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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 11:46:07 pm »
Thanks guys  :thumbsup:
So I had the camera out today and I took a couple of shots to show you what the engine looks like on and where I am currently up to. I have to buy more plugs tomorrow before I can go on. So far, I am happy with it. It looks much better than the kit version (IMO). Decide for yourselves









Still lots more surface work to do yet. Stay tuned

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2018, 07:04:28 pm »
Hi guys and girls

Time for a mini update. Sorry it's taken so long to show anything but I haven't had a lot of build time lately.

Here's what I have done so far. I have begun to detail the top plate and that's pretty much all done now - just need to install it which I will do later once the super structure is done. I'll be starting on that piece tonight hopefully.

Aft end:



Looking forward:



Start of the surface details:



Underneath - which as you'll see had a slight issue with deformed engine bells and there is zero I can do about it:



And finally, a full lighting test (just to make sure I haven't screwed something up as usual):







So, that's all I have for now but it's all coming along nicely now and I am hoping to have this done in the next few weeks ready for Expo

As always, thanks for looking in

Si

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2018, 07:21:34 pm »
Snazzy.

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 02:02:57 am »
Masochist! ;)
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 09:45:23 am »
That looks great!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2018, 12:53:01 am »
Thanks for the positive comments guys. I am super sorry I haven't responded earlier
It's been a long time since I last updated this build thread but then I haven't been working on it much due to other commitments/builds. However, I am aiming to get this done for Expo in June, so I have picked it up again in the hope of just getting it done. I've also picked up the Garmillas set 2 and 3 and I am chomping at the bit to start set 3 as it has the best looking ship of the Garmilla fleet in my opinion. I'll consider doing a WIP thread for that one when I start it

Back to the Andromeda, all the lighting is installed and working and now it's time to finish off the surface detailing. I haven't lit the Wave Gun because I just couldn't be bothered with the hassle. I lit the Yamato WG and I can count how many times i have used it on one hand since it was finished.

Surprisingly, I have had to use a fair amount of putty to fill in the gaps. Thank goodness for the Perfect Plastic Putty product as it cleans up with water and cotton buds really easily.

Its a great product and I highly recommend it.

Time for some pics















Well, that's all for now. Hopefully, the next update will either be the last one or the finished item. I'm looking to do a fleet display with this , the Yunagi and also a destroyer. Maybe even a Garmilla ship too.

Thanks for looking

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2018, 01:35:31 am »
Cool.  Something else to look forward to seeing at Expo.
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2018, 02:42:04 am »
Not as much micro-detailing on this one, then, mate? ;)

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2018, 02:57:53 am »
Not as much micro-detailing on this one, then, mate? ;)

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I haven't finished that part yet ;) There is still a lot more to do 

On a side note, I'll be presenting a lighting demo at Expo on Sunday if anyone is interested in learning the basics of lighting

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2018, 01:37:47 am »
Love to but my plans to be there this year were squashed by the wife's plans to go to Europe. :-\

(Actually, I'm quite keen, too. ;))

Maybe I'll be there next year ... Maybe! :rolleyes:
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2018, 03:00:44 am »
I'll be there Monday so won't get to see it.
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2018, 03:42:18 am »
AS always.. great work

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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2018, 06:07:50 am »
Love to but my plans to be there this year were squashed by the wife's plans to go to Europe. :-\

(Actually, I'm quite keen, too. ;))



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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2018, 07:49:08 am »
Sorry, mate: end of September through to the beginning of November, Malta for about a week, Italy (3 days?), cruise the Aegean for about a week, Czech Republic (Prague - 4/5 days), Slovak Republic (Bratislava - 2 days), Hungary (Buda-Pest - 2 days) then home.
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Re: 1/1000 Andromeda
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2018, 02:11:13 am »
Sorry, mate: end of September through to the beginning of November, Malta for about a week, Italy (3 days?), cruise the Aegean for about a week, Czech Republic (Prague - 4/5 days), Slovak Republic (Bratislava - 2 days), Hungary (Buda-Pest - 2 days) then home.

That sounds like such a hard life your leading there - I don't know how you manage it....  ;D
I'm going to Sri Lanka and then Singapore in September myself. Can't wait!