Welp, looks like I’m not done after all!You mean like this?
High praise, sir. High praise. The tape I used was from a cheap roll I bought at Menards. The thickness really isn't noticeable. In fact, the tape itself just kind of disappears into all the rest of the details on the ship. I forget that it's even there until I take a picture using a flash. This is what it looks like under normal lighting. You'd never know they were there (as God and Lorne Peterson intended).Welp, looks like I’m not done after all!
I had certainly planned on adding these, and wasn’t able to decided between actual tape (will the thickness throw the scale off?) or the paints that have very mixed reviews... Months later, just after weathering the engine deck I thought “wait, wasn’t I going to add those? ...Will anyone notice...?”
Anyways, amazing work on your falcon!
You are in good company then because everyone of us went through the same thing. I looked at Lab's work and numerous others and just thought "no way will I even come close to that!" And I'm still not sure I have, but you just start doing one panel at a time. Stop. Look at it. Look at the reference photos. Squint. Make adjustments. Squint. Then move on to the next panel. Keep things subtle until you have an entire section done and then compare the section to the reference photos and see what needs to be darker or softer or more defined. Then keep going. But just remember, we've all been there. There's five stages of Falcon PG grief: 1) Terror 2) Nightmares 3) Inadequacy 4) Self-loathing and 5) Satisfaction.im now getting scared about actually doing mine.... i just dont think i could come up to the standards seen here D:
That's likely the same brand I used, but I can't find the roll because my man cave is a nightmare of clutter at the moment. Aw, who am I kidding. It's always a nightmare.I presume this would be a good option for the reflective strips?
3M Scotchlite Silver Reflective Tape, 1in x 36in, 1 roll https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BQSY6K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_5eLXDbWP27P42
A typical sheet of paper is 0.10 thick for referenceWonder how thin that Scotchlite material comes. This looks fairly thin at 0.18–0.20 mm including the adhesive: