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Revell 1/24 Gemini- complete 8/26

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cb1
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Posted by cb1 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:21 PM

I don't know, Lew may have a point... I downloaded these really hi-res photos and at full size they really look like tape or paint. they don't cast a shadow.

pics - not the hi-res I have, but  you get the idea.

these pics are 4095x4069 in res, at full size the lines appear smooth.

cb1
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  • From: D/FW Texas
Posted by cb1 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:26 PM

here is the link to the hi-res pictures

http://tothemoon.ser.asu.edu/gallery/Gemini

click on Gemini VI-A link

hope this helps! Beer

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:42 PM

Oh I just love those photos!!!! I can look at them for hours... simply stunning. Now I had read that tape was applied for thermal shielding over some of the plumbing, but that looks a little too much to be strictly for that purpose. Not to mention the pretty symmetrical appearance. No worries though,as mine is OOB and will be built smooth as the kit is molded. I have just been wiping up my Promodeler wash this evening and have all the Equipment Section goodies ready for installation tomorrow.

BTW, that link helped quite a bit as I was debating over the RCS rocket color for the metal rim part. I am gonna stick with the metallic red that I used. I am gonna try a darker brown for the ablative coating inside the nozzles.

 

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LSM

 

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Posted by Buckeye on Friday, August 22, 2014 11:30 AM

Great pics!

Mike

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 22, 2014 7:23 PM

Thank you Mike. I'm glad that you like it so far.

Well here is the latest work on my Gemini Spacecraft project

Now where was I? I hit a speed bump due to trying some new weathering techniques and had to go back and fix those up. And I have been doing bits and pieces of detail painting over the past week. Today it was time to get it all assembled.

I used oil paints to apply a pin wash on the Equipment and Retrograde Sections. . It worked good enough on the Retrograde section, but did not react well with the Floquil paint on the sidewalls of the Equipment section, my first time using that medium. Next time I know to use a dissimilar layer in between. So I touched up the paint there and then used Promodeler Wash to take care of that section.

Equipment Section

Retrograde Section

After getting that work fine tuned I added the equipment that goes in those sections

Equipment Section

Retrograde Section

I also applied the Promodeler Wash to the Astronaut figures

Then I applied their uniform decals- I still need to do a little more work on their faces and then add their helmet faceshields

And I have been working on the red edging and mettalic red detail work for the capsule itself, all based off of photos of Gemini 3. Today I finally glued the capsule exterior to the heat shield so now all that needs to be added are the hatch windows. Which I will do after the decals are on and the final Flat coat on the exterior.

then a test fit of the Adapter Section to the Crew Section

and a test fitting of the Astronauts

Keep looking, more to come soon...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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cb1
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Posted by cb1 on Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:05 AM

awesome! w00t!

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:52 AM

Thanks cb! I started on the decals last night. Those will be done later this morning.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:50 PM

Last night and this morning I applied the decals, which all went onto the capsule portion of the craft, including all those little red hash marks.

Upper portion

Right side

Left side

bottom portion

close ups of the hash marks, as you can see there are a few air bubble I need to deal with on the "shingles"

One other thing that I did was fill and sand smooth the attachment holes for the upper portion of the Equipment Section. Afterwards I had to repaint it

Then I airbrushed on a coat of Satin Clear to seal in the washes on the Retrograde and Equipment Sections interiors

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

cb1
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Posted by cb1 on Sunday, August 24, 2014 7:36 AM

looks awesome.

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Posted by TZombie on Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:18 AM

Looking very good. I like the way the equipment bay came out.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:19 AM

Excellent work.  I am enjoying this build as it come together.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:28 PM

Thanks for looking in and the feedback guys. It really is a good old kit OOB and can be made into an incredible build with some additional detailing.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:05 PM

Hey Stik!  I'm lovin the detail work you are doing.........I'm getting an urge to do mine now!

Great work!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 25, 2014 11:21 PM

Thank you Eagle! it's really just paintwork, where i have deviated from the instructions quite a bit.  But otherswise it is strictly OOB.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 25, 2014 11:41 PM

After repeated applications of Solvaset, I think this is as good as I will get with the decals over the corrugations

Not prefect, but good enough.

I also painted the manuevering thruster nozzles on the Retrograde and Equipment sections based upon photos. I still need to paint their centers. But that will be after I airbrush on the final clear coat tomorrow

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

cb1
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Posted by cb1 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:42 AM

looking great. really, a great job

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:26 PM

Thank you cb, I am glad that you like this build.

So after a bit over four weeks of not so constant effort, I am calling this one done. This afternoon I finished up all the final touches- gluing on clear parts after a final airbrushed coat of Humbrol Satin Clear Coat, painting up the Astronauts helmets, then gluing them in in their seats, and lastly painting in the ablative coating in the manuevering nozzles.

a close up of Astronaut John Young (my close up shot of Gus did not come out so well)

some of the beautiful molded on exterior surface detailing

and on the kit display stand

Thanks for looking in folks!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Richkat on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:18 PM

This came out GREAT!!..........Rich

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cb1
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Posted by cb1 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:14 PM

bloody awesome!

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:43 AM

Thanks for looking in and your kind words... very much appreciated.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:20 AM

Stik!  Awesome, simply awesome!  The astronauts turned out very well!  The over detail is great!  Thanks so much for posting this!  It will come in very handy when I get around to mine!

Eagle90

 

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    July 2004
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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:48 AM

Thank you Eagle. Glad to hear that this will be of help to you down the road.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:33 AM

Stik,

Beautiful rendition of a classic kit.  I first built one of these back in 1968-69 (and still have it, tho in pieces).

Sure brings back a lot of memories.  Thanks!

Gary

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Posted by Buckeye on Friday, August 29, 2014 11:32 AM

Very nice build!Yes

Mike

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Posted by Viejo on Friday, August 29, 2014 12:21 PM

Mindblowingly good, Stik, nice job.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 29, 2014 1:21 PM

Thank you guys. I appreciate your kind words and am happy that you like it!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:12 AM

You finished off that kit really well !

Now if only someone will bring out a paper model of the "angry alligator" HmmStick out tongue

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:34 AM

Now THAT would be too cool! I would love to see a kit of the "Angry Alligator" and the standard proper Agena to go with this kit. Thank you for looking in here SG!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Richkat on Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:57 PM

The Agena target and a bunch of other Gemini (and other stuff) can be had here www.delta7studios.com/project_gemini.htm some VERY COOL stuff.....Rich

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:05 PM

Richkat

The Agena target and a bunch of other Gemini (and other stuff) can be had here www.delta7studios.com/project_gemini.htm some VERY COOL stuff.....Rich

Something for me to download and save for the time I work on my Revell Gemini.............and I can add that ever so cool Rogallo wing to the kit !! SurpriseBig Smile
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