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Opened up this thing after a loooooooooooong time not finding it. Really renders fast on the Dual CPU machine.

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Well I know it is a real long shot but there are examples of people making a decent income on Youtube. So as I have the gear and a wee bit of knowledge I figure I should come up with an idea or two for a channel.

3D is being done to death and I am not very good at explaining what I do [I just do it] it is not something I’m willing to invest a crapton of time on. I may do some outdoors type programming. I’m in a great location for it and a day outside is better than any day at a desk job.

Hope it works out as I’m not getting any younger.

TK_Helmet buildTK_Helmet build_00I love my EFX helmet, don’t get me wrong. It is very nice with it’s symmetry. Sadly it does not have the originals….wonkieness. So with that being the case I finally have in my hands an ATA helmet.

 

 

Well I got Boxes 6 and 7 on the doorstep on the 28th of Dec. Here is where we sit so far.

Mostly metal frame/super structure. Oh and I tried painting the pilot and co pilot seats out in the damp chill today….Will be repainting them with the airbrush once I have heat in the garage.workshop.

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Massive no? The magazine is the size of what you would find at your local magazine shop.

Can’t wait for the next 2 boxes to arrive! The center ring and more framing will be mounted then!

Okay as showing pics of the frame structure would be most boring, here is a shot of the top turret as of today.

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DeAg Falcon Turret

I am kind of in a bit of a stunned daze right now. Since I first saw Star Wars decades ago, I wished and dreamed about having a big Millennium Falcon of my very own. As purchasing one of the $5000 plus miniatures was not ever going to happen I was overjoyed to hear about DeAgostini’s  venture into a studio scaled version.

Well they released their monthly kit version and I watched others build it with great envy over the last year or so. My wife must have seen my anguish and one day said “Okay go ahead and get the subscription”. Let me say this first. This is not a cheap sub. My wife is a scifi fan and knows what this means to me. Thank you thank you Thank you!

I just got my first months pack on the doorstep this afternoon. I will up progress pics and perhaps video of this build journey I’m about to embark on to my Youtube account.

Thank you Azusa!

I be a very excited boy….Okay youth challenged guy. I got my CD from Trekmodeler of their paint guide for the Enterprise Refit and Refit A.
Having leafed through it I’m really impressed with what looks likes a lot of research on this subject being distilled
into this PDF.
Page after page of photos and diagrams depicting your way through the paint job.
The only small disappointment for me is the exclusion on mix ratios. I know a lot of it will be down to a person’s preference or
the reference a person is using, but having the ratios as a jumping off point would have been nice.
If you have a colour printer print this puppy out for easy ref as you paint…you know for that huge mountain of ref you no doubt
already have in mountains around your build table!
Again a great addition to your library of ref and how to’s on the ship they call the Enterprise!
Do yourself a favour and head over to Trekmodeler and snag your CD!

 

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