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

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trooper

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

thanks for the reply on this,
the problem im running into is on the back, no matter what i try to do i can't get it reasonably level, it looks great on camera but i dont care for how it looks standing 3 feet away, maybe im being no anal?............NAAAAAAAAA :LOL

what is the difference in the dental vrs nail acrylic?
 

Orbital Drydock

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

The back will never be level, unless you fill it again & sand. Way too much work for diffused Windows. Also the section your working on must be as level as possible. You can even out your light dispersion using drafting vellum behind the windows. It will diffuse the light & help eliminate the "halo".
It's hard not to be anal when going for detail. The question is how long do you want to spend on it & at what point do you start getting a diminishing return from too much messin'.

Dental acrylics are more pure & less likely to yellow in UV light.
 

trooper

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

thanks bret, thats a big help (y)thumbsup i was told they were the same acrylic so it seems that info was wrong.
 

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Orbital Drydock

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

They are the same thing when it comes to the materials & chemicals, so the info wasn't wrong. Anything being used for medical, or industrial will have higher quality control standards.
 

trooper

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

got it, i certainly dont want my windows yellowing in time though, do you have a good source for the dental version?
pmed you for an off topic question....
 

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trooper

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

5lbs :lol:lol your never going to use that much in your lifetime :lol
 

gjjackson

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

5lbs :lol:lol your never going to use that much in your lifetime :lol
I couldn't tell how much it really was. The picture made it look smaller. The one bottle looked similar to other droppers that are much smaller. I had no idea how dense and heavy the substance was. The 5lb'er container is about the size of a 2 gal. ice cream bucket although it looked like the same as what the container that Steve had. I'll see what other uses I can make of it, maybe open up a nail shop.
 

trooper

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

I couldn't tell how much it really was. The picture made it look smaller. The one bottle looked similar to other droppers that are much smaller. I had no idea how dense and heavy the substance was. The 5lb'er container is about the size of a 2 gal. ice cream bucket although it looked like the same as what the container that Steve had. I'll see what other uses I can make of it, maybe open up a nail shop.

:lol thats funny :)


you could always sell me some of yours :)
 

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Orbital Drydock

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

Back with more FUN!
Got that failed nav light back in. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
After being on hold for about a week, the last parts arrived yesterday & today!
In the interest of time I'll be using off the shelf electronics for the audio & controls. It'd be nice to design a custom system for the build, but I don't have the time right now.
Audio package consists of a 15w PC speaker set, & a Sparkfun 18ch mp3 trigger. I gotta say the mp3 trigger is pretty sweet. 18 tracks & can be triggered with buttons, relays, etc, or as open collector triggers.

Then we have the brain. It's a 12 relay board with IR remote kit. I picked this up through Carl"s electronics Electronic Kits. The kit is CK1615 & about $70 with shipping, well worth it for me.

All of the domes & the new deflector are plastruct domes. purchased through their website. Only thing is they have a $20 min order. Not to bad though, I use enough of their products already, so it's pretty easy to fill out that $20.

Still have to drill a a few holes, 1 in each nacelle for the suspension cable, & 1 for the IR receiver.
Believe me at this point I'm a little apprehensive about going at this thing with a drill again.

Enjoy & I'll be back soon.














 

Chrisisall

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

This is... so great.... there may be tears. :behave
 

gjjackson

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

What kind of effects are you planning with all the elctroniccs.
 

Endoskeleton

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

I'm not done reading thru the thread yet... but had to comment on your fine craftsmanship from what I've seen so far. She's a beauty Brett.
 

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