AMT Star Trek VI Battle Cruiser quick build

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  1. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

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    I've had this kit since I worked on the movie. Finally dug it out and it was still sealed.

    I have some down time so I thought lets just do a quick and dirty general build. I started last night around 6 pm and put about 2 hours in on it and then spent 8 or so today getting as far as finished lighting and closing the model up. I even got the basic hull colors on.

    Video tells all. Enjoy.

    Steve

    MOVIE D 7 part one - YouTube

    Movie D-7 Part One Video
     
  2. Spheric Thor

    Spheric Thor Well-Known Member

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    Looks good and I like the nacelle and impulse lighting effect. I bet you enjoyed working on these windows.
     
  3. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    What you did in a day would take me a good week. And still wouldn't look as nice.
     
  4. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Very Cool.

    I cut out the impulse engines on the one I started long ago.
    Something I need to dig out and work on.
     
  5. SteveNeill

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    Thanks guys and yes it was easy compared to your big girls Chris!

    Steve
     
  6. Aztek Dummy

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    steve,
    Have you thought of auctioning it off?
     
  7. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

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    I don't know I could get more than 500 for it. i wonder if anyone would even pay that Lou. If I add a custom base maybe a bit more.

    Steve
     
  8. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    Hey, coincidence Steve, I have one coming that I bought on eBay! Great timing- this will come in handy SOON! Thanks!:thumbsup
     
  9. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

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    If it looks half as good as that Polar Lights TOS E you did it will be a knock out! ;)

    steve
     
  10. feek61

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  11. SteveNeill

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    Thanks Will I did have those. These are after the refit. the model was painted different and didn't have all the PE on it for the first movie. I'm doing somewhere in between just for fun.

    Steve
     
  12. division 6

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    Looking through all my reference images I have found pix of the smooth dome and detailed dome.

    Screen caps from TMP show the detailed dome.
    Any thoughts on the smooth dome?
    Perhaps they added more detail for the final film or both where used in the opening scene?
     
  13. Chrisisall

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    LOL, Steve, I *think* you're thinking of this awesome one Trekriffic just did:

    [​IMG]

    :):thumbsup
     
  14. fraley1701

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    I have several pictures of the studio model as well and there is not nearly as much detail on the bridge dome as is seen in the Motion Picture opening sequence. AMT must have based their version off of the model prior to the additional detailing. Even then, there are details AMT missed. Since Steve worked on this movie, he may have some insight. :confused
     
  15. SteveNeill

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    Nope guys I'm just making it simple. And yes they detailed the hell out of it for the next film(s).

    I hope to offer built models for good prices on custom bases I make. All the extra's drive the time and the price up. If a customer wants one more detailed or more accurate then the price is more.

    I have a K-7 that showed up today and I have plans to do that one too.

    As for the TOS E lets face it not many you are going to pay 2500 for a built on and that's what I'm going to charge. the model is 140. the Bussards are 150. Materials, several weeks of work and I have to remove those * grid lines. ;)

    So I'm looking into the Revell of Germany models. Both the D-7 and the E. I can make quick work of those and still offer a lower price build.

    These are just thoughts and ideas I kicking around to keep myself employed.

    Steve
     
  16. Chrisisall

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  17. PHArchivist

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    Very nice Steve!
     
  18. robn1

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    The models were built by Magicam, Apogee added extra detailing.

    I've seen pics of the RG kits. The E has heavy grid lines all over it, not just the saucer. The D7 isn't so bad, it looks like the one Greg Jein made for DS9.

    If you want an E for a simple build, maybe the 22in cut-away kit would work. No grid lines, but the two piece cut-away hull needs to be glued together. But I've seen some great builds with this kit, and the size is nice too.

    The Round 2 repop of the old AMT kit also has no grid lines. Lots of upgrade parts are available for both kits.
     
  19. SteveNeill

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    Thanks Rob but drilling out windows takes more time than getting rid of grid lines! ;)

    Steve
     
  20. SteveNeill

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    Tanks but don't you have some windows to scratch??? LOL just kidding! ;)

    steve
     
  21. Chrisisall

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    You're right- it kinda looks like they watched the TOS eps with the new FX & TOTALLY exaggerated the subtle panel lines suggested in it.
     
