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  1. Hand Solo

    Hand Solo Sr Member

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    Another one of mine that I dug out of storage to share with you all today.

    Again...an ERTL made good with spit, love, pastels and cheap craft paint.

    Special things done were the use of gels in the clear engine housing rather than paint. Also of note is the leading edge of the baffles at the wing roots. Decals? Nope. They didn't exist then. I simply painted the baffles Humbrol brushable and buffable metallic gunmetal. Buffed it out, then scribed the lines in down to the plastic...then painted on the rust stains and added pastel weathering effects.

    I also added little greeblies from the parts box to fix the lack of detail under the 'shoulders'. I used Micro Krystal Kleer to simulate the running lights' and beacons' lens housings.

    The photon torpedo launcher got a disc made out of sheet styrene and detailed with a fine art marker to simulate the spinning disc effect seen in the films.

    Battle damage was done with a hot soldering iron, silver and black paint, airbrushing and pastels.

    I added an emergency egress hatch to the bridge and made ladder steps with tiny pieces of cut guitar wire. Unfortunately my camera won't show those little details.

    I built this alongside and at the same time as Kurt Kuhn's BOP. He did his using many of the same techniques that were used on this one, only his was done with the wings up in 'cruise mode'. We achieved that position by cutting the baffles back. Kurt had started by very carefully attempting to cut the baffles down with a box knife. After he almost wrecked his hands doing that, he asked if there was a better way to go about it, so we dremeled and razor-sawed the baffles and sanded the cuts flush. The technique worked like a charm.

    He's promised to post pics of that when he digs it out of storage.
     
  2. Kuhn Global

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    OMG...I had forgottem how great that looked. DUUUUDE.
     
  3. Hand Solo

    Hand Solo Sr Member

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    ^ Get yours out and post it, Boyee.
     
  4. cobywan

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    I still haven't finnished mine. I literally bought it the day it hit the shelves. Between the lights and hinge mechanism I never finnished it. What's it been? 12 years now?

    Man I'm sllloooooooooowwwwwwww.
     
  5. Hand Solo

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    ^ The only thing about that hinge mechanism....or the lack there of, is that unless you do something like what you were planning, you're stuck not being able to pose it in any variable position you like.

    However, if you cut the baffles, as we did, at least you then have the option of having it displayable in 'Cruise Mode'.
     
  6. RedTwoX

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    Very nice build :thumbsup I've never really been a Trek fan, but I love the BoP. The design is great, but I think what I like most is the WWII submarine "feel" I get from the on-screen presentation.

    I picked up the re-release of this kit a few months ago. I'll get around to it one of these days.
     
  7. Hand Solo

    Hand Solo Sr Member

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    " Do it.

    Do IT.

    DO IT.. "


    :D :D
     
  8. cobywan

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    The BOP always struck me as more Star Warsis than Trekish. I finally figured out why, Nilo Rodis Jamero designed it. He designed the Slave One in 1980. I love how he makes forms out of slices of eggs.

    I bet Bill George has a hand in the design too since he built it. I really want to meet him. I've met a couple of people who worked with him. So close...
     
  9. Hand Solo

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    ^ You know...

    You JUST put your finger on why I love that bird as well. I couldn't put it into words. But you did.

    It's very 'boilerplate'...detail-rich...
     
  10. Kuhn Global

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    "They can make ENTIRE planets,.... impressive"

    Name that actor. LOL.
     
  11. cobywan

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    John Laroquette of Night Court. Dan Fielding was my hero in highschool.

    Name the character.
     
  12. Kuhn Global

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    <div class='quotetop'>(cobywan @ Aug 9 2006, 05:44 PM) [snapback]1297391[/snapback]</div>
    Wasn't it Maltz? My Trek memory is not what it used to be..lol
     
  13. 101radioman

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    Maltz is correct. Traitor to the empire and collaberator on the klingon dictionary.
     
  14. Hand Solo

    Hand Solo Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Kuhn Global @ Aug 9 2006, 06:09 PM) [snapback]1297402[/snapback]</div>

    " Maltz. To'YIh CHOO. " :lol
     
  15. cobywan

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    "You said you would kill me."
     
  16. Kuhn Global

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    LOLOLOL...wow,... we are really geeking out tonight. LOVE IT... :p
     
  17. Hand Solo

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    <div class='quotetop'>(cobywan @ Aug 9 2006, 07:16 PM) [snapback]1297442[/snapback]</div>
    " I lied. Take the prisoner below. " :p
     
  18. PHArchivist

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    One of my favorite ships... I'll have to share with you my build up...
     
  19. Hand Solo

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    <div class='quotetop'>(PHArchivist @ Aug 9 2006, 08:48 PM) [snapback]1297492[/snapback]</div>
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    " Do it. Do it. " :D
     
  20. Boxster

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    Another nice one, Hand dude. Sweet.

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  21. Hand Solo

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Boxster @ Aug 10 2006, 09:39 AM) [snapback]1297726[/snapback]</div>
    'preciate that. :thumbsup

    This one is my favorite of the old buildups...because of the detailing that went into it and how the final finish came out. I did a LOT of experimentation with what, for me at the time, were untried weathering techniques.
     
  22. Hand Solo

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    A few closeups:

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    Torpedo launcher.

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    I used no decals on this. That marking was painted with good eyesight, a steady hand, and a 0000 sable brush.

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    Wing baffle details and added greeblies:

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    See if you can spot the emergency hatch and ladder rungs.

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  23. Kuhn Global

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    I am looking forward to when you do the 27" ST III Kruge Edition for the collection.
     
  24. Hand Solo

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Kuhn Global @ Aug 13 2006, 12:39 PM) [snapback]1299606[/snapback]</div>
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    Just give the word. I'm ready to carve that bird. :D
     
  25. Kuhn Global

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Hand Solo @ Aug 13 2006, 01:03 PM) [snapback]1299618[/snapback]</div>
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    Just give the word. I'm ready to carve that bird. :D
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    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.....LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.....LOLOLOLOL
     
  26. Hand Solo

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    " Kruge Edition "...

    I LIKE it. :D

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    " Then I hope PAIN is something you enjoy... "
     

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