Star Trek Insurrection Engineering PADD Build


New Member
A few months back I saw one of these PADD's go up for auction on eBay. It was the first time I'd seen this design, and since I really love building these things, I set out to add one to the collection.

I built it out of the typical 1/8 " laser cut acrylic, but I REALLY didn't feel like trying to paint all the detail. Luckily for me, a family member recently purchased a very nice vinyl cutting machine. So, I made the appropriate files, and got started.

Base paint on - it was way too shiny. This led to a matte clear coat, which had a bad reaction with the black paint. Agh! It was a mess.

First set of vinyl overlays on the front.

This is the complete pattern for the back. I will remove part of the silver and replace it with gold later. The reason for this is that by applying all of the lines simultaneously I was able to keep the spacing perfect.

At this point, I have all the vinyl applied, and all three layers glued together. My first batch of screen images came back the wrong size, so I have to have them reprinted. I will add more photos in a few days when I get the new prints.


New Member

Finally got my screen graphics done, and now I don't think I like them! I didn't like the original design either, so I came up with this ... back to the drawing board I guess :)
This thread is more than 3 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.