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  1. 405th Mountain Regiment Member SpartanT117's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2011, 8:38 PM - #26

    the frigate looks boss dude! keep it up! also are those emblems patches for armor, or just random patches on clothes?
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    Dec 25, 2011, 11:03 AM - #27

    Originally Posted by SpartanT117 View Post
    the frigate looks boss dude! keep it up! also are those emblems patches for armor, or just random patches on clothes?
    Thanks! ^^

    The UNSC patch, i bought and attatched to a shirt, the other patch i'm making to attatch to the same shirt.
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    Dec 25, 2011, 12:07 PM - #28

    Sweet! representin the Halo Universe on normal everyday clothes! you should totally compete with A.E. and Aeropostale!! haha Merry Christmas dude!
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    Dec 27, 2011, 10:25 PM - #29

    Merry....er...After Christmas everyone!!! :[ ]

    Well, construction on the Frigate just wraped up a half hour ago. Which brings the number of work hours to around 180. Tomorrow i'll be putting on two coats of silver spray paint, on thursday i'll brush the grey paint on, friday i'll paint the details and saturday the clear lacquer goes on. After which my nearly two month labor of love will finally be completed!!

    I'll post pictures late tomorrow after the silver has been applied.
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    Dec 28, 2011, 11:03 PM - #30

    Stage one of the painting process is complete, with a layer of silver spray paint now dry i can start painting the grey and black on. ^^




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    Dec 29, 2011, 2:55 PM - #31

    That's awesome dude! now all you gotta do is hang it from the ceilin with some fishin string!
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    Dec 29, 2011, 11:22 PM - #32

    o.o how the hell did you do that
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    Jan 1, 2012, 12:45 AM - #33

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

    Just a quick update on my progress from saturday, the top picture has the first layer of grey paint. (It looks a bit like a crashed alien ship with a burnt hull) The bottom picture is with the second layer of grey and dark grey details. A few more hours of painting, a layer or two of clear lacquer and the frigate is done!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 1:52 AM - #34

    Amazing!!!! most def a work of art to be proud of!!!! it looks so awesome!!!
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    Jan 1, 2012, 2:20 AM - #35

    Absolutely beautiful. Major kudos to you! Is there anyway we can get a few more shots to really get all of its beauty?
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    Jan 1, 2012, 2:52 AM - #36

    Truely amazing!
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    Jan 1, 2012, 1:00 PM - #37

    That is looking very nice, many kudos to you.
    To make the bass relief and inset details really stand out you can paint the tiny ridges with flat black to augment the shadows. It adds a lot of time to the painting process but is well worth it.
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    Jan 1, 2012, 4:02 PM - #38

    WOW! The UNSC Frigate looks really cool. However I must say I liked the burnt paint job better as it makes the ship look more rugged and battle torn. Awesome...
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    Jan 3, 2012, 7:37 PM - #39

    Thank you for the comments and suggestions everyone! I underestimated the time it would take to paint the hundreds of missile ports, which are now done, so the last details to finish are the UNSC emblems on either side of the stern. Combine with the two layers of lacquer, i will officially be finished and have pictures up mid thursday! (keep an eye out) ^^
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    Jan 5, 2012, 9:38 PM - #40

    The Frigate has been completed! I'd like to thank everyone for the kind words and suggestions given over the two months it took to build this model, i really appreciated it!

    :231 hours of work
    :8 sheets of matteboard
    :7 tubes of amazing goop
    :1 sheet of posterboard
    :3 layers of paint
    :2 layers of lacquer
    :Some Blood
    :A little Sweat
    :No Tears
    :Lots of elbow grease

    The final result is just beautiful, the lacquer adds a nice shine and outines the scored details on the surface. I decided to make a stand for it, simulating a section of paneling with scratched paint over metal, a little plaque giving the name of the ship, and i made a M.A.C. round out of the brass end of my paintbrush. I assembled most of the pictures into one collage to save on upload space, but they are still a decent size, so i reccoment saving the picture and viewing it later up close. The second picture i took for the purpose of cutting it out and painting a background for. I chose a red sun because with the red panels i used during the shoot, it formed a red outline around the ship, so this seemed to be the best choice of backdrop. ^^

    Tell me what you think!



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    Jan 5, 2012, 10:48 PM - #41

    It looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I take back what I said about the paint job...I'll take the ship you got now any day! Great work man and I hope to see what you make in the (hopefully) near future...

    Edit: Love the photoshop!
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    Jan 6, 2012, 6:38 AM - #42

    Sweet mother of pearl. That thing is crazy good! Excellent work, it seems like it was well spent time.

    I'd love to see miniatures come back to scifi. CG hasn't crossed the uncanny valley yet, and models like these are just so freaking cool.
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    Jan 6, 2012, 6:59 AM - #43

    That is insanely good man. I found some pep files for halo ships but never though someone would do such a sweet build of one.
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    Jan 6, 2012, 2:20 PM - #44

    Originally Posted by Zachrack View Post
    It looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I take back what I said about the paint job...I'll take the ship you got now any day! Great work man and I hope to see what you make in the (hopefully) near future...

    Edit: Love the photoshop!
    Thank you! ^^ My next project will either be a wearable/ lifesize ED-209......or an eight foot wearable Hunter!
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    Jan 6, 2012, 2:22 PM - #45

    Originally Posted by Katsu View Post
    Sweet mother of pearl. That thing is crazy good! Excellent work, it seems like it was well spent time.

    I'd love to see miniatures come back to scifi. CG hasn't crossed the uncanny valley yet, and models like these are just so freaking cool.
    I completely agree, even though they still use them, it's only used a small percentage in films.
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    Jan 6, 2012, 2:26 PM - #46

    Originally Posted by drack View Post
    That is insanely good man. I found some pep files for halo ships but never though someone would do such a sweet build of one.
    Thanks! I've seen some pep files for it, but i prefer to do it from scratch. :]
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    Jan 6, 2012, 2:37 PM - #47

    Thank you all for following this build and encouraging a fellow halo nut! :}
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    Jul 31, 2012, 12:19 AM - Epic!! #48

    Maybe you should try using foam core board next time. (you need an exacto knife for clean cuts. ) maybe you could make a pillar of autumn and have one side be a removable panel so you could put a balloon in it,close it, and it could float!!
    Anyway nice work
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    Jul 31, 2012, 10:16 AM - #49

    now that is one beautiful ship, all i can say is wow...just wow...however she looks a little lonely, any plans to build another ship- UNSC or Covenant? Just a thought, but i cant wait to see your next project
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    Jul 31, 2012, 10:48 AM - #50

    "It's more beautiful than I ever imagined!", Random Red Spartan from RvB. Great job on the detail work man, its awesome. Should try some Covenant builds like a Dropship or a Corvette.

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