Jump to content

danimalmagic

LSP_Members
  • Content Count

    583
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    8

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from dpastern in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  2. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Mel in Academy 1/32 F-16I SUFA Complete.   
    Well i have finished a little ahead of what i thought.
     
    Presenting the completed Academy 1/32 F-16I SUFA.
    1/32 Academy F-16I SUFA Storm
    Isradecals Publications F-16I SUFA in Service
    Wolfpack Cockpit Set
    Wolfpack Exterior Set
    Aires Landing Gear Bays
    Eduard Ejection Seat Etch
    Wheeliant Wheels
     
    Hope you all enjoyed the WIP posts, here she is, picture heavt as usual

  3. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Mel in 1/32 F/A-18C Hornet, Asymmetric Load Out   
    Dont know why it has taken me so long to find a dedicated Large Scale site, they are the only kits i do, this is my 1st post with a few more to follow in time.
    1/32 Academy F/A-18C Operation Iraqi Freedom
    Aires Wheel Bays
    Aires Burners & Cans
    Aires Cockpit
    Eduard F/A-18 GRU/SJU Seat Detail
    Eduard F/A-18 Placards
    Fightertown Decals Hornet Data Addendum Sheet
    Daco Publications Uncovering the F/A-18 A,B,C,D, absolutely fantastic reference book.
     
    Well here she is all complete, i may remove the RBF tags from the cockpit but other that that i am happy enough.
     
    No more text just a few pictures, i hope you enjoy.

     
  4. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Mel in 1/32 Academy Block 42 F-16C Arctic Aggressor.   
    This was my 1st completed build of 2013, what a great kit, the finish was a challenge but it was good practice for my upcoming 1/32 Academy F-16I SUFA.
     
    1/32 Academy Block 42 F-16C Arctic Aggressor.

    After seeing the Tamiya version of this in 1/48 I knew I would really like to do the same on a larger scale. This however would not turn out to be as straight forward as I thought, surprise surprise.

    1st of all the admissions that should save any holes being blown in her.

    The 1st obstacle was the choice of kit, I did some research on F-16.net and found that the Tamiya 1/32 F-16 Thunderbirds would be the base frame for a Block 30/32. Small problem there in the fact that I was not prepared to expend £140+ for a kit, especially when you consider that for less money you can get the 1/32 CJ with all the trimmings. It is allot of money just to get the lightweight landing gear used on earlier versions.
    Fortunately after a bit of research and advice on F-16.net I found that the 64th had used the Block 42 airframe on some of their Aggressor Aircraft, this was great as it meant I could use the 1/32 Academy F-16CG/CJ Block 40/42 I had on the shelf.
    Now for sourcing the Afterburner decals for the 64th, I thought this would be the easy bit but there were out of production and as rare as hens teeth. Thankfully I found a guy in Norway ( Thankyou Niels) who only used the 1/48 decals and was prepared to part with the remaining 1/32 sets.
    You would think it would be problem solved but alas there was one last hitch.
    From what I could see the 64th never painted up there Block 42 aircraft in the Arctic scheme, most of the other Aggressor schemes yes but not the Arctic.

    Enough was enough, I would build her as it is right or wrong.

    Additional parts used, Aires Cockpit, Undercarriage set and AN/ALQ-188 EAT Pod, Wheeliant Wheels, Crossdelta Stiffeners, Two Mikes ACMI Pod set,
    Two Bobs CAT-AIM9 and ACMI Pod decals, Afterburner Decals.

    I hope you all like.

    (No light tent I am afraid, just a sheet and some silver foil in front of the flash)

    Danny

    The white camouflage was done with a base shade of Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan over pre shading, the deck tan gave a nice off white base, from there I filled the panels in with a flat white filter. The Black area where base coated with flat black and then a filler of Nato Black applied to the panels. Final finishing was with a grey wash.





     
  5. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Mel in 1/32 Tamiya F-15E Strike Eagle   
    A few more images.







  6. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from KUROK in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  7. Thanks
    danimalmagic got a reaction from themongoose in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  8. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Uncarina in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  9. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Tnarg in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  10. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Hardcore in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  11. Like
    danimalmagic reacted to Telepatu in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    Very nice indeed!
     
