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 Posted:   Feb 23, 2015 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

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 Posted:   Feb 23, 2015 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)



I did purchase the Moebius TOS Battlestar Galactica model kit. (got it half off late last year) I glued it together, but I don't have the resources for painting right now. I think it's a fabulous kit! The detail is amazing, though off in one or two spots. (Much said about the bridge piece) But I am not a rivet counter.

I did have problems gluing the undercarriage. I could line up the top or bottom of the hull but not both. While it generally goes together well it's not for the faint of heart. It was a difficult kit to glue together because of the parts count, it's puzzle like assembly, and figuring out where and where not to place glue.

For now my kit proudly rests next to my computer (unpainted).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2015 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

SOLIUM:

I empathize with you. I have a bunch of kits and models in various stages of being semi-assembled and painted and several acrylic paint sets. I keep swearing I'm going to get an airbrush, but I don't have the time or space to do anything.
I also have never used an airbrush....which is another obstacle.
Having looked at a bunch of books about painting models with acrylics, it seems like a lot of trouble to prime, paint then finish dull-coat or gloss-coat....not to mention weathering which is an art form in itself.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2015 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

SOLIUM:

I empathize with you. I have a bunch of kits and models in various stages of being semi-assembled and painted and several acrylic paint sets. I keep swearing I'm going to get an airbrush, but I don't have the time or space to do anything.
I also have never used an airbrush....which is another obstacle.
Having looked at a bunch of books about painting models with acrylics, it seems like a lot of trouble to prime, paint then finish dull-coat or gloss-coat....not to mention weathering which is an art form in itself.


Yes we are in the same situation! I don't have the space or extra resources for an airbrush, paint, or paint booth right now. Nor have I ever used an airbrush. So there would be a big learning curve. While I want to learn advanced modeling skills it's not possible at this time. Like you I have a lot of semi finished model kits and many more completely unbuilt.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2015 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Nor have I ever used an airbrush. So there would be a big learning curve. While I want to learn advanced modeling skills it's not possible at this time. Like you I have a lot of semi finished model kits and many more completely unbuilt.

Don't be intimidated by using an airbrush. The irony of all those tutorials and how to's there are these days, people feel more intimidated than back in the day when you had to find it out for yourself.
Airbrushing is a matter of filling up the reservoir and pulling the trigger. Try it out on a test object, expel the errors from your actions and repeat what you did correctly on the thing you want to paint.

For the Galactica. The original TV-prop was white. Just spray over that white a layer of Future floor wax to protect the white against all the terpentine and during wheathering, wheather it, put on decals (needs shiny surface for good adherance but hey, Future is shiny) and close the whole thing off and flatten the shine with flat varnish.

As for taking the plunge, maybe this might inspire you:
http://www.therpf.com/f11/jasons-tos-battlestar-galactica-wip-139887/?highlight=galactica+restoration

To paraphrase Arnold Schwarzenegger with Conan O'Brien (besides nooooooooooh):



"Don't be girly man".

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2015 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

@ Disco Stu- Thanks for the encouragement! It's more a finance and space issue right now. I need to budget in a good airbrush and compressor. More importantly I need to set up a place to paint. But yeah there's a little apprehension too. I have two monster kits that could be finished with rattle-can spray paint, dry-brushed and washes, and just haven't taken the plunge yet.

 
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