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Star Trek 50th Anniversary Group Build
Posted by Beans on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 4:29 PM
 
Hailing on all frequencies...Let the festivities begin!
 
On September 8, 1966 The Man Trap aired on NBC. Let’s celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek by building Star Trek models.
 
Build any model from any of the Star Trek shows.
 
No build limit, build as many as you as you like.
 
Any scale.
 
WIP pictures required.
 
Out of box, after market and/or scratch build – as long as it’s Star Trek.
 
Projects up 20% complete o.k.
 
Sign up anytime during the group build.
 
Contact me to get on the roster.
 
The build begins on September 8, 2016 and runs until September 8, 2017.

 Pick up this badge when you complete your build.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Group Build Badge
 
 

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Posted by Beans on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 4:31 PM

Roster

Beans

  • amt K7 Space Station.

Brish

  • Either an Enterprise or a Klingon Bird of Prey.
checkmateking02
  • Polar Lights 1/1000 (snap fit) U.S.S. Enterprise.
Gamera
  • Polar Lights 1/1000 Enterprise.
falconmod
  • Doomsday Machine /Enterprise Diorama.

 Modelcrazy

  • TBD.
 OWOF
  • TOS Enterprise.

BashMonkey

  • 1/1000 Leif Ericson.
  • Bonus kit: 1/1000 USS Emmit.

iSteve

  • AMT Klingon Cruiser from Star Trek: The Motion Picture modified with JT Graphics resin parts for accurization.

mach71

  • Polar Lights 1/1000 Romulan BOP.
  • Time permitting - AMT Tholian Web Enterprise.

kearsarge

  • Starcraft Models 1/1400 resin kit of the Norway class starship (seen in Star Trek: First Contact).

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Posted by Beans on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 4:32 PM

mach71

Stardate: 94690.2

 

checkmateking02

Stardate: 94693.6

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 4:48 PM

I am in. Not sure what yet. Either an Enterprise or a Klingon Bird of Prey.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd He 162, Revell 1/32nd He162, HPH 1/18th BMW 003 for He162.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 8:03 PM

I love Star Trek like Mr. Scott loves. . .

. . .so I'll join in with Polar Lights 1/1000 (snap fit) U.S.S. Enterprise from the films.  From what I've read on the 'net, it's supposed to be pretty good.

 

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 7:29 AM

I'll go with the Polar Lights 1/1000 Enterprise from the original series (to match CMK02's entry!)

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 8:39 AM

I'm in,   with a doomsday machine /enterprise diorama.

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Trumpeter 1/144 MiG-31, F-86,  Academy 1/144 SAAB Viggen

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Posted by Beans on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 11:33 AM

This group build's gonna be cool.

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 08, 2016 7:17 AM

Ok, here's what I got so far.  Going to make a small diorama with lights inside the doomsady machine.    Helps when i work for the leading 3D printer company!

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Trumpeter 1/144 MiG-31, F-86,  Academy 1/144 SAAB Viggen

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 08, 2016 7:44 AM

Beans,

I am intrested in this GB and should be able to fit something in before next Sep. Put me down TBD at this time.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 08, 2016 8:05 AM

falconmod

Ok, here's what I got so far.  Going to make a small diorama with lights inside the doomsady machine.    Helps when i work for the leading 3D printer company!

John

 

Ohhhhhhhhh, now that's awesome! Looking forward to seeing how you do this. 

Maybe I should have decided on something more elaborate but I'll be lucky at the rate I move that I get this one little ship finished. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Beans on Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:13 AM

Happy 50th Anniversary everyone!

Here's some music to model by...

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Posted by Beans on Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:23 AM

Hey falconmod, did you pick up the doomsday machine from Federationmodels.com?

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Posted by Beans on Thursday, September 08, 2016 10:03 AM

and...here's where I begin tonight...

Straight forward instructions...

I gotta check some reference pictures. I don't seem to remeber K7 being marked in The Trouble with Tribbles.

Looks easy enough but I'm anticipating putty and lotsa sanding...

I don't remember a stand in the original release.

Here's samdiego's K7 build from 2010:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/6/t/131923.aspx

Blueprints at c-X1

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 08, 2016 10:28 AM

Beans

Hey falconmod, did you pick up the doomsday machine from Federationmodels.com?

