Interior is just about done. Seats built today. Light leaks in the interior fixed. Windows fitted and pressed in place. I used evercoat to fill the gap so the two pieces of the hull join perfectly and come apart if needed. All lighting working. Another two days and I should have this dome except for the decals which I’ll have to wait for a bit.
Got the lighted panels complete with Okuda graphics installed. Windows are cut from tinted plex. With the interior lighting off it just looks like the studio model. but lighted up you can see inside enough to make things out. I didn’t have time today to fit the windows flush but once I do I’ll remove them and paint the model first. Will make the two seats tomorrow and my interior is based more on Rick’s original concept drawings. More tomorrow.
Things are moving along smoothly on this studio scale Speed boat. The nacelles are just pinned together for now. A test fit and a check to see it the solid cast resin nacelles will glow properly and then do. A bit more light blocking to go tomorrow and I can finish off both. I haven’t placed the fiber optics yet for the NAV lights that go fore and aft on the nacelles but the holes are drilled. Once all this is done I can then start in on the interior which of course will be lighted.
How about a Speed Boat? That’s right Rick Sternbach’s wonderful designed shuttle. This is by far my favorite shuttle from Star Trek, a really little fast sports car of space.
Kevin Price made this and sent it to me years ago. I keep coming across it in my collection and with Stargazer finished I thought this would be a nice Video on Demand show for our Patreon subscribers. Not another TOS 1/350 or Voyager or JJ mobile but something completely different.
I cut the windows today. No small feat as the model was intended to have the windows painted to look tinted like the studio model. Not good enough for me as I plan to have them tinted all right but a lighted cockpit interior as well so when it’s lighted you can see it through the windows.
After I got the back cut open there was a lot of uneven resin in there I had to grind out. But I did and it’s going well.