Building the Eaglemoss Enterprise-D partwork

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Leathco, May 9, 2021.

  1. mindx2

    mindx2 Commander Red Shirt

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    So I have finally started building! YEAH!! I promised myself this would be my "summer project". So far everything seems to be going smoothly. I am using electrical tape on the dark windows to keep light bleed-through to a minimum. It adds time as each little strip needs to be cut but the results are good.
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    @Timofnine I have a question: when putting the skeletal support pieces on the saucer skeleton did yours not screw on securely? Mine wobble and I can't seem to make them tight. Will they feel more secure as I add pieces? Thanks

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  2. Timofnine

    Timofnine Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero Moderator

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    @mindx2 the skeletal frame was firm when I screwed it in to place. If you look back in this thread I even had to dismantle it all one one occassion as I did not follow the instructions properly and put the frame segments in the wrong place, this meant that the panels did not fit. I had to take all of the panels off and start again! :eek:

    When I put it all back together it was still firm and secure with no wobbling….

    Make sure that you have put the frames on correctly, also make sure that the joining struts are even and not slightly leaning to one side or the other. I think I can see a slight gap between the frame and the curved joining strut… is that supposed to be there? Mine are all seated firmly with no gap, but the particular one in your image is covered by panels now so I can’t see properly on mine…

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    I don’t think mine has a gap there when I shine a torch through…
     
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  3. Kor

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    To those posting their progress pics here, nice work so far. I admire your patience in putting this ship together one piece at a time over many, many months.

    Kor
     
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  4. mindx2

    mindx2 Commander Red Shirt

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    Okay, so I went a few issues ahead and used the BM screws from those issues and replaced them with the ones the current issue said were "BM screws"... turns out they weren't. As soon as I used the "real" BM screws everything tightened up great. Looks like I need replacement BM screws. Do we know what size they are so I can just go buy them locally?
     
  5. Eddie Roth

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    Depending on how many you used up, you may not need to go out and buy extra. Each bag always has one extra screw, and BM occurs frequently. So you may end up with enough. Question is whether you'll have enough for whatever the current requirements of the build are.
     
  6. Eddie Roth

    Eddie Roth Commodore Commodore

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    I just built this stage (61) and wow, was I close to throwing the whole damn thing against the nearest wall! This is bad construction at this point if you need to handle four different pieces at the same time and try to make them fit if one part obstructs the others. I ended up leaving out the clear plastic piece that was supposed to cover the LED because I don't trust myself with modifying pieces and cutting stuff out. Don't know if that's a good idea. At least there is a light now where it's supposed to be, but it's super annoying that in moments like this the "easy assembly" isn't as easy as advertised and you end up having to compromise.
     
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  7. publiusr

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    I might have had each deck be an MRI type layer.

    So much easier.
     
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  8. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

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    I've been following this thread since the start, it's sad that the models won't be finished.
     
  9. Timofnine

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  10. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

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    Is enough of the ship done to turn it into an "under construction" Enterprise? That could be a nice model even if it wasn't the intent.
     
  11. shapeshifter

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    Ouch! Feels so hollow to say but I am sorry for all your loss! I hope some consolation is offered, at least. Something!
     
  12. Timofnine

    Timofnine Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero Moderator

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    I don’t want to talk about it right now. I’m listening to that Larry Nemecek guy talk about random Star Trek stuff in a podcast to make me feel better, then I might look at a few Star Trek Fact Files schematics of the Enterprise D to help ease the pain. I really don’t want to think about this right now! :wah:
     
  13. Tosk

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    If not construction, then at the very least destruction.

    This really sucks, I feel bad for everyone who was building this. :(
     
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  14. Timofnine

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    If I was writing a Star Trek episode now, I would write an episode where the Enterprise is destroyed in an epic ‘Sacrifice of Angels’ style battle, though the saucer section had successfully managed to separate just like in Generations - this is how sad and angry I am right now. The saucer section would then crash on to a planet, marooning our crew. This battle and the Enterprise destruction would be the result of something far worse than the Duras Sister’s and an old rickety Klingon Bird of Prey; it would be a chain of events following on from a localised resurgence of the ‘old’ Borg collective amongst the new separated ‘Borg Collaborative’ because someone had continued to mess with ‘the artefact’. Preceding events leading up to the Enterprise destruction would have been a bit like Wolf 359 with lots of Eaglemoss Starships.

