Star Trek USS Crockett



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    Star Trek USS Crockett

    Post  slingshot392 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:36 am

    My AMT 18 inch Enterprise was just about finished, just some final sanding when the nacelle broke off. I decided to convert it to a Hermes scout class. I am doing the USS Crockett. Davy Crockett was a famous frontiersman in the early 1800s, here's a link about him:

    I sawed off the engineering hull from the neck and removed the pylon from the nacelle filling in any gaps left. I then sawed off the end of the nacelle in front of the radiators, turning the end cap 90° and gluing it back on and filling the seam with Bondo.

    I drilled two holes near the front of the nacelle, the front one going all the way through and glued two pieces of plastic tubing into the neck. After painting the front of the nacelle red and taping it off for the rest of the painting, I glued the nacelle in place. There were small gaps where I didn't saw it completely smooth, I used my Vallejo acrylic filler that has a needle nose applicator and squeezed a judicious amount into the gaps to thoroughly fill them and then scraped the excess away. I have found that that particular filler does not feather well at all, but for filling small gaps, I have found it works great and dries rock solid. I will then use a thin layer of Bondo to smooth it out.

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    Re: Star Trek USS Crockett

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:54 pm

    Looking good Brad, also ready for painting.

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