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The Madhatter

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  1. Hi Ben You could also sand the LED itself which helps with diffusion. Putting a thin piece of white or clear sanded plastic can also do the job
  2. LOL, sorry mate, I haven't touched it since the last update. I've had other things take priority. Hopefully I will be coming back to this one soon but it'll be a little while before it comes out from under cover.
  3. Thanks Alex! I just hope it comes out the way I envision it
  4. Hi all Well, I have finally sorted out my last remaining hurdle and it's onto the final stretch - more or less. Yep, I have finally sorted out my mounting device and at long last, I will be able to slip the ship on and off it's mount (I'm not sure how many times I would want to but for transportation this will be invaluable) all I have to do is attach the sleeve onto the bottom of the ship and we're good to go. I've got it so I have 4 separate power lines which I will be able to distribute to hangar bay lights, engines, superstructure and floodlights. It's by no means pretty but
  5. Thanks guys! Am quite looking forward to the weathering stage for once
  6. Yep, that's exactly what I mean. Its just a light very heavily thinned base colour coat. Does precisely what you said. It's just the base paint work. Next is washing , dry brush and pencil in some panel lines
  7. the effect is a lot more subtle in the plastic than in this photo
  8. thanks bud! LOL, it is a bit like that - but not quite as intense Well, the experimental masking is done and the results are here. There are some panels which require a paint touch up because - as feared - the paint was too thin for the masks and ran under them in places. Lifted the paint off in others. Over all though, I am pleased with how its turned out. I'm still debating whether or not to run a very thin filter coat over the whole area to tone down the enhanced panels. I still have small detail painting, washed and dry brushing yet to go, so the look will change even
  9. Hey everyone Some people have been wondering what kind of approach I'll be taking to painting, so for those who wanted to know, I took a couple of pics which should help answer it. I'm going to spare everyone the boredom of taking shots at every stage and just show you the first one. You'll get the idea from that. Needless to say, the painting process might take longer than first thought. As this is as exciting as it gets, the next update should see these panels finished - or very close to it. It's going to
  10. yeah I've seen those - I just wish someone would up scale them to 1/2700
  11. And everyone says I'm mad.... Actually you know what, I'd like to have a whole decal set for the panels like they do for the Enterprise (aztecking). That would be a massive time and money saver for sure
  12. Thanks guys! I've maintained for many years that painting is my weak point in regards to modelling and I've often dreaded it, but on this occasion I can't wait to get some paint on.
  13. I had some free time this afternoon so I took a picture of the rook panels under the black base coat. Excuse the dust that seems to have settled on all of the pieces. I have no idea when or how it got there but the damp brush will be coming out after I've finished posting to clean them all up before the first splash of grey goes on Anyways, that's it for now but thanks for stopping in and having a look Til next time Si
  14. thanks Janne - I appreciate the kind post 🙂 I haven't taken the pics of the roof panels yet but I will hopefully this afternoon
  15. Thanks Andrew! Im glad to see you have stuck around. I just hope the final results will be worth it all
  16. Thanks mate, appreciate you sticking around. I have some paint on the roof panels now finally. I'm done with the detailing for now and it feels good to do something different on it for a change. The black base coat has really tied it all together and it no longer looks as busy as before. Will shoot some pics hopefully tomorrow
  17. Hi Everyone Well, its been a few months since I last updated this thread with some progress. I hope some interest is still there - understandable if its waned significantly though. It has been a while However, over the past couple of weeks, I've recommenced work on it and am happy to report that 99% of the detailing is now done. I still need to add a couple of bits here and there to the upper lip of the side trenches and install some flood lights but overall, it's ready to start drilling out the sidewalls for the fibers. I'm going to paint first then add the fibers as I want as close
  18. Mate, after all that work you did on the canopy you must be feeling a mixture of relief and anger at finally having a better shaped cockpit window.
  19. the guy that designed those markings actually released them for anyone to download here: https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/moebius-new-orion.341031/page-3#post-5229268
  20. LOL, thanks Andy. Your not the first person to accuse me of showing off and likely not the last 🙂 This is currently on hold right now as I'm trying to get another project finished ready for my very exciting new kit which is on its way to me from Alpha model. Yep, I was naughty and splurged on the new Mclaren P1 GTR resin kit. Its my favorite supercar of all time and the only kit available of it is the Alpha kit
  21. Thanks mate Due to the really small and fine details, of which some are raised and create empty spaces between the parts, casting would be near on impossible for me to do properly. Maybe someone with more experience in casting could do it, but I can't at this stage.
  22. That's awesome !! Like Andy said, that is a heck of a gift! I'd happily have that in the lounge. How did you do the ice wall? Very realistic looking
  23. Anyways, that's it for now, but I will update again once the other side is finished Thanks for looking in Si
  24. Hi everyone Time for an update. I have pretty much finished detailing the sidewalls on the starboard side and now just need to do the port side. Once the all of the detailing is done, I'll drill out the windows and then paint them ready for fiber installation. I am very happy with how its all come out! https://flic.kr/p/2kZWutf
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