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Old March 25 2014, 05:44 AM   #16
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Re: March 2014 Art Challenge -- Albertese

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Really enjoying this build. Great concept and self-imposed "ground rules". Thinkin' I might do a 3-view schematic of it once you're done, with your permission.
Wow, cool! I consider it high praise when someone else wants to run with my idea! By all means, I'd love to see your drawings of it!

In fact, working on this thing as an actual post-TNG fan of "trek-nology" I keep finding myself breaking my 1960s prop-fabricator mindset and I'm imagining what's inside this bird. I have the seeds of a whole tech manual in my brain, but I welcome another creative person's take on things also!

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Old March 27 2014, 06:33 AM   #17
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Final assembly is done and the primer is dry! Over all, I'm fairly happy how this is turning out. Have a looksie:















Now I have to paint it and decal it and make a W.M. Jefferies-worthy display stand.

For the markings, I'm going to limit myself to what could have been cannibalized from the vintage AMT decal sheet and old-school dry-transfer lettering.

On that note... I have found a scan of an old decal sheet, which I'll have to clean up by tracing it with some vector art... but I seem to recall someone has done this already... would any of you guys be able to link me towards someone who has already done this to save me a bit of time? If not, my Friday evening is open and I can probably power through it on my own then...

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Old March 27 2014, 02:45 PM   #18
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Shes looking good
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Old March 28 2014, 01:56 AM   #19
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Looking very solid Alex! Might I suggest NOC-10011 ?
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Old March 29 2014, 04:26 AM   #20
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Today there was little enough work in the lab that I got to take the day off. I was able to paint up the model.












I also got started on designing the decals. I was able to find the cleaned up decal image I was looking for. Occasional poster on this board, Shaw, made the image I'm modifying. I went on a lengthy hunt to find it, finally landing on a thread he had going on federation reference. So, my thanks to him for having posted that image. I probably won't actually do any decals til tomorrow.

Also, I have to make the display stand. That, I will start working on after I get a bite of dinner.

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Old March 29 2014, 04:43 AM   #21
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Awesome ship
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Old March 30 2014, 05:52 AM   #22
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DECALS! AND A STAND!













Of course, the surface is glossy for the decals to lay down better. But I will dull coat it tomorrow to tone that down.

Now I just have to figure out how to present this as a final entry for the art challenge!

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Old March 30 2014, 07:22 PM   #23
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Welp you got my vote
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Old March 30 2014, 07:30 PM   #24
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I'm done!

I e-mailed the final image to Ptrope. You should all see it in the final vote thread!

Thanks for following this! It was fun!

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Old March 30 2014, 07:50 PM   #25
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Looks wonderful Alex
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Old March 31 2014, 06:17 AM   #26
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She's beautiful! At first I thought she'd feel off-balance with that arrangement, but it actually looks quite nice. I'd love to see her in action!
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Old March 31 2014, 06:01 PM   #27
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Stunning, Albertese! Flat-out phenomenal. Boy, am I proud of this one!

She's a ship that tells a different story. I'm imagining a scene where Kirk's seated as his desk with the little vault behind him, arguing in favor of some daring course of action to McCoy, and this ship is behind Kirk's head. It's immediately Starfleet to the eye, and a little '50s sci-fi retro, which I love. But then it's clearly and thoughtfully armed, evoking a darker backstory that you're just aching to know more about - more of what "Balance of Terror" first brought to the franchise.

That, plus it corrects the proper location of the turbolift door on the bridge cap. I'm happy to have come up with this challenge for the creation of this ship alone.

Now, how would it look in the context of an auction catalog?

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Old March 31 2014, 10:17 PM   #28
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A couple of silly questions, if I may:

Were the underside-hangars inspired by the NX-01 Enterprise?

Where did you get the inspiration for the nacelle shape? JJprise?

BTW: really cool impulse engine configuration, there!
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Old April 1 2014, 06:42 AM   #29
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Stunning, Albertese! Flat-out phenomenal. Boy, am I proud of this one!

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I'm happy to have come up with this challenge for the creation of this ship alone.
You better feel proud! Believe me, I would never have built this without your challenge to inspire me. I'm rather proud of it it also.

Now, how would it look in the context of an auction catalog?

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A couple of silly questions, if I may:

Were the underside-hangars inspired by the NX-01 Enterprise?

Where did you get the inspiration for the nacelle shape? JJprise?

BTW: really cool impulse engine configuration, there!
No, and no. The underside hangers are a solution to a couple problems. First of all, I was debating whether to have shuttles at all. The TOS producers seemed to feel that the transporters were quite reliable and were the primary means of getting on or off the ship. So maybe the shuttles would be secondary equipment? I was thinking that maybe whoever would build the prop might not have even thought about shuttles and I was content with that. However, as I was preparing the saucer part of the kit, I was filling in the little depressions on the lower saucer, but the putty left little texture differences on the hull that I didn't like. So I wondered how to justify gluing on some sheet styrene, and hangar doors occurred to me. After I glued them on, I remembered some Star Fleet Battles ship miniatures with similar rectangular panels which must have been a subconscious inspiration. Only then did I recall the drop bays on the NX-01. I figure they got their idea from the Sutherland...

As for nacelle shape, I originally wanted to use nacelles from the P-38 instead of the P-61, but when I went to the hobby store, the P-38 models were substantially more expensive. I just wanted to have something that was an easy complex curve, to set it apart from the Enterprise components and also to tie it back to the aviation background of both Jefferies and Roddenberry, as well as backdate it to earlier sci-fi shapes. Ultimately, I think the P-61 is more apropos as the cross-section of the nacelles is more circular than the P-38 so it might make more sense as a warp nacelle anyhow...? Maybe?

Honestly, the last two Star Trek movies almost never crop up into mind. In fact I only ever saw Into Darkness the one time in the theater and never since. (It's not that I hated it... just didn't fall in love I guess.) So, no, the JJ-prise was not any influance at all. But I do see what you're saying. I expect they made a subtle nod to Kirk's Sutherland just like Drexler did on the NX-01....

And, I also am a little in love with the impulse engines I made. I feel they still look a little too much like the big guns they are, but the "rocket exhausts" with the round nozzles look slightly primitive yet powerful... at least that's what I was going for. I think they make this ship look a little mean from the rear 3/4 view... which might be a little backwards... hmmm...

And if anyone cares, I will give this model an official scale of 1:350. I made the shuttle hatches big enough to cozily fit a 24 foot shuttle in. Plus it makes the bridge dome feel similar in size to the domes of the 1:350 kits. This means the whole ship would fit within the perimeter of just the saucer of the Enterprise so it really is a small ship.

I'm glad you guys like it!


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Very very nice... You should start pondering the next challenge topic lol.
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