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Offline AlW

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 03:43:41 pm »
Looks like you've got this mapped out pretty well, Mike.  You do some of the best work on this site, so can't wait to see you do this one up:)  So let the journey begin!

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 01:57:52 pm »
Thanks AlW!

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2017, 02:21:48 pm »
Here is a test of the bussard collectors featuring the light board from TenaControls. I messed around with my phone setting to get a nice clear look at the LED lights.
It looks really nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxee26yNHVw
« Last Edit: December 11, 2017, 07:56:38 am by Macupar »

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2017, 07:43:24 am »
Nice Test of the TenaControls, Mike!

Makes me think I should have bought them instead.  :-\

Keep going! You're giving me lots of ideas!

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2017, 09:44:45 am »
I started on the bridge this morning. First I stared by sanding down the hand rails around the bridge so that I can add the photoetch ones. When I was test fitting the photoetch parts for the control panels, I found that the photoetch was way bigger that the panels they are supposed to go on. After much debating with myself, I decided to cut off the back part of the photoetch panels. I had to cut off a sizable amount. But in the end I think it looks much better. Next I will add the railings to the bridge and then I can start the painting process.

Thanks for following!

Mike

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2017, 08:18:17 pm »
Hmmmm. I wonder what fun project i'll be testing tomorrow.

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2017, 01:24:38 pm »
That's some of the smallest PE around from what I've seen....    Nice work fitting it up.
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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2017, 06:22:54 pm »
Nice work on the bridge PE Mike! I gave up on mine. The decals with the PE set looked terrible and I just didn't like the way it looked overall. The wall screen decals on the kit decal sheet match up better than the PE set. I would suggest using those. Unfortunately the control panels aren't on the the kit's sheet, so you're stuck with the PE set.
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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2018, 08:34:54 am »
Well I did my first mold and casting! I think it came out pretty nice. The only thing that did not form well in the mold were the little chairs around the bridge. That's fine as I am going to cut mine out anyways. I made a silicon mold of the bridge and use clear cast to make the part. This should make lighting it much better. You will see a lot of bubbles in it but they are all on the bottom of the bridge. They will not interfere with anything at all. I just finished spraying some primer so you can see the detail better.

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2018, 10:49:10 am »
Nice mold and pour. The little chairs don't really look like chairs any ways.
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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 03:56:52 pm »
Thanks Tankton!

I have the bridged painted and the first section completed. Other than a few tiny light leaks, the difference in light is amazing. My clear bridge is working out great. Once I finish the rest of the bridge, I will work on the shuttle bay. I would like to cast this in clear resin as well. I will need to figure out how to eliminate those bubble though with what I have. I don't want bubble to be in the windows since these will be visible. On the bridge it does not matter since it is completely covered.

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2018, 07:44:40 pm »
I will need to figure out how to eliminate those bubble though with what I have. I don't want bubble to be in the windows since these will be visible. On the bridge it does not matter since it is completely covered.

I was interested in doing some casting a while back Mike, but never pursued it. Along the way though I found quite a few useful videos out there describing how to avoid bubbles in the finished piece. Here's one link I saved to get you started.

https://www.alumilite.com/store/pg/21-How-To-Videos-Alumilite-Mold-Making-Casting-Materials.aspx

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 08:55:40 pm »
Looking amazing, looking forward to watching your progress!

Cheers,

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 07:28:46 am »
Mike that Bridge looks awesome!

Are you gonna color the screens any and, in case I missed it, are you gonna use the photoetch parts on it?

Keep 'er going!

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Re: 1:350 TOS Enterprise - Production Version
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2018, 09:49:14 am »
Thanks all. Steve, I will play with coloring the screens and I did use the photoetch on this part. I have not finished it yet since I slipped on ice 2 weeks ago and messed up my arm pretty well. It still hurts like hell. Hopefully I will get back to work soon.

Thanks for the link Wolf. This will get me started on the right track!

 




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