  22. Chrisisall

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    Point taken.
     
  23. Wes R

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    That would have taken me 6 months if not longer due to screw ups.
     
  24. division 6

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    Makes sense.
    Thanks.
     
  25. SteveNeill

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    I hate carving out windows! Any day give me some putty and sand paper and those grid lines are gone in 5 seconds!

    steve
     
  26. terryr

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    Me Too!

    When I bought mine I was very disappointed it wasn't very close to the ST6 ship.

    I found a few detail photos, pre internet, and altered it. There's a 9V behind the intake.

    [​IMG]

    All I have is this little photo from years ago. Black velvet was the backdrop. I wonder where the model is?

    Like you say, it's a nice little model.
     
  27. Chrisisall

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    Very nice!
     
  28. SteveNeill

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    Yep!
    Steve
     
  29. SteveNeill

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  30. robn1

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    Steve, that part you asked about in the vid is a burnishing tool. The original release of the kit had dry transfer markings, the E refit had 'em too.
     
  31. Chrisisall

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    Part # 34 is the...
    mmmm....
    thingie at the...
    Omega 13 port....

    Heh, I don't know. But FANTASTIC work Steve! (y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  32. Spheric Thor

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    Nice looking base.
     
  33. Onigiri

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    The 22" cutaway is horribly disproportionate and most people dont catch that.
    The front of the secondary hull is too short and I think they used that to line up the primary hull. The Primary dorsal then became too short and likewise the engine pylons. The 22" is a hot mess because once you fix ONE of the issues you HAVE to fix the other issues or it looks even worse.


     
  34. PHArchivist

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    I do! I've been busy (and lazy!) lately and haven't touched that project in a few weeks!

    I think I've asked before, but what is the Glamorous Glennis scale/kit?
     
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  35. SteveNeill

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    Pegasus. It's big and beautiful scale. No I forget the scale. nice kit. Sensor booms are a bit out of scale but over all a winner with retractable gear and full cockpit. But they did leave out the broom handle. ;)

    Steve
     
  36. Michael Bergeron

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    Steve, I LOVE your videos! I think I'm going to have to buy you a tripod though! :lol

    I have a couple new models coming my way, I'll be using your videos for tips. :thumbsup
     
  37. SteveNeill

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    Well thanks but i do have three tripods and a camera rig. I like to grab and shoot mostly the darn tripod has no motion control! LOL!

    Good to hear! Get busy.

    Steve
     
  38. PHArchivist

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    This build reminds me of when I did one YEARS ago. It was one of the first I did after getting back into modeling as an adult. I even went with lights and all, too! But no where near as good as yours!
     
  39. feek61

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    I think it is 1/18th scale if I remember correctly. I have one tuck away with about a thousand other future projects, lol.
     
  40. Smiling Demon

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    Astounding as usual Steve! Your videos are always very informative and show us great things!

    Kenny
     
  41. SteveNeill

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    Well thanks guys I finished it last night I'll get some pictures and video up later.

    Thanks!

    steve
     
  42. SteveNeill

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  43. Ruddigger

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    That Klingon ship came out super nice, I can't believe how quickly you finished it.
     
  44. trekriffic

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    Great job on your K't'inga Steve! The lighting turned out superb, especially the nacelles.
     
  45. Captain Han Solo

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    Steve I love all your Videos Sir! But watching them makes me sea sick!! LOL!!
     
  46. SteveNeill

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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. Funny how so many people have a problem with hand held in this day in age when a director of photography thinks a tripod it a coat rack! LOL!

    Steve
     
  47. Chrisisall

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    Steve, what's in a name? That which you call a quick build
    By any other name would look as awesome.
     
  48. Damocles

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    Wow that was fast indeed. Looks great Steve, awesome work!
     
  49. SteveNeill

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    Thanks you guys!
     
  50. Captain Finney

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    Steve, are you gonna be auctioning off that K'tinga, or was that a commission build? It's fantastic..As usual. I also enjoyed looking at your work on the K-7 model in the video!
     
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