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1/350 Second Pilot Starship Enterprise

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1/350 Second Pilot Starship Enterprise
Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, April 08, 2019 6:05 AM

I loved the pilot versions of the Enterprise. Originally, I was going to create Pike's version but decided upon the Where no man has gone before version.

 

Why?

The second pilot version of the Enterprise has almost as much screen time as the production version!

 

The model is being built lit, ETC based on how it appeared in the original SPFX...NOT that "remastered" nonsense. Using behind the scenes HD pictures as well as clips from The Roddenberry Vault I started my build.

 

I cut out the "windshield" of the bridge and inserted a heat formed cut to size piece of frosted plastic. (I believe the miniatures was an  clear acrylic sphere painted and the window masked off). I also filled in/added/removed windows per the second pilot. I still need to add four windows seen at the top of the neck right below the lower saucer.

 

As anyone who knows my work, I hate overly lit models so I took the time to create the subtle SCALE effect seen on the actual miniature.

I also made sure the bow and two lower saucer marking lights blinked in unison ,again, per the 11' model.I am still tweaking the lighting as I continue to kick the tires to remove seam lines and such...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up, more lighting adjustments and decals.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 08, 2019 11:32 AM

Oh wow, she looks good! Nice work!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 08, 2019 4:27 PM

I'm so pumped for this! Glad you are ignoring the remastered crap.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 8:00 AM

Hmmm;

 Nice work . T.B.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 5:17 PM

It's starting to look like it's supposed to now...

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 10:12 PM

Yeah, that's some really nice work!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:31 PM

Bow DownWow! Can you post a pic of the real ship showing that neck color? Are you going to do a first pilot too?

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:54 PM

A clip from a new SPFX video I am working on...

 

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:19 PM

It's been some time since I saw this particular version but weren't the circles on the end of the nacelles holes, or at least painted black to look like holes?

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:21 AM

Yes and Yes...And the are now.Big Smile

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:04 PM

Another recreation...

 

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:01 PM

Unbelievable!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, April 12, 2019 7:49 AM

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:21 AM

Looking forward to the videos.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:14 AM

So...

I won't bore you guys with a how to video and bloviate and pontificate to hear myself talk...HOWEVER, I can share a video of my build "Doing it's thing" and let the model speak for itself!
A brief clip showing what can be done with a Model with scale lighting.

Disclaimer...As usual the tabletop/shaky cell phone video with lots of background clutter lot may want to skip the video!

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:39 AM

You love torturing don't you?   Bow Down

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:30 PM

Another recreation of a classic SPFX sequence...

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:15 AM

The classic orbit shot...recreated in 1/350 scale!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:13 AM

Lovely, just lovely!!! 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:05 AM

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:27 PM

Awesome. How about some other angles?

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, May 10, 2019 5:30 PM

So I made this rough cut of a recreation of the opening shot from “ THE CAGE”. 
The model is the 1/350 Polar Lights(Round 2) Enterprise in the second Pilot configuration. 
I wanted to see if I could replicate the famous shot with my homemade poormans dolly and Camera set up. 
I thought this might be if some interest.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:04 AM

With a bit of Hollywood magic

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:05 AM

With a bit of Hollywood Magic!!

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, May 17, 2019 5:35 PM

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