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Finished: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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Finished: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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I'd got this a while back, attracted to the early rocketship aesthetic.
This is a kit of few parts and an even simpler paint scheme...shiny!

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Some painting effort will be needed to make the base look half-decent;

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This is a very, very pointy rocketship, with a very, very pointy nose!

On first look, this appeared to be very nicely moulded and protected and I was looking forward to being careful with my sanding sticks;

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However, on removing the plastic cover, I found that those clever peeps at Pegasus Hobbies had added an easily removable plastic piece;

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The parts all fitted together very snugly and I soon got to this point, with some fine polishing ahead of me;

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Re: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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Having polished away the barely-visible fuselage seam, I've now just finished giving it a streakless coat of Humbrol H27 grey.
I'll leave it overnight, before polishing that and then it's on with the Mr.Metalcolor Stainless for a few coats.
In between, I can play with the base.
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Busy polishing...should be ready before midnight!
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Re: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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Good luck, God speed and all that!

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Aaaaargh!

It was all going so well.
The Mr.Metalcolor Chrome Silver was polishing up a treat and all was looking very shiny, until, in my rush to complete before the deadline, I managed to polish down to bare plastic. Adding more paint didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. so I'm going to have to strip her down and start again.

Hey ho. :roll:
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Re: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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It's the way of things, Merlin. If you'd done this model at the start of the GB, it would have polished up a treat. The moment that evil term "deadline approaching" takes effect, everything goes pear-shaped. Anyway, I'm sure BD99 will keep the GB5 forum open a bit longer so we can see the Luna in all her shiny glory.
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Re: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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So it got stripped, courtesy of an overnight soak in Mr.Muscle oven cleaner and then properly washed and dried.
This is a flawless coat of Humbrol H27, to act as a primer.

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This is after 3 coats of Mr.Metalcolor Chrome Silver, with one more to go on the fins.

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Next up...ever so careful polishing.
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Re: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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Pegasus Hobbies 1/144 Luna Rocketship

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Re: Merlin's Luna Rocketship

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'shiney, my precious....'

Looks good, nice simple job, resulting in a great look

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