TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights-NEW PICS!

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TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights-NEW PICS!

Post by trekriffic » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:16 pm

I've been working on the 1/350 TOS production series Enterprise for some months now. I'm nearing the final stages and have just about finished with the weathering. The model was built using the Polar Lights lighting kit and ParaGrafix photo-etch set. It features motorized and lit warp nacelles, a fully lit bridge and shuttle bay with Galileo shuttle, and a custom built stand using the old 1/350 Enterprise refit kit with switches for model lights, motors, and spotlights on the base.

Here are some pics:

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IMG_4246 by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:16 pm

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You can see lots more in-progress pics here in my fLickr! photo set:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29607470@N ... 489167675/

Thanks for looking. Comments or questions welcome!
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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by Cubey Terra » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:34 pm

That's a beautiful model, and great detail in the bridge and shuttle bay. The lighting is perfect, too. Where did you get the little flood lights on the stand? Are those part of the kit?

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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by Steam235 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:03 pm

Damn nice weathering too.

Did you have to cut out the red, green yellow lights, under the hanger?
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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by zookman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:06 pm

are those the weathering decals or done by airbrush ... looks good and i hope mine comes out that good when i get to building it

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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:15 pm

cubey_terra wrote:That's a beautiful model, and great detail in the bridge and shuttle bay. The lighting is perfect, too. Where did you get the little flood lights on the stand? Are those part of the kit?
The floodlights were made from scratch using plastic and aluminum tubing:

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IMG_4607 by trekriffic, on Flickr

Here's a better pic in low light with the floods on:

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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by trekriffic » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Steam235 wrote:Damn nice weathering too.

Did you have to cut out the red, green yellow lights, under the hanger?
No. The lighting kit included clear parts for the bridge, hangar bay, nacelle trenches, and the fantail. Paragrafix included PE for the bridge consoles and displays, overlays for the hangar bay window galleries, an overlay for the fantail with slots cut out for the landing lights, and little crew figures.

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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by Julien » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:21 pm

Amazing work !

Got the Premiere Edition in my stash, not sure when I'll get around to build it...

But yours is beautiful :rockbanana: !

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Post by trekriffic » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:25 pm

zookman wrote:are those the weathering decals or done by airbrush ... looks good and i hope mine comes out that good when i get to building it
All the weathering was done with Tamiya oil pastels and black gel pen ink rubbed into a flat Dullcote finish:

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Re: TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 by Polar Lights

Post by Moongrim » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:44 pm

A mighty fine example of hard work!

I'll get around to mine, someday...
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