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Building all the Enterprises, Part 6

It’s been two weeks since I posted an update on this build.
I not had much time to work on this project, due to work, home life and going to Silverstone last weekend for the British F1 GP.
But I did manage to get three of the six tasking left to do on the source section.

So I managed to finish off the lower source grid lines before going to Silverstone. Since coming back I got the windows cut in and do the Airlock on the rim of the source.
I was thinking of putting the airlock on both sides for logical reasons, unlike on the filming model which is only on one side.
Look at the filming model it look like it was added on for Star Trek III The Search for Spock, when the ship is in spacedock. However I have kept with the just the one, but it will not take much to add it to both sides.

With that here are the recent render showing off the work done.

Work on this will be a little slow for the next few weeks, as the Kids are now on Summer Hols.
I am also working on another 2D project, which currently needs to take priority as I need to have it done before the 7th of August. (This is for my Step-Brothers Birthday.)

Things let to do on the saucer.
1. Finished of the grid lines and cuts out to the lower saucer.
2. Cut in the windows.
3. Model and add the Airlock to the rim of the saucer.
4. Model the Impulse Engines.
5. Model ship name.
6. Texture.

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Building all the Enterprises, Part 5

I have model out the Phaser turrets. The ones on the filming model was just a ball with a hole in it.
So I have added a bit of details to mine. They have all placed into the correct position.

I have also modelled the RCS thrusters. Again the filming model was lacking in details on this and I am not sure if I should add a bit more details to mine or just leave it as it is.

Finally I have added the cuts-outs to the rim of the saucer.

Thinks let to do on the saucer.

1. Finished of the grid lines and cuts out to the lower saucer.
2. Cut in the windows.
3. Model and add the Airlock to the rim of the saucer.
4. Model the Impulse Engines.
5. Model ship name.
6. Texture.


Building all the Enterprises, Part 4

Thanks to MadKoiFish, he kindly made his Reference martial on Refit Connie available on 3Dscifi.com
They included the model blueprints by Big Jim Slade. These are much better than the one I had been using to this point and been very helpful with the building of the lower Navigation and sensor dome.

Next I am going to work on the gridlines on the top and bottom of the source and then I can start on the impulse engines.


Building all the Enterprises, Part 3

I have added the details to the B/C deck.
Not to sure on the lounge windows. They don’t seem to be the right shape, and I have rebuilt them about four times. I think this is the close to what was actually used.

Next I am going to start work on the lower side of the saucer.


Building all the Enterprises

With having built the Enterprise for Star Trek TOS and the shuttle. I still got that modelling itch that needs to be scratched, so I have decide while I have it why build each version of the Enterprise from Star Trek. However for the Enterprise A I won’t do another Refit Connie, I’ll just redo the Textures and the Reg.
Each Ship will be to scale.

With that said, onto the next Build and I am starting of with the Refitted Enterprise.
I am using the plans by Monte R. Johnjulio Enterprise. These are not to bad, though I have found while getting the impulse engines to match from a top and side view, when on a rear it out quite a bit, after resizing the picture to get it to fit it will knock something else out. So unless someone knows of better plans these will have to do

I made the saucer the B/C Deck and the roughed out the bridge.
I lost count how many times it took to get it to were it is now. I am happy with the front end it the rear I am not happy with. I can’t seem to get the shape right, but I will keep at it.
With that said, I am extremally happy with the way the B/C deck turn out, I just need to sort out the area for the large windows at the back.


The Immunity Syndrome

The Immunity Syndrome has to be one of the most iconic Star Trek TOS episodes.
I just had to make a few pictures with my shuttle and Enterprise.


Star Trek TOS Type 6 Shuttle Insignia Poster

I just had to do the insignia poster with TOS Type 6 Shuttle