Author Topic: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies  (Read 1308 times)

Offline Madhatter

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SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« on: August 28, 2017, 07:50:40 PM »
hi folks

Yes, in your best Lego Movie, 80's Space dude's voice, it's time for: Spaceships!!

After the Dragonfly, I thought I would go back to a tried and true WIP formula of Starships, but not your typical SW or ST subjects but some Space Battleship Yamato 2202! Yay

As some of you know, I have built most of the Garmillian ships except a couple, got half way through the Gatlantis 'Wasp' Carrier before I ran out of steam (and I must get that finished) and now this - the Kongo Class ship of the Earth Defense Force. This will be the first of 3 ship builds over the next few months. Up after this will be the mighty Andromeda and then the Dreadnought!

The Yunagi is a small ship - only 20cm long in total and 3cm wide but there is heaps of room for detailing - a task I thoroughly enjoy.

I made a start on this about 3 weeks ago but put it down to start the Dragon Fly. Now that it's practically finished, I picked up the Yunagi again last night and got a fair bit of the lighting installed and some surface detail added. Still lots more to do but there is no time limit on it and I am in no rush.

There are markings for 2 ships and of course, there are a total of 3 ships in the box. I am not sure I will get to the other 2 anytime soon as they don't appeal to me as much as this one does.

Naturally, I won't be using the colour calls outs Bandai say because it's my ship and I'll do what I want with it

So, enough blabbing, time for some pics:





















Well, that's all I have for now, but I shall be back again soon enough.
As always, thanks for stopping in and having a look
Si
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 09:49:27 PM »
Love the detailing work. Excellent blinging! :smiley:
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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 01:40:17 AM »
^ Yeah!  :smiley: Wot the Wombat said.
Cheers,
Moritz

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 02:37:01 AM »
It's already looking out-of-this-world!

Those details are sweet and must require the patience of a saint!

Fantastic!

Brian da Basher

Offline Madhatter

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 05:03:47 PM »
thanks guys

I will update this again soon!  :icon_ninja:
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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 02:39:46 PM »
greeblie away good sir... nice work so far

Offline Madhatter

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 06:01:17 PM »
Time for an update
Spent a good solid few hours on this last night and accomplished a fair bit for a change. Got most of the surface detail sorted and will now look to get the lighting all sorted and final construction happening. It's a small kit so that are not that many pieces 
I'm going to try out a new method of painting using an extraction fan filter and see if I can't get a more mottled finish with it.
In the mean time, here's what I managed to get done:

















Everything at the moment is just push held - nothing glued. Its one reason I love Bandai kits - half the time you don't even need glue!!

Anyways, will leave it at that, but as always, thanks for looking
Si
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Offline Madhatter

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 08:48:13 AM »
Time for an update. The surface detail is all done now and it's ready for painting! I will begin this process later this afternoon or tonight
I've used Maskol for the main windows and exterior SMD's but will remove the window masks and put over a light covering of the base colour once everything else is done so I won't loose too much luminosity (at least - that's the plan)



















The engine nozzle is missing from the pics but it's there. I cut out a disc of frosted clear plastic to help disperse the light for the engine LED. Hope it works!

More pics later
As always, thanks for looking
Si
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 06:36:11 PM »
F-ing awesome detail work, mate! Above & beyond, & through a wormhole into another dimension! 8) 8) :-* 8)
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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 02:43:31 PM »
wow Looks great.  top work

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 09:34:45 PM »
Quiet applause to great work

Offline Madhatter

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 09:35:48 PM »
Last update now before the finish. Some paint has gone on and I am pretty happy with how its coming out so far. The details have blended in nicely and don't look too out of scale. I am altering the paint scheme just slightly by having a light grey underneath as opposed to a blue hue as the top will already be blue and I think blue and grey go together nicely. There will also be a bit of pale yellow trim in there too just to add some colour.

The first coupe of shots were taken so I can remember where I stuck the panel tape on later otherwise I'll forget.









That's it for now. The next post will be the final shots I think.I made a start on the much bigger Andromeda the other night, so I'll start a new thread for that later
As always, thanks for looking
Si
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Offline Madhatter

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 02:03:31 PM »
OK , so maybe one more WIP pic as I had the camera out taking some snaps of the Andromeda, I thought I would quickly snap a couple off of the Yunagi  ;D





Anyways, that's enough for now, but thanks for looking
Si
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2017, 02:50:59 PM »
 8)
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Offline andonio64

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 07:34:41 PM »
Fantastic build, I love it!

Antonio