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Sovereign Replicas Enterprise 1701-E
1/650th Scale

Clicketh here for the redoutable page 1Click here for page 2 if you feel so inclined mate.Hit it here for the page 3 thingPage 4 can be got to by clicking here...honestPage 5...here...i kid thee not...Egad Brain...we can get to page six by clicking here...Narf!Page 7, light on words, heavy on picsGood grief, page 8Click here and you will find youself at page 9, hopefullyPage 10...double figures...good eh?

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We're gonna need tape, lotsa tape...

The Inevitable Pinstripe Problem.

Howdo all.

Well it's pinstripe time for certain and here's where we get a bit sqinty eyed and so on.

Now the thing about this is that putting about the pinstripe stuff is a fairly serious part of the paintwork and there's almost no easy way to go about it. The pattern is fairly specific as you can see from the screen cap below...

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So nothing else for it. With 1/2mm tape, scalpel, tweezers and much squinting of peepers, off we jolly well go...

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Well that's just one bit of it and this hoo-ha was continued around the saucer. It was then that another problem i'd seen coming arrived.
The problem in this case being the following red ringed area...

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Now the lifeboats are decals but that's about it. There are instructions on where they should go but the area they go on is flat and featureless and the pinstriping sits very close to them.

Well how to deal with this. Firstly a colour photocopy of the decal sheet was needed and the specific decals identified.

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These were then cut out from the paper and placed in the relevant positions and just tacked with some masking tape. Just to be different, I placed the foward lot of lifeboats a wee bit further back than they should be but i'm a contrary bugger like that but the overall deal still holds true.

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So, bits in place, a pencil duly sharpened and the outline drawn on template style.

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Sorted. Now the inner and outer limits of the pinstriping for this section had to be laid out so using the curvature of the phaser strip as a guide, the inner line was lightly drawn on.

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The outer limit line was also lightly drawn on, using the edge of the pencil tip and just lightly going along the line like so...

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Well, much laying on of tape to be a gettin' on with. Excess pencil lines were gently removed with a tablet eraser once the tape had been laid on. The following pics have been adjusted with colour, lighting and contrast to better see the tape.

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Acceptable in the layout so onward with the additional masking, painting etc and that will be shown next time people as me peepers have had about enough for one day.

So joineth me next update time if you feel so inclined, catch ya then and go easy!

Clicketh here for the redoutable page 1Click here for page 2 if you feel so inclined mate.Hit it here for the page 3 thingPage 4 can be got to by clicking here...honestPage 5...here...i kid thee not...Egad Brain...we can get to page six by clicking here...Narf!Page 7, light on words, heavy on picsGood grief, page 8Click here and you will find youself at page 9, hopefullyPage 10...double figures...good eh?

Page 11, Second line of pages, We not done yet it would seem!Page 12, Feel like I been here before somehowYep it's that unlucky for some number, however nothing went wrong...Page 14, nice to be backPage 15...the silly stuff begins herePage 16, Makin' progress for oncePage 17, Al good bleary eyed buggerin' aboutPage 18, Lookin' goodPage 19, Just some fiddlin' about ya knowPage 20, Only a few more pages...honest!

Page 21, still goings on going onPage 22 Done with the bulk of itPage 23, Almost on the last knockings...Page 24, Well that's the grunt work donePage 25, Slow but surePage 26, Endgame

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