1/100 TOS USS Enterprise Mega Build (Formerly: Something BIG is coming...)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ekuth, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. opalmox

    opalmox New Member

    This is going to be so cool to watch.

    Are you going to be including the Jefferies Tubes as well?
  2. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    If they're on the blueprints, they're going in.

    The turbolifts alone are giving me nightmares...
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    How BIG will it be when it is finished?
  4. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Well, saucer will be over 3' wide, she'll stand roughly about the same and likely be about 4 to 6' long.

  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    jawdrop Just fell off my chair. Holy. Frak. Awesome! jawdrop
  6. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Yeah, this will easily be the largest and most complex model I've ever built... but so far things are actually going very smoothly. I learned alot from the Galactica build.

    And yes, I've been working on it. Update tomorrow, I promise.

    It'll be worth the wait.
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I think that the way you have built this with the foam core is going to give you a really super strong structure to mount the rest of the parts. This looks so awesome. Are you going to run some interior lighting, even if basic, to show off the interior?:)
  8. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Am I going to light... why, I oughta... *shakes fist*

    Of course I'm going to light it.
  9. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Progress: 11/13/2012

    "Just... keep away! You green-blooded half-breed!"

    So... update time. I haven't been idle, I assure you.

    Bilge Deck shaped. Some interesting curves there.

    Lower Deck re-floored to match other decks (bye-bye beautiful handpainting).

    Cargo Deck 90% complete. Fighting myself on amount of greebling/color of cargo areas. Half tempted to leave them white for the contrast. Anyone know what color TOS era cargo containers were?

    Template for Fabrication Deck cut out, adjusted turbolift holes for proper placement.

    Ah, but you want pictures, don't you? Fine, fine...

    Top View, Port Side:

    (From top down, Fabrication Deck, Cargo Deck, Lower Deck, Bilge Deck)


    Front View, Fore Side:

    (From top down, Fabrication Deck, Cargo Deck, Lower Deck, Bilge Deck)


    Front View, Fore/Port Side:

    (You can tell the support walls on the Cargo Deck still have not been cut to shape- as stated above the deck is about 90% complete. This also highlights one of the lurking 'trouble' areas; which is where the curve of the ship mates with the beginnings of the deflector dish housing.)


    Side View, Port Side:

    (Closer shot of the Lower and Bilge Decks. The open spaces between decks to the right of the frame will be where the triangular ladder/Jeffries tubes will be. On the blueprints, these are indicated as stairways, but I don't recall ever seeing a stairway on the Enterprise... so they're Jeffries tubes now.)


    Front/Port View, Port Side:

    (Here I've removed the Fabrication Deck template to show the Cargo Deck. As stated, this deck is about 90% complete, so forgive any rough/unfinished areas. The 'horns' will eventually become the Deflector Dish housings.)


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  10. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Progress: 11/13/2012 (Part II)

    "Oh Charlie's our new darling, our darling, our darling..."

    Continuing on our tour of the Cargo Deck:

    Fore/Port View, Port Side:

    (From right to left: Final room for Tractor Beam (unbuilt as yet), Turbolifts, Cargo pods. I decided to utilize several wall heights at this point to clarify the interior views.)


    Midship View, Port Side:

    (Here you see the access port for the Jeffries tube(s). These go all the way to the Bilge deck, and will contain the triangular ladders seen in many episodes.)


    Midship/Aft View, Port Side:

    (Moving back, we see the rear Turbolift shaft, part of the Cargo transporter. Transporter console will go in the little alcove to the left of the transporter pad.)


    Aft View, Cargo Deck:

    (The rear of the cargo deck. Still rough in spots. You can see why I'm toying with the idea of greebling out the cargo pods a tad.)


    Aft View, Starboard Side:

    (Another look at the Cargo Transporter pad, console alcove and turbolift shafts. Lots of clean up work to do here.)


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  11. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Progress: 11/13/2012 (Part III)

    "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer."

    Continuing on:

    Fore View, Starboard Side:

    (Closer view of the turbolift shaft/hallway and an empty space where more cargo pod greebling will go.)


    Which concludes our tour of the Cargo Deck for now.

    I'll finish this round with:

    Fore View, Port Side:

    (Purely to show the archwork in the bilge area; getting the curves right here was crucial or I'll run into serious trouble when I skin the ship. Also, I'm of the opinion that every area should be accessible, so I took the liberties of adding archways. The Jeffries tube(s) access this deck just in front of the rear bulkhead.)


    Stay tuned.
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  12. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Stupid question about lighting. Brain farts! :)
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    :inw:Ekuth, you truly are a MASTER of modelers:inw:

    I am humbled when I see a build of this magnatude.

    announce1We are all CHEERING you on!!!announce1

    Keep going my friend, keep going!!!
  14. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    It looks great..
    every time i look if there is an update, i can't hardly wait :)

    where the lights?
    Now when you look at the first deck it's dark..
    i can imagine when the hull is on it will be darker.
  15. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Patience, grasshopper.

    Build first-
    Light later.
  16. Selezen

    Selezen Member

    What he said. Wow. Ah canna take much more o' this.

    (I would have said I'd do that last line in a fake Scottish accent, but does an actual Scottish bloke (i.e. me) doing an impersonation of Scotty have to put on a fake Scottish accent to sound more authentic???)
  17. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    No, but you do have to have a full fifth of single malt in you before making the attempt. :twisted:
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  18. Selezen

    Selezen Member

    I think that's the minimum I have in me at any time anyway.

    "What is it?

    "It's... It's green."
  19. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    My gob is officially smacked. A very intense project and you are totally pulling it off, can't wait for the next installment!
  20. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Thanks, Thunder. It's coming along nicely thus far.

    I should be finishing the cargo deck sometime tonight or tomorrow and have already started laying out the fabrication deck wall placement(s).

    Update in a few days.

    In the meantime, feel free to continue stroking my ego.

    *polishes fingernails*
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