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Smallest model I've ever built...
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:07 PM

This came as a freebee with another Star Trek kit I bought at Modelpalooza this past weekend. The finished model measures 4" x 2.25". Cute little thing.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:11 PM

Like it!!!

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:40 PM

That looks only a tiny bit larger than the gaming pieces that came out in the '70s. (Exactly the same sort of stand!)

Beautifully done. Is that one of the 1/2500 ones?

Greg

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:32 PM

Greg, I tossed everything so I don't know the scale. I suggested on another thread that the scale is 1/500,000, the same a VFR sectional chart. Just a W.A.G. on my part.

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Posted by PhoenixG on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:29 PM

Looks great! 

Wouldn't mind picking that up if they had it as a standalone.

On The Bench:

Airfix 1/72 King Tiger

FF Trandoshan miniatures

ARII 1/100 VF-1J

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Posted by Jammer on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:04 AM

gregbale
Is that one of the 1/2500 ones?

Looks like it's the AMT 1/2500 Ships of the Line USS Reliant.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/amt-091403-uss-reliant-ncc-1864--1154462

Doug

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:38 PM

So are you going to hollow her out to put LEDs and fiber optics in there for the lighting? Stick out tongue

 

All joking aside that's a nice representation of the Miranda Class, I'd just put her on the stand and a shelf! 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Saturday, October 30, 2021 1:52 AM

I built a 1/160th/N scale FV433 Abbot   my dads' ride, sits on my thumbnail...

6 parts, still took a month! Wink

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 30, 2021 1:58 AM

Here's my smallest - 1/200 DC-3

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:59 AM

Now! That is a neat little thingy!

   I recently bought some kind of plane for $7.00 bucks at my LHS. It too, is kinda cute as well.

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:35 AM

Tanker-Builder

Now! That is a neat little thingy!

   I recently bought some kind of plane for $7.00 bucks at my LHS. It too, is kinda cute as well.

 

Well, let's see this little airplane...

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:48 AM

That is cool. Like already mentioned it would be fun to get one. I wish more of these small scale models were available to build.

Anyway, nice work on it.

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, October 30, 2021 4:48 PM

The smallest surviving models I have are these 1.75" high mechs from "Macross":

I built them with the intention of casting copies for our Batteldroids gaming sessions (yes George Lucas, BATTLEDROIDS not Mechwarrior, so suck it you money grubbing phony Jedi).  But time passed, we went to college and on to jobs, and so the masters ended up being built.  I was proud of them back in the day, but I noticed now there are gaming minis that are pretty much the same size, but with much more detail and decals.

Here are some that never got finished:

Had we actually cast copies, I had VF-1J and VF-1S heads ready for alternate versions:

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Posted by PhoenixG on Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:45 PM

Real G
Had we actually cast copies, I had VF-1J and VF-1S heads ready for alternate versions:

Am I reading this right, you scratch built those guys!?Wow

On The Bench:

Airfix 1/72 King Tiger

FF Trandoshan miniatures

ARII 1/100 VF-1J

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:58 PM

PhoenixG

 

 
Real G
Had we actually cast copies, I had VF-1J and VF-1S heads ready for alternate versions:

 

Am I reading this right, you scratch built those guys!?Wow

 

Yes, over 30 years ago, when my eyes were sharper and my fingers more dextrous.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:54 PM

I have the same kit of the Reliant.  I picked it up at Modelpalooza too.  The packaging is intact but I can't find anything about its scale.  Somehow I don't see myself building this.  I have built a small scale Klingon bird of prey.  I should have entered it in the contest.  

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Posted by Back to the bench on Sunday, October 31, 2021 7:55 PM

fotofrank

This came as a freebee with another Star Trek kit I bought at Modelpalooza this past weekend. The finished model measures 4" x 2.25". Cute little thing.

 

Neat! Small in size but big on smiles.

