Studio Scale K'tinga

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by REL, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon TheSeeker Premium Member

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    If I didn't know better would say these were shots of the studio build. Awesome work!
     
  2. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

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    Honestly, I would be surprised if REL's work wasn't better than the original studio build.
     
  3. REL

    REL Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'm working on the neck now.

    First make cross sections out of plexiglass.
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    Then fill them in and sculpt them to shape, in this case a combo of 15lb rigid foam and bondo.
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    Then vac form styrene over them so I have something to detail. I did this twice because of the layered details.

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    After that I can cut the parts out and start detailing them.

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    Psion, thanks for spotting that, sometimes I don't see mistakes until I take pics of it, LOL.
     
  4. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

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    Drat. That means you're back to inhumanly perfect.

    Honestly, I admire not just the workmanship, but the mindset that you exhibit. From what little I recall glimpsing from your videos, your work area is very tidy, too.
     
  5. REL

    REL Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks. But I cleaned up that space before I did the video, LOL. Usually I can't find anything in that mess.
     
  6. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Now, in some of the blueprints--if not ST:TMP itself--we see tiny little disruptor turrets. Are you going to do a few as add on options?
     
  7. REL

    REL Commander Red Shirt

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    The turrets parts are from the 1/76 Panzer Kampfwagen I, Russian T-34, and the 1/350 Tamiya USS Enterprise.

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    Working on the neck now.


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  8. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Anyone seen my jaw around here? It seems to have fallen off.

    Amazing work there, REL! I love the attention to detail you have. And it's all those tiny details that really give it a sense of scale.
     
  9. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    What do you do with these enormous models? Are they commissioned works for a client who takes possession when they're done? Do you just have a room full of giant awesome model starships? Are you planning a museum?

    (I ask that last one tongue-in-cheek, but, seriously, you should work for a museum...)

    --Alex

    P.S. I find that every time I look at this thread, I notice I'm whistling the Klingon Theme from the TMP score by the time I close it.

    Good work!

    --AM
     
  10. Psion

    Psion Commodore Commodore

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    I hum it, but ... yeah!

    And Rel -- are you gonna drink that Dr. Pepper?
     
  11. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I thought that neck was CGI--so clean it is in the photo.
     
  12. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As always a more than excelent job. :cool:
     
  13. REL

    REL Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks.

    I got some more work done on the ball.


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  14. Lord_Schtupp

    Lord_Schtupp Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Wonderful progress REL, thanks for the update!
     
  15. GulGoneCrazy

    GulGoneCrazy Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    One of the best looking ships in star trek!K'tinga design is so unique! very good job :techman:
     
  16. REL

    REL Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks.

    More updates on the command structure.

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    And the nacelles.

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  17. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    Man- do I envy and applaud your skills! Everything is so clean and precise.
     
  18. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    Can you name your doner kits?

    --Alex
     
  19. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    jeez that is awsome :techman::techman::techman::techman::techman:
     
  20. REL

    REL Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks everyone.

    Albertese, I'm not quite finished ID'ing them yet.

    A small update.

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