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Bragging Rights Contest 2015 - Eye of Error - Finished

Post by The Eye of Error » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:13 am

With so many projects on my bench lately I ended up having a stockpile of bits left over. So I had an idea for a quick fun project that ended up becoming a wee bit more.

I’ve always wanted to make a wrecked starship model, with all the exposed decks and battle damage ever since I saw the battle of Wolf 359. I took what leftover bits I had and put together a refit Dreadnought Class with exposed decks made from various shapes of sheet styrene and brass etched mesh. I used some misc 40k Necron model parts to build up the exposed warp nacelle and deflector dish areas.

I put multiple flickering red and yellow LEDs to simulate fires. The effect is quite stunning.

Check out the video: https://youtu.be/Tdy7pKAq3ZU

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Post by The Eye of Error » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:15 am

Oh Damn, I forgot we chose Auxiliary Ships..... Back to the drawing board.... :P

For real though, I got all the pars in for my USS Jenolan in 1K scale. I just need to start boring a ton of resin out so I can run wire and LEDs.

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Post by el gato » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:08 pm

The Eye of Error wrote:Check out the video: https://youtu.be/Tdy7pKAq3ZU
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The Eye of Error wrote:Oh Damn, I forgot we chose Auxiliary Ships..... Back to the drawing board.... :P
Heh, you beat me too it. I was going to say that while the light show is stunning and hypnotic, your entry is unauthorized :P

Seriously, beautiful work. I'm trying to steel myself to do a damaged starship. Can't seem to build up the guts
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Post by RogueWolf » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:17 pm

:drool:

OMFG! That is so cool! I'm so touched that you are building this awesome kit as a gift to me for my birthday.
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Post by The Eye of Error » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:42 am

Well guys now time for me to get down to business with my version of the Kobayashi Maru based on John Eaves sketches below.

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I’m going with something closer to the first version using the Enterprise NX Refit as a base kit, mainly for the retro lower hull section. I began to glue and chop accordingly leaving the main pieces.

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After the major chopping was done I began to plan out templates for the rear saucer pod which will be shuttle bays and the lower pontoon shaped cargo pods.

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Now I need to begin chopping up some sheet styrene. I'll be using the method that I outlined in this tutorial a few years ago. http://eyeoferror.blogspot.com/2013/01/ ... icard.html

Also, I will be lighting this kit up naturally and creating custom aztec decals as well. :D

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Post by Moongrim » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:05 pm

8-)

Hmmmm
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Post by RogueWolf » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:23 pm

One month to deadline! Any Progress?
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Post by The Eye of Error » Wed May 13, 2015 3:04 pm

Guys, don’t kill me, I’m switching directions once again! Recently when cleaning out my old hobby stuff I stumbled upon awesome 1996 Finescale Modeler article on building a Type 15 Shuttlepod. I just had to build it!

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Specifically this shuttle with Geordie in it from The TNG episode "The Minds Eye"


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I took the templates from the magazine and scaled them up and modified them for print.

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I found a paper model online, but didn't like the overall proportions compared to the Finescale Modeler, but it did have pieces for an interior that I want to build.

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From another article online I found great lcars for the control panels.

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The original full-scale prop used car seats for the Shuttlepod. I was able to find 1/25 scale mini-van car seats on eBay that I will modify for the pod.


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And the last thing I need is a 1/25 scale Geordie. Fortunately, the old Galoob TNG figures are in 1/25 scale. I have and old Geordie figure that I am reposing and detailing to give him a TNG uniform and a fruity cocktail in hand!

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Post by The Eye of Error » Mon May 25, 2015 3:34 pm

Progress is rapid moving on the Shuttlepod project. Minor SNAFU; I started cutting the template up and realized the pod was too small for the Geordie figure. So I had to scale up to 1/20 scale instead of 1/25 scale.


The exteriors details are coming together.

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The interior is almost done. just need a few cushioned wall panels on the doors. The roof will accommodate 2 small white LEDs. I was going to use either EL sheet or LED strips, but I’m trying to keep the power source to a 9v battery and keep it internal.

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The seat is almost there. I chopped up and glued the 2 seats together to make 1 lager seat. I started sculpting the head cushion and seam filling. The base is made from bits I had laying around.

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The main control console is almost done, need to trim flash and add extra details. I have 2 Lcards panels ready to go for it.

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Re: Bragging Rights Contest 2015 - Eye of Error's Entry

Post by el gato » Tue May 26, 2015 5:37 pm

Beautiful so far
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