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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 11:58:11 AM »

Russ: Well, having just looked at the cross-sections book a few days back helped. But some of us grew up on Star Wars and have never out-grew it. It's a big old comfy sweater that we refuse to throw out.

Episode 6: Return of the Pigments:

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/millenium-falcon/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrdjQZ9-98E

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2011, 07:56:33 AM »

All done!

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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 09:05:04 AM »

That helped.

One question about the weathering concept -- and please don't clobber me because I do realize the model is in fantasy territory: If the orange streaks represent rust ... how would they get there? Things in space don't rust. (Yes, the movie studios came up with the idea. But why?)

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I have to echo Russ' comment and ask what ship would be built using steel?   Weight would be a major concern and deterioration another.   I would think more exotic metals or composites would be the normal material.   Hence rust just wouldn't happen.   Other types of corrosion maybe.   Certainly some weathering would be appropriate as would dings and dents.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2011, 10:00:57 AM »

Might as well be debating nail holes or how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.  Its science fiction, not science.  The studio model showed rust colored weathering, so the 1/72 scale  model must show it to follow the prototype. 
 
I watched all the steps and found the information and techniques useful.  Good stuff!     

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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 11:08:19 AM »

Came out great Mike! As did the pictures.

Rust looks OK to me. Its all the Iron Oxide dust picked up on the various planets. Or could be Space Fungus.

Years ago my nephew had an illustated book showing all the Star Wars ships in amazing detail with histories and technical specs.


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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 02:16:11 PM »

I love your space pics, should I say operas?
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« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2011, 03:06:22 AM »

Beutifully done and presented! Thanks for the great SBS tutorials.


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