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Old 06-07-2013, 04:14 PM
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I pretty much agree with you about there being no such thing as "too much firepower". Not everybody else agrees, tho.



Chingow! Man, this model shoulda been finished last Sunday and it's still not done! Lousy, stupid AMS! There are more pics than I link to here, but these are the highlights, to my thinking. I'm hand-painting all of the details, as I've already mentioned. It's helped me to discover why Pegasus is called The Beast!




Nose stripes are on. I used Tamiya XF-7 Flat Red after masking the area off. Well, except for the "trench" area.




Flight pod stripes are hand-painted. And all those lil' squares are hand-painted, as well. That's why it's taking so frakking long to finish The Beast.





Two electronics connecting pins that I intend to use as additional antenna in the nose section. Yeah, I should've added these before all this painting, but I didn't know where these were at the time.

All of this has definitely taught me a lesson - have a frakkin' plan in place before you start the painting! A large part of that plan for my next build - Pegasus - will be to pre-paint all of the sub-assemblies.

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Old 06-09-2013, 02:26 AM
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Keep it up Jeff, looks very good so far
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:29 AM
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Thanks! It's way slow going, hand painting all the raised plates. As of last night, I finally finished all the plates on top and the sides. My carpal tunnel has been kind of bad the last two days, so I've not gotten more than fours hours worth of painting done.

Hoping today will be a good day for it, tho. I'd like to finish as much detail painting as I can, then get to the wash. Once that's done, I'll give the decals for the name plate and "tramp stamp" a go.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:03 PM
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Thanks for saying, Scott. You shouldn't lie to feeble-minded people, tho. We don't like it much when we figure it out....



Been a busy week of job hunting, so slow week of modeling. Of course, ti's compounded by the fact that this is all hand painted detail. Masked off several of the larger areas to mitigate over-paint, but that'd make this build take about 100 times longer if it was done to each individual raised plate detail. So, hand painted it is....

Recessed areas are very roughly painted with XF-53 Neutral Grey to bring out some of the details a bit better for contrast. Darker areas are either XF-24 Dark Grey or XF-18 Medium Blue for further contrast. And again, raised detail panels and inside of the "trenches" are painted XF-53. The red is XF-7 Flat Red. I opted to paint the underside of the 'Gator head w/a red stripe, as well as the front of sublight engines to further highlight the fact that she's not Pegasus.

Plus, like bowties, I think it looks kewel.



Close up of the 'Gator head.




Main hull raised detail panels are complete, started working on the starboard underside.

Hope to finish the red detailing tomorrow, as well as the rest of the hull plates - after doing yard work in the morning before it gets ungodsly hot out. Nice way to lounge around, sittin' w/ a beer on the workbench while painting and listening to music - currently the Heavy Metal soundtrack.

Definitely gotta do touchups after I'm done, as I've already got paint rubs in a couple of areas.

I don't think I'll be doing anything additional to the sublight engines, tho will do some minor contrast painting for the Jump Drive section. Nothing major, tho.

Then I get to see if I can get the decals to set correctly for the name plates - then the guns!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:35 AM
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Great work Jeff, I've got to get this kit
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:03 AM
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This looks really nice - I love the battlestar variants and your paint scheme look right in touch - really really cool Jeff
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:55 AM
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Thanks, fellas! I appreciate that and apologize for this taking so long to finish.

Did the Fathers Day Yard Work this morning - supposed to be a good chance of T-Storms here the next few days - and plan to take the rest of the day off to do my bestest-mostest to finish this danged thing by tonight. I just keep finding more things that I feel need to get some minor bit of painting to further bring out the details. Especially in the trench areas.

Just waitin' on The Pizza Guy to deliver our lunch and I'll get right on that....

I'm working on a very short background write up for Triton. I've been trying to think of a crew-given nickname she might hold, but I'm drawing a blank. Anybody got any suggestions for her nickname? Sorta like Galactica is The Bucket, Pegasus is The Beast, and our Earthly big ships have had such as Enterprise has been Big E, Missouri was The Mighty Mo, Constellation was Connie, Lexington the Lady Lex and Gray Lady, Nassau was Big Nasty , etc....

