My PL refit paint just went FUBAR

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Lynn TXP 0369, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    After spending about 6-7 hrs masking my PL refit main body and engins with the Aztech dummy patterns, painting, another 2-3 hrs peeling everything back off, another 1 hr touching up the dozens of little nicks from peeling off the decals.

    I went on to the next phase of trying to get the pearl look cleared on to it all was going well and then it went FUBAR on me and I lost my aztech pattern. I tried to fix it and it went worse.

    I'm so * now, $55 down the * drain with those stupid patterns.

    I'm not going to even bother wasting my time azteching the saucer section now with those * things.

    I'll just sand it down, and redo it a nice white, add the colored areas, decals, and call it good.

    Screw it.

    I'm soo * now, all that time wasted. :angry

    Lynn
     
  2. jakob2121

    jakob2121 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, Lynn. I feel for you...seriously.
     
  3. 12Rogues

    12Rogues Well-Known Member

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    OUCH. Sorry to hear that. I hate painting. I put it off and put it off, and know how it is when hours are ruined by a simple error or worse, act of God (or even dog).

    The masks are no good anymore at all? Could they be stuck on a sheet of paper and scanned, then cut out for a frisket template? Also the kit came with a full sized sample of the aztec pattern for the saucer top you can use for a Frisket template. They may not be 100% accurate, but neither were those templates.

    I just bought some different pearl paint products. I bought the Pearl EX powder to add to Future as well as a tube of Goldens Iradescent acrylic to test out.

    Maybe if you wait and cool off, you can try again. Sometimes time can make you regain your motivation.

    Did you use acrylics? What exactly happened?
     
  4. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

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    Fear not, Lynn. Here is a link to Starship Modelers thread by Aurthur Pendragon who has a FREE template for the refit. He made tis becuase the one's we all bought are sh*t :) Send him an e-mail and your faith will be restored, my brother.

    http://www.starshipmodeler.net/cgi-bin/php...pic.php?t=28018
     
  5. BB43MAN

    BB43MAN Well-Known Member

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    :) Patience, my brother. As a model builder myself I can say that there will be pitfalls....and sometimes in my business they COST. The only thing to do is to try again. 12rouges is right, take some time, cool down and come back to it later. After all, it's the Big E.
     
  6. Hotshot

    Hotshot Sr Member

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    Seriously, frisket those suckers. Use a stencil plastic for repetative painting. You need those frisket patterns, let me know.
     
  7. jakob2121

    jakob2121 Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody here have that pdf? I'd appreciate not having to signup for the sm forums.
     
  8. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    PM me youe E-mail and I'll forward them to you.
     
  9. BB43MAN

    BB43MAN Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup OOOOOOHHHH. Me too, Coby, me too.
     
  10. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    You have to send me an e-mail address that can take a 3.75MB file.
     
  11. Tosprops

    Tosprops New Member

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    Have they been posted on a web site yet? I read that they may be.
     
  12. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Thanks guys..

    I'll get back to it, but I'm going to take a break from it for a while.

    Lynn
     
  13. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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  14. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    The PDF will be hosted on Starship Modelers main site. I'll let you guys know when it is. I don't think I should host the file since it isn't mine to do so.
     
  15. Spellbinder99

    Spellbinder99 Well-Known Member

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    The stencil files are up for free download at SSM now. No registration required, though it is worth joining up for the information available in the discussion forums.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  16. cobywan

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