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.  Dries extremely smooth, lays flat, and is rather forgiving of when I “overdo” it.  I […]

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 […]

Multipliers Don’t Create

Well, that’s a rather general topic, isn’t it?  Okay, let’s get specific:  in the last twenty years, computers and software, roughly labeled “technology,” have become absolutely ubiquitous and necessary in first-world business.  And yet, human expectations of them have been rather wildly unrealistic, generally being let down in spite of the successes they bring. These […]

WE WON!

We came in first! I want to thank everyone for the votes, even though most of you don’t know me, it’s still great to get that upswell of support – very much appreciated, especially the strangers among you who just looked and said “Yeah, that’s cool!” And in keeping with my own contest, I’ve just […]