    Br, Jani
     
  12. Like
    danimalmagic reacted to SCRATCH BUILDER in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    Where you going to display it, the wife would have a fit..
  13. Like
    danimalmagic reacted to Gazzas in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    That's freaking awesome!
  14. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Gazzas in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  15. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Telepatu in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  16. Like
    danimalmagic reacted to Out2gtcha in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    Wow, that is COOOOOOL!
  17. Like
    danimalmagic reacted to Shawn M in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    WOW
    that may be the most bad a*& thing I've seen in a while
  18. Like
    danimalmagic reacted to ScottsGT in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    Amazing.  And I just wanted to build a shadow box with indirect lighting for mine.
  19. Like
    danimalmagic reacted to dodgem37 in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    This is FABULOUS!  Great effort.  Great show.
     
    Sincerely,
    Mark
  20. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Out2gtcha in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  21. Thanks
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Shawn M in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  22. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Bil in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  23. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from BiggTim in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    Yes, i do not recall seeing anything quite like it either and needless to say i will not be doing another, that was a long road.
     
     
  24. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Sepp in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
  25. Like
    danimalmagic got a reaction from Model_Monkey in 1/350 Enterprise Diorama   
    And you thought it was the Aircraft Carrier, Suckers!!! 
     
    Hi all, it’s been a while since I posted last but with good reason, for the last 14 weeks I have been working at this 1/350 Diorama and it has been quite a challenge but it is now finally done. The basics of the project were a bespoke internally lighted back box with a star field effect, 2 x 1/350 Klingon Birds of Prey (KBOP’s) and of course the rather huge 1/350 Enterprise Re Fit with a shuttle coming into land.

    I started out with the Back Box, this is made from 2 sheets of Aluminium Sheet 2.5mm thick x 610mm wide x 2250mm long separated with an internal wooden frame to create the cavity for the lighting. I needed redundancy here so 2 x SMD Light Strips have been used, in the even one fails the DC supply jack can just be switched to the back-up rig. On top of this I have designed the ships so that they be removed from the Light Box at any time and the front of the Light box can be removed if it is ever required to change both LED strips.

    This was the initial test of the light box, I have drilled various size holes and some have coloured clear filters on the inside so some of the starts are different colours, red, Blue etc.

    Next up was the two KBOP, I have used varying lighting kits over the years and I tend to use Starling Technologies now whenever possible. He does a plug and play set for the KBOP which has really good light effects and a sound card with optional remote control FOB. I needed both KBOP to work off one remote FOB and after a few chats with Stan at Starling Technologies he had a simple solution for this, both kits are basically pre wired plug and play, there is some minimal soldering needed but for the most part they are ready to go, awesome.
    Lots of paint filters, washes and dry brushing to make the KBOP look a bit rusty and beaten up.


    First test of lights and RC.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hDspaNRG39XQxzk-
    Next up was by far the biggest task, the Enterprise, I have built one of these before and lighting a kit adds all sorts of issues. To make the build as expedient as possible I used the pre wired Trek Modeller Kit as this quite simply saves a massive amount of time in wiring and soldering, the kit was excellent but had one snag no working weapons, sounds effects and RC Unit. I needed sounds and effects to match the KBOP’s to create the battle effects so it was back to Stan at Starling.
    The easiest way around this was to install Stans Gen 3 Re Fit kit in the saucer and use that to just supply the 4 x working Lasers, the Photon Torpedo Launchers the Sound effects, Lighting effects for the Shuttle Bay,Impulse Engines, linked Impulse Crystal, Impulse Engines and the Warp Nacelles.
    This would basically also give me some additional lighting redundancy but is primarily for the various light and sound effects, the Trek Modeller kit would supply the internally lighting and Shuttle Bay etc.
    Shuttle Bay LIghts
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEdZoTmC8el1bxol
    Enterprise Weapons Test
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hEvPRvxIhK8ZkajM
    The Astek decals for the Kit are a nice touch, very thin and delicate much like Cartograf quality just much bigger, the standard kit decals had some issues with breaking up, I had to get some spares from Polar Lights. My advice to anyone who builds this kit cover the standard kit decals with Microscale Liquid Decal Film first, it will save you some grief, I got the tip off a friend and it worked really well. I have had this issues with most of the standard Polar Lights kit decals i have used.

    With that all done it was just getting it all connected and mounted then final testing.




     
    Lights off and action.
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aqom4v1uZi83hXOtNvsAOUFmlMNg

    I know its not everybody's favourite subject but i have to say i enjoyed this project.

    Thanks for Looking
     
    Danny
     
     
×
×
  • Create New...