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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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Offline Brian da Basher

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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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Offline Camthalion

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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

Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2017, 08:32:41 PM »
Hi,

Wow ! Nice painting job.

Frederic

Offline Madhatter

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2017, 08:11:50 PM »
well, it's pretty much all done now. Just need to take some day light pictures. The lights are playing funny buggers and now the main bridge light works but the engine light has stopped. Sometimes, I wonder why I even bother...
Anywho, here's a couple of lit shots before the day shots:









I have made a decent start on the Andromeda so pics soon
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 #17 on: October 01, 2017, 05:16:44 PM »
I got back from my mini-holiday this afternoon so managed to take some daylight pics. Ignore the stand - it's only there to support it until I can get a fleet base set up.

























And yes, I did just notice that the tail is a bit wonky. I will fix that shortly!  ;D
Well, that's it but 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 #18 on: October 01, 2017, 11:12:38 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2017, 02:02:33 AM »
Nicely done!

Brian da Basher

Offline andonio64

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Re: SPACESHIPS! Yup - time for some SBY goodies
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2017, 07:15:46 PM »
Beautiful result!

 :-*