2009 Enterprise.

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2009 Enterprise.

Post by Steam235 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:11 pm

Well for the past year I've been building some models I've built before to do build them better. I'm going to continue this by building the Revell 1/500th Into Darkness Enterprise. (Although I consider it to be 1/1000 to match the onscreen evidence.)

Here is the one I built last year.


I did not have an airbrush so that aztecing was done with spray paint. This time I will be mixing my own shades so there should be less contrast. The Blue accents will be much more subtle.



And I had some big light blocking problems...


I want to add more lights to the saucer...
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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by ulvdemon » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Looks pretty good from what I am seeing. Will need to see how you build the next one.

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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by Moongrim » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:16 pm

All things considered- it still looks good.

But I understand the desire to improve upon a past work and take the lessons learned to improve with future tasks. Eventually I will do up another 1/350 Enterprise Refit.
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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by el gato » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:55 pm

Well, since you're not liking how your current one looks, can I have it? :P :lol:

It looks very good, to be honest, but I can understand the desire to revisit it.
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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by Steam235 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:56 am

Part of the desire id because I enjoy building the hero ships I love rather than the secondary ships that I like. :)

I tried my hand at photo etch for the first time....

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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by el gato » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:39 pm

Steam235 wrote:Part of the desire id because I enjoy building the hero ships I love rather than the secondary ships that I like. :)

I tried my hand at photo etch for the first time....

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This looks awesome!
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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by Steam235 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:58 pm

Slow progress, but I'm going to be turning my attention to this build so things should start picking up. I've been working on installing those blades into my first nacelle, and planning out my lighting. I'm going to see what I can do about photographing the blue LEDs they really look great in real life.
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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by trekriffic » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Nice work. That PE looks tricky.
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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by Steam235 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:23 pm

10 minutes of bending the photo etch. If you're on the fence about putting photo etch turbines in this model you should give this video a go.

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Re: 2009 Enterprise.

Post by kobayashimaru » Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:42 am

@Steam235,
haha, nice joke about it being "1/1000 given the onscreen evidence" :lol:
That photoetch part makes all the difference in the final finish; does it actually spin/rotate? That would be the icing on an already awesome cake.
I have to say, that aztecing... sheer awesome. How long did it take to achieve that level of painstaking detail and finish? How is the aztecing sealed - a thin lacquer, Krylon... clear coat? something? It seems to have a matte finish in sealing, so I'd be interested to learn how you achieve that.

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