My 1/350 Enterprise...on tour!

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  1. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Hey Guys!



    Since I can't make it to Wonderfest, I wanted to show my 1/350 build off a little... I brought it to AAA Hobbies(Steven's international) to show the guys there in person what she looks like. She was a big hit with the staff and clientele. Again, Using reference material collected over the years of the 11' Miniature, I tried to get as close to the "real 1701" as seen in 1966. I weathered it, again per reference material, Used Orbital Drydocks Masks for the ships registration. I completely removed the grid lines by filling and sanding them away. The "gridlines" are hardly noticeable on the 11' miniature, so in my humble opinion, they could not be seen in 1/350 scale. I don't like overly lit models, so I adjusted the lighting to reflect scale.







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  2. spockboy

    spockboy Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful job!
    Excellent point about the gridlines as well.


    :)Spockboy
     
  3. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Really nice finish on the model.
    I completely agree with the lighting comment you made, I mean no disrespect to anyone when I say this but some models have their internal lighting and lighting effects set far too bright and it doesn't look quite right, it spoils the look of the model.

    Congratulations on a nicely finished kit.
     
  4. Tumbler

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    +1 on the illumination. I think you hit a nice balance, looks great! Also really like the mounting. Almost look like a very very cool end table lamp :) Certainly one I would like to have in my house.
     
  5. Jedi Dade

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    very nice.
     
  6. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Many thanks guys! I appreciate it.
    The lighting and coloring on this build were very important to me.
     
  7. PHArchivist

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    NIce. THis kit is on my short list to build. Your build-up is inspiring.
     
  8. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Many thanks.
    Here is the same model...in it's proper element...

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  9. PHArchivist

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    Excellent shot...

    I am presuming this build is a good "warm-up" prior to the Refit / 1701-A... Would you agree?

    For my TOS E, I'm torn. I am sorely tempted to add additional surface detail (largely via fine pencil markings) such as subtle panel lines, hatches, etcetera in order to create a model that appears like it would/should if a current film (i.e. Abrams reboot) used the classic ship, albeit somewhat updated and freshened up.

    Or, as you have gone, would it be better to go for complete accuracy to the original 11' model.

    Dunno...

    Could build two, but don't really have the time or space for two of these.
     
  10. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks fantastic! You did a hell of a job on it.
     
  11. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Again, thanks!
     
  12. Captain Han Solo

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    Another shot of the same model...

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  13. Randy13

    Randy13 Well-Known Member

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    Not so fast Capitan Solo. You can’t fool us using this screen grab from the TV show.

    I’m kidding of course…your work is beyond incredible. :thumbsup
     
  14. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Many Thanks indeed!

    Another view of the same build up...



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  15. Nicksdad

    Nicksdad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, that is a thing of beauty.
    I like it better than my MR.
     
  16. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Many thanks!

    I actually was going to get the MR Enterprise. I didn't like the color of the ship or those penciled in grid lines. Also I didn't care for the typical bluish white way too bright for scale LEDS.
     
  17. Captain Han Solo

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    Hey Guys...

    I was alerted by a Face Book Friend that my Enterprise (the one in this thread) Is in the readers Gallery section of this months Issue of FineScale Modeler. It's my second time in the gallery(My custom Millennium Falcon was in there).

    A small honor to be sure but still kinda cool!!

    Here is the Issue cover, available at news stands now, and the Picture they used!

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