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4 years 3 months ago #181 by Maarten
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Bishop wrote: Now that is weird. You know, I'd almost get some styrene tube and cut it so that you can wrap it around the pipes so it looks like they are being joined. Going to be hard to fill those gaps.




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4 years 3 months ago #182 by Xtr3meNZer
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yeah, that is rather strange that they're rounded off... does it show them rounded off in the instructions?
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4 years 3 months ago #183 by grover
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Good idea about the tubing for the joins. I might try filler first to see how that goes since I would only need a small amount of tubing and don't know if it's worth the expense yet.

K2, the instructions show the join but they are clearly meant to connect up.


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4 years 3 months ago #184 by Phil
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I'd be removing the worst sections of pipe entirely and replacing them with continuous lengths of brass rod bent appropriately.Where the pipes go from a larger dia to the smaller then on into the recesses, I'd use that as the point to remove the poorly mating thinner sections and butt a cleanly finished end of the brass rod up agains the moulded on detail of the larger pipework.
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4 years 3 months ago #185 by grover
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Thanks for the idea Phil.

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4 years 3 months ago #186 by Bishop
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That's a good idea. The rod will bend nicely and look a treat. Nothing like a bit of brass in the mix

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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #187 by Gary
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Vallejo acrylic filler the one with the really fine pointy nozzle should do fine, squeeze it in and wipe if off with a damp Q Tip or paint brush.
But if you have more to do I'd look at Tony's suggestions of tubing, you could get lolly sticks (the plastic types) or even the plastic sticks on some of the cheaper Q-Tips they have tubes instead of sticks, heat it up and stretch it until it's the correct diameter.



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4 years 3 months ago #188 by grover
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Cheers Gary, great minds. Ive had one of those tubes but never really used it. I didnt think about using cotton buds but do have a few sculpting tools I was going to use. Hopefully I can play with it tonight, but lately ive had to work every night, so no real time at the bench. This weekend will be my last chance for a while as I have to head to LA next week for work.

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4 years 3 months ago #189 by grover
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So been doing a small amount on the Falcon here and there. A bit of a grind but that's as much to do with other life things as it does with the million pieces needed for the build. Uve used some Vallejo putty to bridge the joins in the pipes. This is pre-sanding but I think its going to take some more prep work.
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I also have done all the pipe work for the upper hull. Not many items left on the sprues except sprue E which has all the detailing around the sides of the Falcon. This is pretty much the final build section until I close her up. It's still a lot of pieces though
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So a little work this afternoon and I have a couple of pieces done. Might do some more before bed, but my hope is to get as much built before Friday as I am off for work for 5 days. If I can, it would be great to have the actual build finished and maybe even a coat of primer laid down.
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4 years 3 months ago #190 by Xtr3meNZer
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Good luck man, it's looking great so far. Good luck with the pipe joins, I trust you'll do a fine job

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4 years 3 months ago #191 by PJNZ
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Nice detail Kane!

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4 years 3 months ago #192 by Bishop
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I love kit part spotting. On the piece on the left you can see a Panther or Tiger fire extinguisher (Tamiya) and on the right hand piece you can see a Pz IV bogie from the old Tamiya Pz IV H kit. The bogie still has the mounting points for the two wheels removed. This actually shows you just how well the Finemolds guys did their homework on this. To have reproduced the greeblies that well the ILM guys used, is quite amazing.

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4 years 2 months ago #193 by grover
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Sorry for the lack of updates. Work has been full on so I'm just getting back to it. Most of the build work is done so now it's time to close up the hulls.
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Up until this point I still didn't know what I would do with the engine area. I masked up the grill and glued the blue film on the inside, but I have ended up not putting that on right now and just gluing in the engine section and masking that.
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Next was to align the halves before screwing them together
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4 years 2 months ago #194 by grover
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Next I went to get the cockpit area that had been put away and I noticed a rattle in it. The chair with Chewie had come unstuck so I had to carefully cut the clear part away so I could re-attach it.
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Now I'll need to clean it up before I re-glue it
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And now I have started adding the details to the side. I should be starting the job of priming this beast over the weekend. Woohoo
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4 years 2 months ago #195 by Bishop
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Bloody Wookie!!!

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4 years 2 months ago #196 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh very nice mate, been missing seeing this one come together. How was the trip overseas?
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4 years 2 months ago #197 by Von Drinkoften
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Good progress. Nice to see both halves together. B)
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4 years 2 months ago #198 by grover
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Oh very nice mate, been missing seeing this one come together. How was the trip overseas?

Trip was awesome. Such an amazing experience, but glad to be home.

Yeah I feel like I'm getting over the hump now it's coming together VD, but also realizing what a massive painting job I have in front of me.

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4 years 2 months ago #199 by grover
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So some more work this avo. I made up the few bits and pieces for the detailing of the falcon
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The build is getting close to be finished
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And the last part was to add the parts to cover the screw holes. She's not coming apart now.
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4 years 2 months ago #200 by grover
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And it's done. Well the build part is done. Well mostly. There's still some clean up but the primer starts going on tomorrow
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Some more pics. Banana for scale. She's a biggie all together like this
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4 years 2 months ago #201 by Xtr3meNZer
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oh that is awesome! well done on getting to that point! now for the paint job ;)

Very cool K1 B)
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4 years 2 months ago #202 by jackielinz
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Niiiiiice!
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4 years 2 months ago #203 by Bishop
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Wow its smaller than I thought it was. The best part with this thing is the weathering. Think fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy and flying tank and you're half way there. That's a beautiful build mate.

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4 years 2 months ago #204 by Kiwimav
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Very nice indeed Kane...cant wait to see the paint and "space weathering" on it

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4 years 2 months ago #205 by Von Drinkoften
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Looking very cool indeed. Also looks like you've done a nice job on the pipe joins you had issues with previously as well.
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4 years 2 months ago #206 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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4 years 2 months ago #207 by grover
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Cheers all.

First primer base laid down. I didn't plan to prime it all in black. I was just going to do the wells, and the sides that had all the detail, but I realised there is detail everywhere. So the black will become part of the preshading and I will really have to bring whatever airbrush skills I have developed to doing each panel as a separate piece. The cool thing is I should be able to modulate the colour a little this way, and I will have a lot of depth in the really busy areas of the model by leaving areas less covered.
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You can see the gun turret here which I completed already. Will take a lot to go from back to that shade of grey
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Another thing I will have to deal with is the size while painting. It's just too bloody big to fit in the spray booth so I will end up painting on the work bench. That's not a problem with the Stynylrez primer as it doesnt tend to go anywhere, but thinner paint could fly all over the place. I'll have to protect some of the areas and get some airflow in there.
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4 years 2 months ago #208 by Nosferatu
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Awesome K1!! I think the black primer is a good Idea at this size...it will save you some time when topcoating...like you say use it as a preshade..Good luck! Excellent work so far!

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4 years 2 months ago #209 by Maarten
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:woohoo: Black!

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4 years 2 months ago #210 by Von Drinkoften
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Looking good in black! Your certainly going to have your hands full spraying that large area.
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