Star Trek DS9:- Operation Return Diorama - 'micro' build log

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  1. linweseregon

    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    The saucers were finished off and I cut the parts for the secondary hull:-
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    The majority of these are Mk.II parts, but some may be swapped if the Mk.I parts are easier to work with or better looking at the smaller scale.
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    outstanding! you are really refining your skills, it shows so much, what tight cuts and well, remarkable detailing! and the scale, what is it? 5 centimeters long? incredible!!!
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    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    I swapped the housing for the nacelle pylons and kept everything else. The secondary hulls took a bit of poking, prodding and coaxing, but I completed them and connected them to the primary hulls:-
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

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    that's a toothpick!!!!! O............M................G.......... that's mighty small.
    next you will be carving them out of human hair with an electron micro scope!
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  6. THE DC

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    Great build log for us to follow!
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    Yes, yes, a VERY fine build. But you should exchange the stand; it is much too big.

    But ... Wait a minute, that's no stand - it's the tweezers!!! :D:D:D:p:p:p:D:D:D

    GREAT JOB, LIN! :)
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    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again guys :D

    On the home stretch, I used the Mk.I nacelles and struts and just added the red vane from the Mk.II design. And my four Excelsior class ships are done:-
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    Below are the USS Fredrickson and the USS Hood:-
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

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    absolutely imperial!
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    GREAT JOB on these little guys!!!
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  11. linweseregon

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    I'm using two designs for the Cardassian Hidekis; Paragon's and Arbiter Bri's. I cut all the parts even although there was a good chance of losing them with a heavy breath:-
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    Two down, two dozen to go ;):-
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    As always, magnifying them makes them look a bit of a pig's ear, but they pass muster with the naked eye.
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    that's crazy..... fantastic skill!
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    That is why the "shallow breathing technique" is ALWAYS a good thing to practice while building models (or working with any parts) this small.;)
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    And finally I have a fleet of Hidekis:-
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

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    ewwwwwwwwwwwww,....where's the bug spray??????!!!!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I am sorry to say this, but it looks like you have a serious bug problem there! ;)
    In all seriousness, they look good!!!
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    Ohhh, sweeet, a Hideki Kindergarten! ;)
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    craaaazy, donĀ“t step on it.. :)
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    Now that I have an infestation of bugs (Jemmie & Cardie) ;) I'm starting on D-Whale's vor'cha design in three colour schemes. I first cut the wing parts and pieces for two upper modules with all the tabs removed:-
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    With the wing connected I cut the parts for another two upper modules:-
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