U.S.S. Stargazer

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  1. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    My latest addition to the fleet is Martin Sanger's version of the Constellation Class U.S.S. Stargazer. This is a really nice model and very easy to assemble. I printed my model at 130% so she would be in scale with my Rawen models (those models I built at 90% scale so they would fit on 8.5x11 paper).

    I erased Martin's registry numbers and recreated them in Illustrator using a more correct Starfleet font so they would look sharp when I scaled up the model. I also added numbers to the shuttlebay doors to match the filming model.

    This model is your basic score, cut, fold and glue project. As usual, I removed some tabs (bases of certain parts) and kept the rest, edge coloring with Sharpies where needed. At the size I printed it, I couldn't get the saucer edge in one piece, so I printed multiple pieces and spliced them together. To give it a little depth I cut out the shuttlebay doors and glued new ones on the back.

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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    I built the bottom of the saucer next. I cut extra tabs at the base to give the lower cap more area to glue to. Then glued in the back piece and strengthen, then finished up.

    Upper and lower bridges assemble the same. I glued some of the bridge and lower saucer pieces to 1mm chipboard for depth. The two housings on the lower hull also assemble the same, except one gets a barrel. I painted the end of a toothpick red and glued it in the barrel for strength and make it look like an actual part.

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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    Added the accent pieces and the bottom is done.

    Top of the saucer is easy. Glued a tab under the back edge to reduce the seam, cut extra tabs where the upper cap goes, added the strengthener, glue it all together.

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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    The engine pylon area comes with "X" style strengtheners for the pylon parts. You don't need to use them, but I did anyway. Just assemble as shown, but pay attention to parts 50 and 51. They do get turned a certain way, and there are little square areas that show where two accent pieces go, You can see them in the picture.

    Warp engines are simple score, cut, fold and glue.

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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    Final assembly and you are ready it initiate the Picard Manuever - Warp Factor 9! Engage!

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  6. Cforrest900

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    Wow! This looks like one of your best builds yet! This model is a beauty and you have certainly done it justice. Well done
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Your building skills are getting better and better with each model that you make.
    You did a GREAT JOB on this model. All of the lines are clean and crisp.
    I like how you recessed the hanger bay doors. It looks like you are on your way to start practicing some more greebling.


    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
  8. Rogerio Silva

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    You really did a great job! Way to go... That raises one question, though: how're you going to surprise us next?
    All the best!