33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by el gato » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:20 am

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What he said. I've been missing these types of posts
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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by egadgetguy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:46 pm

I've been lurking on this thread; actually just reading every post... but I couldn't add my $0.02 because I had not yet registered.

First, I want to laud you for making this effort. I don't know if I could undertake this size project. I do wish I could...

Second. Please do not destroy the plans. at least not the notes. I would buy this book [esp' if it's an ebook.]

I have built a fair amount of models, though I would not consider myself among the best. Several of those models have been star trek based. I have lost many of the models I have made previously. [Moms! Ugh. - Quit throwing out our stuff!!!]
some of the Ones I've lost include
AMT ERTL? 6676 1975 USS Enterprise NCC-1701 built ~1975
Klingon bird of prey, Romulan [ old style], and Galileo shuttle craft. built 1976-1979
Then Enterprise A with lights built in 79-80
I have a ~1975-1984 18" that I built about 2006-7

I am working on 1/2500 scale triple model right now and has a few kits I've not opened.

I am considering buying the 1/350 scale and if I do that, I may make my own light kit. WHY? Because I feel there are limitations to the kits AND the expense! more than the model? What?

I appreciate the work you've done and I myself can think of many reasons to scratch build one. Authenticity of a scratch built model Vs a Kit version... It would be made from same or similar materials as the original And, even though there's a Kit that's 32", which seems very close. It's not exact. Like, why didn't they make that on exactly 33.75" like studio model? Was it to make it exactly 1/350th? what would be wrong with 1/336.711111111th? they could say it's 1/337th?

Keep up the good work...

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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by Shaw » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 pm

Even though I haven't been able to do much in the last few years, the model is still sitting here (assembled, but not yet glued together). Even in it's unfinished state, it is still a nice looking model.

This is how it is holding up...

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Better than me, oddly enough. :o

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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by Tesral » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:40 am

Still interested.
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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by Shaw » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:18 pm

So I have made a little progress over the past few months. I took this shot of the model disassembled (because I normally show the model all together) after I had finished the priming...

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Recently I first started in on the final painting of the model...

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... and then worked on some detailing...

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Anyways, I know these images aren't a massive change from when the model was just covered in primer, but it was a series of big steps for me... and hopefully steps in the right direction for the model.

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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by ProfArturo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 am

Its always good to make a little progress, makes the whole thing seem a bit less daunting each time.

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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by novahobbies » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Lookin' real good, man! Agreed, small steps are better than no steps. In our hobby, we're quite used to seeing multi-year builds, especially with these big boys. ;) Heck, all of my 350 ships are still in BOXES.

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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by ThunderboltA10 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:46 pm

And to think my wife and I were going to move... Now she's going to do everything so that we stay in our smallish flat :lol: We were checking out these houses in Greece and my only demand was to choose one with a room that's big enough for me to build and store models in... If she ever sees me browsing that thread, it's the end of it!

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Post by Shaw » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:14 pm

My wife let me do a little work on the model, so here is a quick progress shot...

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Re: 33 inch TOS Enterprise - Studio Scale Replica (Pic heavy)

Post by Tesral » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:57 pm

Shaw wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:14 pm
My wife let me do a little work on the model, so here is a quick progress shot...

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No words.... :drool:
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