U.S.S. Defiant (by ThunderChild)

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Greetings ladies and Gentlemen,

    As we all know, @ThunderChild has GRACIOUSLY shared his latest design with all of us, the U.S.S. Defiant.
    So to show "THANKS" and APPRECIATION for such, I have decided to build this model.
    (This is the first Star Trek model (kit) that I have built so far.)

    Here are the photos, starting with the front end:

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are more photos.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here are the final photos of the front end.

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    This is a very straight forward and enjoyable build!

    Please stay tuned to your local Federation Broadcast Services Network for further updates as they come in.

    Thank you for watching!
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  4. ennder

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    Good looking build so far RB. Glad to see you building again :)
  5. zathros

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

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    I think you live in a different time event horizon. I just don't understand how you make all this stuff!! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you both for the kind words and encouragement.
    If I did not have this hobby, I would be in a white rubber padded room with a white "hug me" jacket on singing:

  7. Cybergrinder

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    Rhaven, I can identify with your sentiment 100% :) The Defiant is looking good! I started on creating a 1:400 Defiant (to go with the Voyager I'm busy with) TC's model is just a bit small :)

    Looking to upload once done, just need to clean up the double faces & then I can do a test build (ok, after Voyager... )

    Love the song, haven't heard it for years!
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    Awesome build and awesome Dr. Demento flashback with the video.;)
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    RB,
    Great work as usual! Even though it's a small model, I just have to see if my banana fingers can handle it, and having this thread to look at will really help. Thanks!
    Mike
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have HUGE bearpaw type hands and I am able to make this. So if I can do it, so can you. Just take your time with it!

    I am looking forward to seeing your version of the Defiant!


    Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement on this project!!!
  11. Marman

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    I've seen a couple of versions on the net, but none come close to this one. Good job. I love the Defiant. I think the way it was introduced in DS 9 was perfectly timed. I almost love it as much as the Voyager. Almost.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is an update on my build.

    I have started on the rear section.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    A few more photos.

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    I have finished the main body and underside.
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    For being so small, there are a good amount of greebles in this model (which I am very happy with!).

    I will be working on the Nacelles next.

    ENJOY!!!

    Please stay tuned to your local Federation Broadcast Services Network for further updates as they come in.
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    OK, I'm guilty of blowing my own trumpet here :) Marman, have you seen the thread of my Voyager build?
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is another update.

    I have finished the Nacelles. I did not have any "real" problems with any of the parts (other than my HUGE HANDS. :rolleyes:)

    Here are the photos:

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    Here are the rest of the photos showing the completion of the Nacelles.

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    Now on to the Bridge Section.

    ENJOY!!!

    Please stay tuned to your local Federation Broadcast Services Network for further updates as they come in.
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  17. Marman

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    I think I have, but to be sure I will look for the thread. I have the file printed, but between being with the grand kids 22 hours a day and 2 other projects in the works I have no time to start it. But I just love the Voyager. I really do!
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    Here is the Bridge Section. For such a small model, there is quite a bit of detail that really makes this model stand out!

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    The Bridge is now attached to the ship.
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    Now on to the Stand.
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    Here is the stand.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This project (as a whole) is not complete!

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    This is to show the actual size of the model.
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    I would like to thank @ThunderChild once again for this fun little model.

    ENJOY!!!
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