The One I Have Been Waiting for

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So last week began the journey I've waited for years for...

I won't be starting this yet, as I need to finish getting the new workspace together and need more supplies and gear, as well as the new lighting kit PL will be putting out soon, but I AM STOKED.

Gonna do some slight tweaks, but more or less aiming to build and paint her as seen onscreen. The weathering will be slightly different from what most people do, and I am debating attempting to do an extremely subtle aztek paneling on it.

Will have a lit 3d printed bridge, 1/350 crew, and a new hangar bay(also 3d printed) that is designed to accomodate the lighting better. I am also gonna do the fake spotlight effect as Trekriffic has done on his Enterprise E.

While I am gonna put my best effort into this, it's just a preliminary to my REAL goal: buy a 2nd kit to convert into my fan design the USS CONDOR. 20210627_141531.jpg

Obviously the 3d inages are ones I made of the Condor and the fancomic she will appear in.
 

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Should be an interesting build.
Going to be HUGE
Yes! I am still getting furniture for my new apartment(I have to get approval from the GF on certain stuff since she is moving in here this fall), and was gonna put this on a shelf unit when done. But my GF suggested getting a small end table and modding it to be a base for the E, as I am terrified about this thing taking a shelf dive. I liked the idea, and will do that for both this and the Condor.
 

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Looking forward to following your progress. having a 3D printed shuttle bay should make for an easier build than those of us who had to grind away hull plastic to make it fit using the original kit parts.
 

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Looking forward to following your progress. having all the aftermarket painted shuttle bay should make for an easier build than those of us who had to grind plastic to make it fit using the kit parts.
Hopefully. But I am getting a moto tool kit this payday just in case.

Maybe you can answer a question... I was hoping that the shuttlebay doors can be swapped between open and closed. Is that possible? Looking at the kit it SEEMS possible, but I'm not at all certain.
 

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Not exactly, but that is even better than what I meant. How is the center section held in? Magnets?
Nope. It’s a friction fit. The top of the pie slice fits under the shuttle bay control room (?). You slide it under it and push the section into the opening at the bottom. You want to use a fine toothed razor saw to make your cuts; lIke the ones that come with the small aluminum hobby miter boxes.
 
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Nope. It’s a friction fit. The top of the pie slice fits under the shuttle bay control room (?) once you slide it under it and push the section into the opening at the bottom. You want to use a fine toothed razor saw l8ke the ones that come with the aluminum hobby miter boxes.
Nice! I have razor saw and a mini hacksaw designed for Gundam kits, so that should be a snap
 

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This is likely a pointless question, but does anybody know when the new light kit for this ship is coming out? I preordered it on CultTvMan.com, but it just says mid 2021. I kinda need a better idea when its due to drop cos the way my bills run I have to be careful about preorders or I could shoot myself in the foot regarding either the bills or the preorder. I had heard rumors from a model building friend at work that it might be next month, but this guy isn't really a Sci fi builder so he could be just sayin that.
 

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So I have pretty much decided that rather than trying to match screen accuracy, I am gonna go with what looks good to me as far as main hull color goes. I've pretty much settled on Tamiya AS-26. The more accurate grey color is just too green for me, regardless of accuracy. I never even noticed the green in the main color till I saw video of the 11 footer, and I've never really liked it.

I am gonna try to stay closer to the right colors on most everything else however.
 

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Starting to get stuff in for the Enterprise. Saturday I got in the Paragraphix gridline compass, and Monday I got the 3d printed improved bridge and shuttlecraft with INTERIOR!:3 20210719_235604.jpg 20210719_235423.jpg

As you can see I have removed a couple parts for the compass. I'm only gonna pencil in the upper saucer for gridlines, as on the 11 footer.
 

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Not much of an update... but I have ordered more Parapgraphix photoetch, and the screens for that 3d printed bridge. If I can swing it this pay I am gonna get the weathering decals, though even if I use em I am adding more weathering. Not alot, but I wanna add stuff like paint chipped off on all leading edges ect.
 

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Nope. It’s a friction fit. The top of the pie slice fits under the shuttle bay control room (?). You slide it under it and push the section into the opening at the bottom. You want to use a fine toothed razor saw to make your cuts; lIke the ones that come with the small aluminum hobby miter boxes.

Got another question for you. Any ideas on how I might make the bridge have decently lit ceiling lighting? I doubt LEDs would fit, and I was thinking fiber optics but I doubt it'd be bright enough. Course since I don't have the lighting kit yet I don't even know exactly how it loghts the bridge...
 

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