Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager WITHDRAWN

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Owen E Oulton
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Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager WITHDRAWN

Postby Owen E Oulton » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:28 am

This is technically a new build and has not been entered in any contests, though I have mentioned in the Miscellaneous Scale section. Basically, I had an old, mostly assembled but un-seam-filled or sanded stock Kazon Torpedo kit which was missiang one engine module. I cast a copy of the other (identical) module and opened a hatch. I took a bunch of finished and semi-finished figures and modified some of them and repainted them. I also dug out an old project I had started when I was active with MMI to add to the scene, as APM Worksuit from the STTNG Enterprise-D Tech Manual. This contains the one stereolithographed part, STLed and SLAed for me by my partner at MMI, John Fleming. That part is the helmet for the AMP (Augmented Personnel Module). The APM is Rick Sternbach's derivation of NASA's old "bottle suit" concept. A similar idea (but with legs) was used in Kenner's old Major Matt Mason toy line back in the late '60s/early '70s. Voyage carries two of these APM Worksuit modules. They are launched from the two hexagonal hatched on the bottom of the primary hull, ahead of and flanking the deflector dish, according to the Voyager Tech Notes for the series, which are available at Cygnus-X1.net.

The idea is simple. In the episode Maneuvers the Klingon wannabees used a special armoured attack shuttle to ram into Voyager's hull and board the ship. Luckily, the attack was defeated. In this diorama, I depict the crew evaluating the damage to Cargo Bay 2. I am not going for a slavishly accurate model of the Voyager sets, but rather a general impression of a Starfleet Cargo Bay. The characters will hopefully be recogniseable. I know it's not required, but here's a screenshot of the scene:
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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby Owen E Oulton » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:57 am

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Here's my "beginning" shot showing the materials. Most of these were old abandoned or repurposed elements from other models. The walls are styrofoam board, the torpedo is stock except as mentioned above and the figures are also mentioned above. The walls will be clad in .040" styrene and sheet aluminum. The doorway frame is resin and will feature a stereotypical octagonal Star Trek bay door.

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Here's the torpedo . The white engine is the casting to replace to missing obe. The hatch Torres is seen inspecting in the opening post has been cut open and a new edge made from .015" styrene to replace where I had to drill.

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OK - Here are the figures in the process of being repainted. From left to right: an unnamed ensign; Vorik (or is that his twin Taurek- whichever was on Voyager); B'Elanna Torres; Harry Kim; Tuvok; Kathryn Jameway; Chakotay; Tom Paris; Samantha Wildman. Note that Chakotay does not yet have a combadge and I haven't done his tattoo yet.

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The piece de resistance - The APM Worksuit. The body is scratchbuild from .040" styrene, the arms were resin cast from masters I made from styrene strip, the helmet is SLAed, and the figure is a resin figure cut off at the hips.

All figures were originally made from Airfix Multipose WWII figures in 1.32 scale, modified by plastic surgery and heathyy postions of Aves. Combadges are photo-etched brass.

Many of the background bits in the first photo in this post will not be in the final diorama - they were just there to help me rough-out the idea.

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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby SingleMind » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:23 am

I love that "space suit"! Star Trek should have more "mecha" and I saw this in the misc section. Was looking forward to seeing it progress.
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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby Kratok » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:44 am

Owen, I love this.

Dioramas bring a static model display to life. Since it was only seen in this one episode, what better way to display the torpedo!

I also wish I had your Aves-fu. I tried something similar at one point in time, but my .....results......looked nothing like your figures.

This should be a fun build. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby Moongrim » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:34 pm

I concur with both of the above.

And I love that Repair/Evac suit.
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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby Owen E Oulton » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Thanks, guys.

BTW, The APM Worksuit should be out eventually from MMI.

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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby aurora-7 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:12 pm

Very, very neat!

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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby trekriffic » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:55 pm

This has the potential to be something really special. Nice work on the figures and the suit!
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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby Owen E Oulton » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:55 am

Sorry, gonna have to face facts and pull out of the contest. Not gonna make the deadline. Several personal and logistical issues have lead to this, but I will continue on with the project and will keep the board posted. Good luck to you all!

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Re: Kazon Torpedo Scene from Voyager

Postby Lonewolf » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:55 pm

Dang! I was looking forward to seeing this finished. :(

Can't wait to see your further progress. I will watch for your thread.
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