U.S.S. Enterprise-D NCC 1701-D

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by loenf, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. loenf

    loenf Member

    I thought it was time for the next Star-Trek-Model, the U.S.S. Enterprise-D NCC 1701-D
    It is one of the largest models I ever build. Its in the scale of 1/1700.(l=350mm, w=270mm)
    Special thanks to the designers of this model, Clever Santoro and Marko Härtel.

    Regards Loenf

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  2. cdwheatley

    cdwheatley Member

    Wow, looks amazing! Was this very easy to put together?
  3. loenf

    loenf Member

    No, it was very difficult to assemble, because the saucer section has got no inner framework. You have to work very exactly, otherwise you get dents and dints on the surface.

    Regards Loenf
  4. cmags

    cmags Guest

    Wow that looks excellent. I'm working my way up to that exact model. Is it 1:1700 at the default size, or does it need to be scaled? My current ST collection includes Ninjatoes' Ent D (~1:2000), the SF PaperGallery Ent A (~1:1000) and Chippy's original Ent (~1:900). I'm going to redo the Ent A in 1:1700 and then choose which original Ent to do in the same scale. Hopefully by then I'll be ready for Clever's Ent D, (then B & C lol).
  5. sherban

    sherban Member

    Excellent build Ioenf
  6. loenf

    loenf Member

    Hi, the default size is 1:1700.

    Regards Loenf
  7. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Good build. I don't know why designers omit an internal skeleton though.
  8. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    Nice build!

    Very impressed. Any hints on the build?

    THE DC
  9. very nice build looks very clean and tidy :)
  10. cmags

    cmags Guest

    Skeletons are probably one of the easier things to add yourself if you feel the need for one. I've discovered this as I get more advanced in my modelling. On Ninjatoes' 1701D I noticed that the skeleton frame for the saucer section was the primary issue with the thing - it didn't fit well at all and ended up distorting my saucer, too late to get at it again. Its one of the primary reasons I want to rebuild her.
  11. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Skeletons are easy if you had the original digital model. You can wing it if so inclined but what may happen is a distorted skeleton. Also card thickness may not be taken into account so you will have stretched skins over a slightly distorted skeleton.

    With the digital model, you can slice cross sections and create your own internal formers. If the object is simple then it would not be hard to create a skeleton from scratch.

    I built an internal skeleton for Kampffliegger's T-62 model because I wanted to build it in paper instead of cardstock and despite guessing what I needed for a skeleton for a simple model I ended up with a distorted model.
  12. vuileharry

    vuileharry New Member

    great work loenf
    i start tomorrow with the construction of this model.do you have some advise in constructing this model.
  13. bf109

    bf109 Member

    looks awesome! would also love some tips and tricks from your build
  14. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    I really wish the upper saucer wasn't so pronounced.

    But that's got nothing to do with this incredible, clean build! You did a fine job with this, and I hope it lasts till the twenty-fourth century. :thumb:
  15. loenf

    loenf Member

    Hi, there is one important problem when you assemble the ent-d. You have to take care to get the right angel between the saucer section and the main hull. I had to cut a small wedge at the access point underneath the saucer section. To avoid dents, all parts of the hull section should be butted at edges, without overlapping. Regards Loenf

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  16. Captain Sisko

    Captain Sisko New Member

    When I built that I had exactly same problem, but eventually it worked out
  17. Jackrum

    Jackrum Member

    Hi guys, I'm currently building this model and have just finished the bottom half of the primary hull. I've already run into a few problems but i'm concerned about this business with the neck angle particulary since 2 builders seemed to have the same problem. What exactly did you do to sort it out? Are there any other things I should look out for while building this beast?

  18. allhallowseve

    allhallowseve Member

    Is there any model's of the of the Enterprise for the New Star Trek movie 09 ??
  19. cdwheatley

    cdwheatley Member

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    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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