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, I’ve separated all the pieces from the main bags and sanded / filed them smooth. […]

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 the fiber optic we built in the last installment. DLM parts DLM ships their parts […]

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 “takeoff” to be ready.  To accomplish this, I need a timer circuit and a set […]

E25 Tank Destroyer Build Log – Part 4

Well, happy circumstances never cease!  I was cleaning off our ultra-portable and happened to find a folder copy of my E25 tank destroyer before it was painted, showing all the PE parts applied – it is a little late to give a full build-log entry to that, but I’ll include the photos I found here […]

The reason you haven’t seen an Enterprise update recently…

Well, there’s fifteen reasons, actually – here they are:                               We have an event coming up in Prague in which I’ll be competing, and I needed to get these painted up for it.  It’s pretty remarkable how much effort it takes […]

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 be aimed to make the view from the open bay doors, and some will just […]

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 aligned and the PE parts lined up right, I attached it to the port side […]