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 […]

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 […]

The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 3 Okay, been working a bit on the arboretum and the shuttle bay walls, mostly just attaching photo-etch pieces, so I’ll do a bit of info on how to make those work a little better. Handling Photo-Etch If you haven’t read my frustrations with PE parts in my E25 build log, maybe […]

The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 2 I’m beginning, as mentioned before, with the shuttle bay and arboretum, and this is a short tack-on from part 1, detailing a little bit about some of the tools and accessories I’ll use here. First off – two primary accessories for the kit are going to be photo-etch kits from Paragrafix, […]

The USS Enterprise (Refit) from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Build Log:  Part 1 Well, here we go!  I bought this kit some six or seven years ago when I moved to England, thinking I’d be living alone and have time and space to put it together, but in the end I realized I couldn’t do it justice.  So it’s been sitting in my various […]