Monday, February 13, 2017

Star Trek U.S.S. Excelsior Finale

Alright, she is finished! Flaws and all there she is, the Great Experiment. For all the problems and mistakes she came out okay. I am always trying to improve, so maybe next time will be better!


Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi

Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi

Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi


Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi


Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi

Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi

Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi

Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi


Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi


Star Trek, Excelsior, Scale model, AMT, Plastic Model, scale model, sci-fi

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Star Trek U.S.S. Excelsior Part 6: How NOT to do decals

Well, I got to the decal phase finally. However, I don't think that I let the gloss coat sit long enough and my results suck ass. Im pretty sure that it wasn't fully cured even though I let it sit for as few days. It's been rainy here and I should have known to let it sit longer because of that.

When I applied the decal solution (Micro Set), I think it started to eat into the gloss coat and make pits where air got trapped. The results: Silvering under the decals which look like shit now.








When you take a step back and don't look so closely, it's not so bad but its there and it bugs me. Like Willy Nelson says "There's nothing I can do about it now."












This decal on the Hull didn't fit well at all. Lots of crinkling and folding going on. Even Micro Sol couldn't get it to sit smoothly. It looks a bit better with the dull coat on it as there is less reflectivity to catch the light on the edges. But next time I will paint these lines on.