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Monogram could have done a better job on the molds for the tank but at least they did put out the shuttle stack in such an impressive scale.

You build is going great. Don't settle for good enough...that way it won't bother you later!!
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Thanks again!!
Too right there,it's betta ta have than not have and i for one am very happy Monogram went to the trouble to tool up for such a large kit.Tank probelms or not!
I've read that this kit is to be re released again and have seen some online shops have it listed as a pre order already although no expected date is shown.Thats still great news as it'll give me the chance to get another one.It would be nice to build the tank with things more in scale than what comes standard in the kit and the intertank area does need some work to make more accurate.But that'll all be for another build?

This one is just doing what i can with what comes in the box pretty much.

So the tank is all done,the last things are done although i'll hold off gluing the bipod mount and ramps on till near the final construction.The way i go about things i'd be bound to break that mount off.The lil bipod ramps i had to redo,the ones i did were ok if the kit was 1/48 scale but it's not.Even now they look too big but they need to be able to fit over the mount connects so this is the best i can come up with.





Another area i am pretty happy with the outcome was the area right at the top of the tank.Was a lil bit worried how the masking job was gonna look after the tape was removed but it turned out looking ok.

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This really ain't worth showing but aye,what that hell.

All these pieces make up the two SRB's along with the piece joined to the tank itself.It doesn't look like much and it's not,but the seams that run down the sides through the systems tunnels took forever to get to a sort of presentable look.I can't actually believe they took me so long and i wont care if i never see another seam again.I'm bloody happy these ones are done!!

So i'll let all this sit now and harden up a lil,then tomorrow,i mean later today now,i will splash some colour onto it.
Not that white is much of a colour but still.




Oh and if ya's have some time check this video out.This is pretty cool and narrated by people that know what they are talking about.
Unbelievable slow motion footage!!

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Looking good! I have so many projects in progress right now (including replacing the engine in my wife's 1:1 car) but this thread makes me want to start the shuttle stack.

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Be good ta see ya building yours up!!
I'm sure that loving n caring wife of yours won't mind using public transport for a lil bit.

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I built one of these between my Junior and senior year of high school. Went to Target and they had a ton of them on clearance for $30. wated a week and they had marked them down to $15. When the school year started again, I put it on display in the library(just the shuttle) and got a little blurb in the school paper about it.

I'd love to build one nowadays since my skills are a bit better.

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Naaa, she needs her car back in working order. Hopefully I can finish it in the next week.

Meanwhile I can watch your build!

Did you photograph the building of the shuttle?



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I built one of these between my Junior and senior year of high school. Went to Target and they had a ton of them on clearance for $30. wated a week and they had marked them down to $15. When the school year started again, I put it on display in the library(just the shuttle) and got a little blurb in the school paper about it.

I'd love to build one nowadays since my skills are a bit better.

I'm enjoying this thread quite a bit!


A lil bit of recognition for ya at school,do you still have that build?Bet ya wished ya grabbed a trolly load of em at the time back then at that price,they were almost giving em away.Good news is it appears that it's going to be re released again at sometime,it's just i haven't seen any dates,just pre order.It wont be $15 but least it wont be some rip off evilbay price either.
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Meanwhile I can watch your build!

Did you photograph the building of the shuttle?
OK,good call probably,a happy wife will let you play afterwards!

As for the shuttle,that got boxed as well.I joined up the two fuselage halves and drilled out the startrackers then boxed it with the rest.So thats side of things isn't really started yet and the startrack holes i drilled where shown on the model but those positions are not quite right.So i've put some epoxy over them holes and will drill out some new ones once i get to the shuttle side of things.Got a couple of good Dennis Jenkins books coming that should have plenty of useful reference in em hopefully.


Anyway,get cracking on that car then ya can get cracking on ya build there also,plus the wife is gonna be happy!!
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I have the Jenkins book too and I can just sit and flip through the pages and stare at the photos all day. Wonderful book.

I hope you photograph the shuttle build!!

