studio scale 66" Enterprise:

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  1. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    this is by far the largest endeavor Ive ever made when it comes to models.

    i loved to watch the tv show when i was young, and when i saw the 18" model in a store i had to have it, it was just the coolest thing to have the ship from the show in my very hands, much the same feeling i have now, it's the sense of aw, wonder and excitement we have as we are young and carry with us into adult hood, which given the site this is on, I'm sure we can all relate on some level :)

    i hope in the next coming months you enjoy the videos.

    if you have any suggestions or questions i would like to hear them. or if there is something you would like me to go over that has not been done, just let me know and i will make sure to include it on the video.
     
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  2. ONEYE

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    I'll be watching and learning!
     
  3. trooper

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    as your video taping :) right! :)
     
  4. ONEYE

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    Of course, and maybe even sniffing some glue? ;) :D
     
  5. trooper

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    :lol ca is no fun to sniff, but now you can really kill come brain cells with lacquer thinner or fiber glass resin :LOL
     
  6. jkno

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    This is VERY promising!! Will be watching as well!!
     
  7. Caladonis

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    Thanks for documenting this and I though you did great on the video. Looking forward to your build.
     
  8. KUROK

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    subscribed to the thread now!
     
  9. trooper

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    here is a couple tech tips i thought some of you would enjoy :)


    how to fix warped resin - YouTube


    i dont know why the videos are coming you so crappy, i apologize and i will figure it out :)
     
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  10. trooper

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    well, here's a couple pics of what i got done today, I got allot done:)
    i have a bunch of video but I'm dog tired. I will get the video edited and load it up tomorrow.
     
  11. trooper

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    couldnt sleep :( to tired lol
    so i got this video up.
    i hope you guys enjoy it, im sorry for the crappy quality, though i think i figured it out :) well see how the next vidy comes out

    1/2 studio scale 66" star trek tos big E project - YouTube
     
  12. ONEYE

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    Oh sure, do the exciting stuff when I'm not around! I come over, it's a sanding video. You ever record grass grow? Paint drying? J/K ;) :D LMK when the women come back Jerry and I'll help "record" then. :)
     
  13. trooper

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    great, so your going to be here tomorrow :D

    i cant offord YOUR kind of women :lol
     
  14. Caladonis

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    Making some good progress I see, and looking good!
     
  15. trooper

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    thank you :)
     
  16. trooper

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  17. ONEYE

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    Great video! Your tripod must be AWESOME! I feel like I'm almost right there with you!

    :D
     
  18. trooper

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    :( so it's as boring as watching the grass grow! ....great :lol
     
  19. robn1

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    Looking good. Nice tip on using the hair dryer to speed up the Bondo, never thought of that.

    You need some more light for the vids, higher resolution would be nice too. I'd really like to see what you're doing :)
     
  20. trooper

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    thank you robn1-
    ive found just about everything that requires any kind of activator is thermo activated, so hit with some heat and it will cure quicker, this also works with silicones :)
    OK, after fiddling with my nhc video pad editor, i discovered that it's dummying down my videos, i cant seem to upload from the video pad to you tube directly and get hd quality video, but if i save it to my pc then upload to youtube i get hd ??? I'm not pc literate, so if any of you know what my problem is, please pm me :):)

    i will also try to get the other vidys fixed
     
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  21. robn1

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    If you're using a program with a built in "upload to youtube" function it probably uses a low res as default. If you can't change the resolution, try just uploading from your youtube page. Bear in mind that 30 minutes of HD will take a few hours at least to upload.
     
  22. trooper

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    uploaded a beter copy of the video...this should be much better :)
     
  23. robn1

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    Like night and day, thanks! Hope it didn't take too long :)
     
  24. trooper

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    only 3 hours :) lol i know there has to be a better way. i have to load the edtied video to my pc and then to youtube....very long process
     
  25. trooper

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    OK, so dry fitting is all done, every thing is completely level, shes sitting on her own weight ( no stands to hold up the saucer ) , all bubbles centered...im so freaking happy i can %$#^&*(

    so now she comes apart and i start the real fun, drilling out windows and filling them with dental acrylic..still need to find a place that will sell to me :( I'm not a dentist lol, adding lights and all the electronics...fun fun fun :lol:lol

    a quick note, the pipe is not level, it needs to be adjusted, which i will do when i take her a part :)
     
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  28. trooper

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    Re: 1/2 studio scale enterprise, My 66" big E from steve neil. the last of the mohic

    thanks rich, but i need the clear suff :)

    spheric thor, thanks man, thats the link i was going to look for in steves veeeeery long thread :lol
     
  29. ONEYE

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    I lift my pinky in the air and say, "Oh, special aren't we." What non-clear isn't good enough, fancy schmancy elitist attitude. Maybe you need some caliberation? I'll make an adjustment to you on Sunday.

