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nicholassagan

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This is my second build of this ship in this scale. ST:III, ST:IV and ST:VI have all been on television in the past few weeks and I forgot how much I appreciated this ship when I was a kid. It’s a good design and a good platform for experimenting with panel filters, washes and other weathering techniques.

The buildup was SUPER straight forward. The only two things that I did differently with this build were 1) adding some magnets to the inside of the belly piece for a support rod, thus eliminating the need for a drill-hole for support and 2) replacing the resin cannon barrels with brass tubes and hypodermic needle tips. Very careful drilling was needed for the latter but I think they came out just right.

One other thing that this kit needed was a set of decals to replicate the line pattern that is featured on the front of the hinges. So I sourced up some images from the studio model and made my own decal for the hinge front. :D

She’s all primed up in black and waiting for the first base layer of green zinc chromate and then we’ll work up from there!












 

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Nice work with those cannons. Looks to be a small ship.
 

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Yeah this is an incredibly detailed kit. It rivals if not tops the AMT kit...
 

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More airbrush time results. It’s amazing how much of a difference 10 minutes of painting can show. Other details are from patient brushwork. Some of the red feathers got 2 coats to create variance.








 

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Trying hard here...this one will really be a weathering platform more than anything else :D
 

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Got some of the details painted, clear coated and decals....THEN the neutral wash!!

 

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All wrapped up!!!

full gallery
http://cosmosmodels.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/11000-gizmotron-klingon-bird-of-prey-2/

highlights









 

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Nick that is beautiful, it looks amazing

J
 
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