USS Marshall class Warp 3.8 destroyer...

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by JP Modelworks, May 1, 2012.

  1. JP Modelworks

    JP Modelworks Active Member

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    Started this fun scratch build of a favorite design of mine from the STAR TREK Spaceflight Chronology book from 1980.

    I always liked the basic "hammerhead" design but I felt it needed some refinement.

    I'm building it as my own interpretation of the original and making things up as I go...:lol

    It's going well and I hope to get back to it as soon as I finish up some other commissions.:)
     
  2. tgreco

    tgreco Sr Member

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    good looking ship
    nice to see something out of the ordinary
     
  3. trekman1017

    trekman1017 Well-Known Member

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    I love these kinds of builds
     
  4. SteveNeill

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    I'm loving it!

    Steve
     
  5. Captain Finney

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    Wonderful work. USS MARSHALL...Nice name for this formidable lady!
     
  6. Burke

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    Very cool. Are you building it to any particular scale?
     
  7. trekriffic

    trekriffic Sr Member

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    Ooooh! Creativity in action! Woohoo!
     
  8. opal1970

    opal1970 Well-Known Member

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    Looking very good. It is nice to see some of the more non-typical Star Trek designs.
     
  9. TheEmperorsHand

    TheEmperorsHand New Member

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    that is really cool
     
  10. JP Modelworks

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    Got to some priming today. Still working on the engines.
     
  11. SteveNeill

    SteveNeill Sr Member

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    Excellent!
     
  12. JP Modelworks

    JP Modelworks Active Member

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    Started working on the parts painting and drawing the painting masks today. Can't wait to start cutting them out! :)
     
  13. shadowwolf

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    Something different from Star Trek.I like it!
     
  14. JP Modelworks

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    Burke,

    Not really but it seems to work out to 1/537 scale. :)
     
  15. Captain Finney

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    Jeff,
    What's your guess as to the function of that bulb-like portion of the ship's aft? I'm guessing it to be an early sort of propulsion..but, that's only an uneducated guess. Whatever it is, it works very nicely with the rest of the design, and compliments the ship.

    This is already turning out just great!
     
  16. JP Modelworks

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    I figure it's part of the rear engineering section. The small square nozzles would be the "Impulse" engines. I have yet to add the docking bay part to the area between the two outer rear "fins" that end at the rear of the ship. :cool
     
  17. SteveNeill

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    Man I jut love this model and the work you're doing Jeff!

    Steve
     
  18. JP Modelworks

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    Finally got the fist color coats on the model. Mixed up a white with a tint of blue in it. This is the gloss coat. Next up, Aztek vinyls applied and the second
    coat main color this time in flat. :)
     
  19. MrBugSlayer

    MrBugSlayer Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I love watching the folks here at RPF scratch building the models! WOW! What a talented bunch! Great work-thanks for sharing!
     
  20. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    I love this thing, it looks better than factory made.
     
  21. JP Modelworks

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    Finished masking with the vinyls. Airbrushed the final color coat on all the parts. Now giving it a few days to dry before assembly. :)
     
  22. JP Modelworks

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    Wired and assembled the engines. First lighting test looking good! :)
     
  23. modellernz

    modellernz New Member

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    this is looking really great ! awesome work and loving the updates to the origianal design
     
  24. JohnLogan

    JohnLogan Well-Known Member

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    It's looking really fine, can't wait to see more.
     
  25. vismus

    vismus Active Member

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    looks fantastic! Great scratch work!
    What is the clear materials used on the narcelles?

    Tommie
     
  26. JP Modelworks

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    It's the clear plastic material that's used in ceiling light fixtures.
     
  27. JP Modelworks

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    Finally finished! :)
     

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