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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by Richard Baker » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:42 pm

Not sure about scaling numbers but I have seen people post that using on screen relative sizing the Excelsior would not fit through the same doors the Enterprise went through.

Love that printed model!- despite the flaws it looks pretty good and the imperfections can be worked around.
Are you going to open up one set of doors and show a partial interior with a ship in transit?

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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by novahobbies » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:33 pm

The trouble is basically scaling. We see the station compared to the ship in different shots, and it's scaled somewhat differently depending on how you look at it. As it approaches spacedock, it dwarfs the Enterprise to convey a sense of immense size. Later, as the Enterprise is backing out, the ship barely slides out with what seems like a very small clearance on either side of the saucer. Rather than spending a ton of time sorting out the size issues, I choose to just go with the EAS size of 3.8km for the main diameter. When you apply that size to the model in your hand, you'd take your 1.5 inch opening for the door and calculate it out to about 356m for the door width (1.5 inches * 9350 [scale] / 39.37[iches per meter] = 356.235). So that isn't a tiny door, the Excelsior should slide right on through. Now, is the model accurate to the filming miniature? Honestly, I don't know. It LOOKS good, but there are better people than me who can pick the details apart.
As for opening her up, yes I definitely want to! It's not exactly conducive to a full interior, but what I'll do is open one set of space doors when the model is completely assembled, then build a small forced perspective shadowbox out of clear pvc that I can slide into the opening, then cover the edges with the space doors. If I build it in clear, I can apply images of the spacedock interior as decals to the outside of the shadowbox. Hopefully the stations interior lighting will illuminate that enough to look like there's a full interior to the casual observer.

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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by Tesral » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:13 pm

novahobbies wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:08 pm
As it so happens, the door wouldn't have to be enlarged by TOO much for a Galaxy class to fit inside....the door is 360m wide at its narrowest (top) point. Meanwhile the D is 463m in beam. 60 scale meters to either side of the door (roughly a quarter-inch in 9350 scale) would solve the problem.
But that is not what they did. The E-D looks to take up no more space in the opening than the Refit. The Heisenberg sizer strikes again.
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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by Richard Baker » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:10 pm

Both entries into the Spacedock used the same footage- they just switched models.

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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by Tesral » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:21 pm

Richard Baker wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Both entries into the Spacedock used the same footage- they just switched models.
Ayup. :banghead:
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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by mophius » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:30 pm

I watched the Binars TNG episode a few nights ago and saw the fibre optics poking through on the inside.
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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by novahobbies » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 am

Looks like my tiny ships will be here early....as soon as Saturday in fact! Looking forward to seeing how they look with the station.

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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by novahobbies » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:57 am

Well, here they are! 1/9350 scale Constitution and Excelsior to go with the station. It definitely makes the station look bigger than some scenes in the film. Doesn't really bother me, but it may bother some screen-canon-only purists. So your mileage may vary.

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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by ProfArturo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:04 am

Wow, painting those little ships looks like a world of pain.

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Re: 1/9350 scale 24" Spacedock

Post by Richard Baker » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:29 pm

ProfArturo wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:04 am
Wow, painting those little ships looks like a world of pain.
Aztecing is going to be real fun with those...

Those ships will really help with the scale though- purist of not that spacedock is big but the shape makes it look smaller

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