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Title: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on December 13, 2018, 08:34:57 am
Hi guys,

Started this two years ago but ended up remodeling my house.  Anyway,  here is the beginning and what I have to date.   The first thing I did was start modifying the bridge.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4820/46286552401_9a6757a75b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwbFqV)ACD1E2CE-91EB-4718-A669-7196A926CD79 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwbFqV) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/46286551701_24dec4d9f5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwbFdR)58AB894F-7814-4B0D-80A8-E78B6856D629 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwbFdR) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/46236030712_c2c51b6a07_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2drHK6j)17050619-475C-4F2A-A600-C3DEE695F70E (https://flic.kr/p/2drHK6j) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

I then added the paragraphics to back of the B/C deck.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4869/46236029472_65e587b973_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2drHJHW)AF24584D-5365-4DD6-B23B-0F4416619164 (https://flic.kr/p/2drHJHW) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

I proceeded to remove the phasers to lower them down.  This could have gone better.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4836/46286365371_d40864527f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaHQg)377B079E-B611-4185-A8EB-BCBCE0409BCA (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaHQg) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/46236028202_b4a7fafb1d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2drHJm3)C30FD3B6-300D-46C2-B728-7D770DADC7B0 (https://flic.kr/p/2drHJm3) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/46236026052_fbe9f4de4f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2drHHGY)3A3274DE-7B1A-4831-958A-A6389816BA45 (https://flic.kr/p/2drHHGY) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

Two years later I primed the saucer.  Here she is with the modified bridge.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/31347440147_34058d474e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PL4PPZ)27FAAB12-5ED5-4F86-8314-96F1B8B862C2 (https://flic.kr/p/PL4PPZ) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/46286337231_b00fc2cbcf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwazt6)7BA5774E-CC47-45FB-B2E2-85E33E32D946 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwazt6) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4805/46286335871_2a69fcc040_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaz4D)2AD979A5-8EE4-44DB-9D74-56176DDB82C4 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaz4D) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4809/46286334771_36cd6997fc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwayJF)4001B472-FEFB-4AC3-A508-9EDA66ABDF5E (https://flic.kr/p/2dwayJF) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

I'm currently adding the wiring to the saucer.  At least I was until my soldering stating fried..  grrrrrr.  Another one is on the way.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4840/46286332401_0ba62319a9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dway2P)2934AE97-814B-4587-9373-455A8A01254F (https://flic.kr/p/2dway2P) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/45562746204_a637906195_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cqdZ4J)42EA9F5D-29FC-4D15-B46B-4BBBE41F4CB0 (https://flic.kr/p/2cqdZ4J) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

I added the paragrahics to the secondary hull.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/46286331061_36dea0bd1e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaxCH)7F52D55F-487F-49C0-8C5B-34E577FBF686 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaxCH) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

Here is the beginning of the officers lounge. 

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/45562743884_ce3e3b21eb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cqdYnJ)4AB4B9DB-8297-4E76-9B80-FF44770FD4F3 (https://flic.kr/p/2cqdYnJ) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

I added the decal from HDA to the paragrahics for the rec deck.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4818/45559188664_47cee74697_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cpUKwQ)53EBC7DC-DDE0-493B-BAE5-074CA48039DF (https://flic.kr/p/2cpUKwQ) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/46286329731_97d87bb9f1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaxeM)2130F8C6-92C7-42DF-814C-94A4DAA9CAD3 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwaxeM) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4904/45562742944_7b8468b0bb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cqdY6w)50737D1A-A5D5-4F16-B918-CEB9C2F1EC35 (https://flic.kr/p/2cqdY6w) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

And finally I added part of the lights to the upper saucer.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4867/46282709411_0fa5565dc8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dvQZ3t)B0BF39D3-D773-429A-A16C-C4345FFAD024 (https://flic.kr/p/2dvQZ3t) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

That's about it for now.  Thanks for looking.

Shawn

Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Decoman on December 14, 2018, 10:50:29 am
Hold on.

Q: Did you add any light blocking paint/material? (Doing that might be very important)
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on December 14, 2018, 11:18:04 am
Yeah,  I did all that on the saucer.  Not on anything else yet.   Sorry.. forgot to mention that.  Thank you for pointing that out though.  I would have figured that out too late probably.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: scottminium on December 15, 2018, 07:50:04 pm
I am always fond of these 1/350 builds.  Soooo much detail and so many techniques.  Love watching these come together.
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on December 16, 2018, 09:51:25 am
Thank you Scott.   It
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Father Cool on December 21, 2018, 06:40:58 pm
Looking good.