I could have had the engine installed yesterday but one of the parts was defective so it's off to yell at the parts man today.
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That be right,nothing can go how it should.Hopefully it's just a small setback but already you're two days behind where ya could have been with it.Well once done i hope you still have some motivation to start up a build there,any of your realspace collection would be fine but these shuttles are pretty impressive.

The shuttle when i get to it will be interesting to say the least.The texture it has with it's blankets are gonna be pretty hard to replicate which is a problem as so much of the shuttle is covered with them days.I did buy some rolls of surgical tape when i purchased this kit,i'd read or someone had mentioned people trying that stuff to get the look.Not sure if i'm gonna try it or not,i could see years of cutting tiny squares and shapes for it not to even look that good.Might just end up painting the model but i'll probably have a go to see what the effect looks like anyway.
Yeah i'm loking forward to seeing that Jenkins book.I'm sure it'll be the same one i've got coming.That and also the RTF picture book he did.Won't be any action round here that night,like you i can geek out on that sort of stuff for hours.
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Not really much to report,the SRB's are going through a drying stage at present and still will require at least another good coat before they are done.So not much will be happening there with them for a few more days at the earliest.More than likely a week as i've gone against my norm and used an enamel white rather than acrylic.Plus once they are dry i need to clean em up a little.The damn sections were like fine bloody particle magnets.I think everything i painted needs something cleaned up on it.

Anyway,tonight i thought i'd see how that surgical tape would look.I'm surprised that it's even any good still being more than ten years ago that i purchased it,but good it still is.Anyway,it sorta might give the right sort of look,least betta than straight plastic if nothing else?But in saying that,just laying these few pieces on very roughly i think i won't go that way for this build.It's not just that there would require a shit load of cutting of this stuff but more so that all the tiles would then need to be cut and applied also because of the lip that there is on the edge of the tape.This tape is not very thick either (but thick enough) which would require the tiles being cut from paper almost.I have 0.25mm styrene and that is probably twice as thick as what is needed.









So i think i'll just paint the damn thing like most people do and just go with that.Still,i think it'd be interesting to see how this tape would look with cut tiles also.It'd probably look PFG but like i mentioned it'd be an absolute shit load of work and probably push a builder over the edge.

Actually building a SS Battlestar may even be easier??



Well probably not,but still.
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I saw Phil's build yesterday and it's looking pretty sharp. The ET is massive!

Phil, what about using masking tape for the thermal blankets? It might be thinner and also has a fine grain to it. You'd have to seal it with something when done, but it might work?

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It's the cutting of all those tiny squares which is maddening. Plus the tiles on the belly will need to be .010 styrene, scribed with joints and laid out in thin strips.

There several really good builds on the web which would be a guide. I'll have to hunt them down.
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Good experimenting though. It doesn't look too bad in the photo's. Would they get "thinner" after applying a coat of something over them?
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I saw Phil's build yesterday and it's looking pretty sharp. The ET is massive!

Phil, what about using masking tape for the thermal blankets? It might be thinner and also has a fine grain to it. You'd have to seal it with something when done, but it might work?

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Yeah that might work also but in all honesty this tape is probably no thicker than masking tape.It's probably only 0.1-0.15mm as it is and the thinnest styrene i have or seen is gonna be 0.25mm (.010) which then would make the tiles too thick compared to the tape.


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It's the cutting of all those tiny squares which is maddening. Plus the tiles on the belly will need to be .010 styrene, scribed with joints and laid out in thin strips.

There several really good builds on the web which would be a guide. I'll have to hunt them down.
Yep a lot of cutting indeed!!
I have decals coming for the belly and around the RCS which would be another problem using the tape again.I'd need to skin around the RCS to bring the decals upto the tape height again.



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Good experimenting though. It doesn't look too bad in the photo's. Would they get "thinner" after applying a coat of something over them?
Not sure if they would or not,but they would have to be painted and sealed afterwards.They might do the opposite and swell up like one of them ladies products??
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