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Tabletop Gaming, Models, and Minis => Modelling and Miniatures => Topic started by: JudgeDredd on September 04, 2017, 11:56:01 PM

Title: I'll be working on this next...
Post by: JudgeDredd on September 04, 2017, 11:56:01 PM
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Post by: mirth on September 05, 2017, 03:35:19 AM
 O0
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Post by: bbmike on September 05, 2017, 04:32:18 AM
+1! How I loved watching Space 1999 back in the day.  :smitten:
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Post by: W8taminute on September 05, 2017, 04:36:54 AM
Can't wait to see how yours turns out.  I made this very same model when I was a kid back in the late '70's.  A few years later my brother and I set it, and a few other of our models, on fire.  I don't recommend doing this as plastic tends to outgas ferociously. 
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Post by: CJReich46 on September 06, 2017, 05:00:05 PM
Nice! I remember watching Space: 1999 on CBC Saturday afternoons when I lived in Canada. Building Eagles with my Lego too.
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Post by: mirth on September 06, 2017, 05:10:16 PM
Heh. I built my share of Lego Eagles.
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Post by: Gusington on September 06, 2017, 05:39:30 PM
Space 1999 was probably the very first show I ever watched.
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Post by: mirth on September 06, 2017, 05:47:19 PM
You sure it wasn't Soul Train?
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Post by: Gusington on September 06, 2017, 05:49:13 PM
Not even joking but that too, on Saturday mornings. And Dance Fever, Saturday afternoon. I was 4, at the oldest.
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Post by: mirth on September 06, 2017, 05:50:57 PM
You loved Denny Terrio, didn't you?
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Post by: Gusington on September 06, 2017, 06:18:31 PM
Anyone who said they didn't is lying.
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Post by: bbmike on September 06, 2017, 06:20:55 PM
According to Wikipedia he played one of Khan's henchmen. That alone makes him likeable.  O0
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 06, 2017, 06:29:26 PM
The first show I remember watching was either the Banana Splits or Wacky Races/Stop that pigeon. Frakk me, I'm old.
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Post by: WallysWorld on September 06, 2017, 06:37:49 PM
Excellent choice of model!

I used to have the Moonbase Alpha diorama years ago, but it got damaged and I eventually tossed it:

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Post by: JudgeDredd on September 06, 2017, 11:26:53 PM
^That is pretty cool  :bd:
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Post by: JudgeDredd on September 16, 2017, 05:08:51 AM
And here we go...

The instructions
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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4418/36858532050_cb2d6de2f6_h.jpg)

And the parts. This is a very simple kit, though the plastic is not great quality with a lot of burr needing sanding off
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4404/37113943551_d5cede248a_h.jpg)

I had seen a build where someone said they had removed the solid panels on the girder layout on the capsules. Tried it, didn't like how it was going.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4372/37066443616_aa4c36b442_h.jpg)

So I'm following what the build said in my Airfix Modellers World mag - colour it in with permanent marker. This is just a test - the model will be getting primed then painted then I'll colour those bits in
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Already starting to take shape
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I'm soooo excited about this project. When I was a kid a couple of pals at school were lucky enough to own the Corgi diecast model and I was well jealous. I just can't believe - after all these years - I'm not just going to have an Eagle - but one that I made myself  O0
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Post by: JudgeDredd on September 17, 2017, 06:00:47 AM
All ready to be primed

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Post by: bbmike on September 17, 2017, 06:53:58 AM
Can't wait to see this finished. I remember putting together this model in the late 70s.
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Post by: JudgeDredd on September 18, 2017, 02:57:49 PM
So I primed the parts last night. NIGHTMARE!

I've got Stynylrez primer which is often referred to as the best self levelling primer around. Trouble is - it's thick. I had to set my compressor to a whopping 40-50psi to blow the stuff out and even then it as intermittent.

I either need to find a better primer (thinner one) or get another airbrush with a bigger needle capacity. My 0.35mm needle and I've heard tell you need a .5 to fire Stynylrez primer through with no issues.

After the priming issues - and lots of airbrush cleaning, I started painting the white parts tonight. Unfortunately, 2 issues jumped up...

Anyway - I did get the priming done and most of the white paint. As you can see, I haven't went for the full "fill and sand"
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Post by: mirth on September 18, 2017, 03:01:50 PM
Looking good so far, JD.
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Post by: JudgeDredd on September 18, 2017, 03:30:58 PM
Thanks  O0

The white on top of the grey primer has turned out ok....giving it a kind of off white so it's not so stark.
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Post by: JudgeDredd on October 01, 2017, 04:30:54 AM
The decals for this model are an absolute nightmare. They're slightly too big for most areas and they are so brittle...I don't know how many I've broken so far. The ones that broke that I could "piece" together I have - but they are just horrendous.

Even just sliding them off the paper backing has been resulting in breakages!

Pics to follow.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 01, 2017, 04:57:40 AM
The decals for this model are an absolute nightmare. They're slightly too big for most areas and they are so brittle...I don't know how many I've broken so far. The ones that broke that I could "piece" together I have - but they are just horrendous.

Even just sliding them off the paper backing has been resulting in breakages!

Pics to follow.

If you have not sealed them yet you could start over with a fresh set:

http://hdamodelworx.com/DECAL-SET-FOR-SPACE-EAGLE-172-SCALE-MODEL-KIT-MPC791-MPC816_p_229.html

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPACE-1999-EAGLE-DECALS-MPC-PE-12-inch-Models-Cockpit-Pilots-Details-/252885391565?hash=item3ae124d8cd:g:63MAAOSwSlBYw7Ek (stickers, not water-slide)
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Post by: JudgeDredd on October 01, 2017, 07:31:33 AM
Aw thanks....but they're on.

I'm happy enough with the result. A few minor tears that are either in inconspicuous parts or partly/mostly hidden

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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 07:38:04 AM
 O0
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 01, 2017, 09:15:58 AM
Sharp!

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Post by: Gusington on October 01, 2017, 09:26:49 AM
Cool, man.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2017, 06:12:17 AM
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/5c/5c7dcf024101b083008e90529f42c1e32be6a97d47fc4c0c8f449466b9bc8613.jpg)
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Post by: JudgeDredd on October 05, 2017, 08:12:12 AM
And pretty much finished. I only have the little thruster things to put on

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4457/23660779678_ff637512f8_b.jpg)

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Post by: Barthheart on October 05, 2017, 08:13:12 AM
Great job!  O0
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Post by: mirth on October 05, 2017, 08:19:30 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: JudgeDredd on October 05, 2017, 11:10:22 AM
Thank you. I was a bit lazy with it...but I like how it looks and I love that spaceship.  :notworthy:
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Post by: acctingman on October 09, 2017, 07:40:23 AM
That thing looks too clean. Needs some weathering!  :P

Nice build JD  O0