1/350 ST:TMP Drydock (pt II) https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/ 1/350 ST:TMP Drydock (pt II) 08/06/08 All od the panels are now wired together. This is a Lighting test to make sure all the panels work, As you can see the side panels are taller than our couch! Over 4'. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930676 23930676 08/06/08 This is the Only panel in ST:TMP to have the numbers completely visible. The numbers visible on the center row of panlels are 31,32,33,74,75,76,77 Everything else will be guessed. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930678 23930678 09/06/08 Now the bulk of the frame is concealed with 1/8" plywood. The 2 holes for the armature were cut out with a saber saw. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930687 23930687 09/06/08 2 sided tape was used to help secure this Black Velvet material. The velvet makes it easier to photograph the model. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930688 23930688 09/06/08 The only part I had to black out was everything to the right of the side panels. The rest was taken care of by the velvet material. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930690 23930690 09/06/08 Another view. I'll add more velvet to the bottom of the display stand after I finish more of the assembly. Velvet gets very dirty fast! https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930703 23930703 09/20/08 Then I trace the pattern onto the reflective material and make a light pass with the exacto knife to etch the the lines. (2pl) https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930707 23930707 09/20/08 Next, 6 small holes are drilled for the support rods and one larger hole for the main shaft, then a sleave is added over the main shaft. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930709 23930709 09/22/08 I've opaqued the back of the panels and then primed them with flat white. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930713 23930713 09/22/08 This is how the pivots attach to the work light booms. This is the boom thats over the saucer of the Enterprise. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930715 23930715 09/22/08 The travel pod interfaces are in place along with the underneath details. Next, I'll add the pod airlocks and the lighting and wiring. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930719 23930719 09/22/08 Here is the shot of the detail that I'm using. More to come! https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930721 23930721 10/01/08 This pic shows some of the wiring for those light panels. I decided to take the yellow neon pieces out and just let the LEDs show their natural glow. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930722 23930722 10/01/08 There are 3 White LEDs powering these panels. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930723 23930723 10/01/08 Next I'm running the fibers through the pivots so that some effect lighting can be seen at the pivot base when this is finished. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930728 23930728 10/01/08 Here is what the effect will look like. You can see where the LED is located. After opaqueing you won't see that glare. Then the fibers on the base of the pivot will be trimmed after painting, More to come! https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930729 23930729 10/08/08 Here the mounting pieces have been added. Now these can be airbrushed. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930731 23930731 10/22/08 Final paint job for these panels as well, and I also added some dry-transfer letters. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930761 23930761 10/08/08 I've added the LEDs and wiring and finished the docking ports. Only one of the LEDs seen here will light per TMP. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930732 23930732 10/08/08 Here's the top view. The viewports will be added after I airbrush the final paint color. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930733 23930733 10/14/08 The turret bases are now added. They are totaly poseable. Next I'll add the Leds and wiring. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930743 23930743 10/22/08 The final color is now added to all the extra parts. These are now ready to be added to the model. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930756 23930756 10/22/08 All the work booms have their final paint job as well. These are also ready to be added to the model. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930758 23930758 10/22/08 As you can see there is detailing but not even close to the underneath. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930780 23930780 10/22/08 This is a view from the other end. You can see the paint is still a little wet. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930788 23930788 10/22/08 Another extension tube is added. I don't have to worry about the wires as much now. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930792 23930792 10/22/08 Finally the gangway housing. By next update I'll have added more details and it will be sprayed it's final color. Stay tuned! https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930793 23930793 11/03/08 To aid in the strength of the side panels I added 4 rods to help support the the weight of the models. I'll add 4 more to the other side as well. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930794 23930794 11/03/08 ...and now a beautiful test shot of the near complete models. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930796 23930796 11/03/08 Here's how the 2 models should look together. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930798 23930798 11/03/08 Coming up to the front part of the model. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930801 23930801 11/03/08 As you can see I still need to add the starboard side supprt rods. The work booms will be added soon. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930802 23930802 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930831 23930831 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930832 23930832 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930833 23930833 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930834 23930834 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930835 23930835 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930836 23930836 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930837 23930837 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930843 23930843 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930844 23930844 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930845 23930845 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930847 23930847 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930848 23930848 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930849 23930849 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930850 23930850 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930851 23930851 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930852 23930852 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930854 23930854 01/09/09 https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930856 23930856 01/12/09 Here is what the final armature covering looks like. All of the wires are hidden. the details are added and now this piece awaits it's final paint color. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930858 23930858 01/12/09 The wiring is bundled and run down the back wall od the display stand to the controll panel. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930859 23930859 01/12/09 The wood piece is only for support during movement and transportation of the model. I also am using velcro strips to secure the model when it's moved. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930860 23930860 01/12/09 Here's another view of the details of the armature covering. So far no one has commented on this piece so I'll take it that no one realized wether it really belonged or not. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930862 23930862 01/12/09 These are roller switches which will opperate the slide bars and activate different levels of the WARP engine tests. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930863 23930863 01/12/09 I built this model so observers can fool around with the lighting effects. This panel is for the Drydock functions. 7 functions in all. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930865 23930865 01/12/09 This is the control panel for the Enterprise. 14 switches operate different lighting effects on the ship. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930866 23930866 01/12/09 ... And the Warp and Impulse engine test controls. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930867 23930867 01/12/09 This is what the entire model looks like without it's close-up beauty pics. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930868 23930868 01/12/09 A nice shot of the control panel. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930869 23930869 01/12/09 Another view of the entire model. https://www.nemvia.net/apps/photos/photo?photoID=23930870 23930870