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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: First photos of painted ship posted. Reply with quote

Steve has posted the first images of a painted Mongoose Starline 2500 miniature on the SFUDB.

You can see them HERE!.
They are near the bottom of the page.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! I can't wait to get my hands on a couple of those!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job, Tony!!

Nice decals Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.

Is it just me or is something "off" a bit?

Nacels too far apart or too thin?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nacelles splayed out a bit.
I was under a rushed deadline to get it painted, so I epoxied it together - let it dry a bit - then turned it upside down to paint the underneath.

Once everything was painted underneath and I flipped it over, I saw thatthe nacelles had splayed a bit from the weight of the mini on the uncured epoxy. Sad

I'll let me next one cure completely before inverting it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more photos posted to my photobucket site. The link is in the sig below.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great you did a great job on it. I can't wait to get my hands on some.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
The nacelles splayed out a bit.
I was under a rushed deadline to get it painted, so I epoxied it together - let it dry a bit - then turned it upside down to paint the underneath.

Once everything was painted underneath and I flipped it over, I saw thatthe nacelles had splayed a bit from the weight of the mini on the uncured epoxy. Sad

I'll let me next one cure completely before inverting it.


When using epoxy I'll do that on the inside of the item (5 min expoxy) but will put superglue on the outer part to hold it in place. Worked good so far...have some dragons from the 90's that haven't fallen apart.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is that Tony is a fan of the "two glue" method too.

I think he was just in a really big schedule-crunch to get this one done and had other things competing for his time. It still turned out really well and looks like the "tv ship" enough to get some folks talking.

Lords knows I've botched my fair share by getting called away to answer the door, a sudden gust of wind, an overly excitable dog, etc., etc...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I do typically do the "two-glue" method.
Several things conspired against me in this instance...
Lack of still liquid CA adhesive (oops) Embarassed
Lack of time (SVC really needed the photos in time for HF)
and a plain old desire to put some paint on the mini itself.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicley done Tony. I'm jealous that you got to be the tester guy.

I really hope that it's a glue reason that the nacelles are so far apart.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OGOPTIMUS wrote:
Very nicley done Tony. I'm jealous that you got to be the tester guy.

I really hope that it's a glue reason that the nacelles are so far apart.


Paul,
That is most defnitely the reason. I dry fit everything after sanding the flash off (and it held together quite nicely. ALl the pieces fit very well) and verified the angles.
During the dry-fit stage, the nacelles were indeed much closer together and raised above the saucer just a bit more.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, when I overlaid the orthographic views of the Mongoose computer model with the various blueprints for the "tv ship", the Mongoose model does put the engines a little higher and further apart than tradition. It's a change, but one only uber-geeks like me would notice.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like their mounted to the pylon at a different spot on the engine --
Which uses a shorter pylon --
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be for production reason, could be style, doesn't really harm anything either way.
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