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Offline taiidantomcat

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Finished: Physical creations
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:53:30 AM »
Post your completed builds here, and congrats!  :)
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Offline jcf

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Re: Finished: Physical creations
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 01:26:18 AM »
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.
"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.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Finished: Physical creations
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 05:22:41 AM »
Wow is that a tough act to follow...

Here's my modified T-33 Nasa Spirit of '76.





You can see more Here.

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« Last Edit: April 10, 2014, 05:25:38 AM by Brian da Basher »

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Finished: Physical creations
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 09:00:50 AM »


Alclad duraluminium on the legs, with a scattering of semi-appropriate decals, and a touch of gray/green pastels to knock the shine off.

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Finished: Physical creations
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 12:30:49 PM »


Yay!

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Offline buzzbomb

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Re: Finished: Physical creations
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2014, 06:04:30 PM »
2001 Orion III.

Really like the other builds.. well done folks

Stargazer Models 1/144 Orion III Spaceplane.
Resin kit with lights



Lights... the photo blows chunks.. but long exposure to show the different lights