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1/350 ENTERPRISE BUILD...REVISITED

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    December 2013
1/350 ENTERPRISE BUILD...REVISITED
Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, October 30, 2020 4:23 PM

Here is my personal 1/350 Enterprise build. I had to dismantle and remove some electronics to complete another build for a friend. However, Now it's back to it's former glory and then some! Paint. The model was originally airbrushed a custom mix of colors(If you are boring like me and want the model to reflect the actual filming miniature, you have to mix the paint...it can't be obtained from a rattle can), The Original paints were Tamiya and model Master. The repairs were addressed with Tamiya and Vallejo Paints, Again, Airbrushed. Grid Lines(UGH!!!). This is an original release so I had to fill in and sand smooth those horrid, way out of scale, ugly grid lines! I did it to the point where you can just make out the faint existence of the lines upon close viewing...as it should be for a model of this scale. Lighting... Originally I used the Polar Lights lighting kit. However I found it not to my liking so I basically tore it down and built my own lighting rig. Special attention was given to the engine lights. I wanted them to replicate the original Miniature's effect as close as possible. As it was seen during the series. The fan blades can spin as fast or as slow as I like. They are wired to a potentiometer and my front defector dish housing is removable to access the control.. The internal lighting was toned down a bit...if the crew needs to walk around the ship with welders goggles, your lighting is way too bright! Weathering... Accomplished with Air brush, paint brush, pastels, pencils, paper towel, tissue, my finger and my Shirt! To put my money where my mouth is, I included footage of the real 11' Miniature with my model on my kitchen table. I also included a SPFX clip of the model in space. I find videos are better to view the lighting and engine effects...they are what you see.

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Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:38 AM

You should be proud.  It's beautiful.  Way beyond my skill level.

That being said, how many posts are you going to make about this same build? 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:40 PM

Well I for one never tire of seeing it. If a new thread of the same subject comes up don't view it. Think is one of the best ive seen and his effects shots rival the originals.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:49 AM

Mark Lookabaugh

You should be proud.  It's beautiful.  Way beyond my skill level.

That being said, how many posts are you going to make about this same build? 

 

 

Thanks for the kind words!(I think?!?).

I actually get a ton of messages on this build...which is why I posted this clip...A table top video, complete with background clutter, seems to be the norm...However I could not

Help myself and added the brief SPFX clip at the end.

Thanks!

 

  • Member since
    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:50 AM

midnightprowler

Well I for one never tire of seeing it. If a new thread of the same subject comes up don't view it. Think is one of the best ive seen and his effects shots rival the originals.

 

Sincere thanks!

It's refreshing to see other fans who enjoy the work!

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    April 2015
Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:18 AM

I'm sorry. 

I was in a bad mood about something completely unrelated and posted that without thinking.  You didn't deserve that.

Mark

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    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, November 1, 2020 12:46 PM

Mark Lookabaugh

I'm sorry. 

I was in a bad mood about something completely unrelated and posted that without thinking.  You didn't deserve that.

Mark

 

 

No worries brother!! All good! Model on!!!

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