I'm currently finishing my build of this I started 9 years ago and put aside due to other things taking over.

I too raised the bridge a little to allow the lighting under it to illuminate the registry.
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on December 21, 2018, 10:59:19 pm
Sounds nice Father build.  It
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Father Cool on December 22, 2018, 06:15:31 am
Started a thread on mine!
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on December 22, 2018, 10:15:38 am
Great,  I'll check it out.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on December 23, 2018, 08:39:09 pm
I have made a bit more progress.

I added more LED's to the saucer.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4850/44622856070_6240500975_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aZaNtq)C0804814-17A1-4924-AD56-ED44442C8466 (https://flic.kr/p/2aZaNtq) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

Got a slow start on the Arboretum.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4917/44622858020_507d528ccc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aZaP43)E34FE34E-1B9B-4A12-AB1F-E280C086AF10 (https://flic.kr/p/2aZaP43) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

Did a bit on the officers Lounge.  I had it done and went to see what it looked like in the model.  I've decided to cut some of that front wall down so you can see the other engine in on the starboard side screen.  I'm still not done modifying that part.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/45716244394_0f47ede6cf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cDMGJf)E0209150-5C8E-4318-8404-5E7934448401 (https://flic.kr/p/2cDMGJf) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

I got the base coat on the bridge.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/31499912997_0bed2d7bef_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PZxhGe)804E1383-E070-4167-9871-69E05BEDAE9E (https://flic.kr/p/PZxhGe) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

The last thing I did was glue the secondary hull together.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/44622860070_5d9cbd2486_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aZaPEo)94C28509-86B4-465A-B65C-EDB3B44A98B5 (https://flic.kr/p/2aZaPEo) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

Thanks for looking.
Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Father Cool on December 24, 2018, 04:50:34 pm
Coming on a treat. I wish that strip LEDs were more commonplace when I started mine. The insides of mine is just a ton of 5mm LEDs and wires like a nest of Vipers.
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on December 26, 2018, 08:18:33 am
The LED stuff has come a long way for sure.  Things just keep getting better and better as far as models go.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on February 19, 2019, 09:44:09 am
I made a bit more progress.   I'm painting the parts before I install the lights and such.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7862/47141862221_284d569964_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ePLneX)018437F8-92ED-4943-862E-3AFB3CDE109A (https://flic.kr/p/2ePLneX) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/33266416658_0701611c00_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SFD5FU)5FF5AE15-7F34-4F7E-A0D3-7EBA97F329F4 (https://flic.kr/p/SFD5FU) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7874/46227589715_199bf8a636_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYtST)283C5CE6-1DE9-4E12-BAD4-3F1CD885036C (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYtST) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/46227586165_eac20cd566_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYsPF)DB2C7DFA-23C9-4163-B419-B823E55EC90E (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYsPF) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/46227584415_83db39b833_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYsiv)CEAE80F5-385B-4501-A63F-957F7A300CD1 (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYsiv) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/40176883253_37598b1acf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24di2DF)4A8EBDD3-73D5-451B-9089-BA24D5FFC132 (https://flic.kr/p/24di2DF) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7890/32199883957_879e9e56f2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R4oPF4)B682C613-4596-4A85-8620-8D4E61F382F8 (https://flic.kr/p/R4oPF4) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/46227579625_727621bf62_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYqSV)34D803DB-BD81-42FF-92E4-0844BD8DDD44 (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYqSV) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7911/46227578805_d12c8ac951_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYqCM)DDE10A11-3CD4-4D9B-AB8C-A248D08A4BBB (https://flic.kr/p/2dqYqCM) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr


That's about it for now.  Pretty slow progress, but slower is better than none.   
Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Kuce on February 19, 2019, 08:18:57 pm
She's looking good.
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on February 20, 2019, 07:20:30 am
Shawn, this is looking very crisp and clean! Nice paint job!

I take it you are following Boyd's videos on making this beast?! If and when I get the C done, I will start on my 350 TOS E.

In the mean time, I am living vicariously through your build! ;)

Keep up the great work!

Steve
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on February 20, 2019, 08:33:34 am
Thanks Joe and Steve.

