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Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: ST:TMP Drydock (WIP)
« Reply #105 on: July 17, 2017, 01:21:27 pm »
Mark, what more can i really say! This beyond Awesome!! You have really set the bar for scale model building hobbiest out of reach!

If your video, taking with your new dolly track and camera look this good now, the finished and lighted film will be Fabulous!

Well done, Sir! Very well done!!

Make more! Greeat stuff!

Steve
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Re: ST:TMP Drydock (WIP)
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2017, 09:16:27 pm »
Mark, what more can i really say! This beyond Awesome!! You have really set the bar for scale model building hobbiest out of reach!

If your video, taking with your new dolly track and camera look this good now, the finished and lighted film will be Fabulous!

Well done, Sir! Very well done!!

Make more! Greeat stuff!

Steve
Wow Steve.... Layin' it on thick......... Cool. Love it.... Although I'm not trying to make things out of reach.... or am I?
Thanks My friend. Appreciate the comments.
Mark
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Re: ST:TMP Drydock (WIP)
« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2017, 09:17:14 pm »
August Updates - 2017
This has been an eventful month. Adding the Test video of the Enterprise flyby to my library has given me a little extra motivation. I want to thank all of you who have checked out the video on youtube.  I am looking forward to making my own ST:TMP version of the flyby when I'm finished, shot for shot. Also I'm planning on making an additional version that would include portions of the Enterprise and Drydock  that were not shown in TMP. Any ideas? Let me know.
In this month's update I've been concentrating on getting all of the wiring done for all of the hanger bays on both the front and aft sides of the dock. I finally was able to hook up all of the chase lighting on all of the hangers as well as their overhead lighting. I wanted to have the overhead lighting on the hangers rather than the rear walls glowing to make the modules appear more like a gigantic space warehouse for supplying and/or repairing any starship that might pull into this humungous dock for repair/refit/resupply.  This is also why I wanted everyone to see inside at least one of the hangers. If I didn't need the support framework on the inside of the modules to hold the model up, I would have made the hanger even deeper into the model. But space was limited. But, I've permanently added the shuttles into the hanger deck and at least four of them are lit. I will be adding crewmembers as well as work bees and cargo containers to add depth of scale to the dock. I also added some red LEDs to the front hanger as seen in TMP. I would guess that the RED lights would be a warning to small craft that it is not safe to enter the dock at this point. That is why on the open hanger on the aft side I'm using green LEDs to indicate it is safe for departure or arrival onto the hanger. The chase lighting on the open hanger is heading outward indicating clearance for launch.
I've also added the top f the module to port side of the dock in one of the pictures. I wanted to make sure it seated the right way and would not interfere with any of the wiring and optical fibers. It fits very snug and can be removed to access the lighting and wiring.
Getting back to the Enterprise, I am adding some super strong magnets to a few parts of the ship. Mainly the saucer and the main deflector dish housing. This will also allow access to some of the wiring. I will be finishing that wiring up as well as for the photon torpedo launchers. There are a few more small details I have to add to the ship and then do another wiring test before I seal everything up. I can then add the Enterprise permanently to the dock structure and wire it into place. After that I can begin adding the port side panel frame assembly. Keep checking for the updates. I can actually see an end coming for this build. FINALLY! Then I can look forward to making some nice HERO shots as well as the long awaited FLYBY Video. Exciting times!
Well that's it for this update. Enjoy the pics in the August Updates 2017 page. Talk to you in a month or so.
Mark
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Re: ST:TMP Drydock (WIP)
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2017, 07:49:09 am »
Mark, this is just gorgeous! The micro detail you have added to the build is phenomenal!

About ideas on your flyby (the one of the ship was beautiful! Can't wait to see her lighted and ready to go!) -  what about a fly over of the drydock - ya know - V'ger style. Slow as if a shuttle craft is coming in for a landing, then overshoot the shuttle and pan and tilt for a back through with the TMP E?! Just a thought!

Look awesome and I am sure that whatever you do with your short shot-for-shot will be jaw-dropping!

Stay Strong and Stay at it!

Steve
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Re: ST:TMP Drydock (WIP)
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2017, 05:39:04 pm »
Mark, this is just gorgeous! The micro detail you have added to the build is phenomenal!

About ideas on your flyby (the one of the ship was beautiful! Can't wait to see her lighted and ready to go!) -  what about a fly over of the drydock - ya know - V'ger style. Slow as if a shuttle craft is coming in for a landing, then overshoot the shuttle and pan and tilt for a back through with the TMP E?! Just a thought!

Look awesome and I am sure that whatever you do with your short shot-for-shot will be jaw-dropping!

Stay Strong and Stay at it!

Steve
Hey Steve..... The flyover idea is great. It's one that I really wanted to do now that there is a roof over the modules. As you may or may not know there was never a roof on top of the filming miniature for the simple reason that it was never going to be shown on film. (Why waste money on something that no one will ever see?) But.... I have a roof  sooooooo... gotta film it.....
Thanks for the comments my friend.
Mark
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Re: ST:TMP Drydock (WIP)
« Reply #110 on: September 17, 2017, 08:40:41 am »
September Updates - 2017
Hi Everyone. I've been making a little more progress with the dock build. I've added some magnets to the engineering section to hole the Deflector dish assembly in place. This will make the Housing removable in case someone needs to get to some of the engineering electronics. I've also added the wiring and LEDs for both the Deflector Ramp on/Ramp off effects as well as adding the Photon torpedo firing effects to the launching tubes. I still need to fix a few of the light leeks but the effect look very nice. I've added a small video for those who would like to view the effects. I've also built some lighting housing for the running lights that are seen on the drydock mainly on the front end. I was having trouble figuring out how I was going to wire these until I found some speaker coil wire which is extremely thin. Once it's painted up it will be difficult to see on the model. I've added 8 pics to the September 2017 page... I've also added a new short video with the Deflector dish  and Photon Torpedo lighting tests. By the next updates I will have the Shuttle bay details added to the outside of the hanger deck and will begin to permanently wire all of the electronics to the circuit boards that are inside the Starboard side overhead modules. See you next update.
Mark
 

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