Star trek: Nebula class repaint and build.

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Jackrum, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Hello all!

    I recently finished a repaint of D-whale's Nebula class kit. It was one of his earlier ones and I felt that the original texture job didn't live up to the excellent engineering. So, armed with nothing but a copy of photo-shop and bloody minded determination I set to work.... Then promptly gave up after driving myself utterly crazy trying to get a 100% accurate aztec pattern on the bugger. However, I tried again after a couple of months with a different tack and managed to get it to look how I wanted.

    This thread will (I hope) chronicle my build to check whether all the patterns and colours match up and to catch anything else I might have missed before I sent the templates back to D-whale for release.

    I decided to start not to follow the instructions regarding the order of build but to instead begin with the secondary hull where I believe most (if any -haha... right) will crop up due to it's rather irregular shape.


    Happily enough we've started relatively well with the lines, highlights and embossing match up while the hint of a hull pattern is apparent. One big mistake: I forgot to paint in the phaser strip on 2 of the pieces. Coloured them in with a felt tip (badly) and have already corrected the master image. A bit annoying but that's what test builds are for!

    More to come!
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Looks good to me. I like the build up your doing. On these type models they really make a big difference. Depth is an incredibly effective and pleasant attribute when it's perception is actually tangible. Nice start! :)
  3. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Thank you Zathros. I had to build it because it's just too easy to miss something when it's only a 2D image. I want to try and get the illusion of a fully lit model, we'll see how it works out.

    Side walls and internal formers added, no **** ups so far.

  4. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Installed the deflector. Colours seem off to me... blues have gone purple and the gold into mud :( I'll play around with the colours and see if it's my eyes playing tricks or my printer playing silly sods.

  5. anthony344

    anthony344 Member

    Very nice job so far Jackrum :mrgreen: , the colour seams to be fine to me with that pic , although in person seeing it a different story. Have you got your filter turn on that can affect the colour.Well that what happened to my epson printer or sometimes one of the ink cartridge is not contacting properly or seating properly.

    With photo bucket if you copy the IMG code instead & paste it here the pics come out better in showing. I assumed that what you have done.:wave:
  6. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Colors can be a pain in the a$$! The body looks absolutely great though, heck, I'd just continue with what I had if I made something that nice! :)!
  7. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    Oooooooooo I like it. I love Marko's models but he HATES aztec and while he is totally entitled to his preferences and opinion, and designs EXCELLENT kits, it has put me off building his federation ships.
  8. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Only one more today

  9. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Coming along nicely!
  10. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Thanks guys!

  11. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I'm, happy you continued with it. It looks great. You have great craftsmanship. This is really evidence where the support meets the hull. I have see a lot of models fail at this point.

    . The model looks fantastic, and the design is excellent. Better than plastic ones I have seen that have to be fill and sanded and painted so much, it isn't worth it. :)
  12. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

  13. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    This is great!

    Keep going!

    The DC
  14. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    I'll still on it, just haven't had much time away from work. I also want to rebuild the secondary hull. The imperfections caused by the former, which I cut a smidgen too big, bug the crap out of me :)
  15. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Made some good progress on this, pics up soon.
  16. mchale

    mchale beach boy

    How much longer till I can build this awesome ship
  17. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Not until I've built it myself and checked for any errors and for anything that doesn't look right.
  18. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    cant wait to see the progress! here is a little motivation for you :twisted:

    Attached Files:

  19. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    Gasp! D-Whale, you are a whirlwind of creativity! :thumb:
  20. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    The World turns, seas become deserts and deserts become forests. Mountains raised up only to be ground to sand beneath time's merciless wheel..... and one lazy Welshman finishes the bloody Warp engines :thumb:


    D-Whale that Marauder looks great mate, 1/1700?

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