The Grey Lady-TOS Enterprise-1/350 Scale

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by trekriffic, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. trekriffic

    trekriffic Commander Red Shirt

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    This is my build of the 1/350 scale TOS USS Enterprise-production version. The model is over 31 inches long and was build using the Round 2 lighting kit with motorized nacelles and the ParaGrafix PE set for the bridge and shuttle bay. Ship's registry and pennants were painted on using Orbital Drydock's vinyl masks. The ship was weathered using Tamiya pastel chalks to replicate the on-screen look of the studio model...

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    More pics and work-in-progress photos can be viewed here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29607470@N08/sets/72157633905999730/
     
  2. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Awesome! :D
     
  3. Klaus

    Klaus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ...very nice! That side shot looks very TOSish.
     
  4. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    Gorgeous!
     
  5. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Very nice build :techman::techman:
     
  6. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

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    Wow that's pretty. Well done!
     
  7. OpenMaw

    OpenMaw Captain Captain

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    Some of those images are almost fool proof. Makes me think there was a second TOS-style show in the late 70s or something. Well done work. :)
     
  8. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    That is a fabulous job you did there!
     
  9. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I am in awe. Your weathering is especially lovely--not too strong, not too light, just right! Beautiful job. Just beautiful.
     
  10. Flux Capacitor

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    Amazing. That side shot makes me long for what TOS-R could have been.
     
  11. USS Jack Riley

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    Beautiful job there. I like the stand you built. What did you use for that?
     
  12. Nero's Shadow

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    Great model and great detail love it !!!
     
  13. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I said out, dammit!
    That would appear to be the Spacedock stand from the Polar Lights 1/350 refit model.
     
  14. umichigan

    umichigan Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Truly an amazing model. I've always wished to have both the time and the talent to build one myself. I tried making one of the smaller and much simpler kits but, I really suck at it.

    One of these days I hope to contract someone to create such a model for me.
     
  15. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Premium Member

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    That is truly spectacular. And, this ...

    Congratulations! You are very talented.
     
  16. trekriffic

    trekriffic Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes I swapped the dome stand out for the refit stand and added the spotlights at the corners. The stand has three switches for model lights, spotlights, and nacelle motors. I also upgraded the 12V 850mA supply from the lighting kit to a 2A power supply so there's plenty of juice to run everything at once.
     
  17. USS Jack Riley

    USS Jack Riley Captain Captain

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    As I said before, really good job. Thanks for the info.
     
  18. trekriffic

    trekriffic Commander Red Shirt

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  19. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    As one who barely has the proper patience and manual dexterity to paint a model, let alone get one looking like that, I'm constantly in awe of folks like yourself and Forbin. Fantastic work!

    The sunlight shots are particularly interesting, in how they show off the weathering. I know some people don't like weathering, but I think you've got it just right.
     
  20. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I said out, dammit!
    Your weathering is perfect. :eek: