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My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:44 am
by Jim Kirk
My 1/350 Original series Enterprise build. I wanted to capture the look of the actual miniature as seen in the classic episodes so using my vast reference library collected over the years, I painted the model a select group of custom mixed paints, Air Brushed. I also adjusted the lighting as it was way to bright to reflect correct scale. The images were done with the goal of having a 3D Effect and recreating the not perfect look of the effect shots used in the series. Also careful external lighting was used to have the Model be an actual part of the background and not look like it was just cropped in the final shot.

Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:07 am
by MEATLOAFr
looking good

Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:23 am
by kobayashimaru
Excellent work and thanks for sharing! :D
is this a physical model, or computer generated model? the final edit and image finish is so series-like that I honestly can't tell.
Its a good thing you shared these back in the day (otherwise i'd have thought it a completely 3D generated image):
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Have you built any other 1/350 vessels, such as the Saladin type or a TOS-Miranda, or TOS-Oberth?

I don't often drop the Derek Meddings comparison bomb, but you should be working with the people on Star Trek: New Voyages over on Youtube (not so much Star Trek Continues... *shudders* not a fan of the direction that project journeyed)
or maybe even on Star Trek: Renegades (the Tim Russ sequel to ST: Of Gods and Men) - if that becomes a webisodic show like Nuka Break or BSG became.
New Voyages may even begin using 'actual' lazers in the phazer props to trigger the squibs of the VFX, that'd be awesome and add to the verisimilitude of the show. on a related tangent, would realworld lazers fit inside a 1/350 model of enterprise... you can perhaps see where that line of inquiry is headed...

Cheers!
Kobayashimaru

Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:59 am
by Jim Kirk
kobayashimaru wrote:Excellent work and thanks for sharing! :D
is this a physical model, or computer generated model? the final edit and image finish is so series-like that I honestly can't tell.
Its a good thing you shared these back in the day (otherwise i'd have thought it a completely 3D generated image):
Image

Have you built any other 1/350 vessels, such as the Saladin type or a TOS-Miranda, or TOS-Oberth?

I don't often drop the Derek Meddings comparison bomb, but you should be working with the people on Star Trek: New Voyages over on Youtube (not so much Star Trek Continues... *shudders* not a fan of the direction that project journeyed)
or maybe even on Star Trek: Renegades (the Tim Russ sequel to ST: Of Gods and Men) - if that becomes a webisodic show like Nuka Break or BSG became.
New Voyages may even begin using 'actual' lazers in the phazer props to trigger the squibs of the VFX, that'd be awesome and add to the verisimilitude of the show. on a related tangent, would realworld lazers fit inside a 1/350 model of enterprise... you can perhaps see where that line of inquiry is headed...

Cheers!
Kobayashimaru


First, Many, Many thanks for the kind words my friend. I sincerely appreciate it. It is indeed a Physical model and not computer generated. And it is that Build you posted with the 1/350 Refit.
I would love to part of that Trek stuff you mention. As a matter of fact I will be doing some effects shots/videos using the same methods as we saw in the original series.

Thanks again!

Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:47 am
by Jim Kirk
My 1/350 Enterprise build...

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And something I thought was very cool.

https://deepspacedeepsouth.wordpress.co ... ally-well/

Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:26 pm
by Jim Kirk
My personal 1/350 Original series Star Trek Enterprise. I photographed the model against an appropriate backdrop to highlight my color choices. I'll have fun with her in a star field soon, but I wanted just to show off the finished model. Using reference material I have collected over the years I custom mixed Tamiya and Model Master paints, through an air brush. The lighting has been adjusted for correct scale as well as the weathering, again per the original filming miniature.



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Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:01 pm
by Jim Kirk
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Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:17 pm
by el gato
Honestly, I thought those were still shots

Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:36 pm
by Jim Kirk
el gato wrote:Honestly, I thought those were still shots

Many Thanks!

Re: My 1/350 TOS Enterprise.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:04 pm
by Jim Kirk
Again, Many Thanks indeed!

Here are several pics of the model without the "enhancements" (Star field, Tholian web, Phasers)Against the black background I photographed it in front of...

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