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  1. Past hour
  2. Absolute Quality workmanship on display,Outstanding.
  3. Throwing some serious skills around there mate, truly exceptional
  4. Today
  5. Well that was worth the wait. Welcome back to the fold.
  6. Loving the purple. Has that rich hue so reminiscent of trashy Sci Fi novel covers from the 70s.
  7. Father Cool

    1:1400 Enterprise E photoetch

    Ok I have added extra transporter emitters, conference room window frames and sensor pallets to the etch. I am about the get some of these made so if anyone wants to order please let me know so that I can assess order quantities. Cheers FC
  8. Hi guys, I have started to work again on my second Snowspeeder, the open panel version. I have built in a screw thread as I also did with the first Snowspeeder. Mark
  9. Nice work it looks very cool!
  10. GordonD

    Ups and Downs for January

    17 JANUARY 1969 Soyuz 4 landing Crew: Vladimir Shatalov (CDR), Aleksei Yeliseyev (FE), Yevgheni Khrunov (RE) Landing site: 40 km NW of Karaganda After carrying out some medical and technical experiments Soyuz 4 returned to Earth, Yeliseyev and Khrunov becoming the first to land in a different spacecraft from the one in which they were launched. They had been in space for 1d 23h 45m; Shatalov, launched a day earlier, for 2d 23h 21m.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Hello everybody, well then, let's start 2019 with fresh power and full motivation. In the old year I had still registered in the Dental laboratory ChiliDent for another ultrasonic cleaning, in order to clean the Early LWT Intertank (FUD) of the support wax. Last Friday I visited the Dental lab, wherefore I packed not only the IT but also all Track Shoes and Main Sprockets, in order to speak about their still pending cleaning. The cleaning in the ultrasonic bath took place again under the same conditions as the first time with TICKOPURR 60 (20 %) at approx. 70 °C, whereby I turned the flat lying IT every half hour by 180°. In the interim, I've read further in Scott Phillips's book Remove Before Flight, which I can really recommend because it's easy , and was even provided by the nice guys with espresso and fresh soda. Here is an image of the IT after 2 h cleaning, on which unfortunately one can not see too much, at least but so much, that still some areas remained with wax residues, so cleaning was continued for a total of 4 h. After that, the IT had adopted the familiar white color, which is generally a sign that all wax remains are removed and the IT is completely cleaned, which can be seen very nicely in these images. And with this result, I was then more than satisfied and could ride home after appointment for the next cleaning. And here are a few shots of the clean IT after my return, on which one also can recognize well the details of the Close-outs. And even in the provisionally installed state, the IT looks really good. Here again for comparison the uncleaned tank after Shapeways' delivery, which this time, unlike previous prints, had strangely felt rather oily, which I was wondering about. Now this IT really fits to the original Lightweight Tank (LWT) ET-8, as flown for the first time during STS-6, which finally satisfies me absolutely - All's well that ends well.
  13. The saga continues:) Like the bluish and purple tones,looks a bit necrotic,and I mean that as a compliment
  14. Woohoo! First update of 2019! I have been getting back in the shed and really enjoying this build again, not that I ever hated it but think I had a bit of burnout (just a bit!) So I did some more pigment work around the base, shading and colouring the tentacles and yellow growths IMG_20190107_133836 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190107_133914 by Nick Frost, on Flickr And I finally got a new airbrush after my last one seized up, so I mixed up a dasrk blue and sprayed the edges of the flower buds and some of the tenmtacdles at random, then after that dried mixed up some purple and did the same thing (but kept the purple for the tentacles only) IMG_20190114_134511 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190114_134521 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190114_134544 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190114_134555 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190115_133520 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190115_133532 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190115_133549 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190115_134111 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190116_132154 by Nick Frost, on Flickr Oh and also I had a bit of a crack to repair, the tip of the large tentacle came off, so I epoxy glued it back in place and filled it with some squadsron IMG_20190115_132709 by Nick Frost, on Flickr IMG_20190116_132556 by Nick Frost, on Flickr And also I rolled out some greenstuff for the tentacles in the middle of the large open flower, when its dry I'll paint them and get them in position. IMG_20190116_133502 by Nick Frost, on Flickr So overall pretty happy with that bit of work, the colours I added to the base with the airbrush are a bit more blatant than they show in the photos, and I'm glad i took the decision to not just rely on the pigments for shading and variation. Next up I'll get the tentacles painted and put in place, and sand down the bit of filler on the crack and paint over that too Thanks for looking, more soon
  15. GordonD

    Ups and Downs for January

    16 JANUARY 1969 Docking of Soyuz 4 & 5 As Western observers had anticipated, Soyuz 5 began a series of orbital manoeuvres that brought it into proximity with its predecessor and ultimately the first docking of two manned spacecraft was achieved. Then, with the respective Commanders sealed inside their Re-entry Modules, the Orbital Modules were depressurised and Khrunov and Yeliseyev carried out an EVA transfer between the two craft. This was necessary because this version of Soyuz, unlike Apollo, had no internal tunnel. As the EVA began Khrunov's safety tether became tangled and though he was able to free it quickly Yeliseyev was distracted and forgot to set up a movie camera that would have filmed the crossing. The EVA lasted 37 minutes and the two cosmonauts entered Soyuz 4 where they presented Vladimir Shatalov with letters from his family and a newspaper reporting his launch. The Soviets announced the docking as "the world’s first experimental cosmic station with four compartments for the crew" which was something of an overstatement! The two spacecraft undocked after four and a half hours. 1978 Soyuz 26 landing Crew: Vladimir Dzhanibekov (CDR), Oleg Makarov (FE) Landing site: 310 km W of Tselinograd The Soyuz 26 spacecraft had been launched on 10 December the previous year but its crew on landing had only been in orbit for less than a week, having carried out the first 'Taxi Flight' where they left behind their fresher capsule for the future use of the resident Salyut 6 crew. Flight time for the cosmonauts was 5d 22h 59m. 2003 STS-107 launch Crew: Rick Husband (CDR), Willie McCool (P), David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Anderson, Laurel Clark (MS), Ilan Ramon [Israel] (PS) 113th Shuttle mission; 28th and last flight of Columbia Unlike most Shuttle missions of this era, STS-107 was not an assembly flight for the ISS but carried out independent scientific research designated US Microgravity Laboratory. However the mission would end in tragedy as the leading edge of the Orbiter's port wing had been damaged during the launch phase, which would lead to the vehicle breaking up during re-entry.
  16. Mikey-1980

    Enterprise D refit!

    I am tempted to do this wilth my Enterprise D that i built when I was 14......strip it right back and start again. May I ask where you got the decal from please?
  17. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    1:144 Star Wars Resistance Fireball (Kitbash)

    Interesting design ? Nice looking build
  18. Last week
  19. I finished this model ages ago, but it took a long time to get around to taking studio photos of it. The new animated show "Star Wars: Resistance" is a mixed bag, IMO. I love the animation style (I grew up watching Robotech, the US-import version of the Macross Saga, so I love the anime style applied to Star Wars) and some of the ship designs are quite cool, while some of the characters are.....anyway. I fell in love with the main hero ship, the constantly-in-need-of-repair Fireball, which came about from one of Lucasfilm's showrunners wondering what an X-wing designed around the F4U Corsair would look like. While the actual ship doesn't directly share any parts with the T-65 X-wing or the F4U Corsair, you can get pretty close my mashing the two together, which is what I did with a Bandai Vehicle Model T-65 X-Wing, and an AFV Club 1:144 scale F4U. The AFV club model was very nice to work with, with plastic that's compatible with Tamiya extra fine cement. I had to do a lot of chopping, filing, and repositioning of various parts, as well as replacing the X-wing wing cannons with music wire and aluminum tubing, since they predictably broke off in all the handling. The paint job took ages - SO much masking. There are 4 base colors, and quite a few odd panels. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I didn't really keep a build log outside of Instagram, but there are a bunch of WIP and primered photos in a flickr album.
  20. BadKarma75

    Bandai PG Millennium Falcon

    That’s a sexy bird you’ve built there
  21. Carts

    Imperial Knights

    Pure quality Will,Lovely.
  22. Cheers Guys! The last few days have been mainly "Egg" based (Which,In fairness,I never thought Id have to say..........again) :0 I lined the inside with tin foil then scratched away an opening so when lit it appears translucent,and as I guessed,you cant really see the facehugger,but it looks like something is in the egg.When not lit it appears fairly solid,So job done I reckon. In pitch black
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