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Finished! 66" T.O.S. Enterprise

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  • From: Southern California
Finished! 66" T.O.S. Enterprise
Posted by ModelNerd on Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:07 PM

We finally wrapped up this baby at work (www.customreplicas.com) this past week. This is our 66" long T.O.S. (the original series) Enterprise. Now who wouldn't want one of these in their living room?!? Enjoy the pics, sci-fi fans!

- Mark

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  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:40 PM

Wow! Beam me up! Outstanding looking build!

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:58 PM

Looks even better than the one they used in the filming.  Live long and prosper.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Saturday, January 28, 2012 5:10 PM

You did a great job.  The lights are what make it really pop.

Despite really enjoying TNG I just cant bring myself to get a star trek kit for the same reason I passed on the star destroyer, and other similar kits.  the colors are to boring its like... prime, panel line, finished.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 28, 2012 5:18 PM

Wow Mark she looks stupendous!!! Love, love, love her Heart

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

 

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Posted by JesniF-16 on Saturday, January 28, 2012 5:28 PM

WOW!

Heavy metal welder by day, light plastic welder by night

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:14 AM

Amazing work Mark. What scale does a 66" Enterprise work out to be?

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Posted by bsyamato on Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:14 AM

Lights on!! magnific finish YesYes

 

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Posted by ModelNerd on Sunday, January 29, 2012 2:52 PM

Rob Gronovius

Amazing work Mark. What scale does a 66" Enterprise work out to be?

Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

Rob, I did a rough calculation, based on the specs of a Constitution class ship (289 meters long), and came up with a scale of approximately 1:172.

Another bit of trivia is that our model is one half size of the original filming miniature.

 

- Mark

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Posted by TD4438 on Monday, January 30, 2012 5:20 AM

That thing is awesome.Gotta get some pics with the room lights off!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, January 30, 2012 6:49 AM

Thanks for the answer. Now do the weapons work (not really fire); do the phaser banks and photo torpedoes have any type of light effect to simulate firing?

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Posted by DrShrinker on Monday, January 30, 2012 7:45 AM

Gadzooks!!! that is fantastic!

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Posted by ModelNerd on Monday, January 30, 2012 11:45 AM

Rob Gronovius

Thanks for the answer. Now do the weapons work (not really fire); do the phaser banks and photo torpedoes have any type of light effect to simulate firing?

No, no "working" weaponry. (I guess one could say it's on a diplomatic mission of peace!)

- Mark

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, January 30, 2012 12:08 PM

Mark, I assume you work for a commercial shop building custom models.  May I ask what you would charge for something like that?  It's great!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by ModelNerd on Monday, January 30, 2012 3:27 PM

Cadet Chuck

Mark, I assume you work for a commercial shop building custom models.  May I ask what you would charge for something like that?  It's great!

Thanks Chuck. Yes, the shop I work for builds high-end re-creations of studio scale Hollywood models. We also design and produce our own multi media model kits, and we also offer resin casting and other production services.

A build like the TOS Enterprise typically runs in the $60k range.

- Mark

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Posted by padakr on Monday, January 30, 2012 3:55 PM

ModelNerd

 

A build like the TOS Enterprise typically runs in the $60k range.

Indifferent

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:39 PM

I'm not surprised, considering the design creation time, production equipment, materials, man-hours, shop overhead, and just plain old fashioned skills that it takes to produce something like that.  Thanks for the info, Mark.  Very nice. 

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by modeler#1 on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4:54 PM

Wow I bet it looks awsome in the dark!

 

On the Bench: Nothing atm

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Posted by Geof on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:54 PM

One word... Sweet!Bow Down

Photobucket

On the Bench: Tamiya's 1/48 A-10a Thunderbolt 

In the Hangar:  Hmmm???

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:37 AM

Mark, does that $60k include or require any sort of licensing fees or permissions to make it? It is an awesome model.

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Posted by ModelNerd on Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:49 PM

Rob Gronovius

Mark, does that $60k include or require any sort of licensing fees or permissions to make it? It is an awesome model.

I don't know, Rob. I'm not high up enough on the food chain to know. I'm but a lowly builder!

- Mark

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