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Starfury
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Battleships! Reply with quote

Has anyone bought/painted the new Battleship miniatures?
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John Schneder II
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got some of mine from UPS (Romulan, Kzinti, Neo-Tholian, and Selt battlewagon). What did you want to know??
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toastie
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have picked up the boxed set, but it hasn't appeared at my FLGS yet.
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jmt
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it.

This was the first VHS-pack figure set I've bought - and it was jam-packed. The only down side was a deformation in the starbase "ring" which took some careful work to fix.

Over all, a very nice selection with very clean models. Bravo.

Now, to find some wider bases...
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Starfury
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just wondering how the casting turned out; mostly because the Gorn BCH that I have looks 'funny' down the extended hull sections. The BB on the store looks like they took a DN, cut it, added material then cast a new one but the added part isn't very clean.

I do miss the days of lead models.
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John Schneder II
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starfury,

Actually, it was the quality of the Gorn BCH that prompted me to approach ABD at Origins and to get a job sculpting for them. I was a bit... disapointed in the Gorn, and felt I wanted to try. SVC gave me a tryout, and here we are (with over 30 by me).

I do believe that that was what was done for the Gorn BB (split, widen, sand). With the Gorns its hard, those rounded bubbles make migraines when it comes to blending changes, especially in pewter or putty (I lament the ease of lead, NOT the lead itself).

There was a time when I almost did the Gorn BB (and to be fair, I did do the engines for the sculptor that did the BB), and had I done it I was planning on blending all of the way out to the edge of the bubble so you couldn't see the fill line. I just did the same thing with the Lyran NCA. The center section needed to be widened to about double its width, so I cut and pinned it, then filled. But I filled over the top and made a complete new top of the hull to hide the fill line. The putty by itself does shrink more than the pewter, but by covering some of the surrounding pewter and leaving some extra, it shrinks much more evenly, leaving almost no fill line.
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