Making starship window interiors with backlit film

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Making starship window interiors with backlit film

Post by PixelMagic » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:33 am

Last weekend I did some artwork of the TOS and JJprise corridors in Photoshop to put behind my models windows so it wasn't just a white void. I wanted to get the sense of something in there.

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First I had simply gone to FedEx Office and had them print my window patterns on transparency.

Today, I used Inkpress Backlight Film. This stuff works much better in that it lets light pass through, but it diffuses it. Also, FedEx Office can only print on laser jet printers, which doesn't work with graphics very well. My Inkjet printer made the graphics much sharper and richer. I absolutely love how this is looking now.

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Re: Making starship window interiors with backlit film

Post by DefiantClient » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:12 pm

Wow, that's a really neat trick! I'll have to remember this when I make my 1/350 refit if I decide to light it.

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Re: Making starship window interiors with backlit film

Post by Moongrim » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:12 pm

What an excellent notion! And from what I can see- it does make for an improved view. Well done. 8-)
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Re: Making starship window interiors with backlit film

Post by kobayashimaru » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:53 am

:borg:
thank you for your insight;
this may prove a solution to a few problems with the cube;
does this require satin-sealer or a clear sealer?

attempts with Apec 2 film (from clear packaging)
and with OHT,
even when sealed,
still discolored or smudged with time...
so these might be much more the way to go.

I digress;
these look AWESOME in-situ,
they add another layer of detail,
and dang they look cool! :lol:

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Re: Making starship window interiors with backlit film

Post by edward » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:29 pm

I was wondering if I could buy a sheet of the printed backlit artwork for my TOS Enterprise?
Ed

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Re: Making starship window interiors with backlit film

Post by harristotle » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:14 am

This is SO cool, I love seeing someone do this!
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