Star Trek DS9:- Operation Return Diorama - 'micro' build log

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  1. linweseregon

    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    The wee bugs have been put in a stasis field so they won't be multiplying or escaping or... ...much of anything - lol.

    The saucer of the Centaur was finished and all the other parts were cut:-
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    It all went together surprisingly easily, but I had to ditch the gold ailerons as they were too bulky when folded. The completed USS Centaur measures 30mm (just under 1 1/4") in length:-
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    Next up are the five Galaxy class ships. I didn't think that the registry markings would show clearly when I printed these, but they do. I've decided to write in my own as editing the templates five times is more hassle than I'm prepared to go through, especially when they'll probably be damaged ships. I know I've covered Paragon's design for the Galaxy class before, but it's nice to have something to look at while waiting :shamefullyembarrased::-
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    These are the upper saucer parts for the unnamed ship, with a random registry number.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The USS Centaur looks GREAT!!
    This is going to be an interesting diorama once it is finished.
    I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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    Good to know about the stasis field! Don't forget to put the remaining Tribbles inside, too! :D

    GREAT PROGRESS, LIN! :):):)
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    nice it looks amazing
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    All the upper saucer halves were connected and I cut the parts for all the lower saucer halves:-
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    These are the USS Venture's parts. The largest piece from the underside was pasted onto 1mm thick card and the rings are strapped together with eight thin, paper, radial strips.
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  6. kirby stewart

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    wow it's coming together nice
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    I've joined all the saucer halves, connected the sensor arrays and cut the rims and parts for the bridges:-
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    you are doing a great job! all this great stuff you got going on is very inspirational, and also the skill of the micro building.
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    With all the saucers built I cut the parts for the neck:-
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    This will also be connected by 'strapping' with thin strips of paper.
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    those are cool!
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  11. kirby stewart

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    wow nice job
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    The secondary hull is next:-
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    At last! All the secondary hulls have been built and connected to the primary hulls. This leaves the nacelles to be added:-
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    This is the USS Magellan. I'll be using dods (very technical term! ;)) of blu tac for the bussard collectors.
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    impressive!
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    I now have five Galaxy class ships: the USSs Galaxy, Magellan, Trinculo, Venture and unnamed:-
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    I'm taking a break from this for a day or three as I have a side-project that I want to do. The 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn was last week and in honour of Robert the Bruce, 4th Earl of Carrick [my home town of Maybole is the ancient capitol of Carrick] and his famous victory, I'm going to build a Nova class USS Bannockburn NCC-1314.
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    Five Galaxy Class Starships. WOW!!!:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
    The fact that you were able to maintain a GREAT level of detail at that scale, is AMAZING!!!
    All of them look GREAT!!!

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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    seeing that is just frikkin cool..........
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    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! :):):):):):):)
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  19. linweseregon

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    I'm back after completing my USS Bannockburn [details in my blog] and I've cut the parts for the Defiant:-
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    All 10 pages are shown here. I've joined all the parts from pages 1 through 3 to form the nose and the aft hull:-
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    insane!!!
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