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1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 Done!
« am: 09. Juli 2012, 18:04:06 »
It's been MONTHS since I last worked on this beast.  Here are some of my past updates from a now expired thread:
My upgrade sets
Filling and sanding the hull pieces
Drilling the windows
Little hangar in the nose
Upgrade parts fitting
Threading all the fibers (from December! :o)

This weekend I closed a big gap by redoing all the resistors and buttoning up the hulls.  There are a TON of seams to fix with Aves, including the cracks along the wing seams where there were too many wires packed in…coming along nicely though!












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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #1 am: 09. Juli 2012, 18:05:52 »
I so totally messed up with my build you can`t imagine...  :-[

Yours is going to look really cool. Sometimes, when I am back in the saddle, I will get another one of these beautyfull sips and do it right.

But, always remember the T-Effect.  ;D ;D
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #2 am: 09. Juli 2012, 18:07:42 »
Really?? You're build is so clean!  I feel like I messed up big on mine...there are so many things I should have done differently...I even forgot to scrub the resin before priming it!!!

But remember!  All the Mon Cal ships were originally designed as luxury liners and were converted to warships for the Rebellion!! :D

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #3 am: 09. Juli 2012, 18:08:40 »
One thing comes to my mind... You need to illuminate the rear end. Stefan did some milling and closed the cuts with I think the godlike aves.
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #4 am: 09. Juli 2012, 18:10:41 »
Really?? You're build is so clean!  I feel like I messed up big on mine...there are so many things I should have done differently...I even forgot to scrub the resin before priming it!!!

But remember!  All the Mon Cal ships were originally designed as luxury liners and were converted to warships for the Rebellion!! :D

Hehe, you are so right. No, I messed with my lighting. I lost some of the main trusters at the back end, lost also the tiny hangar lights. I was actually thinking of breaking it up again but I don`t want to destroy the ship.

At the moment I am rescribing the panel lines in the glue areas.

No, my MC80 is not one of my better works.. really.
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #5 am: 09. Juli 2012, 18:14:05 »
Yeah, Like I said, there are a number of things I would have done differently.  I'd like to get another and do the wingless version for sure.  Routing out along the tail for fiber optics is also one of those items on the list for next time.  I might actually have another opportunity really soon: a fellow might commission me to do a studio-accurate build up of this kit pending how this current build turns out. 

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #6 am: 09. Juli 2012, 18:30:16 »
Ohhhh I am looking forward for this WIP....  ;)

Maybe I get myself one for Christmas... we`ll see.
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #7 am: 16. Juli 2012, 19:07:28 »
Another update. Got all the seams cleaned up with good old Aves and began painting and it seems I’m taking more of an experimental approach.  The whole thing got a base coat of camo gray, which has a nice little warm undertone then I hit some of the raised areas with a thin coat of white to pop them out a little bit. 



I also test-trimmed some areas of fibers and it’ll look reeeeally good when it’s all done. 


The engine array was masked off and got a coat of gunship gray, which in hindsight is too dark when comparing it to studio model pics.  That area will get a little more love later on. 


I used a bunch of small squares of masking tape to mark off the hull for the random shades of paneling but I won’t be doing a big overall coat again. However, I did hit the whole thing with some semi-gloss after those squares just so there is some variation with the overall finish of the paneling. 



Once that was dry I placed bits of torn masking tape semi-randomly over the entire hull.  The next steps will be added the splotchy areas of rust and gray.  THAT is where all the masking will come in handy. 



The engine inserts were dipped in Tamiya clear yellow…not quite satisfied with the choice of white LEDs for the engines…but too late now/better luck next time/live with it…




Onward!  I want to finish this up before the end of the month!

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #8 am: 16. Juli 2012, 19:15:44 »
I used amber LEDs for mine....
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #9 am: 16. Juli 2012, 22:06:33 »
these are the 3D printed engines?

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #11 am: 16. Juli 2012, 22:29:14 »
Nice work on the lighting! The tail looks strange though without any lights... Also, I think the dark grey looks out of place for the engine section. Looking at reference pictures, I´d paint it with the base color and mist some spots or areas with a darker grey (I´ll do so when I´ll get to my kit). If I was you, I´d strongly mist the dark grey with the base color.

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #12 am: 16. Juli 2012, 23:03:56 »
Hey DD, that's exactly what I said I would do in the post. :P

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #13 am: 17. Juli 2012, 01:24:12 »
Hey DD, that's exactly what I said I would do in the post. :P


Sorry... I have to admit, I mostly just look at the pictures and skip the text... :-[

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #14 am: 17. Juli 2012, 08:08:42 »
She looks very cool with Primer! Looking forward to see the next painting progress.
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #15 am: 18. Juli 2012, 17:23:47 »
I did all the color splotches in red and gray.  The gray was pretty much gunship straight from the bottle and the red was a mix of rust and international orange. 



I did go back in with camo gray on the engine section.



I also went over some of the gray areas with a gray/black mix to do a little gradient.  Everything turned out super bold so I hit the whole thing with a misting of camo gray for blending. The fibers were then trimmed.





Lights on!







Next up is possible “medical cruiser” decals, detail painting, pencil lines for paneling, weathering and of course a clear coat. 

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #16 am: 18. Juli 2012, 17:32:04 »
I am figting my personal battle against the panellines (those suckers are going to win..) and on your build I actually don`t see one damn line..  ;D ;D

Where are they? You are going to paint them on?
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #17 am: 18. Juli 2012, 17:37:18 »
Die Titanic sinkt in Panik.....aber wer sich retten tut, hat zum Untergang koan Mut......lalalaalaala  *singsovormichhin  :pfeif:

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #18 am: 18. Juli 2012, 17:58:08 »
Titanic??? Bah! These bulkheads will hold!

As for the panel lines, filling them all with putty was one of my first tasks with this kit.  I'll be drawing them on with pencil next. :)

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #19 am: 18. Juli 2012, 18:11:30 »
Hmm... now I start thinking about doing exactly the same.... :pfeif:

Thanks friend.. :fucyc:

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #20 am: 18. Juli 2012, 18:30:12 »
That looks much better (regarding the engine section)! I also like your choice of colors. If only my own build was as far... Looking forward to your next update. :)

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #21 am: 19. Juli 2012, 15:19:05 »
Wow, what a wonderfull built! I like how exact your window-rows look! As for the coloring I dont like the rust-Patterns at all.... but I didn't like the coloring of the original either. Would love to see a pattern like on Stephan's Venator. But then of course - it wouldn't look authentic...

Looking forward to see how it looks with the panel-lines.

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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 WIP!
« Antwort #22 am: 19. Juli 2012, 20:29:01 »
Jeah... and I am looking forward to get my hands on the panellining templates...  ;D ;D
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 Done!
« Antwort #23 am: 20. Juli 2012, 18:29:57 »
As you command....  ;D
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Re:1/2256 Mon Calamari MC-80 Done!
« Antwort #24 am: 20. Juli 2012, 19:17:12 »
Oh thanks!  Well here's the link to the gallery then. :)

http://www.phoxim.de/forum/index.php?topic=5092.msg142258#msg142258