Thanks, everyone. Special thanks to kermet and joberg. joberg, I am really sorry you have to dismantle the space station. It looked amazing. The consolation is that it will live on in our collective memories and digital pictures archived on this site.
These past few weeks, I have been fussing with assembling the whole model. Putting in the optical fibers, rigging up the lights, and supergluing stuff. I also painted on the red stripes and paint chipped them. Thank you, Analyzer for the Tamiya hull red paint suggestion. 33% that + 66% flat red + 5% flat white got me the color I kinda wanted. It is almost right, but I think if I am to make another block runner, I would go with 25% hull red + 75% flat red + 15% flat white. Its always hard to experiment on a model this big...
The next and final step is weathering. I hope to get 90% of that done in the next 3 weeks, and finish up the remaining 10% in the next 3 years.
Thanks, ekf5 and skahtul. The similarity to uncle is coincidental though... but now that you mentioned it, I cant unsee it! This is the sister build to a hammerhead corvette I scratch built earlier. If you are interested, here is the link:
Bauble...thanks for the praises concerning my 2001 Space Station And yes, I have plenty of pics and videos of that model to remember it forever.
As for your Blockade Runner; the details, the paint and the overall look is dead on!! The result shows your level of skills and dedication: Pro-Job all the way