The Monster -- USS Enterprise NCC1701 Refit 1:200 Scale

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by legal01, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    My wife was "peeved" that I said, "Honey, you have to look at this", she just walked over, and had to look at all of the pictures, (she also fell in love with your daughter, that wasn't hard though). So you have the wife's adulation for your child, and incredulous admiration for your skill and perseverance. :)
  2. McGee

    McGee Newbie

    The build is so crisp and clean and just AMAAAZING....WOW....
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @McGee WELCOME BACK!!!
  4. McGee

    McGee Newbie

    Rhaven Hello and good day good friend. THANK you so much. Man without delving too much into the unnecessaries here, I apologize for the long hiatus. It has been a very long very hard past half year. I will send you a PM with a bit more of why the long disappearance and inactivity here. I know it was a bit sudden and the sudden part was due to my crashing my computer, which I still to date have not replaced, so that is also a part of the reason for the long stretch of silence as I am even now using the computer at work on a hurried break.
    The other part is for painful personal reasons which i will not trouble anyone with here but I will PM you in the next day or two with a bit more back story.
    Thank you again for the very kind welcome back and accepting my apology for the Houdini act for awhile. I will try to make a more concerted effort to be more regular where and when I can until I get a new computer of some kind. :)))
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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    No worries. There is no need for an apology. :) It is all good. I am just glad to see that you are OK and back with us again. :D
    I fully understand that life happens:confused: (and we can not control it at times:banghead:).
    Take all of the time you need to get things sorted. We will always be here. You are ALWAYS welcome here. You are part of this FAMILY!!!
    We can talk more about this in PM.

    (Now back to our regularly scheduled program.;))
  6. McGee

    McGee Newbie

    Most Excellent. Thank you so much. You are very appreciated kind sir. I hope all is well with you and that your week has gone well :) Happy Modelling and talk to you in short order. ;-)
  7. wingsabre

    wingsabre New Member

    Wow, I can't help but feel that it will be larger in person. How tall is your daughter, or more specifically how long is that model? Is there a weight of it? This truly looks like it could have been a studio model back in the days of TOS and TNG, before CGI became the norm.
  8. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    WOW!!!!!! That is an amazing build! The detail makes it look like movie studio model. Great work.
  9. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    This is really a terrific kit and your detail is as impressive as its size!
  10. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    That model looks so perfect, and like the D.C. wrote, the details is so impressive, and that sometimes gets far more difficult when going bigger! :)
  11. Johndhs

    Johndhs New Member

    That's an amazing build! It would take up half my living room, but I might be willing to make the sacrifice! ;)
  12. bobby joe

    bobby joe the southern guy

  13. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    Awesome work, I am in the process of building it, but could you release the stand as well, that is the only thing missing... :)
  14. legal01

    legal01 Member

    No probs, will package it and upload the stand shortly!
  15. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    How the do you get such clean lines and folds, and no glue marks. Some of my look like I ran over with the tractor.
  16. legal01

    legal01 Member

    I personally loath tabs and using glue when joining parts so as much as possible i get label stickers and use them where I can cut to the right size. That stops and glue marks and gives a clean edge to any joint as the sticker already has glue that is not detrimental to paper. Sometimes I found that glue makes the card moist and allows it to warp which stickers don't. Also with the stickers being white they cant be seen even if there is a tiny gap where clear tape would show the gap. Also tape under the card and no tabs gives extra smooth joints especially for the dishes.

    Where I use heavy card to provide structure its just a matter of ensuring the card fits exactly to the shape by sanding it down and then a small amount of glue on the card former and into the card design usually works.

    Hope that helps!
  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    @legal01 : THAT IS A GREAT TIP! I'll try that on occasion. Thank you for sharing! :)
  18. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    Thanks good tip. The label stickers must be strong, what type, as there might be a diffence to label stickers here in Australia. Also did you do some sort of help file to put this monster together.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2015
  19. legal01

    legal01 Member

    Any label stickers would be fine, just smooth them down after sticking them as that creates a much tighter bond to the paper. I haven't done a help file for this monster as I used the instructions from the standard 1:400 scale model, only difference is this one is much bigger.
  20. reddwarf

    reddwarf Member

    Thanks again, will look into this idea.

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