 

Nope,  I got it off www.thingiverse.com  and printed it here at my work

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Trumpeter 1/144 MiG-31, F-86,  Academy 1/144 SAAB Viggen

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 08, 2016 11:27 AM

Cool Beans! And I think I remember a review that stated that K-7 didn't have any markings. So I guess it's up to you if you put them on or not. Personally I think I would but your call. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Beans on Thursday, September 08, 2016 12:09 PM

falconmod

 Nope,  I got it off www.thingiverse.com  and printed it here at my work

 

Nice. Looks good.

I still gotta wrap my head around that whole 3D printing thing one of these days.

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 08, 2016 12:15 PM

Beans

 

 
falconmod

 Nope,  I got it off www.thingiverse.com  and printed it here at my work

 

 

Nice. Looks good.

I still gotta wrap my head around that whole 3D printing thing one of these days.

 

I've already entered a couple things I've printed out in one of our contests last year. depending on the resolution of the printer you have it can be alot of work sanding out the layers in a object,   kinda like stacking poker chips in a tower then sanding all the edges smooth,    more work than work standard injection model model.

but leaves it open for alot of different and wierd stuff.

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Trumpeter 1/144 MiG-31, F-86,  Academy 1/144 SAAB Viggen

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Posted by Beans on Thursday, September 08, 2016 12:16 PM

Gotta share...

My wife gave me a sheet of Star Trek forever stamps she picked up from the post office yesterday.

Cool huh?

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 08, 2016 12:21 PM

I'm gonna have to hit the post office! Big Smile

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Trumpeter 1/144 MiG-31, F-86,  Academy 1/144 SAAB Viggen

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 08, 2016 3:54 PM

That's already very dramatic, falconmod--the starship facing off with the Doomsday Machine. Looking forward to this!

Beans: hope there's room in the space station for both tribbles and Quadrotriticale--in scale, of course!!

Didn't have any suitable kits in the stash, so ordered mine from Tower on Monday. Hopefully it'll ship soon. Also ordered USS Reliant; couldn't pass it up.

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by OWOF on Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:38 PM

I'm in for this. I have the amt tos enterprise that I picked up a few weeks ago, seems like a good project

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Posted by BashMonkey on Friday, September 09, 2016 10:42 AM
Where was this last year when I was building DY-500s left and right? I'll play. I'm planning to add a 1/1000 Leif Ericsson for my pre-Federation fleet, I also need to finish my 1/1000 Daedelus (decals) and 1/1000 NX-01 Enterprise Refit (paint and decals) For the GB my Official entry will be the Leif Ericsson

 ALL OF YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 09, 2016 11:23 AM

There was a 2014 Star Trek build in rememberance of Nimoy

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:13 PM

Anyone else started? I'll post photos when I've got something not covered in putty... Wink

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by OWOF on Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:05 PM

Yes, I've been working on mine. The AMT 18" Enterprise is a pretty simple build but there is plenty to do to get it right. Working on the saucer and still trying to decide whether to replace the b &c deck section or just leave it as is, out of the box. 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 12, 2016 7:30 AM

Cool OWOF, great to see someone working on the vintage AMT kit. 

The nacelle support struts are much stronger on the Polar Lights 1/1000th kit but I'm having issues getting them fared in so they don't show a depression where they fit the secondary hull. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by OWOF on Monday, September 12, 2016 10:04 AM

Yeah I did that kit not too long ago and probably spent two weeks puttying and sanding that spot. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 12, 2016 4:14 PM

Gamera

Cool OWOF, great to see someone working on the vintage AMT kit. 

The nacelle support struts are much stronger on the Polar Lights 1/1000th kit but I'm having issues getting them fared in so they don't show a depression where they fit the secondary hull. 

 

 
That doesn't sound good.  I was considering getting the "Space Seed" version of TOS Enterprise, that comes with "Botany Bay."  
 
It will be useful to see your fix.

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:28 AM

CMK02: It's a very good kit as is the Polar Lights Klingon Battlecruiser in 1/1000th. Just you'll use a bit of putty on them. Though it's more work I like how they did the nacelle struts. Instead of just having them stuck into the secondary hull like the AMT kit they're molded in an U-shaped section together with a slice of the secondary hull. I guess I should post a photo to make it clearer. It is more work to fair the whole thing in but it's way stronger and should get rid of the floppy droopy nacelles on the AMT kit and be much less likely to break off. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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