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xvicente April 25 2013 09:04 PM

probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
The older fans here remember the good old times when there was no internet, no personal computers and drawing software, among other fine things. Back in the mid 1980's some photocopied fanzine around here sold a photocopied paper model of the Enterprise.

I, 14 or 15 years old, bought a copy and obviously it was hand drawn with a straightedge+compass. And I never finished it.

In the 21st century I found (in the proverbial parent's basement :lol:) the yellowed remains of that almost 30-year old project which somehow escaped the trash bin: a warped primary hull, two nacelles and some more cut parts.

As you already guessed, I decided to finish it just because. I know it's not beautiful nor accurate nor well put together and there are much better models around nowadays, but this one is historic (for me) and I thought I'd share:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8...a03e4511_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8396/8...d06bc140_b.jpg

Wingsley April 25 2013 09:09 PM

Re: probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
WOW.

Mark91 April 26 2013 02:39 PM

Re: probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
You did a great job, finally lol

xvicente April 27 2013 03:10 AM

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Mark91 wrote: (Post 8005432)
You did a great job, finally lol

hey thanks. Everyone hates unfinished projects, I guess.

Biffette April 27 2013 06:26 PM

Re: probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
That's great!

Robert Comsol April 28 2013 09:53 AM

Re: probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
It shows that there are things you can do with paper you can't do with a computer. ;) Beautiful work!

For the TOS Enterprise deck plan project I use paper copies of the actual studio set as jigsaw puzzle parts. I wonder if you could move virtual pieces as easily around as the paper ones.

Bob

publiusr April 28 2013 09:30 PM

Re: probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
That's lovely!

Halmirdax May 18 2013 05:36 PM

Re: probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
Great design, I'd love to manage this out of paper.

xvicente June 3 2013 02:03 AM

Re: probably the paper model that took the longest to finish EVER
 
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Robert Comsol wrote: (Post 8013529)
It shows that there are things you can do with paper you can't do with a computer. ;) Beautiful work!

For the TOS Enterprise deck plan project I use paper copies of the actual studio set as jigsaw puzzle parts. I wonder if you could move virtual pieces as easily around as the paper ones.

Bob

^ thanks, it`s only a kid thing, but I like it.

But about the other thing you said (paper copies of the set), I seem to remember about Matt Jeffreis himself making a paper model of the set, for camera placement studies and such, anyone have a picture of that (IIRC and it existed)

EDIT: found it myself: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File...erior_sets.jpg

B.J. June 3 2013 05:12 PM

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^That model is on display in the SciFi Museum in Seattle. Or at least it was when I visited in 2006.


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