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The Engines strike back... (Engines part two).

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Having done the engine glow yesterday, now t that is dry I can do the rear mesh that covers the engine. In the films it looks to just be very simple upright struts, but I’m going to take a little artistic license with the design.

I had some plastic tops from a dehumidifier tub (the ones that use chemicals that pull water from the air) that I had been saving as airbrush stencils. I decide to add some of the oval mesh to add interest, as well as the expected upright struts (made from GW sprue peices) and some side pieces to make it look better where The blue glow of engines meet the side of the ship.

 

Test fitting the struts.Test fitting the struts.
The side pieces are cut from the sides of the dehumidifier mesh.The side pieces are cut from the sides of the dehumidifier mesh.
It's easier to paint the mesh, then cut it out.It's easier to paint the mesh, then cut it out.

The arts are prepared black, given a coat of Matt varnish (so they will contrast with the gloss varnished blue engine glow) and once dry are superglued in place.

I use more of the prices cut from the sides of the dehumidifier tub tops to wrap around the sprue struts – this ensures that the mesh cannot come loose over time.

I’m pretty happy with the look of the rear engines now, and will move into doing the internal floors next.

The Engines strike back... (Engines part two).
The Engines strike back... (Engines part two).

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