I'm kind of doing the vicarious living on your C Steve.  That thing is looking great.

Yeah, Boyds videos are really awesome.  I have different colors on mine.   It's funny just how many color options there are.   He painted the nacelle scoop things like a gray.  I made mine Copper because of the images on the box.  Anyway, it's a pretty fun process.

I didn't go too crazy on the Arboritum and the officers lounge, or whatever that thing is.  I found out pretty quickly that you can't see any of that stuff anyway.   I'm kind of doing some pre-assembly on the shuttle bay, talk about not being able to see anything.   That whole thing is pretty much buried in the ship.

Anyway, thanks for the encouragement fellas.

Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Father Cool on February 20, 2019, 01:39:35 pm
Nice work Shawn. I've still to finish off mine. I didn't go all out gold on the nacelle intake, instead I did black with a dry brushed gold over it. You can see it on this pic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/Xessive/20190220_193639.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Xessive/media/20190220_193639.jpg.html)

A bit less in your face I think. Just my opinion for what its worth. As you say it seems you can paint this baby any colour you like. Mine certainly isn't the colour I was planning it to be!!
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on February 20, 2019, 01:58:14 pm
Looks really good.  I think I'm happy with the copper.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: karve on February 20, 2019, 02:39:58 pm
Looking good so far Shawn! This is a long build and you're taking the right approach. Just keep plugging away at one thing at a time and you'll get there!

 ;)
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on February 20, 2019, 03:53:40 pm
Thank you  Karve.  I just wish I had move time to dig into this thing.  I'm having a blast though for sure.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Father Cool on February 20, 2019, 05:07:58 pm
Don't worry, it took me 9 years to get to where I am with mine. Life just gets in the way sometimes!
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on February 26, 2019, 07:44:45 am
While Padre holds the record for long builds, I am over a year on my Enterprise C.

Just keep at it! You'll do great!

Steve
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on February 26, 2019, 11:52:47 am
I'm still trying to figure out the colors on the thing.  Everybody seems to have their own take.  I know it's my own build and I'll build it my own way, and all that, but have you seen how many versions there are of this thing out there?  Crazy.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on March 10, 2019, 07:52:47 am
Hi all,

I've been working tons of overtime so the model building has been going very slowly.   I did have a little time for some painting.



(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/46613876044_0006a53ded_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e27im1)image00006 (https://flic.kr/p/2e27im1) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/46422286225_152682ee38_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dJbmng)image00005 (https://flic.kr/p/2dJbmng) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

I'm also cutting a hole for that photoetch add on.  I'm hoping to secure this hatch with some magnets.   We'll see what happens.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7835/46422286635_734199c0c6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dJbmuk)image00001 (https://flic.kr/p/2dJbmuk) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/46613876254_6dddd79714_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e27ipC)image00002 (https://flic.kr/p/2e27ipC) by Shawn McClure (https://www.flickr.com/photos/160042490@N04/), on Flickr

That's about it.

Thanks for looking.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: TD1701 on March 10, 2019, 07:45:43 pm
I like what I am seeing so far. Keep up the great work and keep us up to date. :)
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on March 10, 2019, 10:58:19 pm
Thank you TD.   As soon as overtime is over I hope to ramp it up.

Shawn.
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on March 12, 2019, 07:49:25 am
Hope you get some slack time soon, Shawn.

I am impressed with your drill holes, though. Very clean. A few of mine that I have done seem lopsided at best! :)

Keep going on the build!

We'll be here when you get time!

Steve
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on March 12, 2019, 03:43:20 pm
Thank you Steve, those holes were kind of a pain.  I just got some good news and the overtime is over after today so yahoo.   Now I just need to get myself back on track and ramp up again. 

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Kuce on March 13, 2019, 08:02:58 pm
She's looking good Shawn!
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on March 14, 2019, 07:47:16 am
Thanks Joe.

Shawn
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: jwood314 on March 17, 2019, 08:48:07 pm
Looking great!

Where did you get the little decals for the officer lounge?

Cheers,
James
Title: Re: My 1/350 Enterprise Refit build.
Post by: Shawn McClure on March 18, 2019, 09:17:47 am
Thank you James.

The officers lounge was just the stock decals.   The rec deck was from HDA Modelworx.  http://hdamodelworx.com/Decals_c_7.html