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  1. joberg's Avatar
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 2, 2018, 6:50 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #176

    Yes!! Greeblies/widgets/nernies Central eager to see the next update!!!!!!!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2018, 7:47 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #177

    I started with the most detailed section of the shp - the underside engine area.
    Everything is fitting together nicely (the 1:1 templates are are big help for this).
    Just taking my time getting everything in the right spot - and having fun too!

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    Here it is completed, along with the detail strips on either side of it.
    Between the "nose", the armature cover plate and the rear between the engines is also finished!

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    Very happy with the progress so far.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2018, 7:50 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #178

    A couple of comparison shots with the original model:

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    1 Week Ago  Oct 7, 2018, 5:09 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #179

    Oh, to have your skills!
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    1 Week Ago  Oct 7, 2018, 8:49 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #180

    Thanks Peter - you're too kind!

    TBH I think it's more about patience than skill.
    The modelmakers who built the original (primarily Martin Bower and Phil Rae) have skill, and it took them a relatively short time to build.
    It has taken me more than 5 years to get to this stage! lol
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    1 Week Ago  Oct 8, 2018, 6:55 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #181

    I had to do a double take between original and yours That's how great your research/work are
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    1 Week Ago  Oct 8, 2018, 8:47 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #182

    Thanks Joberg!
    Wait until the primer goes on!
    I'm hoping it will be indistinguishable from the orginal.
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    1 Week Ago  Oct 11, 2018, 7:25 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #183

    Working my way around the back of the ship.
    Both the lower rear quarter panels are now complete.

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    Next up will be the area forward of the lower engines - that will then finish up work on the underside.
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    1 Week Ago  Oct 11, 2018, 10:46 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #184

    !!!

    I may have just peed with excitement a little
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    1 Week Ago  Oct 11, 2018, 6:44 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #185

    Epic
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    1 Week Ago  Oct 11, 2018, 8:21 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #186

    lol - thanks guys
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    6 Days Ago  Oct 14, 2018, 3:59 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #187

    I've added the last few pieces to the area in front of the lower engines....and the underside is done!

    I can't wait to put some primer on it now.
    I had planned to give it a spray today, but the weather is not playing nice (storms and rain). I'm hoping to get a chance later in the week.
    Once that is done, I plan to take some photos to compare against the original at the same stage of construction.
    Having digitally matched all the reference photos, I know the exact (relative) locations of the camera to the model, as well as the focal distances.
    I'll set my camera up in exactly the same location using the same settings to get a true comparison photo!.

    In the meantime here are the latest progress shots...

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    5 Days Ago  Oct 14, 2018, 5:10 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #188

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    5 Days Ago  Oct 14, 2018, 6:12 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #189

    AMAZINGWill be cool to see it in grey!
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    22 Hours Ago  Oct 19, 2018, 4:58 PM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #190

    This is an incredible build!!! Looks amazing
    It looks so good with all that detail!! Itís spot on.
    Keep up the great work.

    Dave
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    5 Hours Ago  Oct 20, 2018, 9:36 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #191

    Thank you Dave!
    I really appreciate the comments.
    Great to have you following along with the build
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    5 Hours Ago  Oct 20, 2018, 9:40 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #192

    I took a small detour these past few days to ID a couple of parts that I spotted in the shadows of the reference images.

    I only had two photos of the mystery part, each only showing a (slightly different) partial view.
    I had no clue what the parts could be, but this is where having a photo matched 3D model comes into its own.
    Modelling over the reference images, I created a part with the exact size and shape of the unknown piece.
    Armed with this info, I then went trawling through my kit scans and lo and behold, I found the part - an exact match!.

    With those parts now completing the underside of the ship, I finally got to put the primer on

    I will post a comparison with the original model tomorrow.

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    3 Hours Ago  Oct 20, 2018, 11:50 AM - Re: A L I E N Narcissus #193

    Oooh, primer! Something about primer always makes it more 'real'

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