The Building of the Galactic Fleet

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    All hail the Nerd Lair:bowdown: - I fully endorse and PROUDLY resemble that comment.;):explode::biggrin::biggrin: Love the poster BTW.:)

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Working on the tiny thrusters, the final few pieces to finish this model. It took a great deal of time & patience for me to put these together. I don't think I've ever had such a difficult time with tiny parts. My first few attempts, ended up being scrapped. But this time, Hulk was smarter than the paper & used a BBQ skewer to wrap the parts around while gluing.;) They still are a bit rough though.
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    The first 2 thrusters mounted on one of the main engines. image.jpg
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    Wow that's tiny!:surprise: Nice detail! Great job! :Bravo:

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    This is looking good!
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    Thanks guys! Here's just a little bit more greebling. The 10 blue dots on top. image.jpg
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    image.jpg I cut some scrap pieces of the hull to glue around the cockpit & wet it down a little bit, to make it seem to blend into the hull a little better . It doesn't look that great up close, but a few feet away it looks much better. The pics don't really do it justice.
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    image.jpg The Geminon Traveler is finished! Just putting a few final coats of clear coat on her. Would've been done sooner this evening, but had to go outside for a little while & enjoy this double rainbow. Just thought I'd share. :)
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    Absolutely! Fortunately I have a wife that is just about as nerdy as me & very supportive of my nerdy endeavors. She only draws the line at cosplay. I guess I can't got to the Star Trek convention dressed as a Klingon! :(
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    image.png image.png image.png image.png image.png image.png Well, the Geminon Traveler is finally finished! I think I started the rough build of it almost 2 years ago. Then went several months without doing any work on it before I learned about greebling & got back to it. It's a big relief to get her finished! Here are a few final "Glamour Shots" Enjoy! :):adamicon::robot2:
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    image.png image.jpeg Here she is joining the rest of my little fleet.
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    Next: Continuing work on Revell-Fan's Colonial Movers. :tank:
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    These look GREAT!!!
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    Chade. start cutting off those triangle tabs, and glue a strip just wind enough behind the piece, the other wise, after first side dries, can then be glued to that flat surface sticking out. on the nozzles would have been able to form them into perfectly shape cones, and the seem would be virtually invisible. As the parts get bigger,, this misalignment gets more pronounced, and the problem of white edging appears. By cutting out the tabs, and using the strip method, the surface are on the same plane, and you have no white edges, if you are careful, and have cut the parts perfectly,
    the seams disappear, and turn into panel lines. I suggest giving it a try. It will take your models to the next level! :)
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    Just get some good friends together and GOGOGOGO!!!:biggrin::biggrin:

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    Nice job Chad!!:surprise::bowdown::bowdown::Bravo: Looks great on the ceiling with the other ships.:King:

    Thanks for sharing your assembly with us. It's good to see your skills grow with time.:):adamicon: Even with mighty HULK fingers!!;)

    Just had a thought (it happens sometimes);) - have you seen a model of the Rising Star? I'm currently re-watching the original Battlestar Galactica and it's one of the more prominent ships from the old series.

    Just wondering.

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    :headbange::headbange::headbange:
    Thanks for that tip Zathros! :) I should have known that already though, guess I was getting frustrated & in too big of a hurry there toward the end . I'll remember that for the next one.:headbange:
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    Thank you!:)
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    Thank you!:)