I am wondering what are the major differences between the 2 ships. This is in regards to the Poloar Lights 350th ship, I would like to make a TWOK Battle Damaged version.
The difference is that Trumbull used a front light/back light two pass matting technique, and ILM used blue screen. The reflective paint scheme wasn't a problem for Trumbull's method, but caused blue spill for ILM. Instead of changing their matting technique, they dulled down the paint finish....The different camera process ILM used was why the paint job was dulled in the first place. They did one fewer camera pass on the model than Doug Trumbull's company did in Star Trek I and I think they also encountered lighting issues with the original paint job, too. Funny how Trumbull's company didn't seem to have all the issues that ILM did...I think half of ILM's problems with the ST:TMP model was the fact that it wasn't "their model." They were using a hand-me down from another company and it was, of course, not built "to their standards!" :rolleyes
They wrecked the original miniature of the Refit for THAT abomination?! :angry
I mean, show biz and all, but dayum. :darnkids
They could have used the AMT model kit for cryin out loud.
That kit was good enough to be filmed for effects shots in STAR TREK III. :unsure