Botany Bay

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Botany Bay

Post by trekriffic » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:13 pm

Here are some images taken in natural sunlight of the first of two builds of the Fantastic Plastic Botany Bay resin kit mastered by Richard Long. The second model is still in progress and will be shipped to my client upon completion.

The model was painted with Tamiya primer followed by black, and rust coats of Testors enamel. Then a coat of grey and light tan enamel. Then the grey/tan was sanded away in spots to reveal the rust and black coats. The model was then oversprayed with more of the basecoat to tone down the black and rust patches. Then Tamiya pastel chalks were applied. Finally the entire model was sealed with Dullcote for a dead flat finish. The photo-ecth panels on the stern were made from plastic strip, brass rod, and sections cut from the nacelle pylon screens in the Round 2 TOS Enterprise supplemental PE set.

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IMG_5648 by trekriffic, on Flickr

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The client is a big TOS fan and wanted the model to be weathered as close to the look of the studio model look as possible using photos he pulled off the internet.
"You broke your little ships."

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Re: Botany Bay

Post by trekriffic » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:14 pm

Just a few more pics before I move on to the second BB.
The client asked for some views from above so here goes.
I also included one pic of the underside of the nuclear engine pod...

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IMG_5658 by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Those with a keen eye might notice the model is mounted to a different stand in these shots. The original base was made per specific measurements provided by the client to fit inside a display case alongside his MR Enterprise. As such his ship will be in a static pose not subject to rotation on it's support rod.
In the case of my ship it will be on a shelf and able to rotate so I wanted something larger as the model tends to tip over when oriented so the long axis of the ship is projecting over the narrowest portion of the stand.
I found a nice sized square wooden base at Michael's which solved the stability problem.
"You broke your little ships."

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Re: Botany Bay

Post by TrekMD » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:35 pm

Wow, that looks fantastic!
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Re: Botany Bay

Post by Steam235 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:27 am

My hat's off to you. It's hard enough to try and make what I can see in my head come to fruition. It takes true skill to make what some one else sees in their head come to be.

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Re: Botany Bay

Post by Moongrim » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:31 pm

Well I'd say that the client definitely got her money's worth.
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Re: Botany Bay

Post by trekriffic » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:08 pm

Steam235 wrote:My hat's off to you. It's hard enough to try and make what I can see in my head come to fruition. It takes true skill to make what some one else sees in their head come to be.

Thanks and what you say is true. The client is a real stickler and I can't tell you the number of times I had to go back and refine the coloration of the hull or the intensity of the weathering, or the tonality, or the size and thickness of the "solar" panels, etc, etc. Not that I minded really; he knew what he wanted and I told him I aimed to please. I have to say, after all the tweaking and refinements, it turned out rather well.
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Re: Botany Bay

Post by trekriffic » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:10 pm

Moongrim wrote:Well I'd say that the client definitely got her money's worth.
Thanks! Yes, I won't divulge what he paid me but, suffice to say, I think he got a veeeeery good deal. Or will get one once I finish and ship out his model.
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Re: Botany Bay

Post by littleyoda99 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:49 pm

That is just a superb build. Makes me want to make one myself...

Or pay you to do it...lol

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Re: Botany Bay

Post by trekriffic » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:58 pm

littleyoda99 wrote:That is just a superb build. Makes me want to make one myself...

Or pay you to do it...lol
Thanks for the compliment but I looked at the models on your site and they are beautiful. I think you could certainly handle a BB on your own from what I can see.
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Re: Botany Bay

Post by littleyoda99 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:16 pm

trekriffic wrote:
littleyoda99 wrote:That is just a superb build. Makes me want to make one myself...

Or pay you to do it...lol
Thanks for the compliment but I looked at the models on your site and they are beautiful. I think you could certainly handle a BB on your own from what I can see.

Maybe, but even I get lazy :)

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