Steve Neil's 6 ft TOS Enterprise Model!

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Q2UnME, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    I'm a bit surprised I've not seen a thread about this. Steve Neil, a friend of Doug Drexler and a Hollywood makeup artist, scratch built a 6 ft replica of the TOS Enterprise. The article and glorious pictures can be found here:

    http://drexfiles.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/steve-neil-and-the-big-e/#more-24552

    This guy has mad skills. (and access to plans, photo's and info most of us here would kill for...)

    I want one too .... Mrs.Q2 would kill me....

    Q2
     
  2. Wingsley

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    Gorgeous!
     
  3. Ensign Ro-

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    That looks absolutely spot on to me! Simply stunning. Thanks for sharing this, Q2.
     
  4. Klaus

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    :eek: Good grief, that's stunning!
     
  5. BillJ

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    Absolutely beautiful job.

    Still don't understand those who think the design wouldn't hold up on the big screen. :shrug:
     
  6. The Axeman

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    The basic design is nice, but some of the lighting need work. With a little modification it could be made to stand up to pretty much any scrutiny. With huge bulb technology they did what they could, but today we dont need to be slaves to that. For me, the movie refit is the ultimate expression of the design. This is TV budget level, that was outrageous movie level.
     
  7. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    Ya- I watched the build... The guy is an impressive model maker, but his photography made me want to puke. I couldn't watch his videos they were so shakey...

    Cool ship though!
     
  8. Q2UnME

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    The only things that I think need a little additional work on his model are the lighting in the warp engines (which he mentioned in the video as needing a little more red in the blinking effects) and weathering on the top of the main hull. That's pretty well documented and should be do-able, especially with this guy's apparent skills.

    Q2
     
  9. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    And grid lines! He forgot the grid lines!! :borg:
     
  10. Santaman

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    Really great model. :cool:
     
  11. 22 Stars

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    Yep, been following it, and the subsequent Captain's chair build, and integration into a 3D bridge set coming soon!
     
  12. Lord Garth FOI

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    I want one with working Phasers so I can decimate my enemies!
     
  13. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    You are being sarcastic right?

    I still am disgusted by the Smithsonian's remake of the E... It wasn't a restoration. It was a highly over interpretive re-build. And that pisses me off because of all places, they should have known better. Coming from working in the museum field, I lost a lot of respect for them.

    Cool museum though!
     
  14. YARN

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    I have to agree.

    Part of what makes the Old 'Prise futuristic is that her seams are not showing.
     
  15. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Yes. There have been HUGE fights on HobbyTalk and Starship Modeler over the pros and cons of grid lines on the upcoming Polar Light 1/35 TOS E.

    Mr. Neil has certainly heard about it, because I think I saw him comment something like "and no damn grid lines!" which is, of course, his preference.