Gil
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:36 PM

Game Science did a series of Star Trek wargaming kits way back when. I remember buying a handful of them. Then I used one of the gaming miniatures to convert an AMT kit (only big Enterprise back in the day) into one of the single engine destroyers see in this link.

https://ncc1717.com/2012/09/28/federation-destroyers-and-tug/

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Posted by Bobstamp on Sunday, October 31, 2021 9:18 PM

This model doesn’t quite qualify as an “entry” in this discussion because it’s not yet complete and may never be!

I’m attempting to make a minuscule UH-34 helicopter like the one that evacuated me to the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose after I was wounded in Vietnam. The old Revell model of S.S. Hope that I'm building as Repose came with a tiny helicopter that was more a Disney version of a generic helicopter than the real deal. It was also hopelessly out of scale, about 2/3 of what it should have been. I’ve mostly completed the helicopter's fuselage and have started on the main rotor. Here’s what it looks like now (that's a Canadian dime, about the same size as an American dime — 1.8 cm/0.7" in diameter.

I have serious doubts that I can add a tail rotor, landing gear, and wheels, not to mention details like windows, grill over the engine, and decals. But I’m going to try! Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Bob

On the bench: 1/500 Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor). 

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, October 31, 2021 9:43 PM

Do you have the capability to make your own decals?  In the old days windows, grills, vents and things like that would be provided in the old solid wood kits.I can't fdo it but maybe you can or know somebody, or somebody here who might be willing to do it for you.  You will have to provide sizes and dimension for the curved areas.

Or, maybe get a black or silver decal sheet and cut your own.  You may have to come uf with a way to slice the engine grill if its just a series of metal strips.

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Posted by Bobstamp on Monday, November 1, 2021 1:49 PM

ikar01

Do you have the capability to make your own decals?  In the old days windows, grills, vents and things like that would be provided in the old solid wood kits.I can't fdo it but maybe you can or know somebody, or somebody here who might be willing to do it for you.  You will have to provide sizes and dimension for the curved areas.

Or, maybe get a black or silver decal sheet and cut your own.  You may have to come uf with a way to slice the engine grill if its just a series of metal strips.

 
Thank you for your response, ikar01.
 
I do make my own decals, and they should be easy compared to the landing gear and tail rotor.
 
I think that this little chopper is way too small to ask anyone besides myself to make custom parts for it. Besides, I like the challenge!
 
I think that the grill can be represented by some dark grey or even black paint. Same with the windows. The best I can hope for, with my rather limited skills, is that it will do a better job of representing a real helicopter than the silly thing that was included in the kit.
 
I'm happy to hear other suggestions from you or other FineScale members.
 
Bob    
 
 
 
 
 

On the bench: 1/500 Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor). 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 1, 2021 9:05 PM

Wow cool stuff guys!! 

Rob: I don't remember the Game Science stuff but I did play the old FASA Trek wargame (I'd heard of Star Fleet Battles but wasn't into it) and the pewter ships in there. I kick myself- wish I'd bought some back then. I do it today but they're selling for insane prices on Ebay now. I do see some 3D printed ships out there, hopefully if I wait I'll still be able to get that fleet I always wanted. 

Bob: Nice work carving. Best of luck getting her all painted up! 

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:17 AM

For my next small build I'm looking for the Bandai mini Razor Crest.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by PhoenixG on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:38 PM

fotofrank
For my next small build I'm looking for the Bandai mini Razor Crest.

I noticed USA Gundam is doing  a pre-order for that when I was picking up a 1/72 scale Y-Wing from them.

USA Gundam Mini Razor Crest Pre-Order

On The Bench:

Airfix 1/72 King Tiger

FF Trandoshan miniatures

ARII 1/100 VF-1J

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:23 AM

I had a few of the Star Trek ships, and they might be laying around here someplace, or not, but I still have the Klingon Bird of Prey in a plastic box.

Ihever plated that game but got into Battletech and Mechwarrior.  I have a bunch of figures for that one all painted up and decaled, for the most part.

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