1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Work in progress, completed builds and general 1/350 related discussion.
AdmiralBuck
Erratic Ensign
Erratic Ensign
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:41 pm
Location: Shangri-La

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by AdmiralBuck » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:03 pm

April Update: Dorsal construction.

Image

Image

Image

Father Cool
Lemme At Em Lieutenant
Lemme At Em Lieutenant
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:43 pm

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by Father Cool » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:26 pm

Looking great admiral. The side profile is really nice.

User avatar
Tesral
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 3734
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:58 pm
Location: Dearborn, Mi -- at my desk.
Contact:

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by Tesral » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:26 pm

I do like the direction this is going.
Garry AKA --Phoenix-- Rising above the Flames.
"I saw it done on Voyager" is no excuse for anything, even breathing.

User avatar
MEATLOAFr
Resolute Rear Admiral (UH)
Resolute Rear Admiral (UH)
Posts: 2276
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:46 pm
Location: Southern Texas - Corpus Area

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by MEATLOAFr » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:26 pm

that wiring is to clean... that needs to be fixed :lol:
If the world ends tomorrow, it's ALL YOUR FAULT!!!

Custom Decals, and Vinyl Cutting services available
NOW PRINTING WHITE DECALS
E-Mail direct to my [USERNAME] @ GMAIL account for Decals & Vinyl services

Max Nex
Legendary LT Commander
Legendary LT Commander
Posts: 163
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:34 pm

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by Max Nex » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:04 pm

Father Cool wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Looking great admiral. The side profile is really nice.
yeah , that portside profile is rather sleek if I do say so myself :)

AdmiralBuck
Erratic Ensign
Erratic Ensign
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:41 pm
Location: Shangri-La

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by AdmiralBuck » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:03 pm

Endurance is completed following her shakedown cruise to Wonderfest19.

Some studio images here:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
Halgebra_A6N
Lemme At Em Lieutenant
Lemme At Em Lieutenant
Posts: 81
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:35 pm

Simply amazing detail! Did you enter it into a contest down there?

User avatar
slawton
Can-Do Captain
Can-Do Captain
Posts: 626
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Location: Space Coast, FL

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by slawton » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:58 pm

At Woderfest, it won:
Trekyards Web-series Trekcellent Award - Sponsored by Trekyards.com
Best Star Trek - Sponsored by Wonderfest
Vehicles - Silver

I would like to get a better understanding of what the judges see for their gold/silver/bronze/merit categories (why did this entry not receive a "Gold"). I (and Del) were very impressed with this model. My talent level (and understanding of what's expert, etc.) is inadequate to judge.

I would say the lighting was the best done for anything I saw in the contest area. There were multiple blinking lights (with multiple different rates, non-synchronized). There were also runway lights (like seen in the original Battlestar Galactica landing bays, but better). The only thing I could see would be the cones on the nacelles -- make them lightly frosted to partially conceal the "magic" inside and to make the light more uniform from different angles (specifically the side) -- although this is only my opinion - YMMV.

Other areas, the ship was a cool design. Multiple interior peeks (multiple landing bays, arboretum, etc.). It was built very clean. It was large and impressive. Any aztecing/weathering was very subtle, not overdone. Overall awesome build (maybe someday I can achieve this level of talent, but probably not).
I'm a modeler, not a doctor...

Introduction
Galleries: Member, Comparison, Fleet, Action, Manufacturer

AdmiralBuck
Erratic Ensign
Erratic Ensign
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:41 pm
Location: Shangri-La

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by AdmiralBuck » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:19 pm

The nacelles are removable, for ease in transport as the model measures 47.5" long. This also leaves a visible seam where it meets the end of the pylon. I did the best I could to make this connection seamless but ultimately this is what cost her the gold. Their contest, their rules, their award. I cannot complain.

The model was finished at 4:30 am the day of show and not full assembled and plugged in until I arrived at the hotel so there was a lot taken on faith that it was all going to work. The Bussard lighting was another area that was installed the day before with a minimal test run, with the inner orange tint still drying. It was a 50/50 decision on whether to frost them or leave them clear as it looked great from the front view but little light was transmitted to the dome to see it glow effectively from the side as the lights were installed well-inside. Frosting the outer domes would help but would also diminish the inner parts and as an eleventh hour, GO--NO-GO decision, I choose to leave them alone for the time being. I'm not making any excuses for my shortfalls and will continue to do better with the next build.

andyh
Can-Do Captain
Can-Do Captain
Posts: 870
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:08 pm
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Re: 1/350 Scratch build Endurance

Post by andyh » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:07 am

Wow!

Post Reply

Return to “1/350”