(Topic ID: 85444)

AFM Painting saucers


By Skypilot

5 years ago



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#51 5 years ago

I would love to see a pic of those in the game. Very cool idea.

#52 5 years ago

Here are the ones going into my game. The domes will be mixed colors with custom matching Bill Ung saucer LEDs.

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#53 5 years ago

sweet! I love that ya painted the bottom of the mothership that can't be seen We are all like that!

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#54 5 years ago

here's my finAFM 333.jpgAFM 334.jpgAFM 336.jpgAFM 337.jpg
I wish I had the talent of some of you. Thanks for the help.

#55 5 years ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

Here are the ones going into my game. The domes will be mixed colors with custom matching Bill Ung saucer LEDs.

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Those are great Robert. Very nice.

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#56 5 years ago

Colorshift painting

#57 5 years ago

Wish I had a AFM

#58 5 years ago

Bowling Jim,
I see into your future, It looks promising,Go play some Congo while your waiting!

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#59 5 years ago

Phoebe...your ships look dynamite! Great job! Love how you painted the little outlines different colors. Sahweet!

Peer...The legs and everything look awesome! Wow! looks absolutely amazing buddy. Don't what that all cost you, but it was worth it.

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#60 5 years ago

Just got these back for my resto. Not paint but looks way better than stock:

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#62 5 years ago
Quoted from Buschjs:

Just got these back for my resto. Not paint but looks way better than stock:

Looks great!

#63 5 years ago
Quoted from Buschjs:

Just got these back for my resto. Not paint but looks way better than stock:

Those appear to be plated . Are you using the Bill Ung kit ?

#64 5 years ago

The chris hutchins look amazing. How did he do that?

#65 5 years ago
Quoted from McCune:

Those appear to be plated . Are you using the Bill Ung kit ?

You are correct, they are plated but I had it done using a vacuum metalizing process, which results in a very thin (1-2mil) thick plating as opposed to an electroplating process which ends up >15 mil. So the ung kit still fits .

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The small saucers came out perfect, the main saucer which I believe was an aftermarket replacement came back with some minor imperfections.... But nothing that you would ever notice... They had some issues getting the base to adhere to the type of plastic used in the main saucer. Overall I think it will look great!

#66 5 years ago
Quoted from Buschjs:

So the ung kit still fits .

The fit is not a problem as have done 4 full sets of metalized saucers. The only thing to watch for is shorting out the kit as the plastic saucers are now metal coated, test them with your ohm meter.

#67 5 years ago
Quoted from McCune:

The fit is not a problem as have done 4 full sets of metalized saucers. The only thing to watch for is shorting out the kit as the plastic saucers are now metal coated, test them with your ohm meter.

Ah, good call! I was thinking about that when test fitting the ung kit in the one saucer. I'll probably line the underside with some non-conductive material.

#68 5 years ago
Quoted from Buschjs:

I'll probably line the underside with some non-conductive material.

Double sided tape work good.

#69 5 years ago
Quoted from McCune:

Double sided tape work good.

Thanks McCune!

#70 5 years ago
Quoted from Buschjs:

Ah, good call! I was thinking about that when test fitting the ung kit in the one saucer. I'll probably line the underside with some non-conductive material.

Quoted from McCune:

Double sided tape work good.

I'm theorizing rubberized undercoating might also work (spraying it in a jar and painting it on with a brush).

You could cover the entire inside of the saucer if this stuff is workable with a brush.

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#71 5 years ago

nice job on all of the variations. I'm not sure what I will do with my 2 RFM saucers just yet, but I'm getting plenty of great ideas from this thread

#72 5 years ago

Heres mine.. keeping it somewhat simple with all green domes..

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