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JLuebbert

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  • Birthday 02/07/1964

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  1. Hey Sam and Hamilton, Thanks for the feedback! I hope you two and everyone had a great holiday season and New Years. The build is still progressing although I can't believe all the kit issues. They can be very discouraging at times and really slow me down. I enclosed all the hard work on the interior. At least I have photographic proof I did a thing! I've also glued on the window "bling." Most recently I've been trying to add the rudder. Sounds easy enough, right? The first thing I stumbled upon was the notches not lining up or being relatively close in size (see pic). The seco
  2. Progress report- The Gretel is varnished and the interior painted with a light blue to brighten it up. Yeah. That didn't work. It's still small and dark. C'est la vie! Onward and upward! I also painted the metal fittings. They look much better. I am curious if I should brighten them up. Thoughts?
  3. Greetings! Soooo my little build was on a... 14 month... time out. It simply wasn't cooperating with me! I've been wrapping my mind around the issues I'd been having every few days and it finally hit....just move on. It won't be perfect but it will be done! I can't begin to tell you how liberating that was! I finished the planking and started on the trim and other areas. I just spray painted the metal parts black and will be dry brushing them gold. I felt from the beginning that I'd need to address the bright faux gold. So here she is so far. I will be back soon. 😁
  4. Greetings! Soooo my little build was on a... 14 month... time out. It simply wasn't cooperating with me! I've been wrapping my mind around the issues I'd been having every few days and it finally hit....just move on. It won't be perfect but it will be done! I can't begin to tell you how liberating that was! I finished the planking and started on the trim and other areas. I just spray painted the metal parts black and will be dry brushing them gold. I felt from the beginning that I'd need to address the bright faux gold. So here she is so far. I will be back soon. 😁
  5. Hi! Once again it's been awhile. I've slowly been making progress. I'm still looking at myself hard in the mirror asking "Why are you doing this? People will need a flashlight to be able to see the interior." Regardless, it's been a lot of fun and I don't regret it. I'm also starting my second planking and feel I've hit a speed bump. The planks have a mind of their own in sweeping up. I've poured over tutorial after tutorial and am at a loss on how to apply kit supplied planks properly. Any input would be appreciated. Take care all.
  6. Hi Sam! I've been getting caught up and saw that you're tying the knot. Congrats! I just turned 54 as well and am very happily married (i.e. she accepts my various hobbies!). Enjoy! Your Enterprise is really coming along. I was curious about something. I've only seen this model unpainted in my research. Do you have any idea what the paint scheme would have been? Could it have had copper plating? I ask as I recently saw a different Enterprise model (earlier build) painted with red, black and ivory and had the copper plating.
  7. The second batch of pics shows two issues I'm currently trying to figure out. Hamilton mentioned that he did all that work and found he had a hard time seeing inside the cabin. It's too late to install a light so I figure I'll keep a small flashlight next to the completed model for better interior views. I have decided to use the metal decorations for the windows but I'll skip trying to simulate glass. I'm still considering scratch building the door so I can keep it ajar, letting in more light. I've seen checkered floor designs on other ship interiors. I'm going to check out what impact a blac
  8. Hello all- I'm sticking with the moniker "Slowest Builder Ever." You can call me SBE for short. I have worked on the Gretel on and off over the last year and I've noticed that whenever I hit a snag it really slows me down. The kit has been challenging with fit issues. Having said that I feel that if I had more experience I'd foresee many of the issues and would have been able to get ahead of problem areas. Attached are photos on my progress since I last checked in.
  9. Happy Birthday Sir! It's been a pleasure following your build and I look forward to seeing you start work on the Philadelphia!
  10. Thanks for the help guys! Hamilton- I used to build plastic models and found that a little Future Floor Wax clears up clear plastic that has "frosted." Updates to come, my friends! I hope all is well with everyone.
  11. Hey gents! Thanks for checking in. (Great to hear from you Sam! I'm still avidly following your Enterprise build.) I've made some progress. I am, however, competing for the title of "SLOWEST. BUILDER. EVER." The kit itself has presented hurdles in wood quality and fit but I'm taking that in stride. This build is all about learning. As pictured, the cabin interior layout is done. I figured once the hull was in place I may be influenced on how to approach the interior furniture. I am picturing 2 beds, a dining table with bench and chair, a desk w/chair and pictures of some sort (obvious
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