Author Archives: ttheobald

“Brexit” – my thoughts on the matter

I think economics can often be viewed best through the lens of biology (blame the undergrad degree) – particularly ecological studies.  Money is the element upon which we all feed – upon which companies, countries, and all of human society … Continue reading

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Kit Review: AMT’s “Cadet Series” – Star Trek: The Motion Picture Set

Hello everyone!  This entry is a first for me – a sponsored kit review on behalf of a hobby vendor.  I’m doing periodic reviews for the company Models4Hobby.co.uk, and they’ve sent me this kit for review and build.  A copy … Continue reading

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A little bit of “World of Warships”…

I’ve been playing WoWs for about a year now, it has really eclipsed “World of Tanks” for me (I still enjoy WoT a lot, but until Wargaming actually does something about the aimbots there, I’m not going back).  You can … Continue reading

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A Bit of an Introduction…

Hi all – I’d like to welcome a guest author here, Hugo Whicher – he’s a friend from the UK who also enjoys model-building and has done a really nice job on some 19th- and 20th-century warship models.  He’ll be … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 10 Before I begin – Post-note to the prior bit on painting the grilles:  somewhere along the line, I seem to have acquired a roll of 1mm masking tape, which works great on the inboard grille trenches (assuming … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 9 All righty!  More work on the engine nacelles – and their internal wiring. First off I want to sing the praises of that Vallejo surface primer again – it’s been really excellent to work with.  … Continue reading

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A Quick Break from the Enterprise

Shame.  Shame.  Shame. In a particular moment where Trump and Cruz are dominating the news about the GOP, I want to call attention to Lindsey Graham. Not because of anything special about him, no, but specifically because of something very … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log – Part 8 For the next sub-assembly, I’m going to do the engine nacelles, port and starboard. Not too many parts, but we are starting to stray into an area where the parts are rather large. For starters, … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 7 All right!  Today we’re going through a few different items – the DLM resin cargo containers / travel pods / work bees, the clear tube columns at the back of the bay, the shuttlecraft, and connecting … Continue reading

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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 6 It’s been a while since I updated this, my apologies to everyone for my tardiness…here’s the news! I am intending to have some “action” lights on the floor of the shuttle bay, basically running lights that indicate … Continue reading

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