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PostSubject: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:53 pm

For now, I'm currently near completion of my drydock model. Maybe a month or so to go but if you'd like to catch up on the build, check out our site! I'll post some pics here later on! See Ya!
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:20 pm

Cool I have added just one pic in Drydock pt. II. I have finished putting the inserts and colored gels on the entire port side frame. (21 panels) I added the pic to show how much closer I am to finishing this project. Now I'm working on the Starboard side and should have that finished by the end of  next week. Then I can start assembling the frames to the overhead modules! Enjoy the pic and see you in the next update!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:17 pm

Cool Just an update. As of today I now have all of the panel frame covers in place for both sides. I'm not addding a new pic at this point because it is identical to the other side. If you haven't seen the first side then check out my website.  I have to do a little bit of re-soldering for some of the panels due to connection problems, but they're basically done. Now I'm going to be adding the spindles to the overhead modules, then I need to add some re-enforcement to the armature to hold the weight of the ship and the drydock. After that I should be able to put the panelframes together with the overhead modules, then I can start on the booms and other details. I also will begin working on the final wiring and the roof of the overhead modules. Hang in there, people! I'm getting there!
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:27 pm

That looks an awesome project.I dont think I'd have the nerve to even start something on that scale.Well done
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:10 am

Cool I've added 2 new pics to Drydock pt II. The final details for the underside of the Overhead modules has been added. I'm now completely finished with that part of the model. I've also added some re-enforcement for the modules armature. This will help support the weight of the panel frames. I'll get a picture of that in there by the next update. Now, I will be working on the models mounting box which will house the entire model for when I transport it hopefully to model shows. I need to do this now because once I assemble the panel frames to the overhead modules, it will be very difficult to move the model around. Plus I'll have a stable surface to work on the additional details and wiring that will be added when the re-fit model gets added. Stay tuned! More to come!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:44 am

Looking good there, and the other models on your site look incredible too
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:20 am

wolfman71 wrote:
Looking good there, and the other models on your site look incredible too
Cool Thanks Wolfman71! Appreciate the comment!
Today I started building the base for a box that will shroud the Drydock model. The box will be used to protect the model during transport. Hopefully to a few model shows. I'm making the top and sides with hinges so the box can be opened as a display case. I will be lining the base and sides with black velvet material. Black velvet absorbs light so it will be easier to photograpgh the model from different angles and it will appear to be hanging in space. At least that's the idea. I'm also adding some castors so that the box can be safely moved on the floor. After I finish this box it will be easier for me to do the finally assembly and wiring of the entire model, including the PL Enterprise. Once these are in place I can start building those hexagon lights, the booms and the other spot lights and better judge their size and distance from the ship. I'll have more pictures in a few days, but now everything is winding down to completion. Keep checking! More to come!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:59 am

Cool BIG UPDATE TODAY! I've added 19 new pics to the Drydock pt II page! I've finished the important part of the drydock display stand and I've assembled the starboard side of the panel frames. I've also added the PL Enterprise and did a few test pics with the model in place. It's looking sharp! Before I can add the other side of panel frames, though, I have to work on the gangway tunnel and a few other pieces that need to be added before the Enterprise can be enclosed in the Drydock. I hope everyone who visits enjoys these pics. It just means I'm that much closer to finishing my dream model! Please leave any comments you wish! I'll see you on the next update!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:35 am

That model is looking cooler by the day
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:16 am

wolfman71 wrote:
That model is looking cooler by the day
Cool Thanks Wolfman71~

I've started building those 6 sided light panels and added some lighting details. I have 7 new pics  on the site of how these are being built. These pieces are very tough to make and I've tried several ideas as to how to build them, but it's just one of those details I'm going to have to go around because I can't find what I need to build them. Hope you like the alternative instead.
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PostSubject: Starting on the work boom pivots and the travel pod dock.   Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:08 am

Cool Got a little more done today. I've built and drilled out holes on the pivots for the work booms and I've started  on the travel pod dock that is connected to the outsode of the gangway. I have the Light booms finished and will start wiring by the end of the week. Just a few more details to complete here and then I can begin the final assembly of the entire Drydock.  Hang in there... She's nearing her finish.
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PostSubject: Lighting the Work Booms and Pivots   Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:25 am

Cool I've now begun lighting the Work booms and the 6 sided panels. I've added some fiber optics to save on LEDs. This also helps to add more lighting effects for the model. On page 5 you can see how the optics will light up the ends of the work booms. More to come later!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:34 am

Cool I've added 15 new pics for the Drydock pt II. I've finished up some of the detailing on the spot lights, work booms, work lights, and the misc. panels. I've also added some dry transfers to a few of the pieces. I've also started working on the part of the Drydock that I've been looking forward to since I've started working on this project and that is the "Gangway" that will connect the Enterprise to the drydock. By the next update I'll have that detailed a little more and painted up. Then I can start adding these pieces to the model and finally enclose the drydock around the Enterprise! More to come!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:46 am

