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

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  1. asalaw

    asalaw Sr Member

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    Impulse deck area!
     
  2. scotthm

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    Thank you very much. This one is exactly what I was looking for.

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  3. Jeyl

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    Here's what I was able to grab.

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    I think I was able to get some decent shots with this one. Sorry for the flash on the window.

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    And the display plaques.

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  4. CessnaDriver

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    Thanks so much! I remember what a revelation all those markings on the bottom were to me as a kid when I first
    saw them in the old poster magazine Smithsonian pictures in the seventies. I think that was the start of me realizing this miniature
    had far more to offer than what was seen on TV or the AMT model.
     
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  6. CessnaDriver

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    That was bloody awesome!
     
  7. spockboy

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    GREAT!!!!



    :)Spockboy
     
  8. asalaw

    asalaw Sr Member

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    Wonderful!
     
  9. alensatemybuick

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    Great link, thanks. Though if this was Trekbbs, I'm sure someone would probably complain about the mixing of movie-era music with the original E.:)

    Bill George's other video of long Enterprise "library" FX shots is also great:

    https://vimeo.com/97693253
     
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  10. feek61

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    That is awesome!!!

    I love the shot in "Enterprise Library Shots" starting at about 3:00 mins that shows the entire sequence of that turning shot that we saw parts of in so many episodes. Interesting to see the entire thing and what a cool view of the Enterprise from behind. I love it!
     
  11. Keiko

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    Agreed^

    That compilation from Bill George is amazing. I had no idea some of those shots were so long, especially the saucer shot in which it turns CCW away from the camera and goes off into the distance. I'd LOVE to see that stuff in some remastered state. Pipe dreams, I know.
     
  12. CessnaDriver

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    I assume they move the camera around and away from the model, and perhaps some kind of zoom too.
     
  13. feek61

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    It looks like the model actually rotated and then they tracked away from it with the camera. I am basing this on the way the lighting moves on the model as it turns. You can actually see the shadow of the saucer move across the secondary hull about 2/3rds of the way through the sequence.
     
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  14. Tallguy

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    Wow! Where did that library footage come from?

    HUZZAH! I made the guess years ago that the shot at :57 in that video was what was used when the Enterprise is surrounded by Romulans in The Enterprise Incident. But since the beginning of that shot isn't actually seen anywhere else it was just a guess.

    Now I just need some kind of proof that the shot that zooms in on the lower sensor from That Which Survives and Let That Be Your Last Battlefield was actually filmed in season two (or one). It is now definitely the only shot that is unique to season three!

    I remember when I realized that the long shot beginning at 3:20 was as long as it was and chopped up and used in various episodes. But I'd never seen it all together like that. I don't think most of that shot was ever seen. From 4:16 to 4:30 almost certainly wasn't. And it was often played running backwards. (I think it MOSTLY played running backwards.)

    Thanks for the post!
     
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    Amazing archival material and two wonderful videos! I LOVE the mock up they built of the dorsal/secondary hull.
     
  16. asalaw

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    Yup. They turned it on a Mitchell geared head. Mid-century motion control. And by control, I mean "Yeah, that's good right there, Butch."

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    Space may be the final frontier
    But it's made in a Hollywood basement
    Cobain can you hear the spheres
    Singing songs off station to station
    And Alderaan's not far away
    It's Californication
     
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  18. BrianM

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    I asked Margaret Weitekamp at Comic-Con about paint codes and sample (yes I geeked all over her) and she said, "They were hoping to have something to release at the beging of Aug." So I'm now officially holding my breath...
     
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  19. asalaw

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    Well, I hope you had the courtesy to clean it off afterwards. And take a Pepto next time. Sheesh. :p
     
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  20. jonpaul0151

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    I'm headed to DC in the fall to see this Icon in situ....
     
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    Awesome! Make sure you see it lit -- that's worth the trip all by itself! :D

    Also, I got some new gear -- a nice little speedlite* (as in, not a Nikon Speedlight®, because Canon), a little softbox for it, an off-camera bracket, etc. And, as of today, I'm finally done with The Gig of Death that Would Not Die Because "Gig of Death," Weren't You Listening? So I'm taking a whole new round of pictures this week. Stem to stern, top to bottom, till my batteries die or I do.

    I'll also be shooting them in RAW, which means they'll look just that much more awesome when I get done processing them in PS. No more jpegs for me, since I'm going into the photo biz... (insert YAY! here).

    Also, I'll be making them all available for free with minimal watermarking, via Unsplash.com. Those will be full-resolution, 15.1 MP. The ones I post here may be slightly smaller, but if that's the case I'll link to the Unsplash gallery. I should have them up starting this weekend, depending on how long it takes me to run them through PhotoShop.

