Anyone still build models?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by HotRod, Sep 16, 2022.

  1. publiusr

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  2. Shaw

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    I still build models from time to time. I'm not especially prolific, and sometimes it can take quite awhile to finish something, but I plug away at stuff as I can.

    Some recent efforts...

    My unfinished pre-TMP Enterprise model (collecting dust while waiting for me to get back to it)...



    My work-in-progress TOS Exploration set (with my quarter studio scale Galileo)...


    And here are the masters for my set of scratch-built Lifting Body models (all at 1/24 scale)...


    The last model I actually finished would be my scratch-built studio scale Enterprise from 2019... here is how she looks today...


     
  3. Forbin

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    One of my greatest finds was the Steadtler highlighter pen, now long out of production. It made awesome nacelles:
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/trekpage_valwalo.html
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/trekpage_valwalodetails.html
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/trekpage_shuttle_exec.html
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/shuttle_exec_det.html

    Then there's your basic squarish highlighter for less sexy ships:
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/trekpage_merq.html
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/merq_det.html
     
  4. publiusr

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    A very rare Event Horizon ship
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/event-horizon.352102/

    From the posts:
    It's 3d printed. I downloaded the file from a now defunct website-around a decade ago.I have no idea who the original artist was, but it is the most accurate model of the ship I've ever found. It was originally a lightwave file-not for printing. I spent the best part of three months converting it and fixing faults. That was a nightmare-but it ended up being worth the trouble. I learned a lot about 3d programs and modelling, during that time.The small Lewis and Clarke, I made myself.I think it gives a bit of scale to the main model.

    Having run the workshop on event horizon this must have come from a scan of the original at some point the detail is too good.

    So for those of you who have something in Lightwave and want it exported into the real world---these are your guys.

    This individual is building a Constitution from the comix:
    https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/1-1000-nx-0002.351975/
    I bet he might do a 3 footer as a 1/1000 -----he is quite talented and you might want to contact him.
     
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  5. HotRod

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    Its been a minute, but progress has definitely been made. Paint is just about finished. Still got a lot of little things to do, here and there. Light blocking has been a challenge on this thing, but it's coming along. Should be able to get her finished in another week or so.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Couldn't resist setting her up, if only just to see how she's looking.
     
  6. publiusr

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  7. HotRod

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    New kits on the way!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. 137th Gebirg

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    Cerritos!!! :drool: [​IMG]
     
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  9. HotRod

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    Late night lighting test. Still nothing really glued down. Everything's just held down by gravity, but i can definitely tell that light leaks are gonna be an issue with this one.... We'll see how she goes.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Mage

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    My God.... That is gorgeous.
     
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  11. Forbin

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  12. publiusr

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    Spacedock worthy.

    Excelsior always looked the biggest Starfleet ship. E-D I pictured as a Diplomatic/Hospital Ship/Liner…mostly harmless;)
     
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  13. HotRod

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    Well, she's finally got her name...

    Gotta say, the little bit red and the yellow in the decals makes the hull colours and textures really "pop."

    [​IMG]

    Happy with how this is turning out.
     
  14. BK613

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    That looks awesome and then I noticed it and aaaah I can't unsee it now...

    ET's face on the impulse deck
     
  15. HotRod

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    Ha! You're right!
     
  16. 137th Gebirg

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    :lol: Never noticed that before, but yeah...
     
  17. HotRod

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    *Almost Done* Just a few things left to finish. Very please with how this is turning out.[​IMG]
     
  18. Dukhat

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    I've also been following your posts on Facebook. I'm assuming that blue color is from whatever lighting you're using, and not from a paint job. :)
     
  19. HotRod

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    Indeed. It's not so much a blue light, but a very "cool white." I could've went with a warmer tone, but I kinda like the "blue look." Her paint job is still mostly pearl white.[​IMG]
     
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  20. Redfern

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    I figured it was intended as "space dock" lighting as we first saw in "The Search for Spock".
     
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