TOS Enterprise in progress

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by sidewinder81777, May 5, 2009.

  1. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    I actually have 2 in the works. Both are Ron Caudillo's model of the original enterprise, one in the original scale of 1:720 and one scaled down to 1:1700. The larger one is actually on the back burner for now while i concentrate on my 1:1700 fleet but i dug out the subassemblies i had done to shoot next to the small one.

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    I actually have the shuttle bay tower on the little one now just didnt when i snapped these.

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    The little one is also noticeably cleaner due to the couple of models since i did the work on the big one (Im still new at this) and the fact that i remove tabs and edge glue wherever i can now.

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    Thats as far as i am right now, will post more as it comes along.
  2. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

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    Looking Good Sidewinder! I'm glad you were able to successfully scale it down to 1:1700 as you needed. You'll have to post comparison pics of your fleet for us.

    Best Regards,
  3. redwolf28386

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    nice job... wish mine were that clean!
  4. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    more pics

    Ok the primary hull is done except for the impulse engine. I left out 2 of the internal support rings figuring with this small of a model a floppy saucer is highly unlikely. It worked out just fine.I also edge glued the outer edges of the saucer.

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    Just a quick comparison shot for grins.

    Ok thats it until next time. thanks for all the compliments guys!
  5. trekman1017

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    it looks big
  6. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    nope its not. shot it next to my mouse for a size reference. Got the primary and secondary hulls joined now. Just the forward primary hull and the nacelles left to go.

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  7. cmags

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    Hey, glad to see you chose to rescale Ron's 1701. It looks a lot more detailed than Chippy's. It's coming out great. I'll have to use your build thread as a guide when I do mine. I think you convinced me to use Ron's too :)

    Keep up the good work! :thumb:
  8. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    Done!

    The forward secondary hull went without a hitch. I wish i could say the same for the nacelles hehe. i had to halve the # of pieces in the fin stack up front and put caps from chippy's kit on the domes to cover the gaping holes i left in the front wall1. I think it all worked out ok in the end though.

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    Whew! that was a challenging little build for me. Next up is a request from a friend, the SF Papercraft Millenium Falcon. Then back to Enterprises with Pericles' NX-01, Clever's B, C, and D, Paragon's from the new movie and Zosho's E. Wont that be fun!
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  10. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

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    Now that looked to be quite the challenge! All those scaled down little parts would have driven me nuts! I think you did a GREAT job! I apologize for the design of the fronts of the warp nacelles. It's all I knew at the time I designed it. The petal design has always been hard for me to build also.

    Thanks again for this build thread.

    Best Regards,
  11. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    And thank you for designing this fine model!
  12. Millenniumfalsehood

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    That is a truly super build there, Sidewinder! I like the fact that you custom-designed a base which mimics the one with the Refit. I also love how smooth you got the compound curves on the shuttlebay and the bridge/B-C deck. :thumb: