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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by tejanovader » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:36 pm

:cylon: With the canopy in two stages. One without the styrine strip and one with the styrene strip. Thoughts? :cylon:
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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by GoldCylon » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:52 pm

Damn that is scary cool looking.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by Hand-Schaub » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:53 pm

All around really cool! Love the lights especially in the engine area.
I'm not quiet sure what you mean by the canopy... is it that you are only half way done putting the 'blinds' on?

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by Cylon-Knight » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:37 am

It is awesome, tejanovader!
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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by tejanovader » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:25 pm

Hand-Schaub wrote:All around really cool! Love the lights especially in the engine area.
I'm not quiet sure what you mean by the canopy... is it that you are only half way done putting the 'blinds' on?
Yessir. That is exactly what I meant! I also wanted to add that the easy thing to do here is simply paint over the front. I used standard gray primer and will use the "Weather System" powder for, well, weathering. Simply scratch away the sides, and there you have it.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by dbhs » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:09 pm

Looking good.

I like the light coming through the openings in the front grille too.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by tejanovader » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:04 pm

:cylon: Here is one of the back with (finally) all the circuits connected. I thought the visual was "pretty". Using a total of 6 (10mm) Blue LEDs for thrust. 1 (5mm) Blue LED for canopy, 2 (3mm) orange for grill side lights (grille) and 1 a piece (3mm) green and red for grille middle. :cylon:
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All lights checked. Yep! They work.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by dbhs » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:04 am

That's looking good. I love the progress pics.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by JAWS MODELS » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:16 am

Gday. This is great. I love the canopy it looks awsome. I have an OOT production clear canopy for those kits & 3 resin Cylons that look pretty crappy but with some work could look ok. Ive always thought of doing this with an SS kit & now Ive seen this am sure I will. keep up the good work.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by tejanovader » Tue May 10, 2011 12:35 pm

:cylon: I have permanently joined the two halves. A ground and a power wire protrude from the bottom out of the opening (as you would imagine) for placement of a stand at a later point. It is fun to place the thrusters near a wall and see the light aura that is generated.

In order to hide where the halves join, I am using what I call "Second Skin". The procedure is to take .20 or .30 sheet of stryene and cut it to a desired shape. Paint the sheet pieces, let dry, then apply a thin layer of adhesive over the back. Adhere to the model, sand, then detail. At this point I have only done one section in the back. I am happy with the result.

Hopefully, I can post more pics on Thursday of this week. :cylon:
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Shingles are pre-fitted on the kit's canopy and then applied to the clear canopy as shown.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by dbhs » Tue May 10, 2011 3:17 pm

That's looking great. Good idea on the seam cover. I did something similar on mine to hide the seam and add a little detail to the edge.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by tejanovader » Wed May 11, 2011 11:48 pm

:cylon: DON'T FRAK WITH THE CYLONS! :cylon:
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My camera doesn't do the look justice. I just love the blue aura created by the thrusters when the light bounces off the wall.

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by Cylon-Knight » Thu May 12, 2011 9:56 am

AWESOME!!!

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Re: Tejanovader's Build

Post by tejanovader » Tue May 24, 2011 3:28 pm

:cylon: I am taking the raider and basestar to an art camp in a couple of weeks. The raider will be the subject of detailing and weathering, as well as making and using lighted effects. I will keep you posted. :cylon:

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Tejanovader's Build

Post by GoldCylon » Tue May 24, 2011 3:51 pm

Can't wait to see this.
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