U.S.S Thunderchild

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by loenf, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. loenf

    loenf Member

    after I build the Enterprise-E from Zosho's site, i decided to build also his other models. Here is a ship of the Akira-Class, the U.S.S. Thunderchild.
    Its a very nice Model and just as well as the Enterprise-E. For these models I designed a custom-build stand so that you can hold the model in your hand an consider it from all sides.

    Regards Loenf

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  2. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Woah, what did you make those stands from?
  3. loenf

    loenf Member

    the stands are made of old harddrive casings and small rods of Plexiglas.

    Regards Loenf
  4. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    Not to diminish the excellence of the ships, but the crafting of the stands is most impressive. Thanks for the exhibit of skill ! Bob C.
  5. trekman1017

    trekman1017 Member

    an impressive quality of...everything
  6. Gomidefilho

    Gomidefilho Member

    F A N T A S T I C!!!! I love the idea of display...
  7. Tirt

    Tirt Member

    nice models and very nice stands :D :D :D
  8. dhanners

    dhanners Member

    Clean builds and very nice work! That's a great idea about the stands, too. Thanks for sharing the photos.
  9. davitch

    davitch Member

    very nice work. Great Idea with the hard drives!
  10. McCoy

    McCoy Member

    omg this models are awesome... it look so damn nice...
  11. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Great Builds loenf!
    I particularly like the Akira class...:twisted: "wink-wink"

    I think some of the other members here will agree with me on this: I'd like to see a tutorial on your HardDrive stands... For instance: How do you get them so shiny?
    And -looking at the two models in this thread- the Starfleet logo and detail image looks like they're recessed into the stand... how...? :eek:
  12. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    Very tight!

    Thanks for sharing!

    The DC

  13. loenf

    loenf Member

    I used the inner Frame of the Harddrive. The Starfleet logo is really resseced into the former place of the motor, I just used the cut-outs of the chassis.
    To get them shiny I used grade 1000 emery paper and water, for the stands in this thread, for other stands I used silver car paint.
    The uprights are made of small slices of plexiglas. After I polished them and cut them to right length, they are glued on the stand with superglue.

    regards Loenf

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  14. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    That's exactly what I needed! Thanx Loenf! I think you're going to start a trend! :)
    Once again, great models dude!
  15. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler New Member

    I was checking out the site to download the Akira Class. Unfortunataly there is an error message. But the Thunderchild is really awesome! Great Work!
  16. zitro25

    zitro25 New Member

    Great build and I never thought to use plexiglass as a stand in the way that you have. Good idea!
  17. DanielSheen

    DanielSheen New Member

    you did an amazing job!
  18. myrmedon

    myrmedon Member

    Wow! The Akira class has always been one of my favorites...and this is really well done. I am especially impressed with your re-purposing of the old hard drive cases. Makes me wish I had not thrown out the 2 dead hard drives I had sitting in a box for years.
  19. fernandico

    fernandico New Member

    nice work.....but the stands are incredible, my recommendation is produce more and sell them, for star trek model builders of papercraft, styrene, and resin users they are F#%$@#$%ing amazing great job

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