My TOS Enterprise Build

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Chris PikE, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Chris PikE

    Chris PikE Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    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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  2. HarryM

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    Looks great!
     
  3. Sarvek

    Sarvek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Quite impressive, fantastic work. :techman::techman:
     
  4. Gojira

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    Excellent work!!!
     
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  6. Chris PikE

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    Sincere thanks guys!!
     
  7. Albertese

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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!

    --Alex
     
  8. Chris PikE

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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:bolian:

    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.

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    Thanks again for the advice.
     
  9. Albertese

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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!

    --Alex
     
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  10. Chris PikE

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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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  11. Chris PikE

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  12. Mark91

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    I think you captured the feel very well, nicely done!
     
  13. xvicente

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    the two pictures with the red planet(s) are very close to the original style. Congrats!
     
  14. Chris PikE

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    Thank you very much indeed guys!!
     
  15. publiusr

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    Planet Kelly Green from the Gold key )Orion space?) ;)
     
  16. Halmirdax

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    You definitely managed the Original Series vibe, looks wonderful.
     
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