    Hi, I'm Aureliano, and I'm a ShootTheEnterpriseaholic. :p



    (Speedlight or speedlite = separate flash unit.)
     
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  22. greatwazoo42

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    Lit? They turn the lights off or did you sneak in there when the place was closed?
     
  23. asalaw

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    The model's lights come on at exactly 11am, 1pm, and 3pm for 10 minutes at a time. The rest of the time, they're off. So schedule your viewing accordingly. :)

    The schedule is aimed at preserving the model. The LEDs do produce some heat (though minimal), and of course the nacelle motors also produce heat and suffer wear and tear. Everything's replaceable, but you risk damaging something every time you crack open the model, so they want to keep that to a minimum.
     
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    Gotcha. Of course this cues up the old argument about leaving a PC on all the time or turning it off when not in use. I've heard many a screaming match over which preserves it longer. I'm glad they are giving our lady all due respect. She's certainly earned it.
     
  25. Lt Washburn

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    I would think that having the lights on for much of the day, and only running the motors occasionally, would be pretty safe.
     
  26. asalaw

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    Pretty safe doesn't cut it for them. They're looking at a 50-year time horizon, long enough for cumulative effects of minor damage to take their toll.

    As for abusing the components by cycling them, remember that the objective is to protect the model, not the electronics. The reason they're concerned about heat is that it can hurt the wood and glues over time, and even distort the original framing. That already happened pre-restoration, with the secondary hull staves contracting as they dried out. :)
     
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  27. alensatemybuick

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    Testing to see if such a large image can be uploaded...


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    Hmmm...appears to have been reduced in size :(
     

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    testport.png Another test...

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    (Yup, also reduced)
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    YAY! Looking forward to it.
     
  30. asalaw

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    Hehehe... funny thing... Cranked up my car to go to NASM today just before noon, and my battery was dead, dead, dead. Deader than Moses, Stalin, and even my childhood dreams. :p

    Cuz some moron left my headlights on all night. Yeah, that's it. Some totally random other person-type guy. Who's not me. Cuz I'd never do that... :p

    Took AAA over two hours to show up, so my whole shooting day was... uh... shot, I guess.

    Hey, announce your plans, hear God laugh. Did other productive stuff today instead. Tomorrow is another day. Checked my headlights already. ;)
     
  31. spockboy

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    Thanks so much for these pics.


    :)Spockboy
     
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    Got some very nice photos of the E today, but my brand new flash unit died after only six hours of use. So back to B&H Photo it goes. A few of the reviews mentioned dead units, but not many -- I have a feeling this is going to go full refund after they replace it once or twice. Some of the photos are very good, but the really good ones I took after the flash died, using my pop-up flash with a softbox over it. Go figure. :wacko

    And a helluva surprise -- STB is showing at the IMAX theater, and one of Chris Pine's hero costumes is out in front of the box office. Got some fine-* shots of that, but I may start a new thread for those, since it seems OT here.

    I'll be trickling these out over the next week or so. Lots of other stuff to do, plus I'm exhausted. :)

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  33. Lt Washburn

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    That's my definition for pretty safe.
     
  34. feek61

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    How about a little teaser photo?????? :)
     
  35. asalaw

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    ;)

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    Also this:

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    You meant the first one, right? :p
     
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  36. feek61

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    LOL, YES!!! The first one! :)

    Looks great, love the close-ups. Thank you!
     
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    My pleasure. The closeups are my favorite thing to shoot. :)

    God help us all if I ever get access to any original props or wardrobe. I'll be posting pictures of glue nuggets, threads, and zipper teeth. :p
     
  38. Tallguy

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    To quote Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959): "You make my mouth water."
     
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  39. asalaw

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    Hmm... I usually hear that from women. :p
     
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    I just can't get enough of this stuff!! Makes me love the Enterprise even more (which I didn't think was possible)
     
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  43. DanielB

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    Alright, I updated my CG model by converting the LAB colors to my surface shaders. This is slightly more accurate than my version 3.


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  44. asalaw

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    Awesome work! What software package are you using?
     
  45. DanielB

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    3ds max.
     
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  46. asalaw

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    Nice!

    So now all that's left is to wait for Gary's updated scaled colors for Round 2. If he releases updated plans to the public in some form, that'll be it -- no more unknown data about our favorite ship. :)

    Like I said on FB, gotta find me a new reason to live now. Maybe go back to the screencaps and count Shatner's nose hairs? :p
     
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  48. DanielB

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    Ah. Good eye. I will correct it when I get home and upload a V5 of the plans.
     
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    I have amended my post above to include this gold ring now.
     
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