Exclamation I've been doing a lot of work on the Drydock these last 2 weeks. I have 12 new pics that show off some very nice views of the model, thus far. I've begun wiring the PL Enterprise to it's connectors and have run the wires up to the overhead modules. I've also painted the Gangway. Next I'll finish building the coverings to hide the wiring and then I'll start to add the work booms and lights. I had to add some re-enforcement rods to the side panels to support the weight of the panels and to help straighten them out. It will also keep the model together so I can move it around without worry during transport. These rods will be painted later on. I also have some good news for those of you who didn't care much for the green color on the Enterprise "Strong-back". (I know I didn't really care for it and the more I thought about it... I REALLY didn't care for it.) Sooo... I decided to make the color a lot more subtle as seen on ST:TMP. This also harmonizes with the rest of the Aztec detailing. You know it's there, but it doesn't jump out at you. In the next few weeks I'll also be making a cover for the model box so it will be safe when it's stored or being moved. Stay tuned. It's nearly done!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:02 pm

OUCH!
my head hurts- Sensory overload affraid Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:52 pm

Cool I know the updates have been a little slow the last few weeks, but I am working on a lot of the wiring for the Drydock. I've run into a few snags that slowed me down a bit, but I should have some new pics for you shortly. I have almost one side of the model wired and I did a test lighting in the dark and let me tell you the model looks stunning under it's own lighting. I'll get a picture of that posted in the next few days. I still need to add some re-enforcements to the side panels to keep them from swaying when the model is moved. I'm adding the work booms on and the work lights. The trick is to hide the wiring and make it look like its part of the detailing. I'll add another update when these details are completed. Stay tuned!

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PostSubject: Drydock Port side Lighting test.   Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:27 am

This update has the first lighting test pics of the port side of the drydock. All of the pics you will see here are lit "ONLY" by the lighting from the Drydock model. There was no additional lighting used to enhance the pics. Just imagine how it will look when the top and starboard side lights are working. As of this update, none of the wiring for the PLE is hooked up as of yet. First I'll finish the wiring for the drydock, which should take another week or so, then I'll start running the controll switch wiring to a control panel which will allow the individual groups of lights, including the ships to turned on and off at any given time. Stay tuned! More to come soon!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:28 am

Laughing If you like those pics... Check out this next update!
This weeks update I have 12 new test lighting pics. I have all of the details finished including the detailing for the armature. All I have left to do now is attach the topsides and build the control panel for both models. In the NEW PICS all of the drydock's lights are now on. All of the pics are once again are illuminated by the drydock lights ONLY. In the next update I'll have the drydock and the Enterprise lights all on. Stay tuned.

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:21 am

Here are a few front end shots. Click to enlarge.

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:12 pm

Cool I should have a few new updates of the control panel and wiring within the next week or so.... please keep checking!
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:38 pm

wow looking fantastic there man
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PostSubject: Finished!   Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:18 am

Exclamation Good News Everyone! The ST:TMP is now officially finished! I have 32 new pics of my now fully lit model! I've taken pics from as many angles as Icould think of. You can click on all of the photos to enlarge all of the details. I purposely left them this way for that reason. I hope you enjoyed following me on this project and will stick around fro my next one. I will be editing the drydock pics down to only one page to allow room for more pics of future projects, so if you wondered what has happened to them this is your heads up! Thank you to all of those who followed the building of this monster project and thanks for your patience! If you would like to see the model in person, I am planning on bringing it to a few model conventions. If you could assist me in finding a few hobby shows in the Chicagoland area please let me know when and where. Maybe we can meet and say "Hi" Stay tuned for my next project!

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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:03 am

Exclamation Crying or Very sad
I just wanted to inform everyone that I found out that as of last Wednesday, Russ Simpson the builder of the original ST:TMP drydock had passed away. I did have brief contact with him via e-mail and was hoping to meet him in person. But alas, our paths would now never meet. The drydock, to me was an awesome accomplishment for movie models. It was a great inspiration to me and others to build our own highly detailed models from scratch. Thank you Russ for your wonderful contributions to the movie world. You've inspired us all to keep at it!
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PostSubject: Re: ST:TMP Drydock with PL Enterprise   Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:35 pm

Thats very sad news It's always bad when a tallant like that passes away
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PostSubject: Drydock gets a facelift   Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:23 am

Very Happy
It's been a while since I've posted anything concerning the Drydock model, but I've been adding some finishing touches to the final model. So far, I've added some more detailing work to the support armature and finally painted it the appropriate color. I've fixed or restraitened all of the tensioning rods around the light panels, hid the wiring for all of the lights a lot better by painting them and adding harnesses around the cables. I've just about repainted the entire drydock model to even out the color. Next I rebuilt the control panel so that it now fits underneathe model and can be pulled out like a drawer. I redid all of the black velvet to hide the display case a lot better and also made a plexi-glass dust cover to protect the entire model. Next I've added about 60-70 1/350 scale crewmembers both to the drydock and Enterprise hangers to give a better appearance of scale to the ships. Finally I've begun working on a set of work bees with scratch-built harnesses to tote the cargo containers to and from the drydock along with 4 new travel pods that I purchased from Don's Light & Magic. I will then be suspending these items with a very thin steel wire thats painted flat black. You can see all of the pics in my photo gallery under "Drydock gets a facelift" Album.

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