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

Build Log:  Part 13 Well, it’s been a while, but I’ve got a few things done in the time since I last updated here.  I had almost begun on the secondary hull, but found a few things that needed handling … Continue reading

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

Build Log:  Part 12 Okay, everyone, I did some fun stuff in the last couple of weeks – some was dirt simple and pretty, some was a little harder and is coming out really great. First off, let’s bid a … Continue reading

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

Build Log – Part 11 It’s been a while since I’ve written this log, so my apologies go out to anyone who’s been waiting…hope it wasn’t too long. When last we were here, the nacelles had just been wired, all … 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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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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The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log: Part 5 Today’s update is all about the Shuttle Bay.  Since the bay will be enclosed in the secondary hull like the Arboretum, some aspects of it will be hidden from view, so some of my action will … Continue reading

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

Build Log: Part 4 The Shuttle Bay, continued Finished up the photo etch applications to the shuttle bay, which included a few extra of the tiny little people (surprisingly hard to get loose without warping).  To get the rear wall … Continue reading

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