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1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« on: February 22, 2014, 06:37:04 AM »
As the subject sez, old kit. Started yesterday, Feb. 20.
Will be a real quickie real world build. The kit is moulded
in a strange metallic lavender plastic that rips and goes
to dust whn cut. Weird stuff and greasy.

Electronic packages are Vallejo German red-brown primer and Citadel Boltgun.

Ipad photo, minimum fixes.
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 09:15:40 AM »
Good! Go on!

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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 10:31:07 AM »
Good! Go on!

I shall dear Christophe, I shall.  :)
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 03:30:19 AM »
 I never knew there was so much stuff for the interior...another one for the 'those parts have some potential
 pile' eventually. ;) So what's the Whif?

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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 07:17:15 AM »
The upper and lower instrument packages are 11 and 6 parts respectively.
No Whif, just a straightforward build.
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 09:36:36 AM »
Apart of the build, you could have whifing markings and/or colours, no?

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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 04:30:48 AM »
Colors and markings will be real world.
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 11:47:40 PM »
The differences in plastic in older kits never ceases to puzzle me.

Still, it looks like you're off to a nice start given the challenges.

I'm going to enjoy watching this beauty come together!

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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2014, 01:27:05 AM »
Done as ever will be, see Finished Projects.
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 02:57:29 AM »
Copy posted here from Finished Projects so as to allow people to make comments here.

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Glencoe Explorer 1, done as it will ever be.

After these iPad photos were taken, I mounted the four antenna wires, from thin styrene rod,
painted them and dropped the whole thing while moving it for the 'beauty shots' with the
DLSR.
 :-X
The only victims were the antennas, but I was done with those fiddly bastiches, so I called it
good and hung it from the garage ceiling.

So no beauty shots, these are what yer stuck with.



While researching the satellite I found a colour pic of it being mounted on the booster, lo and behold
the sandblasted casing of the Explorer was very similar in colour to the funky metallic purple used for
the kit mouldings.
So I cleaned up and masked off the bare plastic, painted the white (Tamiya Fine White Primer),
used aluminum furnace tape for the shiny bits and some tan craft acrylic for the tan bit, silver
Citadel acrylic and silver sharpie for picking out the antenna bases and rivets.


Inside bits, main structure Model Master Metallizer Aluminum Plate(Buffing), rocket engine
Model Master Metallizer Stainless Steel(Buffing), electronics cage Model Master Metallizer
Aluminum Plate(Buffing) followed by Daniel Smith Egyptian Gold dry metallic watercolour
as a buffing powder for a 'bronze' effect.

That's all folks.


I'll start - that looks outstanding Jon.  ignoring the antennas (I can imagine how painful those would be), it looks museum quality! :)
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014, 03:23:43 AM »
That has come up really well, great work!

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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 05:20:43 AM »
Thanks guys.

Greg, the camera lies.  :icon_fsm:
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2014, 05:35:03 AM »
That looks really keen - well done!  :) 8)
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2014, 04:55:34 PM »

Greg, the camera lies.  :icon_fsm:

You mean it is even better in real life?! :-\
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 11:20:02 PM »

Greg, the camera lies.  :icon_fsm:

You mean it is even better in real life?! :-\
No, the camera hides the many flaws.
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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 07:05:34 AM »
Came out very nice.. the metal work looks great

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Re: 1/6th Explorer 1, Glencoe re-pop ...
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2014, 03:17:17 AM »
Thanks buzz.
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"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.