Star Trek TOS:- "The Trouble With Tribbles" K-7 Diorama - micro build log

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  1. linweseregon

    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to skip the blow-by-blow account of the building of the USS Enterprise and the Gr'Oth - build logs for Constitution and D7 class ships are presented in other posts.Once again I'm using Glen Jupp's version of the Enterprise and I'm using Spaceagent-9's design for the Gr'Oth. The design for Deep Space K-7 that I settled on is D-Whale's. The instructions are very comprehensive and it's been a straightforward build so far. My thanks to all three designers :).
    Starting with the upper module of the central column, the parts are as shown:-
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    I didn't have a great deal of contrast between the shade of the disc and the shade of card I was printing on, so I had to do a lot of re-trimming and dry-fitting to achieve a good fit. I also omitted the three small, internal supports as they're not really necessary at my scale.
    Continuing to build the upper module required these additional parts:-
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    The dome on the bottom of the cylinder at the side was particularly intricate, but the blunt end of my modelling knife provided a perfect base for shaping these tiny pieces.
    The next stage is the lower module of the central column:-
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    I've been building the Gr'Oth while waiting for glue to dry on the station - I've built so many D7s now that I can practically do it blindfolded ;). I'm also going to use a previously built Enterprise since I now have three at this scale!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a good start on this one!
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I knew you would do it! :)
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    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    The cone on top of the central column and the arms for the other three modules came next:-
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    These were wrapped around a needle to curve them into tubes - even a cocktail stick was far too big! I then started on the outer modules:-
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    This is probably the lower limit of the size I could build the station - the tips of the cones were just able to be wrapped around the point of a cocktail stick. More module parts then had to be cut:-
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    Koloth's (aka The Squire of Gothos) ship is also coming along nicely.
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  5. linweseregon

    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    Put everything together and the result is a Deep Space K-7 measuring 2 1/2" (63mm) in width:-
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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    How will you ever make all those millions of tribbles that small?:confused:
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    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

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    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    @bgt01 lmao :D. I used my ACME Shrink-O-Matic and put them all in the Gr'Oth ;)

    @D-WHALE Thank-you Marco :) - looks like I'll need to hit the cone tips with my red pen!

    I've shown close-ups of the Enterprise elsewhere, so here's a close-up of the Gr'Oth:-
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    I cut up a cardboard box and pasted a starscape to an edge. I then curved one of the sides and pasted some more starscape (with a planet! :eek:) to the curve. The space station was mounted (fairly) centrally with the Enterprise and Gr'Oth circling on opposite sides. There are no lights this time I'm afraid - there just isn't room inside K-7 and the amount of fibre optics needed would make it look like a demented jellyfish ;)
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Absolutely fantastic!
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    YAY! and a OMG! HOW SMALL!
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    what is this?!?!?!

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    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a bizarre Star Trek mating ritual??? lol
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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    @spaceagent-9 : This is from the ST Animated Series episode "The Time Trap" where the Enterprise had to connect to the Klingon ship to escape.
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    one of the tas weirdest talking backwards as they are ejected from a blackhole thingy, and a grave yard of ships is discovered. the klingong graph unit, or its warp drive can put out a lot more than its own ship can carry, so it was chosen to be in this co9nfiguration.
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    linweseregon Well-Known Member

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    That explains why I didn't recognise it - I've only seen one or two episodes of TAS and that was well over 30 years ago!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Did it produce a boy or girl ship!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I think I like everything you post, no, not think,.... I do like everything you post! :)
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    building a star trek 6 micro diorama? such as none have ever seen? but troublesome thick wires are in the way? you can shave down wires and paint black, hiding behind the shipsor down into a starry panel under the ship, so its like a cut awayout to the back side of diorama. cheatin
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    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

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    you guessed the hidden shame of the Klingon smooth heads!!!!
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  20. mchale

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    Very nice diorama
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