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Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:25 pm
by Atlanthia
Hi everyone! Now that the Mayweather helm project is all but wrapped up, I thought it would be cool to dabble in something different. So, as with the above mentioned build, DST/AA got our juices flowing with promises of wonderful Borg queen, Seven of Nine figures etc, and alcoves to display them on. Sadly it never happened. I am simply looking to build three alcoves on which to display my Klingon, Hirogen and Cardassian Borgs. They will be internally illuminated and the green plasma screen things will also function.
Here's the start I have made.

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Hope to have another update soon.

Darren

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:14 am
by kobayashimaru
my :borg: senses were tingling -
this project will be followed with great interest! :D
If it's as awesome as your previous ST:Ent... it'll be great!

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:51 pm
by el gato
Very nice start! What material is that gold fringe things around the large opening?

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:47 am
by Atlanthia
Thanks Guys. El Gato, the fringe is made of Milliput and then ribbed with a knife blade.

Finally back on this project and making some long overdue progress! The whole front section is pretty much complete now except for the "crimped tubing" effect which I do in Milliput.
 
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The disc  section has been a bit of a challenge to say the least but I am happy to see it completed. Lots of detail to be taken care of.
 
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The side panels will be equally detailed 
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Heres one for sizing with a figure.
 
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I am really pleased with how this is coming together so far. More soon!

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:42 am
by kobayashimaru
Awesome! That's coming together swimmingly -
thanks for sharing

will it be illuminated/lit up after completion?
this'll look GREAT! :D
Is locutus (ST:FC style) in the works?
|It's a headscratcher/what the?! that there hasn't been too many Borg things and collectibles in the past|

I'm also wondering how the paint scheme would be built;
is it going to be some gunmetal and then drybrush with inks,
airbrushing and petina powders/ageing and weathering powders?
I ask, because the actual set-pieces had a lot of different looks over the years,
and there was a goldy-titanium color to the ST:Voy stuff as compared
to the darker and shiny TNG/ST:FC versions.

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:37 am
by Atlanthia
Thanks for the feedback, Kobayashimaru. Now to address your questions. I will be making three of these so I will be moulding and casting the parts and, like the Mayweather helm station, I will then sell copies to anyone who wants one.
Mine will be lit and have miniature plasma effect screens but the kits will come unlit but with the provision to be upgraded should the buyer choose to do so.

As for the paint scheme, I am in two minds; as you so rightly point out, the ST:V alcoves are a lot more colourful than the ST:TNG alcoves so, maybe I will paint up one of each and a third that is somewhere in between. Sometimes with models, the colour option is better because it helps to bring out the tiny details.

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:58 am
by kobayashimaru
I don't envy being in that position, having so many variations of alcove to choose from (at long last) :lol:
y'know what that means?- the completionist collector out there'd have to have one of each style :D

I'll be sure to pass along the good news for borg fans, and those details along to the local trek scene. :D

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:20 pm
by Atlanthia
I've had a busy couple of days but I did manage to provisionally install the overhead plasma display. Here are a couple of short videos to show you how it looks.

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More soon!

Re: Star Trek 1:10 Scale Borg Alcove

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:19 pm
by el gato
Atlanthia wrote:Thanks Guys. El Gato, the fringe is made of Milliput and then ribbed with a knife blade.
Looks totally cool!