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zathros

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Ent_Ring_Ship-3.jpg This is the beginning of the ringed Star Ship Enterprise of which so little is known.. I think it deserves some episodes. I have started on the nose section as it is the most difficult. Everything unfolds so far, but I have not started the hard parts yet. :)

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This looks like it will be a GREAT model and will make a GREAT addition to ANY Star Trek collection.
I will be following this thread.
 

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Why Thank You. I hope to follow through!
 

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I know it doesn't seem like much but now the ring in the front is unfoldable, billions of little unfoldable parts. There will be some consolidation. A very small step today.


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Little further along. I should have this section skinned tomorrow.



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This looks like a killer project @zathros! I love these "lost" Trek ships that never got the spotlight but everyone still knows.
 

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@johanvanacker; This ship was only featured in a photo display in the conference room where Kirk made his speech to the ships crew in Star Trek (TMP).
This ship was never used for anything else.
 

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Problem with this ship is there is so little out there. I am still scouring, but I got this far. I may use a Ping Pong Ball for the sphere, if not, it will be conical rings, or I may try something I tried before but pulled. Anywho, here's is where I am now. The seams you see are actually just a sloppy putting together of the sections, but everything unrolls, except the ball. First pic shows the sections where paper would be glued together.E3.jpg :)

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Wow! This ship is very cool and different, and your work looks fantastic! I look forward to seeing how this progresses. By the way, Zathros, is that you and your LIS Robot B-9 over at hobbytalk? If it is, beautiful job sir! I lurk around there once in a while to keep track of Sci Fi plastic kits.
Mike
 

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Wow! This ship is very cool and different, and your work looks fantastic! I look forward to seeing how this progresses. By the way, Zathros, is that you and your LIS Robot B-9 over at hobbytalk? If it is, beautiful job sir! I lurk around there once in a while to keep track of Sci Fi plastic kits.
Mike
No, not my work. I don't really make models for people. I also do my thing here exclusively. I tend to try and help people making parts for theirs, or giving pointers. Thanks for the compliments.

If anyone finds any pictures of a decent size and wouldn't mind posting them in this thread, it could make for a better model. Thanks! :)
 

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Hello Zathros. I sent you a PM with some reference pics I found on the net. Hope it helps.
 

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I admire Mark Rademaker's work. I am not a big fan of that model though. I have used some other pictures and illustrations. I don't ask people who aren't members here or I don't know. I feel awkward. So I make my own meshes and go from there. I am more interested of models by Matt Jeffries, and original pictures.or drawings. I like to extrapolate from from those kind of photos.

Thanks for the link:)
 

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The "Ball" on the side is going. I have seen some pictures that leave me feeling it is in error, or one of a few choices, but unlikely and definitely not show in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". I'll have more soon. :)