Originally I examined the kit pieces and saw that they were trying to emulate the "bulbous" appearance at the front of the nacelles. For all I know the original studio model might have used "bulbs" up there. It's not a simple 'half-sphere'.
I did try to separate the glass bulb of an automotive lamp from the metal base and cracked a few. So, frankly I gave up on that idea. But it's always bothered me?
Well, over sixteen bulbs later I have finally done exactly that. Two, from nearly twenty attempts but I think it will look better.
Snapped some quick "quasi finished shots":
And here's the lighting:
And the seperate rear modes. When on the "thrusters" ,they flicker:
And the weapon although it was hard to catch as the outside LEDs fade in and then the middle bursts as they outers dim.
The decal fiasco delayed it by a week- and of course caused a lot of extra effort but I hope you like the results!
Thanks to those dropping in and especially anyone who has been following along. It's been fun and now this one is looking for a home!
WOW, that looks great. Really like how it turned out. Wasn't too sure about the bird but it grows on you. I now think the bird fits in really well.
Great to see her finished and look forward to your next build-up project!
Can you tell us what you are planning next?
oh you mussssssssssssst make a video
The only thing I would change is possibly tint/frost the bulbs so the nacelles glow more evenly rather than shining a point of light. Other than that I love it!
So, thank you for your kind words.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudgsicles... was away for 6 weeks of sculpting and just now another month of trying to get back in touch with the rest of the world. Recalled this thread tonight... well, all I can do is wish you better luck on the next try.
Ahem. Please do tell me there's a next... something, anything coming along. This was a great thread to follow, thanks!
Ohhhhhhh!!Its a wonderful ship!!