1701-A refit FINISHED !

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  1. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    i'm *NOT* building this.... but did get some paint progress pictures today and thought i would share

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    trying to decide on a cool custom base... gotta few ideas i'm discussing with the maker....

    NWJEDI
    dave
     
  2. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is that Anthony's work?

    Greg
     
  3. Beagle Bill

    Beagle Bill Well-Known Member

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    That's really a beautiful paintjob, Dave. What color did you use for the Aztec? It almost looks like a "champagne beige metallic", or is it just the lighting? :thumbsup Really incredible work.
     
  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ooo. Master of specular highlights. :thumbsup

    - k
     
  5. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    kevoris -- not sure but i'll ask
    JDH -- nope.
    phase -- lol thx


    NWJEDI
    dave
     
  6. Beagle Bill

    Beagle Bill Well-Known Member

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    Please do. And I was so stunned by the pictures I just now noticed where you said it wasn't you who was building it. Sorry. ;)
     
  7. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    no prob.

    here is the latest... enjoy, i know i will when i get it ..

    dave

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    thanks wackychimp for the image hosting.
     
  8. Rogue Studios

    Rogue Studios Well-Known Member

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    Nice paint work. Did you use pearlessent paint? looks really nice.
     
  9. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    yea the builder is using pearls...

    blue, copper, red, and gold (all guesses from the pictures he has sent)

    dave
     
  10. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    almost done ......
    can't wait to get my grubby little hands on it ...

    dave

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  11. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beauty. You are a lucky man.

    JDH
     
  12. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    Now that's gorgeous.
     
  13. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    thanks guys.. REL you and JDH have made me envious of your talents... i'm thinking after this baby is set up and displayed it might KICK me into trying to live up to you two's talents

    dave
     
  14. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awww man :$ I don't accept compliments well :$ I am constantly trying to better my work but when I see that model and especially REL's work I wanna cry.

    The work REL is doing is astounding.

    Greg
     
  15. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    you and me both brother .. building something from NOTHING is a talent in itself... now to be able to do it at such an astonishing level as REL, well thats something above talent ..


    dave
     
  16. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    i'll have more pics. up when she gets here ..

    dave

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  17. burningman

    burningman Well-Known Member

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    HOLY SMOKES........
    That is simply awesome.............
     
  18. Rogue Studios

    Rogue Studios Well-Known Member

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    Man that is a beaut. Masteful paintjob and build up.
     
  19. Beagle Bill

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    :eek Incredible. :thumbsup

    Bill
     
  20. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    That's just amazing. :eek
     
  21. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now that is truly one of the best refit builds I've seen. :D

    The paint work is full of subtlety, and the lights are just right.

    :thumbsup

    (too bad it's the "-A" version, I much prefer the original... but who's to quibble. :lol )

    - k
     
  22. JP05

    JP05 Well-Known Member

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    WOW. I though it looked amazing just painted. Now lit up..........a whole new ball game..

    That is insane. Congrats....
     
  23. Rogue Studios

    Rogue Studios Well-Known Member

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    What's the info on this kit how big is it? can you/we buy one?

    Lee
     
  24. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    the kit is a polar lights which are available on feeBay all the time

    dave
     
  25. Sci Fi Smoker

    Sci Fi Smoker New Member

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    That really is a nice buildup. :thumbsup I love it.
     
  26. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As nwjedidave said you can get them on ebay, but the best place I have found to order them is from the Starship Modeler store. I ordered another last Saturday and it was on my doorstep MONDAY. Plus they have a great price.

    JDH

    http://www.starshipmodeler.com/cfstore/ind...y&Product_ID=33



    **EDIT** Great build up nwjedidave they did a great job for you. Any chance of some pics of the bottom of the saucer?

    Greg

     
  27. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    JDH

    i have afew on my home comp. ( @ work ATM ) i'll get them uploaded later tonight...

    dave
     
  28. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    bottom of saucer

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    i have others if you're looking for something more specific

    dave
     
  29. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Holy crap :eek Did they light up the phaser banks? See my red arrow

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  30. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    lol yea...

    i was given some other options that i had "installed" those were:

    a sound board that activates when the photon torpedoes are activated, and Illuminated randomly firing phasers in the main hull. They are illuminated with a combination of LEDs and Fiber Optics

    dave
     
  31. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    oh and strobeing landing bay lights.... heres a better pic. of the phaser banks

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    dave
     
  32. venkman71

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    Jesus Tap-dancing-Christ. :eek

    That is, hands down, a work of art.

    The nicest I've ever seen. Well done. Inspiring.

    I am giddy with glee at the sight of it. :lol
     
  33. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    thanks for the kind words venkman. i can't wait to get my hands on this thing... take some really good shots of it

    dave
     
  34. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    * that is really nice.

    Greg
     
  35. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

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    Beautiful. The lit phasers is a great little addition. I see you opted for all the tiny LED's around the docking ports and gangaway, too. Very nice, those F/X guy's do incredible work. I spoke with them once about a year ago right as they started to tool up to doing these builds on commission. They had a few copies on e-bay but this is one is one of the best I've seen. Post more pics when you get her.
     
  36. Dean O

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    I'm flabbergasted. That is an amazing representation of the most beautiful spacecraft to ever grace the silver screen. If mine turns out even half as nice I'll be happy.
     
  37. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    That's the best build-up I've seen thus far of that kit.
     
  38. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    thanks everyone ..

    i'll snap some different angle pictures when it arrives and i have it set up...

    and I *CAN* tell you the maker was the FX Company www.thefxcompany.com and they take commissions all the time.. prices start at $1K for an NX enterprise and go up from there... John is the owner and is a great communicator, and as you can tell, does some fantastic work ..

    dave
     
  39. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    Holy turkey sandwiches that looks sweet. John is awesome, I can't wait to see his build up of my kit.
     
  40. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    you AND ME BOTH buddy....

    looks like i'll be selling off bodily fluids to add your ship to my growing collection .. LOL

    dave
     
  41. WhiteCommando

    WhiteCommando Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic.

     
  42. nwjedidave

    nwjedidave Sr Member

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    can anyone suggest a good digital camera that will take excellent still shots (of my build) and will also take good "action" shots? (soccer games)

    dave
     
  43. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is what my pics of the COMPLETED models were taken with on my site. The Canon EOS Rebel XT. Not too bad on the pcoket book and a * rugged camera for other stuff.

    http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controlle...9&modelid=11154

    Greg
     
  44. Tordoc

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    I have that camera. What were your settings?
     

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