28
Aug
15

SNG Experience 49

27
Aug
15

Speed boat gets a lighting test

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.

More tomorrow.

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26
Aug
15

Speed boat shuttle craft

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.

More tomorrow.

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20
Aug
15

Another Snippet 8 19 15

13
Aug
15

Stargazer 8-13-15

All the decals are on top side. I did a lot more painting and blending but always this iPhone over contrasts it, not how it really looks in person. As you can see it looks different in different lighting.

Tomorrow I will finish the under side and add more detail to the nacelles and call it done. Over the weekend I’ll cut the video of the entire build in one show. Should be interesting seeing it from out of the box to finished. I have a custom base for it inbound but it won’t get here in time for the cut video I need to get that video to my very patience subscribers but will have it in the weekly show once I get it.

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12
Aug
15

Another Stargazer update 8-12-15

So it’s not finished by a long shot. Lots of painting the small stuff. Doors. that duck egg blue on the bays, around the bridge, on the leading edges of the pylons and stuff like that. But it’s getting there. Maybe three more days.
I have Adam Nimoy coming to the studio Friday which will take much of that day up but there’s still tomorrow and the weekend.

BTW the JT-Graphics decals are fantastic!

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11
Aug
15

Stargazer update 8-11-15

Stargazer, Stargazer. The studio is so busy its hard to work a straight day through anymore but I try. Today I got 7 hours in and finally got the blend on the seams I needed. Then I tired a bit of Aztecing panels on the nacelles to see if it sells. I’m doing this model as the Stargazer as it looked in TNG. a bit battle worn and weathered. Before time ran out today I started Lou’s Aztek Dummies Aztecs. Tomorrow I should finish the entire paint job and get some of the JT-Graphics decals on. Next week I will have the “Video on Demand” on this build ready which documents the entire build.

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