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On 25/11/2020 at 10:20, Madhatter Mk2 said:

Yeah good question, and one I don't have an answer for at this stage. I have 50 warm white LEDs for the main body plus orange red and one other yet to be confirmed.

Might need more or maybe I'll get lucky and not use all of them

would fibre optics have worked?

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Quick update while I wait for my work meeting to kick off. I took some pics last night of one of many test fits of the front sidewalls and upper and lower hull plates. I have to keep adding the walls and plates together to make sure the detailing I've added tot he underside of the edge on the top plate and again on the bottom plate don't interfere with the details on the sidewalls etc. Its very time consuming but it'll all look pretty cool once its together.

Excuse the not so great photos. I promise next time they will be clearer

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Well, that's all I have for now, but once the front wall is done, I'll take a photo of the kit standard VS what I've done side by side so you can see the difference some extra details can make

Well I have to go back to work but as always, thanks for stopping by and having a look

Till next time!

Si

 

 

 

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hey everyone

I took some time today to make use of the awesome daylight we've had here to get some more detailed shots of where I am up to right now. I'll have some more time to myself this week as the wife and child are heading off to see her family before Xmas before I go up to Brisbane to join them later. I hope to be able to use that time constructively

So yeah, the last set of photos didn't really convey what I'd actually done, and here's hoping these ones tell a better story

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Well, that's it for now, but as always, thanks for stopping by and having a look

Till next time

 

Si

 

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Many thanks guys! I'm taking a short mojo rebuilding break as I keep looking at it and get creative blocks. The detailing is just the first phase of the build, with lighting installation and painting yet to go. Im also still stuck on how to mount the ship to the base although I am slowly developing a solid plan. I just need to work out a couple of electrical supply issues and then its good to go. 

Still,  all of this is not insurmountable and I will get there......eventually. The wife has been hinting in a not so subtle way to me to sell it when its done but I don't know if I could. 

Anyway, I've blabbed on enough so enjoy your Christmas guys and girls and I will see you all in the new year. Thanks to Darren who has been one of my biggest supporters here.  I know it can be tiring to comment in a build that just goes on and on, but thanks anyways - I really appreciate it 

Stay safe and find a good face mask :)

Si

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hey everyone

Dusting this one off to show that I have actually started back on this yet again.
Have begun the fun task of detailing the side walls, starting off with the front. This is pretty much where I left off in the last update but I am now more advanced along. Although it may not look it, a heap of small details have been added to the lips of the 2 hull halves. Whilst they don't look like much on their own, when you add the rest of it together, it fills the spaces nicely.

I'm almost done for the front with only the right side front panel left to do which won't take long. Then naturally I'll make my way down the sides. I also have to add details to the under sides of the top half of the ship which I missed the first time round. I thought i was done detailing the top bit but alas, no

Enough words, here's some pics:

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I'm often asked for a size reference.Maybe this may help:

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Anyway, that's all I have for now but I'll update once I'm fully finished the trenches.

Thanks for stopping by and for those who are actually still following this - you get an extra thanks for your enduring patience with me while I fumble my way through this

Till next time!

Si

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5 hours ago, Madhatter Mk2 said:

hey everyone

.... I'm often asked for a size reference. Maybe this may help:

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Anyway, that's all I have for now but I'll update once I'm fully finished the trenches.

Thanks for stopping by and for those who are actually still following this - you get an extra thanks for your enduring patience with me while I fumble my way through this

Till next time!

Si

My appreciation of your efforts has just skyrocketed!

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Thanks guys

Darren, you should definitely buy one! You don't have to go to the excessive detailing levels I'm doing to make it into a nice kit. I've seen a few OOB builds that have just lighting and a great paint job that I would happily have on my shelf. 

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thanks guys

So, I finally got round to finishing off the spot lights up front and thought I'd do a dry fit /light test, and thought I would share my happy results

Yes, I probably should have gone with cool white, but I prefer the look of the warmer white.

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Well, that's it but feel free to share your thoughts - good or bad.

As always, thanks for looking

Si

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