Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by REL, Apr 30, 2012.
If I didn't know better would say these were shots of the studio build. Awesome work!
Honestly, I would be surprised if REL's work wasn't better than the original studio build.
I'm working on the neck now.
First make cross sections out of plexiglass.
Then fill them in and sculpt them to shape, in this case a combo of 15lb rigid foam and bondo.
Then vac form styrene over them so I have something to detail. I did this twice because of the layered details.
K'tinga Neck vacforming - YouTube
After that I can cut the parts out and start detailing them.
Psion, thanks for spotting that, sometimes I don't see mistakes until I take pics of it, LOL.
Drat. That means you're back to inhumanly perfect.
Honestly, I admire not just the workmanship, but the mindset that you exhibit. From what little I recall glimpsing from your videos, your work area is very tidy, too.
Thanks. But I cleaned up that space before I did the video, LOL. Usually I can't find anything in that mess.
Now, in some of the blueprints--if not ST:TMP itself--we see tiny little disruptor turrets. Are you going to do a few as add on options?
The turrets parts are from the 1/76 Panzer Kampfwagen I, Russian T-34, and the 1/350 Tamiya USS Enterprise.
Working on the neck now.
Anyone seen my jaw around here? It seems to have fallen off.
Amazing work there, REL! I love the attention to detail you have. And it's all those tiny details that really give it a sense of scale.
What do you do with these enormous models? Are they commissioned works for a client who takes possession when they're done? Do you just have a room full of giant awesome model starships? Are you planning a museum?
(I ask that last one tongue-in-cheek, but, seriously, you should work for a museum...)
P.S. I find that every time I look at this thread, I notice I'm whistling the Klingon Theme from the TMP score by the time I close it.
I hum it, but ... yeah!
And Rel -- are you gonna drink that Dr. Pepper?
I thought that neck was CGI--so clean it is in the photo.
As always a more than excelent job.
I got some more work done on the ball.
Wonderful progress REL, thanks for the update!
One of the best looking ships in star trek!K'tinga design is so unique! very good job
More updates on the command structure.
And the nacelles.
Man- do I envy and applaud your skills! Everything is so clean and precise.
Can you name your doner kits?
jeez that is awsome
Albertese, I'm not quite finished ID'ing them yet.
A small update.
Separate names with a comma.