I want to try it

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by kdawg1, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    Hey All,


    I've always wanted to try and build a studio scale ship, where do you folks get prints and what do you use for your structures. I'm not sure what ship I want but I really want to try.


    Thanks any and all help will be great
     
  2. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    For some reason I was thinking Brokeback Mountain when I saw this thread title.
     
  3. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    http://www.starshipmodeler.com

    I've done models a good part of my life, but stopped about 15 years ago for many reasons. I want to start again and have been reading and reading that site and just awed by some of the skills, information, etc. there.

    I have a fantasy about doing up the Polar Lights Enterprise Refit, lights and all, but I have to say I'm pretty intimidated and even more see seeing how well others have done it.
     
  4. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is a * intimidating model at first I can attest to that, but once you actualy just START it, things fall into place. Having said that, I would not choose that model to jump back on the horse Mike ;) Ease back in if you can hehe

    Greg
     
  5. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    Do you mean building one from scratch or a large scale kit?
     
  6. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    One from Scratch, how and or where do you guys get prints and all that happy stuff.
     
  7. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    To build from scratch, it's all about RESEARCH. And it's a LOT of work. I try to discourage people from taking the plunge before they truly know what they are getting themselves into (and if you are investing in a B9 then you are probably going to be OK as that sort of project is not too dissimilar to doing a studio-scale ship in terms of investment).

    I recommend reading my article on what it has taken me to recreate the Galactica, one of the most challenging subjects out there. 5 figures in out-of-pocket costs, nearly 5000 hours over 7 years so far and still not done yet. But making progress. (Registration required to view the article, but registration is free.)

    http://www.starshipbuilder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1205

    You have to be really lucky to get blueprints for a studio-scale project. Not many out there. If someone invests all the work needed to make accurate plans, it's hard to get back even a fraction of that by making plans available at a price people can actually afford.
     

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