Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - SHE'S DONE!!!!!

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Orbital Drydock

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Pic Heavy Update

yes resin, spincasting is using a cylindrical mold with fluid chambers that radiate from the center like spokes in a wheel. The part portion of the mold sits near the rim. The mold is mounted on a motor driven wheel & centrifugal force draws the fluid through the mold. It's more like injection molding, similar results, but no machine the size of a car.
 

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trooper

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Pic Heavy Update

many moons ago i used to work at a steal foundry, i know what spin casting is :)
i just never thought of doing it with resin :)
 

Bryancd

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Pic Heavy Update

My God, you have a bridge, that is outstanding!!!
 

Orbital Drydock

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Pic Heavy Update

many moons ago i used to work at a steal foundry, i know what spin casting is :)
i just never thought of doing it with resin :)
Right on, yep resin indeed! I think it can be done with any fast hardening liquid.
 

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Orbital Drydock

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Pic Heavy Update

Back with more fun! It's finally on to painting.
Decided to paint all of the markings, instead of decals or vinyl. have a pretty decent vinyl cutter & use it for making the masks. So I've started the detail markings on the nacelles & put the first 2 coats of finish primer on the body & saucer.


Window masking











Again I'd like to thank steve neill, the concentric rings are his second contribution to this build. THANKS STEVE!










ALL PAINT, NO DECALS!






 

KUROK

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Painting Updates

Wow! I am amazed.
When I saw how rough this kit was when it came out, I never thought anyone would be patient enough to build one. You have not only done that but way more. Ron will be proud to see this when it's done!!!
 

trooper

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Painting Updates

absolutely amazing :) very nice work!!
 

trekman1017

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Painting Updates

I love it, especially the painted on pinstriping
 

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feek61

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Painting Updates

Absolutely amazing under the best of conditions. Considering what you had to work with starting off I would have to say this is a frickin' miracle!!!!

Looks fantastic!!!!
 

Orbital Drydock

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Painting Updates

Hi all, sorry it's been so long since an update, or reply. Work has this way of taking over my life. Believe me I'm not happy about it either.

Here we are, this is truly the beginning of the end!

Rigging support cables have been installed. Been wrapped up & torn open like it was friggin" christmas! Removed the window masking. Ready to attach the nacelles, touch it up, & weather. She'll be somewhere between the TOS & restoration jobs. I wan't her to be a little dirty, but not nearly as much as the restoration weathering.
Enjoy the pics, it's been a great journey.
Happy Modeling
































 

Wes R

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Beginning of the End!

Looks wicked. I bet you never want to mask another model to paint ever though.
 

psion

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Gorgeous! Even in pictures, there's something about the moment the Big E is lit that takes your breath away.
 

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Orbital Drydock

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Beginning of the End!

Thanks folks!

That's darned pretty. Nice work!
Thanks, she is beautiful

Looks wicked. I bet you never want to mask another model to paint ever though.
Thanks wes, this masking job was pretty intense. I cheat a little though, have a vinyl cutter & use auto paint mask, so it's a little easier.

Gorgeous! Even in pictures, there's something about the moment the Big E is lit that takes your breath away.
Thanks psion, that's exactly how I feel! Firing up the lights last night was pretty epic for me.
 

trooper

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Beginning of the End!

wow! very nice. i cant wait until i get mine done :D
 

gjjackson

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Beginning of the End!

That looks SO pristine I would leave it as is and consider it being before any maiden voyage.

A couple color questions: Was the original deflector housing actually painted with that ring. I haven't decided how I'll do mine. Also, I seem to have read that the part was oiginally painted gold instead of brass. I wonder which is the case.
 

Orbital Drydock

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Re: Another 1/2 studio scale 1701 TOS - Beginning of the End!

That looks SO pristine I would leave it as is and consider it being before any maiden voyage.

A couple color questions: Was the original deflector housing actually painted with that ring. I haven't decided how I'll do mine. Also, I seem to have read that the part was oiginally painted gold instead of brass. I wonder which is the case.
Thanks for sure, client want's dirt, he gets dirt.
The inside of the housing is painted copper. Here are a few references I've been using.
http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/kg_star-trek_tos_1701_studio_model-040.jpg

http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicles/STEnterprise/ent01.jpg
 

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