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Steve Cassidy (Weevey)
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17 | 20. February, 17:01
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Steve Cassidy
Thanks guys. The aztec dummy masks are good, but they do take some practice and patience to apply.
11. April, 21:38
Steve Cassidy
JD, I'm not actually using fiber optics for any window lighting. Windows will be illuminated from LED light strips strategically placed throughout the model. However, nav lights, rc thrusters, running lights, phasers etc will use fiber optics. I tend to pass the fibers through the hole, fix and trim. I then mask the tip if needed.
11. April, 21:52
Steve Cassidy
I fix the optics from behind for a cleaner finish. I also tend to melt the the end of the optics into a mushroom/domed shape for a cleaner finish and more diffuse light effect. If you hold a heat source (soldering iron) close, but not touching, the end of the fiber and let gravity melt it downwards to create a dome.
11. April, 21:57
JD
I see, is there a reason you prefer to install the optics and then paint, rather than paint first? I'll experiment, and probably answer my own question..I'm also wondering if you paint over the fibers, will they glow through the paint?🤔 Thanks for letting me pick your 🧠 😁
11. April, 22:21
Steve Cassidy
Depends on the sub assembly at what stage to install LEDs. On this kit the optics are mainly in the saucer which is in two parts. These will need filling and sanding after joining, so makes sense to paint once all the clean up work is done. I guess if you used a very light colour and highly thinned paint, the light might still pass through. Worth experimenting.
11. April, 22:50
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1:12 Ferrari 312B (Tamiya 12048)
Ferrari 312B w/Photo-Etched Parts
Tamiya 1:12
12048 2012 | Changed parts
11. April, 22:06

March 23, 2021

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Wings fully swept back
10 | 19. February, 17:52
Spanjaard
beautiful cat!
22. March, 22:40
Steve Cassidy
Thank you! The Tamiya kit is a joy to build, the fit is astonishing!
22. March, 22:52
John Smith
gorgeous work!
23. March, 04:47
Roland Gunslinger
Beautiful cat 👍
If only all kits were like this Tamiya ...
23. March, 08:09
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March 12, 2021

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March 10, 2021

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Łukasz Gliński
Lovely Falcon 👍
8. March, 21:43
Stéphane Jayet
very nice ! great job
8. March, 22:29
Skywalker
Steve, I think JD was quoting Han Solo when he wrote "She may not look like much, but She's got it where it counts!". I don't think it was a comment on your skills.
9. March, 10:17
Steve Cassidy
Hi Skywalker i know, my question marks were supposed to be a thumbs up
9. March, 14:55
JD
Absolutely! 😄 "She may not look like much, but she'll do .5 past lightspeed, made a lot of special modifications myself.. You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs!"
10. March, 02:49

March 9, 2021

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March 8, 2021

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1:1000 Blockade Runner (Bandai Spirits 5055362)
Star Wars
Blockade Runner Vehicle Model 014
Bandai Spirits 1:1000
5055362 (014) 2018 | New tool
8. March, 19:31
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March 6, 2021

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1:24 Spinner (Fujimi 09132)
Spinner
Fujimi 1:24
09132 (091327) 2011 | Changed box
6. March, 08:53
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March 5, 2021

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1:32 LVG C.VI (Wingnut Wings 32002)
WW I
LVG C.VI
Wingnut Wings 1:32
32002 2009 | New tool
5. March, 08:54
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1:350 Sensor Bands (JT-Graphics JTG-PL08-B)
Sensor Bands For the Polar Lights 1:350 USS Enterprise (A)
JT-Graphics 1:350
JTG-PL08-B
5. March, 08:35
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March 2, 2021

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2. March, 15:35
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1:24 Spinner (Fujimi 09132)
Spinner
Fujimi 1:24
09132 (091327) 2011 | Changed box
2. March, 15:25

March 1, 2021

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1:12 Ferrari 312B (Tamiya 12048)
Ferrari 312B w/Photo-Etched Parts
Tamiya 1:12
12048 2012 | Changed parts
1. March, 22:19

February 27, 2021

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Starbase101
The Ferengi ship in this kit is tiny at 1:3700. It was re-issued as Adversary Set (AMT 752, 1:1400) (same size), but I have seen larger versions available in resin.

1:1400 Adversary Set (AMT 752)
 
21. February, 21:12
Spanjaard
Beautiful
22. February, 02:00
Steve Cassidy
Spanjaard, thank you very much!
22. February, 11:05
Rui S
Impressive work 👍
26. February, 19:49
Steve Cassidy
Thank you Rui S
27. February, 01:08

February 26, 2021

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1:24 DeLorean (Aoshima 059166)
Back to the Future
DeLorean
Aoshima 1:24
059166 (BT-01) 2020 | Changed box
26. February, 17:24
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1:24 Spinner (Fujimi 09134)
Spinner Pre-painted version. "Blade Runner"
Fujimi 1:24
09134 (091341) 2012 | Changed parts
26. February, 17:23
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No Lightcycle (Scale Model Technologies )
Tron
Lightcycle
Scale Model Technologies
2001 | New tool
26. February, 17:15

February 23, 2021

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1:48
Fibre optics in cockpit and R2-D2
11 | 19. February, 17:58
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Steve Cassidy
Yep I'll try and take some later today and upload
22. February, 15:52
JD
Man the fiber optics coming up through to light up the console is outstanding! I really gotta get busy and learn how to do that! Excellent! 👍
22. February, 22:14
Steve Cassidy
Trust me you need patience to do it, but it does look good. Happy to answer any questions in future - may the force be with you!
22. February, 22:31
Spanjaard
that cockpit certainly looks amazing with the lights. thanks for the extra pictures!
23. February, 10:08
Steve Cassidy
No problem Spanjaard, thanks for the positive comments
23. February, 10:47

February 22, 2021

Steve Cassidy added FineScale Modeler to his list of favorite magazines
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1:12 BMW 3.5 CSL (Otaki OT3-87-5000)
BMW 3.5 CSL Deluxe
Otaki 1:12
OT3-87-5000 1976 | Changed parts
22. February, 17:54
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1:48 X-Wing Fighter (FineMolds SW-9)
Star Wars
X-Wing Fighter Incom Corporation T-65 X-Wing Space Superiority Fighter
FineMolds 1:48
SW-9 2007 | New tool
22. February, 17:33

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