SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

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SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by Jim Kirk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:19 pm

I loved the pilot versions of the Enterprise. Originally, I was going to create Pike's version but decided upon the Where no man has gone before version.

Why?
The second pilot version of the Enterprise has almost as much screen time as the production version!

The model is being built lit, ETC based on how it appeared in the original SPFX...NOT that "remastered" nonsense. Using behind the scenes HD pictures as well as clips from The Roddenberry Vault, I started my build.

I cut out the "windshield" of the bridge and inserted a heat formed cut to size piece of frosted plastic. (I believe the miniatures was an clear acrylic sphere painted and the window masked off). I also filled in/added/removed windows per the second pilot. I still need to add four windows seen at the top of the neck right below the lower saucer.

As anyone who knows my work, I hate overly lit models so I took the time to create the subtle SCALE effect seen on the actual miniature.
I also made sure the bow and two lower saucer marking lights blinked in unison ,again, per the 11' model. Video to follow...

I am still tweaking the lighting as I continue to kick the tires to remove seam lines and such...


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Next up, more lighting adjustments and decals.

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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by Jim Kirk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:20 pm

It's starting to look like it supposed to now...

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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by Jim Kirk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:20 pm

Getting there...
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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by Jim Kirk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 pm

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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by Jim Kirk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:26 pm

A brief tabletop/boring/no talent required/shaky/run of the mill video of the model COMPLETE with background clutter! A better SPFX Video to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SqEruZBGh8

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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by ProfArturo » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:58 pm

Looks lovely, that paint job is immaculate.

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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by TrekMD » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:54 pm

Wow, gorgeous work!
Medicus ad astra, non laedant...
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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by Jim Kirk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:54 pm

A clip from a new SPFX video I am working on...


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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by kobayashimaru » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:56 am

woohoo! :drool:
solid bussard domes with 'tassels' --- "navigational deflectors",
though, If Scotty called them 'tassels', hehe it's good enough for me hehe.

Special Effects vid too?
looking forward to it
thanks a bunch, Capn' Myers! :D

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Re: SECOND PILOT ENTERPRISE

Post by Jim Kirk » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:04 pm

Another recreation...


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