bsg colonial blaster (stevespaper)

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  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Hi,
    just started to build the colonial blaster in black. The model is also available in white as used in the light ship. (bsg original)

    As can be seen in the first picture (front part of the blaster) many white areas can be seen. I will fix this by colouring with water colours.
    Does anybody have an idea to avoid these white areas which also occur by the soft cutting of the lines to fold.

    Ideas and comments welcome.

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  2. johanvanacker

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    Personaly, I colour the edges after cutting and before glueing with markers, but painting should also work fine.
    If you score the folding lines instead of cutting, you will avoid white lines at the fold lines.
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I would make the rest of the model in white, then clear coat in many lite layers, the rest of the parts, after assembling the subsections. and then finally paint the model. I believe it would have a better texture and look more realistic. It will give you the opportunity to use different shades of black also. :)
  4. Revell-Fan

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    That would be very interesting to see. I'm already hooked to this thread; you are doing a fine job! I printed the coloured version for my test build, too, and painted the edges with water colours and felt-tips No matter which one I used, my fingers constantly looked as if I was digging for coal during the whole build! :p:p:p
  5. starbuck

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    Thank you for the tips.
    Just a short update to picture 3. The fine white parts at the end.....if I will do it once again (maybe the white version) I will cut the white parts at the end not as given but a little bit larger, as I think it would not make problems - in opposite it would help for assembling. - Picture of this tryal will follow.
  6. starbuck

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    Update: new parts and photo of my existing BSG fleet.

    Part on the right site (1) - rather hard to understand how to assemble - Tip: Follow exactly the description without gluing to get an idea how it should look like.

    Part on bottom - easy to understand - not so easy to finalize. Also here I would cut bigger gluing tabs than given.

    Update to follow.....

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  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Well, I can tell you with the most confidence if you walked into my local bank carrying that, you would be shot. :)
  8. starbuck

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    ......update
    assambled old parts and new parts...easy parts to assamble, maybe part no 27 a little bit more difficult. I cut a little bit bigger glueing parts (my own tip) and used "strap with rubber" (donĀ“t know if this is the right word - i will send a picture next time) to keep parts on the right place.

    to be continued.......

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  9. starbuck

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    Hi Zahtros,
    thanks for the warning - I will sure not come to your bank carrying that.

    ;-))
  10. zathros

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    It looks great! :)
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  12. starbuck

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    @Rhaven Blaack - thx - saw and used it as a reference already.

    ....Update - assambled parts and next part to do. Small parts just below the body look tricky - will see how it works. (strap with rubber - on the right - please tell me if the wording is correct.

    .....see you soon

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    Oh, you have arrived at the end caps - work very carefully! ;-)
  14. starbuck

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    Hi, thanks for the tip - I did the small parts twice as my first trial failed.
    Now working on the rest of the already cut parts - should be a little bit easier. ;-))
  15. starbuck

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    Hi, end cups - most tricky part till now. Tip - before doing the small part print it in bigger size to understand the folding. (Especially for the small parts seen in picture above.

    After having finalized the big parts - see pictures attached - the rest of the end cups should be easier to build.

    Keep you informed.....

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    :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Yeah! Your parts look good!
  17. starbuck

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    Hi again,
    needed a rest, as the small parts where rather hard to do. In the meantime I started to build the bsg mini-fleet - very nice models easy to build (Viper I and Viper II).

    Enclosed the finalised first part of end cups - very small parts.
    Pictures show, that I have always some rests of the glue on my models - it is not so problematic as it is seen only coming very close. But nevertheless - does anybody have a tip how to avoid these rest?

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    Starbuck

    IMHO, that would depend on the solvent that the glue uses. I'm no chemist!!! sign1
    If it's water, then water will remove it; in the case of alcohol, anything that uses alcohol as a solvent (even hairspray, less agressive than alcohol itself) will do the job.
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    i try to glue the small parts that come on the main part.
    not to glue the main part and stick the small parts to it.

    and in my case i build a used galaxy...so all the glue residu you see is...dirt that has to be there :)
  20. Revell-Fan

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    Battle damage! :mrgreen:

    OK, these things are 35 years old, so one must expect a little "wear"... :cool:

    Joking aside. How do you glue and what glue do you use?