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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Ellenbethsdad » Jan 4 '14

Nice. Seeing it together on the cutting mat you get an idea of how big this is.

Keep at it.

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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Mark » Jan 4 '14
It goes together really well with minimal cleanup. I was surprised and it is looking great with the landing bays on.

Are you going to use the forced perspective decals?
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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Alun » Jan 7 '14
Quote from Mark McGeeAre you going to use the forced perspective decals?

That`s my plan at the moment.  Going to start working on some texture decals now as pretty much got the assembly pegged.








Couple of things I either made a mistake on or are questionable fits.


First is the pipes which come from the rear.  These don`t actually seem to reach the engines.  Hard to see in this picture but there is a distinct gap.




The other thing is the the engine vents don`t seem to quite connect to the engines themselves and again a bit of a gap.  Fiddled around with this for ages and couldn`t quite get them to line up, and the ones on the edges seemed worse than the others.  In the end just decided to go with it.




So will see about little bit of filler in those gaps and maybe try and extend the pipes.  Otherwise there just weren`t any problems with the build at all and only the seam lines running down the pylons to the launch bays need a skim of filler on them.


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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

chris perry » Jan 8 '14
eh up buddy,

lookin sweet cant wait see it all painted up!!

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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Alun » Jan 20 '14
Got the assembly completed and filled a couple of small gaps I had (around the inserts) which wasn`t 100% needed but it would have bugged me.  And sanded down the joints on the hanger bay supports.  Looks like these really need more detailing on them (which would also hide the seams) to be accurate, but not going down that route for this build.


So got a coat of primer on and then a coat of Halfords Ford Machine Silver.  I`m trying to get a finish with is similar (doesn`t have to be identical but do want it close) to the Galactica.  For that I know I used Halford Aluminium but I`d run out and the top of the Machine Silver looked very similar.  But it didn`t come out anything like it.  Hardly a metallic finish at all and much darker.  More like a slightly metallic grey.  Not sure if it`s because the can wasn`t properly mixed (it was a new one but did shake it for a good while) or just doesn`t even come close to the colour on the lid.  Might even be that it was so cold when sprayed I guess?


Anyway, here`s what it looks like at the moment.








Going to try and do another coat to get a more shiny finish as I`m going to apply a thick wash and don`t want it to completely dull down which I think might happen with the existing finish.


But next step will be to start applying some decals.  Going to do some generic panels to apply texturing to the whole thing.  Looking forward to that....not.


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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Mark » Jan 20 '14
Looking good! I`m still drilling holes in mine ... lol
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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Ellenbethsdad » Jan 20 '14

Coming along nicely there mate. Colour looks great to me.......can we see a pic of them together?


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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Alun » Jan 20 '14
Here you go, the incomplete Pegasus and the completed Excalibur.









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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Ellenbethsdad » Jan 21 '14
Nice, going to look really nice together.
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Re: Battlestar Pegasus

Alun » Jan 21 '14
Thanks Pete!


Having taken those 2 pictures I decided that the colour was going to be OK and it didn`t warrant a respray.  So plugged on and got some red painted in and also some dark washes into the majorly recessed areas.








Now just need to sort out these decals.


Did find some really good textures last night online:



 

But in hindsight today they`re too complex and really just need a pattern of rectango-linear shapes in 2 or 3 shades of grey.  Anything else will be nigh on impossible to fit around all the texturing.


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