    ;)
     
  30. trooper

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    uh oh! that doesnt sound good :lol
     
  31. Caladonis

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    I just got some of the finger nail acrylic and the good thing is you can get it everywhere. I'll will let you know how it works out.
     
  32. trooper

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    i got some yesterday, it looks great! the only thing is it was $50 , I'm going to buy some of it off ebay that Ive seen for $10 for the powder just to see if it is the same quality, just so i know for future need :)
     
  33. kahn1701

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    Trooper

    Great to see you working away on the BIE E.
    Its going to be a blast watching you work..

    My real jobs been keeping me away from My BIG E
    the last few mounths.

    Thanks for the heads up and great Video.Keep it up..

    Paul/kahn1701
     
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  34. trooper

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    Paul, thank you :)
    been doing the boooring task of drilling windows :facepalm
    just be thankful your employed, many are struggling to find work around here, you'll get back to it soon....i look forward to seeing your done.
     
  35. robn1

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    I've been wondering how you were coming along Paul, I'm looking forward to seeing both of these ships done :)

    Oh and Monster Makers does have the clear dental acrylic, you just have to look for it.
     
  36. kahn1701

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    Trooper
    Chk the window templates when drilling/cutting your window.
    I needed to go back and enlarge some of my windows after the fact.
    They needed be slightly bigger in some places.
    Also one of my video covers a couple windows Steve Missed.
    That are on the CD he sent you.
    (Luv you STEVE...LOL)
    Just a little advice..LOL

    Robin 1
    Thank you for the support.
    I'll get back on my BIG E soon.

    Thank you all
    Paul/kahn1701
     
  37. trooper

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    thanks for the heads up, i did see that, i also found a couple windows not on the kit, it will be on my next video. i was making sure the temp's would fit and noticed that i did need to make the wholes larger, after i already cut em out :( there fine now :)
     
  38. Orbital Drydock

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    Lookin' good man!

    I'm SO jealous of you, building your nice well done kit :p

    On the dental acrylic, if you have a Sally Beauty supply close. Try their Beauty Secrets clear nail powder, it's a good product & only about $7 for enough to do the build 4x over.

    Also wanted to suggest a Bondo sub. USC makes 2 great products "Icing" & "Thin Ice". They're comparable in price to Bondo, but way easier to sand & lighter. Bondo uses limestone as the filler & the USC ICE stuff is a glass bead filler. Of course evercoat is the ultimate, but is $45.

    Again Lookin' good!
     
  39. trooper

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    Orbital- thank you very much :D
    i cant wait to come to Portland in a couple months and see the ship you built :)

    in a test i did, i noticed that the back side is textured, is this normal? it would seem i need to sand it down or it will show up when lite. does the stuff you use do the same thing ?

    ron1- thanks man :D
     
  40. Orbital Drydock

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    It seems to be the nature of the beast. The back will have a frosted look. I filled the holes completely then smoothed over the powder before applying the monomer. It helped keep the surface level at least.

    Are you going for clear or diffused windows?
     
  41. trooper

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    i gave up trying to do the clear resin windows while working on my 350 refit, i could never find a resin that cures in a reasonable time and with out all the bubbles. so im going diffused on this and if it looks good im going to do the same on my refit.
     
  42. Orbital Drydock

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    I hear ya, clear windows are such a pain. Unless there is something to see inside I go diffused.
     
  43. trooper

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    well, here's the next video, sorry these are so long :)
    i do need to stop taking a nap after work and then shoot videos with out combing my hair first :lol .....:unsure


    1/2 studio scale 66" star trek tos big E project #3 - YouTube
     
  44. Retep1701a

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    Can't wait till Round 2 1/350 comes out. Have mine on reserved.
     
  45. trooper

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    yep, me two :)
     
  46. SteveNeill

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    Jerry you are doing an outstanding job. Good job on cutting the windows first before you fixed that warped SOB. Unfortunately the Engineering hull has a bad warp in it and the saucer has a few too from the molds just getting tired. But you're fixing them right up good.

    Steve
     
  47. trooper

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    thank you very much Steve :) , it's really not that bad, as i stated in the video....im a bit * and ocd :lol
    I'm very happy with this kit, you have no idea :lol , i would build several if i could, you did an outstanding job in building this, thank you

    hopefully I'll do ya proud :)

    now if i can get mods to understand this IS studio scale :lol ...and move it back :)
     
  48. trooper

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    haaaaa, thank you :D :lol

    back home! back home! :D
     
  49. kahn1701

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    Great work.
    I still have flash backs about all the Everclear,sanding and painting oH MY...LOL

    Paul/kahn1701
     
  50. trooper

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    funny that I should enjoy that sort of stuff :) i just do. :D
     

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