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Re: Next Gen Comp-Galor Class

Steven Woosey » Nov 30 '13
Here goes with my first forum topic on the new site!

May as well get the ball rolling with the competion.

First off let me say i haven`t done a Trek subject for a long time, excluding the 350 NX01, which I made about 5 years ago. I have all the old styrene kits stored up in the loft , made and gathering dust from when I built them originally in the 90`s.

I have some unbuilt ones in the stash as well but I`ve decided to give a new lease of life to one of the oldies in the loft.

Here it is in all it`s dusty, falling apart glory. Painted by hand in enamels, long before the airbrush, weathering and wash days. Just before a dunk in warm oven cleaner! Goodbye yucky paint!



It`s soaking now, I`ll post more progress when thats done.


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Re: Next Gen Comp-Galor Class

Alan "Budgie" Murray » Nov 30 '13

watch you don`t lose all those horrible little pyramid shaped lights.. they were a nightmare..

 

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Re: Next Gen Comp-Galor Class

Steven Woosey » Nov 30 '13
Might be too late for that.....
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Dave Rowe » Nov 30 '13
I`ll be following this Steven, one of my favourite ship designs from TNG.
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Alun » Nov 30 '13
Hey Steve


Don`t forget that before you get too far in one requirement is to get evidence of the date you started.  I`m going to take a picture of the model with that days paper as proof.  It`s just so we all know we`re building in the same time frame.


Good choice of kit!


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Re: Next Gen Comp-Galor Class

Steven Woosey » Dec 1 '13
Yeah Alun, I`m gonna do that when it`s all stripped down, didn`t have anything handy yesterday.
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Julien » Dec 2 '13

Good choice ! Looking forward to follow this build.


I`m gonna post my kit too for the competition, even though I won`t be starting right away (too many things going on currently...) ;)

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Re: Next Gen Comp-Galor Class

Steven Woosey » Dec 5 '13
Here`s the obligatory dated photo with the paint stripped parts. Not a very exciting photo I`m afraid.

Not sure when I will get back to this as modelling time seems to be a rare commodity at the moment, but fingers crossed.


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Topic was moved from Phasers on Stun.
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Re: Next Gen Comp-Galor Class

Steven Woosey » Mar 3 '14
Apologies for being the worst person for recording, or communicating, what I`ve been up to but I`ve gotten a long way, i.e. pretty well finished with this, without a single update. 

However I do know I`ve taken more progress pics but dropbox seems to have mis-placed them so these few left on my phone will have to suffice I`m afraid.


So a quick re-cap of what I`ve done up to now.

After stripping most of the old paint off I decided to try to light this ship. Just windows and warp drive really, no fiddly flashing position lights or anything complicated.

So I started opening up all the windows, they are rectangular, not round so every one had to be carved from a drilled hole. Then I light proofed the interior with self adhesive chrome tape, brilliant stuff I found at the pound shop.

Then I bunged in the lights. It was pretty much that technical. i wanted the window lights to be a yellow rather than a white so I bundled up a few LED`s and put them inside a yellow kinder egg case. this produced a nice warm yellow diffuse light inside the ship. A couple of these kinder egg `bulbs` inside sufficed for the windows and then I built light boxes behind each of the warp drive clear parts and put 2 orange LED`s in each one. I wanted the `deflector" on the front to glow blue but I had originally gone with red all those years ago and this was the only part the paint would not come off! God only know why, so i had to stick with the red, which is OK as it`s shown both colours in the show.

With all this done I opened up the hole for the stand at the bottom and fed the wire through, eventually to the battery box in the base.

Then I glued her all back together, puttied and sanded all the joints and then primer and some pre-shading.



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