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Old March 25 2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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My TOS Enterprise Build

Hey Guys,
First let me say thanks for allowing me to be a member here. I am an Original series fan.

I am also a Pro Model Prop builder and would like to share my latest Trek Buid. The Polar Lights 1/350 Original series Enterprise(My personal Favorite version of the ship). I also Used the Round 2 Lighting kit.
I mixed several different Tamiya Colors air-brushed on the model. I also weathered her, to reflect how the actual Miniature looked during the run of the original series. I also did the composite work.

I hope you enjoy my work.








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Old March 25 2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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Looks great!
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Old March 25 2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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Quite impressive, fantastic work.
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Old March 25 2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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Excellent work!!!
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Old March 26 2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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Old March 28 2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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Sincere thanks guys!!
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Old March 28 2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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The model is fantastic! But, I must comment on the composting... whatever method you are using to isolate the ship from the background is sloppy. The edges are too soft. I don't know what software you are using but if there's some way to use a selection tool of some sort to make the edges sharper before cutting out the ship, that would make all the difference. Looks like you are taking a soft edge brush and are just painting out the background by hand.

But that's the only problem I can see. Elsewise, this looks wonderful!

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Old March 30 2013, 01:18 AM   #8
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The model is fantastic! But, I must comment on the composting... whatever method you are using to isolate the ship from the background is sloppy. The edges are too soft. I don't know what software you are using but if there's some way to use a selection tool of some sort to make the edges sharper before cutting out the ship, that would make all the difference. Looks like you are taking a soft edge brush and are just painting out the background by hand.

But that's the only problem I can see. Elsewise, this looks wonderful!

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Thanks for the suggestion Alex! I tried to replicate the look of the Miniature in the episodes, so that is why the Composite appears sloppy. I didn't want an exact sharp cut. I wanted the stills to look like scenes from the original series and not the current crop of all too perfect compositions

Here is another composite I did of my old MPC Millennium Falcon...I totally rebuilt the cockpit and cockpit access tube from scratch as well as a ton of other mods I made...but this composite was done to...again, look like a scene from the original Star Wars.



Thanks again for the advice.
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Old March 30 2013, 05:03 AM   #9
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I saw your Falcon someplace before... maybe CultTVman? I'm working on a very similar project, myself. I stumbled over yours while researching the details of the original five foot build. It was cool to see someone had done most everything I was planing. I'm currently scratch-building a new radar dish to replace the too-big version that comes on the kit. You build some very pretty models!

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Old April 1 2013, 06:40 PM   #10
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Again, Thanks for the kind words. Here is another composite by me of my 1/350 Original series Enterprise. Again, just to be clear, I tried to make the composite look like an actual scene from the original series...


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Old April 24 2013, 12:30 AM   #11
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Old April 24 2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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I think you captured the feel very well, nicely done!
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Old April 26 2013, 12:14 AM   #13
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the two pictures with the red planet(s) are very close to the original style. Congrats!
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Old April 26 2013, 06:31 PM   #14
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Thank you very much indeed guys!!
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