One-Stop 11' TOS Enterprise Reference Thread: NCC-1701, No Bloody A...

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  1. spockboy

    spockboy Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking right at it.
    You must not get Vimeo for some reason (seems to happen now and then)

    I just uploaded to Youtube for you.


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  2. Angelus Lupus

    Angelus Lupus Sr Member

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    I saw it fine, and it looked amazing! So much more impressive than the CGI
     
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  3. asalaw

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    Never gets old! :D
     
  4. spockboy

    spockboy Well-Known Member

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    [video=vimeo;209106605]https://vimeo.com/209106605[/video]

    :)Spockboy
     
  5. asalaw

    asalaw Sr Member

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    Hey guys! James Cawley, of Trekonderoga fame, is building a replica 11' enterprise for his Star Trek Set Tour. Bill George of ILM and Gary Kerr, both of whom were a big part of the NASM restoration project, are involved. So far, so good!

    And he's chosen to finish both sides of the model...

    James Cawley's Enterprise on Facebook
     
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  6. Keiko

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    Wow Spockboy, that looks fabulous. I like it way more than the official remastered efforts. The phasers look hot and powerful.
     
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  7. EddieX

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    Hi, was wondering if any of you seasoned builders could tell me if there are any pics considered to be the "best" reference pictures (front, back, top, bottom), to be able to get the proportions as good as possible for tos ship. or if is just a matter of putting a model together from different places and making it "your own"?
    there is soo many pictures out there i got a bit confused .
    thanks for any input. :)
     
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  8. alensatemybuick

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  9. asalaw

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    You could do worse than the Alan Sinclair blueprints. They're not 100% accurate, but the overall proportions are fine. It's possible that Gary Kerr will eventually publish his blueprints (which are as close to 100% accurate as we'll ever see, and still under refinement), but there's no telling how long we'll be waiting.
     
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  10. Tallguy

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    That 3d model in the previous post is 100% from Sinclair. I'm 90% sure it's mine or based on mine. The deflector dish coupling and dorsal are different, but the wireframe has an unlikely number of similarities.

    The biggest error of the Sinclair plans is (I think) the warp pylon cross section which is too square. I followed that and so did this person.

    Sinclair and that sketchfab model are * close. Look at photos of the actual model for 100% accuracy.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
     
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  11. asalaw

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    Interesting...

    The 1/1000 Polar Lights kits are also very well-proportioned.
     
  12. alensatemybuick

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    The 3D model is based on the Sinclair plans; pretty sure the artist built it himself along with others at the link for CAD for his woodworking projects.
     
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  13. Tallguy

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    Good to know. It's a really nice job and cool to see it real time. (And I should not post when I'm tired.)

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  16. 6644Invader

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    Went to the Air and Space Museum last week and got some more reference photos for you guys.
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  18. CessnaDriver

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    Just saw something new to me.
    That hole just under the left impulse engine on the saucer.
    Was it supposed to be a window? Strange place for one.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. alensatemybuick

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    Interesting, as damned if I can make that hole out in this screenshot from "Obsession" that otherwise shows a great deal of detail, no matter how much I try to brighten it or change the contrast.

    http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/2x13/Obsession_260.JPG

    It did not appear to be there after the Miarecki restoration, however the following image taken at the time of his resto. does show a hole:

    http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpre...03/kg_star-trek_tos_1701_studio_model-076.jpg

    If it was indeed a hanging point from some early part of the model's life, I guess whether it was really still visible at the time of the last FX work would require photographic evidence most of us don't have access to.
     
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  20. CessnaDriver

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    Yeah, curious what they reasoning was. Right when you think you've known every detail possible by now, something new still comes up.
     
  21. BlobVanDam

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    Upon review, it appears as if there was a wire going into a hole there, for lighting or whatever.

    enterprise_hole01.jpg enterprise_hole02.jpg
     
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  22. feek61

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    Makes perfect sense . . . now I can go back to living my normal life, lol
     
  23. alensatemybuick

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    Very "illuminating" screenshots, VanDam.

    Feek, you said it makes perfect sense; do you think this how the electrical feed for all the saucer lights originally entered the saucer, then?
     
  24. CessnaDriver

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    I thought this stuff was normal life???
    Dang.
     
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  25. alensatemybuick

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    Pretty sure you can see the wire entering the hole in this pic, which I re-stumbled across...
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  26. asalaw

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    Bad news, guys -- all of my Dropbox-hosted photos are going to vanish on Sept. 1 because they're changing their whole scheme. I don't know when or if I'll have time to repost more than a few of them, so if you want them, now's the time to download them. For the time being, I'll go back to just posting via the RPF uploads, and that'll have to do. Sorry about the inconvenience, folks -- and thanks a lot for nothing, Dropbox.
     
  27. BrianM

    BrianM Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Where? Address please?
     
  28. asalaw

    asalaw Sr Member

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    They're all still here in this thread, just go back to the pages where they're still visible. They won't be gone till Sept. 1st.
     
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  30. Tallguy

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    It's Christmas! Thank you!
     
  31. gjjackson

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    These are the pictures I was expecting earlier and was disappointed in so few released at the time of the unveiling. They aren't quite as large as some of the previous pictures. There are some interesting details I hadn't noticed before. There seems to be a small white pin-stripe outlining the saucer landing gear to paint an outer area. The "vent systems door" looks as if it really is a door. It appears to be recessed. The question then is; could this have been originally considered to be a window. The window above the #1837 has a green block inside the hull giving the window a green tint.
     
  32. DarthBrooks24

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    What's up with all these photo sights anyway
     
  33. DB537

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    Gary Kerr's complete paint color guide for the TOS Enterprise was recently posted on CultTVman.com

    The first part goes into a lot of detail about how the colors were identified during the Smithsonian restoration,
    The second part has a detailed breakdown of the Testors Model Master paint matches and color mix percentages.

    Part 1: http://www.culttvman.com/main/a-modelers-guide-to-painting-the-starship-enterprise-by-gary-kerr/
    Part 2: http://www.culttvman.com/main/a-modelers-guide-to-painting-the-starship-enterprise-pt2-by-gary-kerr/
     
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  35. modelcitizen

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    every starship modeler needs to read that article, trek modelers or not. great stuff.
     
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