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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 03, 2017 6:31 PM

Yeah that's pretty cool.

And yes Star Trek Online is a game and a pretty good one. I've been playing for about three years off and on.

And I'd seen the version you posted CMK02.

I think I saw somewhere that the Stardates used on the original series were just made up numbers they just grabbed out of thin air. So in some cases they didn't really match up from episode to episode. I have no idea about TNG and later series.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 03, 2017 10:55 PM

I think you're right, Gamera, cuz I heard/read the same thing about the Stardates in the original series.

And then, in the eighties, along came shows like "Hill Street Blues," "St. Elsewhere" and others that had a "story arc" over several episodes or a whole season; and then it became important to broadcast the shows in sequence.  Self-contained episodes were no longer the norm.

By the time "ST:TNG" came along, they were keeping the Stardates pretty consistant.

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Posted by falconmod on Monday, February 06, 2017 8:51 AM

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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

 

Started to do a little work on the lighting for the mini enterprise. The LED"s will just fit in the nacelle's for the warp domes.  Going to use a surface mount led in some green Plastruc rod for the main saucer lights.

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

Italeri 1/48 Tornado IDS,  Academy 1/144 SAAB Viggen

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, February 06, 2017 11:08 AM

Wow! lighting the Enterprise! 

I'm working on the same small 1701 with my F-104 kit and I can say I'm 

impressed! 

 

How will you run the wires?

 

And I love your printed DDM!

 

 

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Posted by falconmod on Monday, February 06, 2017 12:14 PM

I'm going to make new engine supports from aluninum tubing flattened to a oval then run the wires throught them out to the support that will suspend it in front of the DDM.

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

Italeri 1/48 Tornado IDS,  Academy 1/144 SAAB Viggen

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, February 06, 2017 9:09 PM

Sound interesting. It should make a nice display.

 

Not much new, priming/filling/sanding on the F-104

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:19 AM

Falcon: Whoa, that's awesome! Love your planet killer and that Enterprise will look fantastic lighted. And gee, I was thinking the 1/1000th kit was too small to wire up! 

Mach71: She's lookin' good so far. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:34 PM

Impressive projects, falcon and mach.  It'll be "fascinating" to watch the progress.

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:54 PM

Not much to report. 

 

I've got a few coats of paint on the F-104, White wings and aluminum fuselage.

 

I put a coat of camo grey on the Enterprise. I'll hit it with gloss coat tomorrow and then decal it.

 

It's winter here and painting is becoming very hard.

 

I've also picked up a really nice Hasegawa 1/48 scale F-104 that puts the old 

Lindberg kit to shame! I think I'll build both!

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:38 PM

Here is where I'm at.

 

 

 

I'll start detailing the Enterprise tomorrow and final contruction

on the F-104. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:56 PM
Looking very good!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:35 AM

Great smooth finish on the F-104. NM is such a pain but your's looks flawless. Yes

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:22 AM

Thanks, but looks are deciving, The camera hides a lot!

I'm only going so far with this kit, it has so many flaws.

 

It's just Tamiya gloss aluminum out of a rattle can. 

I'll go with MM metalizer on the Hasegawa kit when i build that one.

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:14 PM

Just a quick update.

Detail painting on the Enterprise. I expected to be farther with this but this morning I noticed one of the pylons was broken off! I had to fix it.

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:42 PM

Very attractive little starship, mach. Can you please post what color of paints you've used?

I picked up the Deep Space 9 set, which I hope to get working on later in the year after some other GB comittments. There's a lot of variety in 1/2500 now.

I've seen publicity for a set of all seven of the various Enterprise's, said to be released in March or April, in 1/2500. Only drawback may be the markings--which will be stick-on's rather than waterslide decals.

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, February 17, 2017 7:42 AM

For the Enterprise I went with MM cammo grey. Its lighter than the "real" color of the big E, but with scale considered I think it looks good. 

 

The F-104 has no pilot figure, so I made one.

I found a 1/48 scale pilot in my stash and decided to have some fun.

A bit of resin later:

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 17, 2017 11:26 AM

Mach71: Sorry to hear about the nacelle strut but looks like you've got it repaired without any issues. Paint looks really good, going with a lighter shade does make sense not only being smaller but also being the atmosphere the sunlight would probably make her look brighter than the darkness of space. 

CMK02: Sounds cool, I'm seen some really nice models from these kits. And gee friggin' whiz- all the same scale! Way better than AMT's old box-scale kits there. 

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, February 17, 2017 1:24 PM

I've cleaned up Capt Christopher and painted him with Tamiya clear paints.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 17, 2017 1:37 PM

Lol, Mach71- I love it!!! 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 17, 2017 3:02 PM

Great idea, mach; captured at the moment of transport!

And:  would that be ModelMaster Camouflage Gray?  The stuff is out of production now, except in spray cans.  

Humbrol lists a camouflage grey, but the chip on the computer monitor looks darker than MM's--which appears like a "dirty" white.

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, February 17, 2017 3:58 PM

Thanks!

 

Yes Model master. 

I have a few rattle cans. It's too cold to airbrush in my garage so I'm making due with

rattle cans. It's definitely darker than dirty white. I would have liked it lighter still.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:55 PM
Thanks, mach. Camo Gray is a good Starfleet color. Since I don't use spray cans, I'm looking for a likely substitute.

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:58 AM

You could get a can and decant it. But any grey/white should work.

Maybe 2/3 flat white mixed with 1/3 light grey.

 

Capt. Christopher is all lit up!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:09 AM

mach71

You could get a can and decant it. But any grey/white should work.

Maybe 2/3 flat white mixed with 1/3 light grey.

 

Capt. Christopher is all lit up!

 

 

 

ENERGIZE!!!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:00 PM
Very, very sharp-looking! And innovative. Good work!

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