Copernicus, part II

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Vidar 710, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Vidar 710

    Vidar 710 Active Member

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    I'm all ready in the priliminary planning stages for the next Copernicus type vessel in 1/350 scale. I built a 1/650 version of the Copernicus from the Star Trek: Phase II episode "Blood and Fire" as a "study model". Here is a slide show of the project from beginning to end...

    http://s676.photobucket.com/albums/v...view=slideshow

    I've decided that I want to sell the "study model" once I wrap up most of the 1/350 project, but just don't know where to start on pricing a model like this. It's won in every contest I entered it in, and it's not even lit!
    I heard James Cawley himself is interested in buying it, but I'm just not sure what to ask for. l'ld appreciate any input, particularly from folks who have work professionally in the industry and work regularly on commission.

    Thnx in advance for taking the time to give'er a look and tell me what you think!

    Tracy
     
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  2. Vidar 710

    Vidar 710 Active Member

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    I just got an email from one of the producers from Star Trek: Phase II asking how much I wanted for this model. I'm not sure what to ask for. Anyone out there give me some guidance?

    Thnx,

    Tracy
     
  3. blipper

    blipper Sr Member

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    I'm not generally a Trek fan but that is a great job you've done and an interesting build to follow, thanks.
    Even though I'm not big on Trek I've always been partial to the design of the Reliant and I guess now the Copernicus II which appears to the non-initiate like me as similar in configuration. Hope you get a good price for it if you follow through, looks like a lot of hours and care went into it.
     
  4. Rodewaryer

    Rodewaryer New Member

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    First rate workmanship and a really great result. Luck to you on it possibly being profitable. :)
     
  5. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    I'm pretty certain they can't afford to pay you what your time and effort are worth. Beyond that, no idea really, other than to price it at however much you think you can get.

    One question - what's the significance of the traffic light as the ship's logo? I know each ship in TOS had its own emblem, but is there a story behind that one?
     
  6. Vidar 710

    Vidar 710 Active Member

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    Cawley designed the emblem himself. I chatted with folks on the production team who kindly handed over their Copernicus CGI material for my referance library while I was working on it. There's really no back story. He saw a traffic light and thought it would be kewel. If you haven't seen the episode, it actually looks great on the Copernicus crew's uniforms.

    Tracy
     

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