Models: NX-01 to NCC-1701-E, all in 1/1400 scale

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by STR, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just something I've been working on since spring. The photos are a mixup from the last few months, so some models will look more complete in some photos than in others.

    Enterprise A through C
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    Enterprise D, with E for comparison

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    Enterprise E, by itself and with other ships. Yeah the C is bigger than the E.
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  2. ST-One

    ST-One Vice Admiral

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    Nice.
    The D looks especially good.
     
  3. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

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    AAHHH! I want all those models! Not yours- my own.

    Well done! They look great together- I still remember how impressed I was with how big the Excelsior Class was compared to the Constitution. But the Ambassador just blows the Excelsior out of the game. The Galaxy Class. How that ship has grown on me. I liked it when it came out, but I love it now, second to the original E.

    Thanks for posting these!
     
  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Tis good Models :) :techman:
     
  5. Mirren Audax

    Mirren Audax Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Remarkable models! Good show chum :techman:
     
  6. Broccoli

    Broccoli Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's awesome. I wish I had the time, patience, or talent to do stuff like that.

    Where is the NX-01? I'd love to see that in comparison to the E-E or E-D.
     
  7. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    If you look hard, it's they tiny speck in the lower left corner. In all seriousness, the NX is going to be the last one in the set. I did 1701 as a practice model, which I'll probably end up building a newer, better one. Then I did the 1701-E, and I've been working backwards from the E, though I'm actively working on A, B & C right now.
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  8. Forbin

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    Very nice job smoothifying the D!
     
  9. Corran Horn

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    Beautiful paint jobs. Any tips for other modelers?
     
  10. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, don't paint what you can decal. And don't paint over your decals. :)

    Seriously, have a good light where you work. Get some kind of magnifier if you're going to do small work. Spend $6 on a really nice, really small (5/0 aka 00000 or smaller) paintbrush.

    If you don't have or want to buy an airbrush, dip the very tip of your brush in paint thinner before dipping it in the paint, it will go on much thinner and it's a lot harder to leave brushstrokes. Secondary benefit is that your paint will go farther. Finally, get really, really high grit sandpaper (the stuff so fine it feels like printer paper) and sand your paintwork after every coat. This erases and strokes you might have left behind.

    Updated photo of the A & B with a week of progress. For the guy asking about the NX-01, here's a close up. It's glued together, but unpainted. I did paint it previously, but I stripped it and will go with another paint.
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  11. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

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    Dude that's beautiful! I plan on doing the same thing only in 1:2500 scale.
     
  12. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I couldn't imagine painting a 1/2500 NX-01. An 8" long Constitution is nerverackingly small.
     
  13. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Another tip for novies: masking tape and a hobby knife are two of your best friends.

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  14. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    The blue masking tape is prettier. :D
     
  15. USS Jack Riley

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    Have either of you tried Frog Tape? I saw it at Lowe's the other day and it is supposed to provide a better seal than masking tape. It works on walls, but didn't know if it worked on models.
     
  16. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Frog tape? Never heard of it. Then again, I've never had a problem with my Tamiya tape there. Just lay it on, and press the edges into any grooves. Unfortunately, it does not come in blue. ;)
     
  17. AnyStar

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    nice fleet, cant wait to see them all finished!

    you know common sense tells me that somewhere in the Trek universe there has been a parade or two, and in at least one of those the star attraction being a flyby by all the E's (or a similar ship of the line "dolled up as one") lined up... What a treat that would be to see!
     
  18. USS Jack Riley

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    Here is the article from Popular Science that brought the product to my attention:

    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/flat/bown/2007/hometech/item_77.html

    Here is a description courtesy of Lowes:

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_309071-5613...rue$Ntt=frog tape&spellCorrectedTerm=frogtape

    It says it is for latex walls, but I am sure it can be used for other purposes. Here is the website that has a video showing how it works and th difference between it and blue tape.

    http://www.frogtape.com/

    I am not saying it is going to work for models like it works for walls, just interested in wondering if anyone has tried it.

    Incidentally, I am in no way associated with the company.
     
  19. Mistreaper

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    Very nice work on them, it's good to them all.