My Second Pilot 1/350 Enterprise build.

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Chris PikE, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Chris PikE

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    I loved the pilot versions of the Enterprise. Originally, I was going to create Pike's version but decided upon the Where no man has gone before version.

    Why?
    The second pilot version of the Enterprise has almost as much screen time as the production version!

    The model is being built lit, ETC based on how it appeared in the original SPFX...NOT that "remastered" nonsense. Using behind the scenes HD pictures as well as clips from The Roddenberry Vault, I started my build.

    I cut out the "windshield" of the bridge and inserted a heat formed cut to size piece of frosted plastic. (I believe the miniatures was an clear acrylic sphere painted and the window masked off). I also filled in/added/removed windows per the second pilot. I still need to add four windows seen at the top of the neck right below the lower saucer.

    As anyone who knows my work, I hate overly lit models so I took the time to create the subtle SCALE effect seen on the actual miniature.
    I also made sure the bow and two lower saucer marking lights blinked in unison ,again, per the 11' model. Video to follow...


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  2. Firebird

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    Your work looks fantastic! The only thing that seems off to me is the blue neck; didn't they repaint the neck to a uniform grey to match the rest of the ship for WNMHGB?
     
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    Thanks. No, the Blue neck was STILL there for the second pilot. It was a Gloss blue/green in the cage. Richard Datin sprayed a clear FLAT for the second pilot ( It was filmed in front of a black backdrop for the Cage)to allow the miniature to be filmed in front of a blue screen. When it went to production version, only the leading edge of the neck was blue/green.
     
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    Oh man, this is beautiful work!

    I'm curious about the scale lighting you were talking about. Can you elaborate a bit on that?
     
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    Wow looks amaing
     
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    Another brief video of the model in action.
     
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    You shouldn't have to wear welders goggles to view the model. Scale lighting is an art form unto itself...The lighting should be done in relation to what scale your working in. For example...most Enterprise builds lighting is so off the charts that you have to wear your designer shades to look at it!
     
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    So I made this rough cut of a recreation of the opening shot from “ THE CAGE”.
    The model is the 1/350 Polar Lights(Round 2) Enterprise in the second Pilot configuration.
    I wanted to see if I could replicate the famous shot with my homemade poormans dolly and Camera set up.
    I thought this might be if some interest.
     
  10. Atolm

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    Oh so goooood! Damn fine work bro!
     
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  11. Chris PikE

    Chris PikE Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Many Thanks!
     
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  12. Atolm

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    All work should be appreciated, but great work should be praised. You are very welcome Bro.
     
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    Course, the black bands on the top of the saucer never made it into any shots in used in the show.
     
  14. Chris PikE

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    Sorry the other link is gone...However this one is much better!

     
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    ACES!!!
     
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    Atolm Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Nothing has the gravitas as a physical model, and practical effects.
     
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    Many Thanks!!
     
  19. Chris PikE

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    So very honored and humbled...The model featured in this thread is now on permanent display at the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour.

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    Holy $%*&! That's FANTASTIC!
     
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