Modelling and Painting

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  1. Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    Specifically metal and plastic kits, rather than the human body. :oops:

    There doesn't appear to be a specific area of the forums to discuss such things, so I figured the best place to do so was here, but does anyone paint or model? Has anyone before? Has anyone considered taking it up as a past time?

    I had a few Trek ships when I was a lot younger, namely the TOS Enterprise, USS Reliant, USS Excelsior and Voyager. I also collected an assortment of 40k miniatures (Space Marines and Imperial Guard - despite my pathetic painting skills), and I've recently considered a small 40k display, but they're quite expensive these days. I remember when a box of ten plastic figures used to be £12-£15, and you could get a box of three figures for £5, whereas now, some figures (especially hero units which are now plastic - they used to be metal) can be £12-£20 by themselves, and they're the same size as a standard figure. It's madness.

    I've also got five DC characters (iron studios) and four small Trek ships (eaglemoss) on display around my flat too, though none of these required assembly or paint.

    What about you guys and gals?
     
  2. Silvermoth Avenger

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    I’ve got a model of the London Tube but I would love to get more especially the Hornby or Auscision train models
     
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  3. jmc away for a while

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    I use to create Star Trek models as a kid. Enterprise, Bird of Prey etc, was super fun.
     
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  4. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    I’ll dig out a photograph of my, almost finished, Deagostini studio scale Millennium Falcon tomorrow, boys and girls... :D
     
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  5. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    When I was a kid and a teen way back in the 70's, I built a bunch of different types. I did several different Trek ships, but mainly did WWI bi-planes and sailing ships.
     
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  6. Dr. From parts unknown

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    Back in the Stone Age, I used to do Star Trek models (Enterprise, etc.). With one of them, I decided to install mini lights inside. I then painted the interior opaque - except for certain areas. (A somewhat painstaking process. :O) Thus, the light would only shine through the “windows,” the front of the nacelles, the bridge dome, etc. It sorta worked.
     
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  7. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    And here we go... I did say it isn't finished... :oldrazz:
    Hopefully you can get the size by the items around it.
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  8. MissMarvelous87 Registered

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    That's so cool!!! Look at the size of that ship...
     
  9. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    I have these to do after I am finished with the Falcon.
    Simultaneously scared and excited about them... :wow:

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  10. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    And this begins, probably this weekend now that my workshop is cleared up and dry once more...
    17 different parts to print, fill, sand, assemble and paint.
    Then a cloth jacket to make!

     
  11. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    A Enterprise and Klingon ship I put together in the early 70's came with the lights to put in them.
     
  12. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    Just to keep this going... First item off of the print bed!
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    FYI That printer bed is about 220mm or 8.7 inches square
     
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  13. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    I used to build Gundam models back in the day, but it’s been a long time and I think my parents might’ve stored them away so no idea what shape they’re in. Seems like a hobby I wouldn’t mind taking up again someday,
     
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  14. jmc away for a while

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    You have to wonder how much 3D printing affects things these days. Part of the fun for me was opening the model kits up, sorting all the pieces, paints and decals out and gluing them all together. 3D printing too me anyway takes away some of that enjoyment.
     
  15. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Wow, this is amazing! Didn't realise you had such talent.
     
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  16. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    @Iceman
    Thank you. I wouldn’t say I’m particularly talented, but I do study images of the original model and I have a lot of my own reference photos.
    Also, my “attention to details” skill is quite high! :cwink:
     
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  17. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    Actually, there is a lot of work in just getting the bloody thing to print properly... :D
    Also if you want a decent finish there is a ton of filling, sanding and painting to do.
    It’s also a great way to accessorise and/or make a model better or more authentic.
    When I’ve got the time I’ll tell you about the improvements I made to my Millennium Falcon interior, all with my 3D printer.
     
  18. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Nice. That Falcon looks amazing. I want it. Xmas not too far away. :D:
     
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  19. jmc away for a while

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    Oh, for sure. Wasn't knocking on 3D printing I know there's a lot of trial an error involved.
     
  20. Dave McFly TAKE THAT!!

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    I did not have the 1960s Enterprise but I did have the NX-01 Enterprise both in 1/350 scale those models are HUGE! the saucer section on the 'refit' was about the same size as a large pizza and the warp engines were over a foot long if I remember the finished model was almost 3 feet long sadly I never had the time to build either one and before could have the chance I got laid off (in summer of 05) and sold them on ebay the NX was still sealed. I would love to get that refit kit or the 60s one again.
     
  21. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    I bought my TOS and TMP models quite some time ago and years apart with the intention of getting them made “one day”
    Now I finally have a proper workshop and a decent airbrush. Along with a tad more skill... :cwink:
    Hopefully, that time is approaching!
     
  22. jmc away for a while

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    I'm pretty certain I did models for both Enterprises.
     
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  23. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    Goddammit! I’ve had 4 failures trying to 3D print one of baby Yodas’ ears and used a ton of filament.
    so frustrated that I’ve bought an upgraded filament feeder which is meant to eliminate nearly all jams.
    We shall see...
     
  24. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    Had to recalibrate bits and bobs after the upgrade, but...
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  25. RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    I’m resurrecting this thread... I need to ask my Hypester brothers and sisters a question.
    What do I put in here?
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