Starship project

REL

Sr Member
I thought all of you would like to take a look at the project I'm working on. I had to start over on it once because I didn't get the details right, as I'm making the Nemesis version and there's not a lot of info on it.

But through begging and pleading. I was able to secure some nice plans for it. She'll be 40" when done, 1/650 scale.

Thanks for looking.

http://sovereignreplicas.com

 

RedTwoX

Sr Member
That's a very nice start. I always love seeing the WIP pics. Thansk for sharing. Keep us updated as the project pogresses.
 

Studio Stasis

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Wow. That thing is fantastic. If any castings come from it, surely let me know. I am impressed. I have a 41 inch Excelsior model that I was trying to restore and rebuild the secondary hull but I have done a poor job. You are a much better modeller than I am.

Josh
 

REL

Sr Member
Thank you. I will be making a kit from it as I want to light it etc. I post my progress daily, so you can keep checking the site for updates.


Richard
 

RedTwoX

Sr Member
Originally posted by REL@Jan 16 2006, 08:02 PM
... as I want to light it etc. ...
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I was going to ask about that, but I was at work when I posted and had to keep it short :$
 

KrokoHunter

Sr Member
Looks very nice.

If I were to do a bigscale ST ship it would be either the Ent E or Voyager. I really like the long slender designs.

Looking forward to more WIP shots

Cheers
Niels
 

TheRealMcFly

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Wow. That thing is fantastic. If any castings come from it, surely let me know. I am impressed. I have a 41 inch Excelsior model that I was trying to restore and rebuild the secondary hull but I have done a poor job. You are a much better modeller than I am.

Josh
Where can you aquire a 41" excelsior?

EDIT: I'm sorry, thats the lunar models kit correct?

EDIT: That E E is incredible.
 

steveo

Sr Member
Looks great - just curious if you are going to do a how-to also to go along with the pics. I would love to try making models, but have no clue how to do it. I see the start of things in your pics, and the progress and final, but have no idea how you got there. For example, how do you get the curved edges and stuff? Do you fill your initial forms with auto putty or something? Would love to read a tutorial on this stuff if anyone has some advice.

Steveo
 

Johda

Well-Known Member
heres a question......projected kit cost of this baby?
BTW....amazing work.........

Originally posted by REL@Jan 25 2006, 12:32 AM
Thank you for the kind words.

I'm starting on the secondary hull now.



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REL

Sr Member
I use an expanding A/B mixed poly foam that I get here
http://burmanfoam.com/

It's not the "foam in a can" you use for insulation, it's the professional grade stuff.

After the foam sets up I sculpt it to the ribs, then cover it with epoxy to form a hard shell, then use bondo to fill in any imperfections.
 

cobywan

Sr Member
I gotta say that's some of the best work I've seen in ages. Looks really nice.

If you cast with a "hot" resin it could shrink down to a nice standard scale of 1/700th. :)
 

REL

Sr Member
Thanks.

Yeah I should've thought more about the scale before I started this. I didn't really consider the scale, I designed it at the size I wanted, which worked out to be that scale. But it's too late to change it now.
 
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