Galileo Shuttlecraft from Star Trek

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  1. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    DISPLAY

    The final step for me on this trek (see what I did there?) was to create a display base that looked like the scene from “The Galileo Seven” when the Galileo is first seen on Tarsus II. The actual base is an old picture frame with the glass removed. The frame sits face down so the back is the “ground.” I cut a piece of foam core to size for the ground. I found a picture of dirt that looked like the dirt on the original soundstage, printed it on card and glued it to the foam core. Using screen caps from the episode and Photoshop I made files to recreate the soundstage rocks. I printed these on card and glued them to 2mm chipboard. I Super Glued bamboo skewers to the back of the rocks and pushed them into the foam core where I wanted them. The rocks aren’t exactly in the same as they were in the episode due to the size of the display.

    The final touch was to add the crew. Again, I used screen caps from various episodes for the crew. I scaled them to size, printed them on card and glued them to 2mm chipboard. After a lot of slow, tedious trimming, I edge colored them, glued bamboo skewers on and pushed them into place. And, yes, I know I have more than seven crew and it’s unlikely the entire senior staff would go on a landing party…but I don’t care. It looks cool! I wanted the display to have that ’70s cardboard pop-up-toy-feel like old playsets of the day. If I’d had this when I was a kid I’d have played the crap out of it!:biggrin:

    And with that, I’m calling it a wrap for the Galileo. I still need to tweak the door, but all in all, I’m pretty pleased with the model. As usual in hindsight I see lots of things that could be improved on: better centerline molding, better pylons, better pylon bracing, better door hinging, actual retracting landing gear with recesses in the engines and hull, more detailed rear landing gear, removable roof, lights….ARGH!:hammerhead: But to be fair, this is a great model as is. All it really needed was a more accurate repaint and a better interior, which I think I gave it. My thanks to Joerg Stammen for creating a really fun model to build. If any of you have this model I encourage you to build and improve on it.:)

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  2. blake7

    blake7 Member

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    That really turned out GREAT! :Bravo:
    I love your dorama, but who beamed down from the Enterprise? The shuttle crew holds seven, and your dorama has nine people. I know the women beamed down to see what the guys did to the shuttle.;):)
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  3. Revell-Fan

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    Absolutely terrific!!! Georgeous and ingenious!!! I LOVE IT!!!
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  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Super work ! thumbsup
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  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very nice, though the inertia dampeners must have failed. It's amazing they can still survive!! All kidding aside, I am happy you built this model, it is one I have not seen built in a long time, and is quite fantastic, as is your build, and your build thread, textbook! :)
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  6. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    that looks great!
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  7. THE DC

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    Excellent work and well done build thread!
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  8. reddwarf

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    Hello, How did you re-do the stripes, I have re-painted as close to yours (which looks great I might add) but I'm stuck on the red line and yellow piece. What font did you use. Thanks
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a FANTASTIC JOB on this project! The diorama looks GREAT!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    those are cool, nice and white and shiny!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    My son realy played hard with this model when I built it. I didn't see him grab it, but he did so the second I finished. I went to one room of the house, came back, and it was in his hand, and he was imitating a landing. It was his at that point. He was very young and roughed it up, but it kicked around the house, with me shaping and gluing it back to a very battle worn shuttle craft for two or three years!! When I finally tossed it, I was kind of sad. I will build this model again. :)
  12. Revell-Fan

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    You could have saved it to display a crash-landing. ;)
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  13. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Very nice build and diorama. I may have to attempt building it. I've got a couple of Star Trek 6 inch figures of Spock and Kirk.
  14. spaceagent-9

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    I love these simple designs from the past. They can be replicated so easily. :)
  16. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    It ended up very very flat. I think he finally just sat on it, or my wife did, which would be a more viable outcome based on how thin it was. :)
  17. Revell-Fan

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    Maybe... it was hit by a rock? ;) :D