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Old 06-16-2013, 04:53 PM
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Lots of fun and listening to music helps a ton, and I usually go with a soundtrack, if possible. I've often chosen one of the TNS Season soundtracks to listen to, as well.


Anyhow, been painting the last several days. Finally completed the hull plates and most of the other raised detail. Decided to paint the raised hull plate details on the engines - silly me.

I also added an electrical connector piece as an additional antenna.





Still haven't decided if I'll just ignore the open hangar's of the Flight Pods or what I'll do there. Been considering adding some sort of doors to those huge, open hangar bays - where an errant nuke would make one of these battlestars have a really bad day. I'd really have to add some thin sheet stock to raise the level of the flight deck up so that it's flush w/the bottom portion of the opening, tho, if I go with open bays.

Hoping to perhaps at least complete the painting of the engine surfaces, as well as all other surface details before I go to bed tonight. Then I'll add the guns for the Bigga Badda BOOM factor.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:50 PM
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She's now armed! Detail painting on the guns was completed last night, so I decided to arm her up. I added two additional guns to each Flight Pod, each just fore and aft of the regular broadside emplacements, which gives her the original full complement of KEW emplacements she originally had, while also give her a bit more punch for broadside fusillades against a Basestar. I also pulled out one of my TOS Galactica Helmet emblems from my storage for use as a stand for now. The kit stand is too light weight and doesn't give nearly as much support as I'd like. Plus, it has "Battlestar Pegasus BS-62" plastered all over it.





Just need to paint some more detail areas, but plan to mask them off, first. Those areas will be the liquid/gas canister/containers that are all over the hull of the ship. I'm going to paint them a variety of colors with Testor's metallics - silver, bronze and platinum, mostly.





I also sort of toyed around with doing some wash/shading between the main hull plates. Mostly, I did it on top of the port Flight Pod, port side of the main hull and the gator head. Basically, I used some dirty water I'd been cleaning my brushes in to directly fill in the sections between the main hull plates. It didn't turn out as good as I'd hoped on camera phone, but looks a bit darker when seeing it "in real life".





Some of the areas I'd painted seem to have a bit more shine to them than they do when looking directly at them, as well. Not sure if that's a result of a non-even mix of the little bit of thinner I'm using for the hand-painting or what. They show up best in the pics, tho it looks even from most angles.





She'll need weathering, specifically trying to get a dark wash between the large hull plates to make them stand out much better. I'd thought about using a technical pen in black, but that tends to look a bit too shiny for my tastes.

I also need to paint the engine exhausts gloss white, let 'em cure for at least 24 hours, then paint over that with one or two coats of Tamiya Clear Blue.

And finally, I'll see if I can get the decals to fit over her name plate. If that fails, I'll try my hand at painting some flat white over them.

Still prolly just leave the landing bay flight deck decals off. I know it'll look stupid, but it'll remind me how stupid I was for not considering that in for the first damned place!
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:48 AM
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It's been slow as Heck, painting all the little details, plus still job hunting. I've finished all of the hull plates on the main hull, flight pods and engines, as well as most of the jump engine area is mostly done. I've started painting the metallic paints - Testors brand Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Jet Exhaust as an added for a pretty decent variety. I've also been working more on the areas between the big hull plates, trying to darken it moderately, but it's looking like I'm going to have to go with a severely thinned down flat black paint instead of using the drek that's in the bottom of my rinse bowl - I've been collecting it at the end of a painting session into another bowl.

Anyhow, starting to get into the home stretch! Not much painting left.




Beauty shot showing off the underside big KEW guns.




I also decided to forego using the decals for the name plate Triton and went with painting Testors Flat White for the name plate. I used a toothpick after slightly thinning some paint I left on a pallet, keeping it wet with a little extra thinner, then adding more paint to it as the paint dried out too much. Anyhow, it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but also doesn't look nearly as bad as I'd feared it might. Lesson learned, tho - if I choose to do this again, it will be done in such a way that I take even more time with it, working in layers of thinned paint.




Outboard view. Sorry about the crappy focus. Doesn't look quite as bad as a Three Foot model.





I painted the inside of the engine exhaust areas Testors Gloss White, letting it cure for a full 24 hours. After it fully cured, I used Tamiya Clear blue in an attempt to simulate the engine glow. I used the flash on my iPhone to take this pic, which I think shows it off nicely. Under normal lighting conditions, it just looks like gloss white covered in clear blue paint.




