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merseajohn said:
Mate this is truly exceptional, let me give you a massive pat on the back. My blockade runner has just been slung towards oncoming traffic.
No way dude!! Your Runner has given me one of the only competitive streaks I've ever had! Every build should be as awesome as your Runner! That being said, I am entering this build in the Sci-Fi category. ;D
 

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Just for giggles, here’s my game plan for the final week of work. This is going to be a photo finish, folks.

MONDAY 25th
Ventral Hangars
Détail Aux Edges, Seal
Build Walls On Main
Light Up Main & Aux
Detail Main
Detail Hull By Main
Seal Main
Mount Bracket Nut
Dismount & Prime Lower Hull

MONDAY/TUESDAY
Billboards
Mount To Plastic
Mount To Chips
Mount To Hull – 1 in pods
Add Framing Structures
Clear Coat
Mask

TUESDAY
1X Chip In Port Pods
Solder Resistors To All LEDs
Test All Lights
Solder All Leads To Board
Solder Board To Plug
Solder Plug To Battery Long Leads

WEDNESDAY
Tuck and Secure Wires and Fibers
Join Hulls
Fill Gaps/Seams
Trench Lip Detailing
Trench Hangar Frames
Trench Hangar Face Detailing
Add Barrels To Aux Turrets -parts?
Add Dome Supports

THURSDAY
Engine Plate Greeblies
Mask Engines
Prime Engine Area
Mask Off Hangars

FRIDAY
Preshading On Hull
Dismount, Take Ball Off First, Then Unscrew Ball
Base Coat Of Paint
Second Coat Of Paint If Necessary
Remount Base To Different Board
Detail Painting
Panel Decals
Red Tip Decals
Micro Sol Decals
Trim Fibers
Dirty Wash And Weathering
Clear Coat Everything
Pencil Lines
Add All Ships To Hangars & Docks

ANYDAY
Build/Paint Freighters
Consular In Main Hangar
Little Guys In Trench Hangars
Olympic Carrier On Pod?
Drill Battery Compartment In Base
Drill Hole for Switch
Paint Base
Add Battery Components
Add Feet To Base
Find Mirror For Base & Mount

SATURDAY 30th
Final Photography
Photo Edits
Blog Post
SSM Post
SMA Post
SMA Contest Entry
Phoxim Post
PB Upload

Have a beer.
 

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Nice list you got there Nick, be carefull on the weathering at that scale would you even see it? Pre shade would be enough wouldn't it? I gotta tell you mate I'm itchin to see your final pics.
 

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Weathering might be a light wash here and there...perhaps a couple of small battle scoring marks. Nothing too fancy. Even preshading will be minimal, just around the raised areas and thankfully not on each panel line. ;)
 

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:eek: That's alot of work for your final week, but judging by how you've gotten this far so quickly, I think you'll make it.

Good luck mate!
 

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As planned, I was able to knock out the Monday list and a few other items along the way.

1. Detailed aux hangar.

2. Finished building and detailing main hangar.



3. Added LEDs to main & aux.
4. Detailed hull by main hangar.

5. Mounted bracket nut.

6. Primed lower hull.






7. Mounted billboards to clear plastic.

8. Primed a Consular-class for the main hangar.

9. Added another flood light to the port pods.
10. Finished detailing additional aux hangar.

11. Added replacement barrels to additional turrets.


12. Started gutting a battery compartment in the stand.
 

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Awesome update Nick, those firbre optics coming out from the bottom dome look kinda cool as they are without trimming, like aerials or something.
 

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merseajohn said:
Awesome update Nick, those firbre optics coming out from the bottom dome look kinda cool as they are without trimming, like aerials or something.
Exactly. Those don't actually light up and aren't going to be trimmed. :D There are a few fibers at about the 30º latitude of the dome that will actually blink red, but that's all as far as lighting up that dome.
 

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Quick question...do you guys think I should add one of my 1/4105 Olympic Carriers? Would it be too out of place if it were docked on the starboard pods?
 

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You mean would it look out of place being cross-universe? Or out of place being too much going on?

I'd say don't worry about being cross-universe, and the more going on the better. :)
 

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Nick, this thing is packed with so much detail that you'll see something new every time you look at her.
Amazing work
 

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Here's my next update...didn’t get through as much of Tuesday’s list as I had hoped. Some family just got back to town from a 6 week trip to Uganda…so spending time with them was priority for sure. But here’s what I DID get done.

1. Added Olympic Carrier to pods. It’s removable with a magnet!


2. Cut some holes for the billboards. I figured it would be easier to do this then mount the billboards as one of the post-painting steps. Also added a chip LED to the starboard pod for a couple of billboards.


3. Wired up all the resistors to all the LEDs and got the top hull finished. I still have to add a plug so it will be easier to join the hulls.



4. Got the engine lights all wired up. Beautiful baby blues.


Tonight I’ll have to finish up connecting the lead wires to each of the LEDs. I just realized I forgot to light up that little auxiliary hangar so I’ll have to add another LED or 2. No biggie. But I’d also like to get the boards wired up so I can join the hulls either tonight or tomorrow. That will be the big accomplishment.
 

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Nice update Nick! Looking forward to seeing those boards lit up ;D
 

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You boys just wait. I sealed her up tonight. :-X
 

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CEEE-RIPES man!!!!!!!
I can't take it anymore!!!!
lol
AWESOME schtuff!
:eek: ;D ;D
 

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Big day for Mr. Jones.

1. Finished soldering resistors and leads.

2. Connected all LEDs to the board and wired up the plug.




red flasher

3. Tucked everything in neatly.



4. Joined the hulls. Oh yeah.







5. Got 9v to fit into the base.
 

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This wil be viewd over and over as I prepare to make a pair of 'em in the future. Your work is incredibly inspiring! I look at the raw pieces and your results and I'm just astounded! Best of luck!
 
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