Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ccgr » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:52 am

Nice work! (And backdrop too)

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:46 pm

Thanks!

The background is a poster of a nebula I bought to use as the tabletop scenery for space-based wargames like Firestorm Armada and Star Trek:Attack Wing.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:48 am

Amazing. XD
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:56 pm

Thanks!

My wife wants me to do U.S.S. Defiant next but I haven't decided...
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby Chozon1 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:18 am

Ooo...I do love the Defiant.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:43 am

I second the Defiant.


DS9 is my favorite Star Trek, and the Defiant is my favorite ship. It's everything I would want in a starship: Fast, stealthy, powerful, and small enough to evade effectively. What it sacrifices for in defense it makes up for in maneuverability and offensive capability. And that's not counting the cloaking device that existed on the first Defiant.

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:06 pm

Well, I was all set to get the Defiant when I saw a very good deal on a model of the Enterprise NCC-1701-C so I snapped it up. I guess that'll be my next project!

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:22 am

That's really cool. XD
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:32 pm

So it turns out that really good deal was for a considerably smaller model than I thought. This one's only 1:2500 scale. So I think I'll just get the larger one (1:1400 scale) later.

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The box

My daughter has been itching to build a starship so I decided that, since it was a pretty simple kit, it would be a good first glue-together model for her.

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Clipping parts from the sprue

She did fine putting it together with a little help from me. Next step: decals!

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ccgr » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:35 pm

cool! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:34 am

Cool. ^_^
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:37 pm

So we did eventually get some of the decals onto the ship but I think maybe her enthusiasm batteries ran low, so it's in the box, waiting to be finished. :wink:

Meanwhile, inspired by the reviews I've been writing for episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I put in a bid today on a 1:1400 model of the Enterprise-D.

Can't wait to start! I've built a copy of this kit before and it's pretty decent, as I recall. Hopefully I'll win the auction, 'cause I've already bid my limit on what I'm willing to spend on it...
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ZappierVirus » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:04 pm

This is a cool idea! I really like Star Trek.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:13 pm

Hehe thanks, and me too. (Obviously :wink:)

So hooray! I won the auction! Can't wait to get started. Meanwhile, I've been carefully studying the Enterprise on Star Trek:TNG and I noticed a color pattern I've never seen in any model or toy... some greenish panels on the neck.

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It's kinda hard to see in this screenshot but if you look closely there are horizontal light green tinted stripes along the neck, starting just above the indent where the docking port and photon torpedo launcher is.
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Re: Scale Models:The Starfleet Project

Postby ZappierVirus » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:27 pm

You're right! Neat!
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