Last beauty shot for now. I'll create a whole new thread down in the Finished Section once Triton is completed.
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Very Nice bro! very nice indeed. I have been debating whether or not to buy the Pegasus as I haven't even finished detailing my G yet - in fact I'm no where near finished. It looks like a very large kit, but I'm surprised a bit by the minor fact the old Monogram G is still bigger. I had that ship once but I don't remember it being that big. Mind you, it has been a while since I last saw it
Love those huge guns too - if I do buy it, I will also have to invest in a set of those. Where did you buy yours from?
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Very Nice bro! very nice indeed.

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I have been debating whether or not to buy the Pegasus as I haven't even finished detailing my G yet - in fact I'm no where near finished.
Which G is that, exactly? is it The New Series (TNS) Galactica or The Original Series (TOS) Galactica? Is it the Timeslip Creations or Moebius Models kit? Both the TC kits are really nice, and while I know that the MM TNS Galactica kit has a couple of issues, it's still a pretty nice kit, too. Curious to know and....

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It looks like a very large kit, but I'm surprised a bit by the minor fact the old Monogram G is still bigger. I had that ship once but I don't remember it being that big. Mind you, it has been a while since I last saw it
The Revellogram TOS Galactica is roughly 17.5" / 44.45cm long. The Moebius Pegasus kit is just about 17" / 43.18cm long - give or take because of the extended antenna I gave Triton.
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Love those huge guns too - if I do buy it, I will also have to invest in a set of those. Where did you buy yours from?
I got them from BamBam Model Productions off eBay. He currently has one of that particular set of guns for sale on eBay,. If you can't bid before it goes off eBay, you can contact him and send him one of the pics from my build here, telling him which guns you want, he might sell them to you directly. I think I paid like $20, shipped, for around 20 or so of those guns.

I've got his Cygnus-class heavy escort and it's a pretty nice little kit. It has a few issues - as most resin garage kits tend to - but builds up fairly nicely with a little TLC. I've thought about buying a second so that I can have a pair escorting Triton - her own lil' battlestar group. The negative is that these don't come with decals - at least, not the kit that I had originally gotten from him a couple of years ago.

I also recently rolled the dice and ordered some generic BSG decals from J-BOT and won! I contacted Jim in advance, inquiring about what the sheet looked like and he emailed me a couple of somewhat small, but still large enough to make out, decal sheets. He made me one sheet with some custom names and Jim charged me what I consider to be a reasonable price - USD$20, shipped. I had the sheet w/in two weeks from Canada.

The J-BOT sheet I received has all the custom names I requested (6 total, those for the Defender-class in two different sizes), as well as 7 large Phoenix's like on the Pegasus, 2 circle-types - one in a purple color for Columbia as seen in the flashback portion of "Razor" - , 1 for Galactica, 4 different sets of museum-window type decals for NuGalactica, 5 different colored Phoenix w/in a circle sort of like for Pegasus, but smaller, a bunch of different sized Phoenix's w/o a circle and 3 different font sizes of letters and numbers, two sizes of which are two different sets that contain enough to do multiples of most common names. I'm prolly going to put the names of my Defender's on the main hull and down on the lower hanging flight pod w/the smaller-sized font.

Spent most of my free time yesterday doing a dark wash specifically for the panel line spaces between the hull plates. After letting it dry all night, it looks like I need to go just a little bit darker so that the lines stand out better. It's sort of like doing grid lines on a Starfleet ship from Star Trek.

Thanks again and I hope that the above helps you get some of those huge-o-mongous guns from BamBam!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:47 AM
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BTW, a couple of those small extra Phoenix decals will go on the side of the gator head, sort of as we saw the "golden" Phoenix on the sides of the Pacifica during the flashback section of "Razor". My thinking is that she's just completed acceptance trials and this is what the Colonial Fleet was going to start doing with all of her large warships once they've completed a refit/refurb. I don't think I've mentioned that before, so thought I'd throw that out there while I was thinking of it....
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Well, you know I'm not a big Galactica buff, but I gotta say you're done a terrific
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