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SteveR

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  1. That makes me feel a bit better Chris And thanks everyone for the encouraging comments!
  2. Thanks Mike, I'm very happy with it. I've will definately continue modelling. In fact I'm part way through a Revell Klingon D7 I've posted a few final photos and a video in the 'Ready for Inspection' forum... finally!
  3. Hey, dasabaja, sorry for the delay getting back to you. Yes, I stuck to the instruction manual for everything except the light blue color for inside details of the nacelles.
  4. So finally, after many months of delay due to 'family things' I've found some time to post a few images of my finished Enterprise! You can see my 'work in progress' thread at Revell Enterprise NCC1701 (TOS) - My First Model, which includes lots of photos, some better than these tbh. As mentioned previously, this was my first model. I've learned a lot so far and enjoyed every minute of the build (apart maybe from masking the windows before paint spraying). I really need to get a decent camera and video camera. I used my phone and these are pretty poor quality, the video is pretty dark and shakey too so sorry about that I also need to create a work-in-progress post for my Revell Klingon D7 that I've started, but havent worked on for a while. Anyway, here they are.... I plan to add some weathering in future models and to be a bit more adventurous when it comes to correcting inaccuracies in the model compared to the TV/Movie models. But, for a first model I'm very happy with this
  5. 1/500 Revell JJ Enterprise

    Love the paint job, aztecs and lighting Lee, very nice work! I've got one of these on the shelf but it's at the back of the queue (after my work-in-progress Revell Klingon D7-Battlecruiser and the Revell U.S.S Voyager). Did you have a 'work in progress' thread on this build so I could get some tips?
  6. Hi Viz, I built this exact model not so long ago, you can see some of my (quite nasty) mistakes on the post below. The kit isn't 100% accurate to the series, but I decided not to worry about that and just have fun learning. I also need to post my finished photos in the 'Ready for Inspection' forum sometime as I keep putting it off. The model was fun though and I learned a lot
  7. Most odd. I thought I'd posted photos of the finished model in the 'ready for inspection' forum, but it seems I haven't. I will try and do it soon!
  8. Very nice! I especially like what you've done with the deflector dish area
  9. Airfix Space:1999 Hawk

    Looking forward to seeing more of this! Brings back some happy memories, will have to see if I can get the series on DVD
  10. So this weekend I've added the decals, and done a final coat of clear acrylic varnish. The stand is painted and the I've taken the masking off the buzzard collectors! And here it is on it's stand (with a black blanket for a background)... So, I still need to build a box for all this to stand on, it'll house the navigation light board and connection to the power supply. That'll be something for next weekend. Putting the blanket to one side and connecting up the electics it looks like... So, not quite finished yet. I'll post a couple of images of my base as a work in progress here, then finish off with a some photos and a video in the 'Ready for Inspection - SF & RealSpace' Thanks for all the help, tips etc so far!
  11. I gave my model a coat of acrylic clear varnish yesterday, so I'm starting on the decals today! I'll post photos later hopefully so you can see my success/failure @podmore71, I don't know if you've noticed but it looks like @Madmonk is an expert with lighting and sells lighting kits for all kinds of models! See his signature (^above) for a link/details. If you're not too far down the line of doing it yourself and want/prefer an easier option it might be worth getting a ready made kit. Just a thought.
  12. I decided that I really didnt like the light blue for inside details of the nacelles (as directed by the model instructions), so I went online and tried to find something I liked. It seems like almost everyone does it differently! I settled on something similar to the Smithsonian restored Enterprise, which I know has all kinds of inacuracies as well, but as I'd already decided that I wouldnt worry about that, I just went with something similar to it. This is the end result I'm close to giving it a clear gloss coat, then adding the decals! The end is in sight!
  13. That's insane detail @roma847... amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this!
  14. @eureka, I've seen some excellent Space 1999 Eagle builds/works in progress on here, I loved that show as a kid so I looked at buying one... how much?!! I think I'll look at buying one when I'm a bit more flush and a lot more experienced I also have the Revell Voyager kit sitting on my shelf waiting to be built, but as I plan to light that one too I will need to cut out a lot of the windows, so I've put it off for now, the Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser is next! PS. I wish I'd discovered modelling in my teens like your daughter, and not at 43!
  15. @Thom216 These models are comparitively cheap anyway (£20-£30), if it was an expensive one I'd definately try. But it's good to know that that's an option, I'll remember in future if I have similar disasters Thanks @Madmonk Nice tips I used the much thinner 'Maplin 10/0.1mm Stranded Copper AWG 10/38 0.5 Amp Light Duty Wire' for the warp nacelles, there are only two wires running up each pylon though, a positive and a negative and I found that the thicker wire would have required me to cut away more supporting plastic from the pylon to make them fit. A thinner single core wire would have been even better for the wiring from the nacelle board to the 12 LEDs in the buzzard though, I'll see if I can get some for my next project! I frosted the outside of the clear dome on the warp nacelles, and the top and bottom clear domes of the saucer section with a sanding stick and wasnt 100% happy with the results (I am fussy though), but they look fine when the lights are on, I guess that's just a case of practice makes perfect. I will do as you suggest for windows in future though, as I'm worried about the greese-proof paper changing colour with age and maybe even dropping off one day Before I started building the model I was planning to use a Raspberry Pie to add sounds (on button presses), music and to control the lighting but I dialed it all back as it was my first project. I actually had a lot of it working, so I'll definately research the Arduino options in the future. Though for now, I've designed my flashing and chaser boards, which are reusable for lots of similar projects, and only have to build them (which is pretty easy and fun) I probably won't rush in to it. Thanks for the great feedback guys, lots for me to take in
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