Greetings fellow hobbyists

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by kyuubi no kitsune, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. kyuubi no kitsune

    kyuubi no kitsune New Member

    I am new to this forum, but not new to model making. From simple snap model starts to my latest try at making a lighted Enterprise-C. However, I am by no means a pro.
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Hello and welcome to Zealot.

    You have come to the right place for all things Star Trek. As we have many members who are into Star Trek. Hopefully, you will feel right at home.

    If you have any photos of your models, please feel free to post them (We love seeing photos).

    As for not being a "PRO", do not worry about it.
    Granted, we do have some very talented model builders here. However, we have many members who are just starting out as well.
    This is a forum where like minded people come together to share thoughts, ideas, informations, tips & techniques, and promote this wonderful hobby as a whole. As well as help out those who are new and starting to develop an interest

    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, need help or advice, please feel free to ask and we will do what we can to help you (or at least point you in the right direction.).

    Once again, welcome aboard. I hope that you enjoy yourself here.

    I look forward to seeing your work!!!
  3. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Welcome! Another Star Trek fan! :vulcan:

    Is the Enterprise C you're building paper or plastic?

    I had an plastic Enterprise B that I DIY made into a light-up version. (just did the warp nacelles & impulse engines), it looked pretty cool with the lights off ;))
  4. kyuubi no kitsune

    kyuubi no kitsune New Member

    My Enterprise-C is plastic and is going to be built as the refit Ambassador called the "USS Avenger". I'll post some pics of my progress thus far when I take them. Drilling all those tiny windows is rather difficult.
  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Welcome to Zealot!! Please do post pictures of your plastic build. You're going to drill all those holes! Always start out with the smallest drill possible, much easier to shape up to size. I had to drill a .010" hole through a round stainless steel dowel .500" in diameter. Special drill press involved. I have take and shaped many solder iron tips, to get the shape I wished. Only those irons (Hellers)with variable heat. Done right, you can get incredible results. A squirt of cold water on the tip before you remove it, set at the lowest possible temperature that melts, allows for a clean departure, with no burrs. :)

Share This Page