1/350 TOS ENTERPRISE BUILD...REVISITED.

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Chris PikE, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Chris PikE

    Chris PikE Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I threw together these clips of my personal Enterprise on my Kitchen Table(complete with some background clutter), Counter top, In a comparison clip with the 11' Filming model, in front of a make shift blue screen and finally one of my SPFX CLIPS.
    I find it's easier and more descriptive than a Photogragh.

    I had to dismantle and remove some electronics to complete another build for a friend. However, Now it's back to it's former glory and then some!

    Paint.
    The model was originally airbrushed a custom mix of colors(If you are boring like me and want the model to reflect the actual filming miniature, you have to mix the paint...it can't be obtained from a rattle can), The Original paints were Tamiya and model Master. The repairs were addressed with Tamiya and Vallejo Paints, Again, Airbrushed.

    Grid Lines(UGH!!!). This is an original release so I had to fill in and sand smooth those horrid, way out of scale, ugly grid lines! I did it to the point where you can just make out the faint existence of the lines upon close viewing...as it should be for a model of this scale.

    Lighting... Originally I used the Polar Lights lighting kit. However I found it not to my liking so I basically tore it down and built my own lighting rig. Special attention was given to the engine lights. I wanted them to replicate the original Miniature's effect as close as possible. As it was seen during the series. The fan blades can spin as fast or as slow as I like. They are wired to a potentiometer and my front defector dish housing is removable to access the control.. The internal lighting was toned down a bit...if the crew needs to walk around the ship with welders goggles, your lighting is way too bright!

    Weathering... Accomplished with Air brush, paint brush, pastels, pencils, paper towel, tissue, my finger and my Shirt! To put my money where my mouth is, I included footage of the real 11' Miniature with my model on my kitchen table. I also included a SPFX clip of the model in space. I find videos are better to view the lighting and engine effects...they are what you see.
     
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  2. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    Uncanny work, really outstanding. I'm truly in awe of your work; from lighting to painting. *drool*
    I suppose you're burnt out on building this model for others, but if you change your mind, I'd love to place an order (serious about that). Far, far better work than my moderate skills could ever achieve.

    Q2
     
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  3. Chris PikE

    Chris PikE Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Sincere thanks.
    I am afraid the two I am committed to will be my last...But I appreciate the very, very, kind words!
     
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    What a smile...
     
  6. Atolm

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    So gorgeous! You do phenomenal work bro!
     
  7. Chris PikE

    Chris PikE Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Here again is the model...

    First clip is in front of the blue screen with the mounting rod removed.

    Second clip is the finished result...my tribute to the beauty shot seen in the episode "The Trouble With Tribbles"


     
  8. Professor Moriarty

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    These look like cleaned-up effects footage from the Roddenberry Vault. MARVELOUS!
     
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  9. Chris PikE

    Chris PikE Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    And another Trek episode recreation!!

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  10. Atolm

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    Damn!
     
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  11. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Dice Admiral Premium Member

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    Damn indeed. “I love you, Miranda...”
     
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  12. Chris PikE

    Chris PikE Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Many Thanks!!
    And a little video of how I did it!

     
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