This will be a day long remembered

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by jvasilatos, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. jvasilatos

    jvasilatos Sr Member

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    I haven't had a chance to dig in yet since I had it delivered to me at work, but I just wanted to thank Steve for getting this out finally despite the many challenges he has been dealing with.

    Thanks Steve, I am looking forward to building this one up.

    Any chances anyone can direct me to a decent off the shelf paint color to either spray or airbrush it with for an ANH tone?

    JV
     
  2. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    According to Steve, the real ANH TIE's were just light grey primer and darker gray detailing, black koolshade, with NO weathering of any kind done to it.

    The color in the movie looks whitey blue is because of the studio lights making it look like that.

    Lynn
     
  3. belleauwood

    belleauwood Well-Known Member

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    Amazingly enough, for the ANH Ties try Wal Marts house brand colorplace grey primer as a base and for the darker details try Krylons equiptment Grey primer.


    The Solar panels with real coolshade will be fine in the factory color, it has a glossy, semi gloss and flat reflection naturally when left that way, as per the originals. As for the cast wings, semigloss is the BEST comprimise IMHO.

    Good luck.


    Ryan
     
  4. bobbyfett

    bobbyfett Active Member

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    Congrats, JV. I'm jealous. Still waiting to hear on mine. Ryan, could you or Steve PM or e-mail me my status? Thanks.. :)
     
  5. swfan

    swfan Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.
    Isel
     
  6. jvasilatos

    jvasilatos Sr Member

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    Don't be too jealous. I wasn't sent enough Kool Shade and am still waiting on a response for when I will so I can complete my wings along with some other details.


     
  7. belleauwood

    belleauwood Well-Known Member

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    SWFAN/Bobbyfett: Steve should have contacted you both already. If not, we had another failure on the Hero wing star mold and it is being reworked every night, even as I type this. Keep in mind the weather is nice and cold right now, and Steves garage is the less than ideal temp so its taking a lot longer for everything from the fiberglass shell to the rubber to cure up. Kerosene heater and heatgun not withstanding.

    Jvasilatos: I talked to Steve about this, and I know the replacment koolshade is on order and should be enroute to him. There is not much we can do until it gets here from overseas, and since it was ordered originally as 2 x 6 sheets and they sent us 1 x 6 sheets we never even though to open the tubes, why should we, we ordered 2x6 and why risk damaging it to verify, though now we know to check it. I'm sure as soon as its here it'll be on it way to you.

    To all: I have limited connectivity right now, that virus running around that eats the windows system file and keeps windows from booting got through my virus protection this week and I'm currently running KNOPPIX, a CD Bootable version of LINUX so I can at least rcecover my HD's before reformatiing and reinstalling windows. I should be back up and running online again in the next week or so when I have some free time in the evening that isn't taken up with work stuff or casting stuff to finish getting everything done I need to before the big FORMAT C:. So, in the meantime, Pm or post away but give me a few days to respond OK?


    Ryan
     
  8. jvasilatos

    jvasilatos Sr Member

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    Ryan-

    Please make sure to check your PM box for a message.

    JV
     
  9. imaginager

    imaginager Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ryan/Steve:


    When I paid for my Hero my screen name was isd804. It is now imaginager.

    Steve, thanks for getting in touch.

    Allan
     

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