U.S.S Thunderchild

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  1. loenf

    loenf Member

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    Hi,
    after I build the Enterprise-E from Zosho's site, i decided to build also his other models. Here is a ship of the Akira-Class, the U.S.S. Thunderchild.
    Its a very nice Model and just as well as the Enterprise-E. For these models I designed a custom-build stand so that you can hold the model in your hand an consider it from all sides.

    Regards Loenf

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  2. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

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    Woah, what did you make those stands from?
  3. loenf

    loenf Member

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    Hi,
    the stands are made of old harddrive casings and small rods of Plexiglas.

    Regards Loenf
  4. chooch.42

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    Not to diminish the excellence of the ships, but the crafting of the stands is most impressive. Thanks for the exhibit of skill ! Bob C.
  5. trekman1017

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    an impressive quality of...everything
  6. Gomidefilho

    Gomidefilho Member

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    F A N T A S T I C!!!! I love the idea of display...
  7. Tirt

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    nice models and very nice stands :D :D :D
  8. dhanners

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    Clean builds and very nice work! That's a great idea about the stands, too. Thanks for sharing the photos.
  9. davitch

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    very nice work. Great Idea with the hard drives!
  10. McCoy

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    omg this models are awesome... it look so damn nice...
  11. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

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    Great Builds loenf!
    I particularly like the Akira class...:twisted: "wink-wink"

    I think some of the other members here will agree with me on this: I'd like to see a tutorial on your HardDrive stands... For instance: How do you get them so shiny?
    And -looking at the two models in this thread- the Starfleet logo and detail image looks like they're recessed into the stand... how...? :eek:
  12. THE DC

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    Very tight!

    Thanks for sharing!


    The DC

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  13. loenf

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    Hi,
    I used the inner Frame of the Harddrive. The Starfleet logo is really resseced into the former place of the motor, I just used the cut-outs of the chassis.
    To get them shiny I used grade 1000 emery paper and water, for the stands in this thread, for other stands I used silver car paint.
    The uprights are made of small slices of plexiglas. After I polished them and cut them to right length, they are glued on the stand with superglue.

    regards Loenf

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  14. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

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    That's exactly what I needed! Thanx Loenf! I think you're going to start a trend! :)
    Once again, great models dude!
  15. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler New Member

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    I was checking out the site to download the Akira Class. Unfortunataly there is an error message. But the Thunderchild is really awesome! Great Work!
  16. zitro25

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    Great build and I never thought to use plexiglass as a stand in the way that you have. Good idea!
  17. DanielSheen

    DanielSheen New Member

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    you did an amazing job!
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    Wow! The Akira class has always been one of my favorites...and this is really well done. I am especially impressed with your re-purposing of the old hard drive cases. Makes me wish I had not thrown out the 2 dead hard drives I had sitting in a box for years.
  19. fernandico

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    nice work.....but the stands are incredible, my recommendation is produce more and sell them, for star trek model builders of papercraft, styrene, and resin users they are F#%$@#$%ing amazing great job