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1:350 Star Trek FIRST Pilot Enterprise build.

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1:350 Star Trek FIRST Pilot Enterprise build.
Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, January 31, 2022 7:56 AM

Hello!

Here is my 1:350 Star Trek Captain Pike Enterprise build.The model is based on how the 11' filming miniature appeared in the first Star Trek pilot, "The Cage"featuring Jeff Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike and a young  Vulcan Science officer named Spock!

I am a purisist when it comes to these builds so the model is as close to the original in this scale and features NO lighting. The 11' filming miniature wasn't lit at this time.

It also features the following...

The four large windows on the upper saucer were filled in and sanded smooth.

The rear shuttlebay's scribed detail was sanded smooth.

The detail on the rear engines was removed and sanded smooth, again, per the 11' filming miniature.

A number of windows on the secondary hull were filled in and sanded smooth. 

The paint was mixed from Tamiya paints, based on my Photo reference, and Applied via an air brush.

The power domes were air brushed in a swirl pattern from the inside. 

Surface detail was chisled off and sanded smooth.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, January 31, 2022 8:03 AM

Here is the model on display from a recent visit to my local Hobbyshop, AAA HOBBIES and Crafts in Magnolia, NJ.

The Neck/Dorsal is clear coated in a gloss...again, per the original Filming miniature.

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Monday, January 31, 2022 11:15 AM

That looks good, I was thinking of doing something like that but with the 18" models.

When did they change the bridge section and put the square pattern in the back of the nacells?  Was theat the second pilot or the teh beginning of the series before they went to the bubble in the engines?

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, January 31, 2022 11:49 AM

ikar01

That looks good, I was thinking of doing something like that but with the 18" models.

When did they change the bridge section and put the square pattern in the back of the nacells?  Was theat the second pilot or the teh beginning of the series before they went to the bubble in the engines?

 

 

The changes were made after the second pilot. However several changes were made to the model between pilots as well. The model was given lights for one thing...among several other additions.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 31, 2022 11:54 AM

Nice job!  Brings back great memories

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:04 AM

Again, many thanks!

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:18 AM

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:04 PM

Your kits are outstanding as always.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:22 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:22 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enopwWOHvw4

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, February 18, 2022 9:15 AM

Hey Captain,that looks really good.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, February 19, 2022 7:11 AM

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Posted by Mikeym_us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:03 PM

If you watch this video of the restoration of the USS Enterprise you will see that the sensor bands on the lower saucer are actually raised not recessed and that there were grid lines drawn in under the saucer as well.           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA8D5lK8guE

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by Mrchntmarine on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:56 PM

Whoa!  Thats way nice....  Love it and the paint job is beautiful.  

 

Love the video ^^^^^^^^^ .  Didnt even know that mueum existed.

 

Keep on building!

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Friday, February 25, 2022 1:45 PM

Mrchntmarine

Whoa!  Thats way nice....  Love it and the paint job is beautiful.  

 

Love the video ^^^^^^^^^ .  Didnt even know that mueum existed.

 

The Smithsonian has been around for ages but you would need several days to just see everything in all of it's different wings which are spread out all over DC Virginia and Maryland.

 

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:46 AM

Mikeym_us

If you watch this video of the restoration of the USS Enterprise you will see that the sensor bands on the lower saucer are actually raised not recessed and that there were grid lines drawn in under the saucer as well.           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA8D5lK8guE

 

 

That is the PRODUCTION version of the ship. NOT the original configuration as seen in the pilot.

The pilot did NOT have the grid lines...at all.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:49 AM

Mikeym_us

 

 
Mrchntmarine

Whoa!  Thats way nice....  Love it and the paint job is beautiful.  

 

Love the video ^^^^^^^^^ .  Didnt even know that mueum existed.

 

 

 

The Smithsonian has been around for ages but you would need several days to just see everything in all of it's different wings which are spread out all over DC Virginia and Maryland.

 

 

 

That's not the place he is talking about. Please READ the entire post before offering answers. He is referring to the STAR TREK ORIGINAL SERIES SET TOUR in Ticonderoga, That I mentioned. Feel free to google it to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks. 

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Saturday, February 26, 2022 9:53 AM

his arrows were pointing at my post above his.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, March 7, 2022 4:35 PM

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, March 7, 2022 11:37 PM

Great job, I've always been impressed with your builds.

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:24 AM

I truly do like your model. I like the simplicity and the smooth lines.  That said, I can appreciate the “modern” versions, but not as well.

You did a heck of a job making “the old new again”

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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