    This episode would be a season finale cliffhanger, hopefully not a series finale as no one would know where this ship has crashed of if everybody had even survived - this would be a thread that would need to be followed up on next season.

    Captain Seven of Nine would pull herself out of the Enterprise bridge rubble, the once bustling bridge of her starship now a mere wreck with no sign of her crew. What has happened to them? Heavy rain would begin to flood the bridge accompanied by high whistling gusts of winds, occasional flashes of green light casting long shadows revealing the true destruction of the Enterprise bridge. Emerging from a hull breach located where the view screen once was, a devastated Seven would stand outside on the ships hull, the planet before her is shrouded in a treacherous looking ion storm. The rugged terrain would look like that planet super girl got trapped on in that 1980’s movie. Seven would next drag herself through the mud on the hull to reach a high vantage point above the bridge module, getting very muddy as she did so due to it being so slippy, again just like Supergirl did. Eaglemoss exclusive starship designs and other space debris from the ‘Build the Enterprise D collection’ would be raining down through the atmosphere all around her. Of course, we would also see lots of escape pods and shuttle craft flying around. :bolian:

    This is when the camera pans out and we see the devastating destruction all around Captain Hansen…. The mighty Enterprise saucer hull crashed and burning, parts of it’s secondary hull on fire in the distance, scattered amongst the mountainous and inhospitable looking alien terrain.

    High above the planet surface, ‘The artefact’ is still very much ‘alive’. Suddenly, giant planetary assimilation tubules shoot down to the planet’s surface from this newly resurged collective’s cube - planetary assimilation had begun.

    But then it gets worse… I’ll put this bit in spoiler brackets.

    Seven would find that the crew has been converted in to non corporeal entities kind of like what happened to the colonists as a result of the ion storm in ‘Ghosts of Illyria’, but this time due to some form of natural reaction to the ion energy rather than eugenics. Scary apparitions would begin to appear all around her. At first, Seven would not know what was going on but eventually she would see that these ghostly entities resembled members of her crew.

    We would then see an army of Borg drones of all shapes and sizes (including ‘spider Borg’) materialise on the planet surface. This would now begin to look like scenes from ‘Terminator 2’, I have seen some clips of this movie and played the arcade game you see.

    But then…

    Borg would begin to materialise around Seven too, they begin trapping the ‘entities’ in spherical ‘Borg vessel suits’ similar to that as seen in Star Trek: Prodigy which the Medusan ‘Zero’ is locked inside by the Diviner.. but obviously these are made by the Borg so a bit more scarier! The Borg are assimilating the Enteprise’s non corporeal crew! That’s a double whammy! The Borg are prepared for this type of non corporeal assimilation though we have never seen instances of it in canon before

    But guess what Eaglemoss… the Enterprise D crashed in Generations, so this would actually be the Enterprise E from Star Trek: First Contact that has crashed. So Eaglemoss have now destroyed the beautiful Enterprise E in my head canon.

    I would then begin to wonder if I had written myself in to a box or not. :guffaw:
     
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  15. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

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    Me too. @All who’ve been building, you must be gutted. Very sorry these projects will never be finished.
     
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  16. Qonundrum

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    So sorry to those who won't be able to finish these projects. :(
     
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  17. inflatabledalek

    inflatabledalek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I got out early because the battery box broke, as did the two replacements they sent out. Which did nothing for my confidence.

    Really feel for those of you who'd been making a real go of it, hope someone picks it up.
     
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  18. Tomalak

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    Hopefully the assets will be bought out and someone else will be able to finish the line for subscribers.
     
  19. Timofnine

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    Larry Nemecek seemed to like my Wolf 359 idea…
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  20. F. King Daniel

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    My condolences to everyone in this thread.
     
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