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Just started a one-day build--FAIL

Post by Bellerophon » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:02 am

OK, I'll get this thing done within 24 hours if it kills me.

It's Bandai mini kit No. 8 from Star Blazers. A Comet Empire single-deck carrier. So far I've done partial assembly and primered it. Here's the link.

Surprisingly, paint I mixed for another Comet Empire carrier close to 20 years ago still seems to be usable!

I'll post pics of the finished article, and maybe some progress pics if that doesn't cause a delay. Also a pic of my other Comet Empire carrier, since I'm trying for a consistent appearance.
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Post by Lonewolf » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Go for it!

I am happy to report that I FINALLY have Internet service again at home. The ISP I had been with (called Primecast) went bankrupt the second week of June, and took my service with them. I've been relying on the Internet connection on my phone to even be able to look at e-mail and to post something every once in a while.

So . . . bring on the kits! :D
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Post by Bellerophon » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:14 pm

OK, I underestimated the demands on my time. I had prep work and grading to do, more than I realized, and if your wife and daughter are going to the pool, just try announcing that you're staying home to build models. You might guess how well that would go over.

I also overestimated the ease with which this kit goes together. In most cases, modifications were required to get the small parts to fit. Here's where I was when I realized time was up: http://bellerophon-modeler.blogspot.com ... -8_30.html

So this one-day build is a fail. Fortunately, I've got another Comet Empire ship to build, so maybe I'll knock that one out in 24 hours.
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Post by El Gato » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:26 am

I'm still bitter that I was only a few hours from finishing my Cardassian Galor, so I feel your pain. But it was a good try, Bellerophon! you'lll get it next time
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Post by Bellerophon » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:21 pm

On the up side, it got me back to the workbench! I hadn't done any modeling to speak of in about a month. I got so darn busy with various responsibilities that I lost that irresistible compulsion to build models. Now it's back!
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Post by Bellerophon » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:02 am

OK, I got the one-day build done in eight days. ](*,) Here it is. Since I blew the deadline, I did more with it, like printing a decal to replace the sticker in the box.

I'm glad to see the deadline extended again. I've got one more unbuilt Comet Empire ship.
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Post by Lonewolf » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:11 pm

Bellerophon wrote:I'm glad to see the deadline extended again. I've got one more unbuilt Comet Empire ship.
Check the other threads, because I announced that I extended the deadline one last time, through the end of July. :wink:
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Post by Gouf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:22 pm

Bellerophon wrote:OK, I got the one-day build done in eight days. ](*,) Here it is. Since I blew the deadline, I did more with it, like printing a decal to replace the sticker in the box.

I'm glad to see the deadline extended again. I've got one more unbuilt Comet Empire ship.
But they do look gorgeous!
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Post by Lonewolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:00 pm

Bellerophon wrote:OK, I got the one-day build done in eight days. ](*,) Here it is. Since I blew the deadline, I did more with it, like printing a decal to replace the sticker in the box.
Very nicely done! If you'd be willing to write a review of your build-up, I'd really like to have it to post on my website. I have some Star Blazers kits up, but that's one kit I never managed to get my hands on.
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Post by Bellerophon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:29 pm

Thanks for your kind words, Gouf and Lonewolf. These ships are easy to build, and fun to paint. It's like figure painting. In fact, that Comet Empire twin-deck carrier is actually painted white with Ral Partha primer.

Lonewolf, I'd be glad to add to what I wrote up (while it's fresh in my mind) for your kit directory, even if it's not very timely.

Here's the rest of my little Star Blazers fleet: http://bellerophon-modeler.blogspot.com ... azers.html

Regrettably, I have only 6 of the 30 Star Blazers minis, one still unbuilt. They sold for less than $1 back in the '70s, I got these for $2.50 apiece 20 years ago, and now they are offered on Ebay for $10-20, plus shipping. I want more of them, but not that badly!
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