Space Command Clipper Build

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by SteveNeill, May 6, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    darth_myeek likes this.
  2. Spheric Thor

    Spheric Thor Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    942
    It looks like it will be a fun project for you to do and for the rest of us watch it build from the ground up.
     
  3. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,206
    a sci/fi made by sci/fi guys for us sci/fi fans......how can it get better then that ?

    this is going to be an exciting thread to watch !!
     
  4. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    3,355
    This is gonna be so retro cool :cool

    Are they using the model for filming or will it be CG?
     
  5. trekriffic

    trekriffic Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,307
    Very cool retro-futuristic design Steve.
    I was wondering how big this ship could really be based on the size of the cockpit; then in the video, you mention it's a multi-level cockpit so I can see this ship being much larger than I at first imagined.
    This is an exciting project. Definitely looking forward to more installments as you go along.
     
  6. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Thanks guys I just heard from Doug and they do want to do some practical shots with the model. 95 percent will be CG but 5 % will be this model. So I guess this thread should be moved to Studio Scale. ;)

    More later,

    Steve
     
  7. feek61

    feek61 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,486
    Steve, as cool as watching you build kits is; I am really looking forward to another scratch build. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed and learned from your Enterprise and Daedalus builds. Will you be making molds for this similar to how you did the Enterprise?


    Will
     
  8. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Will pretty much. Silicone right and left halves that will be cored and filled with alumilite. No more epoxy for this kid! ;)

    steve
     
  9. Parus Major

    Parus Major New Member

    Trophy Points:
    16
    I love watching you work, Steve.
     
  10. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306

    Thanks so much .

    Steve
     
  11. Parus Major

    Parus Major New Member

    Trophy Points:
    16
    Actually, thank you! I've been painting and converting miniatures and models for about fifteen to twenty years and since watching you on youtube my head is spinning with new ideas.
     
  12. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306

    Good to hear! Keep busy it's good for the soul. Not to mention all the cool stuff you can have. ;)

    Steve
     
  13. FlyAndFight

    FlyAndFight Member

    Trophy Points:
    191
    Definitely following this project. Super design.
     
  14. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Currently I'm waiting for an email from Doug with the profile and cross section I need to get started. Everything else is in place to get started.

    Steve
     
  15. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,206
    watching with anticipation Steve :) i miss those informative videos to watch at night :)
     
  16. JP Modelworks

    JP Modelworks Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    Now this is a thread I will be following with great anticipation! :)
     
  17. Caladonis

    Caladonis Member

    Trophy Points:
    191
    It will be glorious!

    So excited to see how this gets done.
     
  18. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Thanks guys I'm just now opening the file Doug sent me today and drop it into Lightwave. Lest get going!

    Steve
     
  19. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
  20. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,206
    pretty freekin cool !!! :) Steve , I'm so glad your doing this for everyone to see, myself i would love to do scratch builds but just dont have enough info, this is going to be a great help :) very exciting stuff !!!
     
  21. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,560
    I learn something from every video you post. This one was fascinating, and the process - in hindsight - seems so obvious.

    Maybe jumping ahead a bit, but how will the wiring for the lights go through the fuselage?
     
  22. trekriffic

    trekriffic Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,307
    Wish I had the space and tools to do what you do Steve. I'm envious!
     
  23. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Thanks guys and Tom no. This is the master. Molds will be made and resin parts produced.

    thanks again guys,

    steve
     
  24. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,206

    are we talking kits here ???? :):):) cuz im in if thats the case
     
  25. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Sorry Jerry no kits. They just aren't cost effective compared to all the work it takes to put one together. so many steps so little money. I will only offer build models from now on not unless someone picks me up and mass produces kits and I get a cut. and that's not likely!

    steve
     
  26. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,560
    That makes sense. Thanks.
     
  27. Cadeian

    Cadeian Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    Very cool. I, frankly, know sod all about modeling (that goes double for studio scale!) so watching this particular process is fascinating. Great work again, Steve!

    The best part is seeing all these techniques I've learned from proping and building strange crap being used in ways that it simply didn't occur to me to use them in! Makes them think I should build more models.
     
  28. yuumi2891103

    yuumi2891103 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,990
    I love the style of this clipper. Great works.
     
  29. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,147
    "Ironically, we're taking a CG model and turning it into a physical model."

    Steve, that was music to my ears. What an incredible project.

    Ted.
     
  30. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Thanks guys. BTW I like your Star Ship Yuum!

    Ted thanks.;)

    steve
     
  31. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
  32. Parus Major

    Parus Major New Member

    Trophy Points:
    16
    Looking sexy.
     
  33. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    LOL! Thanks!

    Steve
     
  34. Smiling Demon

    Smiling Demon Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,672
    Another great build!!!

    Love watching your builds Steve!!

    Kenny
     
  35. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Thanks Kenny!
     
  36. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
  37. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,147
    Steve,

    I just finished watching Part 4. I'm continually blown away by both your speed and skill.

    Now to put Lou Reed's "Waiting for the Man" on a loop and wait for more video.:lol

    Ted.
     
  38. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    3,045
    You know it looks a lot like a U-Boot in shape.
    Since you are going to mold it perhaps you could make a fantasy RC sub out of the fuselage/hull.
     
  39. asemblyrequired

    asemblyrequired Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    866
    really enjoy all the videos. I really liked the statement you made about showing all ranges of experience how to do what you do. Most people seem to leave out so much in tutorials . The camera shakes doesn't bother me at all . i can't figure who would complain about that. It has inspired me to work on new projects and also dig out new ones. Thank you for your time and experience.


    -James
     
  40. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Thanks guys and I'm so glad to hear that James. Do work on your projects it's good for the spirit.

    As for a submarine version that's not a bad idea. This one would be a natural and easy for me with all my RC sub Experience.

    Steve
     
  41. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
  42. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    6,116
    It's very rare when a pro puts together videos like this and they're so detailed and open with their build that you think "I could do that, I should give it a try!"

    You make this all look easy Steve! Scratch building models has always been a very daunting prospect to me but your videos are making me want to give it a shot. Thank you!
     
  43. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,147
    Rosie's back! I was just wondering about her while reading the updates yesterday. Glad she's made another appearance, Steve.

    Steve, I've never tried working with fiberglass. You make it look easy. But you make all of this look easy. Thanks for sharing the information and enthusiasm.

    Ted.
     
  44. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    4,116
    I am hooked. THis is the reality tv the world needs. It does feel like a soap, though, ┬┤cause I bet a lot of people will go cold turkey once the story arch is finished and all you can do is watch reruns. I know that I will :p
     
  45. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Thanks guys. there will always be the next show. Star Grazer is next, Vipers, and maybe a famous TNG model that I have been asked to restore. I can't say more at this time.

    It won't stop.

    steve
     
  46. fraley1701

    fraley1701 Member

    Trophy Points:
    180
    Fascinating! :thumbsup
     
  47. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
  48. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,206
    who is the star gazer from steve, dont know if you ever said...
    the ship is looking great, it's neat to see it take shape :)
     
  49. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,306
    Sorry Jerry I'm been asked not to share the name.

    Steve
     
  50. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    6,116
    For fear that they will be swamped with orders no doubt. ;)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page