Star Trek ships.. whats your poison, Build, grow, or pre painted?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by valkyrie013, Aug 30, 2019.

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If you buy Star Trek Ships, which media do you buy it in?

  1. Plastic Models (Amt, Polar Lights, etc)

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  2. Pre-painted (Eaglemoss, Toys)

    15 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. 3d Print ( yourself, shapeways)

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. Other ( Please elaborate)

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Captain Captain

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    So, simple question, If you collect star trek ships, in which media do you collect them, and why?
    You have the Polar Lights, Revell, etc Plastic models, or resin that you build and paint your self. You have the pre painted Eagle moss ships, of as of late you have the 3d printed variety.. which I would ask, do you make the 3d model yourself or Find it online, or Hire someone??

    Just wondering where the trend is heading, I build the Plastic models and make my own 3d and print myself, and I know the plastic models are sometimes hit or miss on quality.. and that alot just want to buy and put it up on the shelf..
     
  2. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

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    (You should definitely make it possible to pick multiple answers for this thread)




    I have quite a handfull of Eaglemoss ships. I really love the size of those! It's perfectly big enough to be absolute faithful recreations, yet small enough to display one or two without being obnoxious about it. And they're small enough to be able to vanish in a box, so I can buy even some of the more obscure ones and have more than I would ever be able to display.

    Also I have a Into Darkness Enterprise from Revell. Which is quite ironic, since I'm not the biggest fan of these movies overall, and goddamn I think Into Darkness is the stupidest Trek movie ever put on screen (I even prefer STV by a mile). But goddamn, it had some amazing space shots, and Ryan Church's design is a friggin' fantastic update! And the TOS original is just a liiitle bit too plain for that size (Eaglemoss size is perfect tho!), and I love none of the other ship designs enough to cram my apartment full. But this? Yeah, I just goddamn love that design, and it gets me all nostalgic to how I think TOS looked back then to me.
     
  3. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Captain Captain

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    Fixed.. Can chose 2!
    Have that kit too.. Just the right size for me.. Big enough for good detail but small enough to display.. Smaller u compromise on detail.. 350 is way to big!
     
  4. Tomalak

    Tomalak Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I used to make the model kits when I was a kid - I had the classic three pack with the Enterprise, Klingon battlecruiser and Romulan bird of prey, the Enterprise-A, Enterprise-E and Voyager.

    I keep thinking about getting back into it, but I'd basically have to learn the skills all over again and who has the time?
     
  5. dantini

    dantini Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I have no experience in assembling and paiting models, but I buy a lot of Eaglemoss models. For the most part I'm happy with their quality.
     
  6. Mysterion

    Mysterion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Other - blueprints and tech manuals. Give me the details!
     
  7. LAFR

    LAFR Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Plastic.

    NOOOOO doubt about it.
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  8. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    In the beginning, building models was all there was for me. I must have built the TOS Enterprise a half dozen times, ditto for both the refit Enterprise and Enterprise-A. I even took a crack at the Enterprise-D and the Reliant.

    With the exception of the Reliant, they all sucked after I finished. Wound up not keeping any of them in the end.

    I had the most success with smaller model kits like the initial TOS combo of the Enterprise, Klingon battlecruiser and Romulan Bird of Prey. I still have those models safely stowed in a drawer. I also got lucky with sets that had the TOS Enterprise through Enterprise-E in scale with one another.

    My favorite Trek models for a long time were from Playmates. They weren't perfect, most of them weren't screen accurate, but they were fairly big, professionally painted, had lights & sound effects, and since most were only 20 bucks at the time, they weren't a bad deal for a kid without that much disposable income. I still have most of those ships.

    Definite honorable mention to the Galoob Micromachine ships. Those rocked and it was sometimes fun randomly coming across a new 3-ship pack in a local store. Still got all of those.

    These days, Eaglemoss is where I get my starship fix from these days. I don't have many--only 4 right now--but I love the ones I have and also got a greater appreciation into the work that Trek art departments went into designing them.
     
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  9. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Captain Captain

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    I bring this up because me and my friend made some kits for the honor Harrington books ships.. They eventually sold.. But 90% wanted prepainted already built stuff.... Which was annoying since people in the fan community said theyd buy the kits by the truck load.. owell..
     
  10. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

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    When I was a boy I always liked plastic model kits to build. Now, I will get pre-painted to collect, like art.
     
  11. Tflockj

    Tflockj Ensign Red Shirt

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    I have some of the Eagle Moss TOS era ships, they're very well done. They're a good size to display (not to big). I have a collection of 1/6th scale figures-including Star Trek, so shelf space is at a premium. I am just starting 3D printing so I have done one TOS Enterprise, which was a learning experience. There are so many downloadable files for Star Trek ships for 3D printing--almost too much to choose from.

    Tom
     
  12. Paul755

    Paul755 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I did a lot of everything when I was a kid, except the 3D printing. I built a ton of models because they simply didn’t make many toys.

    I did have almost every one of the Playmates Toys ships and Micro Machines too.

    Now, I only have a few of the Eaglemoss and Johnny Lightning. Some of the models and playmates stuff is still in boxes at my parents. But a good lot of them ended up getting donated to Goodwill (or trashed in case of the models).
     
  13. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Models kits FTW. Occasionally built straight, usually kitbashed.

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  14. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My AMT TOS Enterprise, Galileo, Klingon D7, and Romulan Ship are all fitted with internal lighting (none of it factory original), and my Romulan Ship and Galileo are both slightly kitbashed to better match the filming miniatures.

    And I also have kitbashes of two ship designs from FJS's Technical Manual.
     
  15. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Ensign Newbie

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    My departed mother was the original trekkie. She made me make her every ship model, she could be. When she passed they were all destroyed.
    Now I have many Trek collector plates, I have no use for. She bought them all.
    Signed pictures of Kirk and Seven.

    My entire ship collection is one miniature Destroyer
     
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  16. ScottJ85

    ScottJ85 Commander Red Shirt

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    I love building model kits, I just don't have the time for it these days. I still have a 1:144 scale Enterprise-A kit with hull plating decals that I bought years ago and never actually started on.
     
  17. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Okay, I've never heard of one in that scale. That would be about 7 feet long. What kit is it? Who made it?
     
  18. ScottJ85

    ScottJ85 Commander Red Shirt

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    My mistake, I just went and had a look and it's only the 1:350 scale Polar Lights kit. It's been up the back of my cupboard for so long I'd forgotten.