 PM

Great job cobbling Kirk together!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:33 PM

Thanks!

 

For mixing parts from 3 kits, I'm happy with it.

 

I wanted to get more primer on today. I tried 1 coat but its too cold.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 25, 2021 11:23 AM

Cool! He's lookin' Shatneriffic!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, January 25, 2021 5:39 PM

Gamera

Cool! He's lookin' Shatneriffic!!! 

 

 

Haha! Thanks!

 

Now I just have to figure out a color for his shirt. Its not gold, more of a yellow/brown/gold. I'll mix and airbrush if I need to, but I have some Tamiya Champagne gold and Titanium gold on the way.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:05 AM

Hey Mach, this is cool and very creative. Nice work making the Horta! I like how you think...

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, February 1, 2021 5:58 PM

Thanks!

Some progress.

It's really too cold to paint, but I got a coat of flat black on Kirk today. He needs another coat at least.

 

I'm waiting on some paints to come for Kirks shirt, but the plan is to do his boots in gloss black, the pants in semi gloss black, the velcro tool belt in flat black. For the shirt I'll have to see what looks good. Gold is too gold, dark yellow is not gold enough. Maybe Champagne over the black? I might end up decanting and mixing.

 

 

While I wait for paint I started on Spock again. I bent his legs with hot water, everything came apart and huge gaps were the result of the reshaping.

 

I forced some together with thick CA glue and then got out the motor tool and ground away bits that were not going to fit.

 

 

 

Lots of filling to be done.

 

I got out the sculpting putty and went to work.

 

 

 

He is starting to take shape.

 

Next up is his hands. I'm trying a few things. First is to cut out, and laminate sheet styrene.

 

Using the resin hand as a guild.

 

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure this won't work out, but they are laminated and I started sanding them.

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:19 PM

Back to Kirk.

 

I started working on the hand holding the communicator. I had the idea that Kirk should be holding the Pergium pump that Momma Horta stole. This allows me to use one of the Spock kit hands.

My motor tool and a sanding drum took out most of the comm. Sanding sticks/rods/files did the rest. I then used a Xacto saw blade to cut down the gaps in his fingers. It's coming along.

 

 

 

There was a hole that needed to be filled in the palm.

 

With the hand opened up I needed a main circulating pump for a PXK Pergium reactor.

Some 1/8 wire, a hole punch and some plastic dowels later.

 

 

Looking at the screencaps the prop pump has 5 or 6 inner tubes but I could only fit 4 and make the hand work.

Oh well, artistic license I guess.

 

UPS was supposed to deliver some paint for Kirk's shirt today, but that has slipped until at least tomorrow. :-(

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Friday, February 5, 2021 2:04 PM

Small progress on Spock. I heated his left boot and bent the boot sole to a more natural position.

One arm and both boots are glued on. I continued to sand the laminated hand, Still not happy.

 

The paint came today and I did some quick spray outs over flat black.

 

 

Furthest right is mustard yellow then dark yellow in the corner, next down is titanium gold then last is gold.

 

To my eye the mustard yellow is the closest, not perfect. It actually looks better over the bare white plastic.

Maybe hit his shirt with another coat of white primer.

 

 

This is close to what I want to end up with:

 

 

It's just dry stacked.

 

I just did a spray out of pure yellow over black. It's drying now.

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Friday, February 5, 2021 6:36 PM

I masked and re-primed his shirt with white primer. After it dryed I sprayed it with the Mustard Yellow.

 

 

I think it's a good color, I'll dull coat him tomorrow.

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:32 PM

This is a great job; I doubt I could do it!

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    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, February 8, 2021 4:21 PM

Rob, Thanks and if I can anyone can!

 

A bit more work done.

 

I dull coated Kirks shirt, I really like the look of it now, I spayed his pants semi gloss black. I also got major construction done on Spock. I think I'm down to sanding on him.

 

 

I started rough painting on Kirks head and hands:

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:08 AM

Yeah, that's an amazing job on Kirk Mach71!!! Please continue to keep us posted! 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:50 PM

Thanks!

 

I finished the small Phaser 2 and got the decals on Kirk.

 

 

 

 

Major construction on Spock is mostly done, I'm still not happy with his right hand.

 

 

 

 

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