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Stellar Star Trek Starship Bridge

Notes From Ron

I used 1/16 styrene and placed it under the entire kit. Painting the kit was interesting due to the multiple colors and the thin edging around the screens,I taped all of the areas where the decals would be so that light would show through. After the main kit was complete I made the overhead lighting panels 1/16 styrene it was timing consuming but worth it,then used clear styrene and painted where lighting will be. I attached the kit to 17" diameter plywood,it is lit with nothing more than LED light strips. Then came the hard part framing for the exterior hull,by using reference photos I figured out the domes roundness after framing I covered. It with very thin balsa wood and covered that with all purpose bondo,and a couple of coats of drywall finishing mud and did a lot of sanding. The domes center piece is nothing more than a clock face after priming and painting It was finally done. There are things that would do different now and smell aces are not perfect,the nice thing is the dome is completely removable this is so I can add to it like bridge sounds and later fiber optics that will be animated. Hope everyone enjoys the photos and if anyone would like one built of this or any other type of kit, please contact me at ron1701a@yahoo.com and I will discuss cost and other things then.

Thank You
Ronald Seipel
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About the Author

About Ronald Seipel (Ron1701)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

I have been building models since I was 7 years old ,I've built just about every type of kit out there from military,cars and sci fi my main interest is Star Trek,but I will build any kit for anyone that wants one built for pricing details use the email at the top.


Comments

Hi When i click the link i get a blank page below the Modelgeek headers and it says "Not authorised to access sections"
DEC 21, 2015 - 01:01 PM
Hi this is Ronald the modeler that made this piece,what link did you click on? The one under photos might get you there.
DEC 21, 2015 - 01:28 PM
Sorry about that, Bob. It should be working now.
DEC 21, 2015 - 01:36 PM
It is, and it looks great!
DEC 21, 2015 - 01:42 PM
Wow, great job! The colors look really accurate!
DEC 21, 2015 - 01:52 PM
Very impressive. Well done. Jim
DEC 22, 2015 - 02:28 AM
Looks great youve really captured the Star Trek atmosphere, i can almost hear the sounds!
DEC 22, 2015 - 07:57 AM
I would like to Thank everyone that has commented on my work you are all very kind. I will let you know that I will be doing lighting updates on it soon,and add the sound fx as well. The lights will be animated so that they blink on different panels.
DEC 22, 2015 - 01:12 PM
Looks awesome! Really nice work that creates a perfect starship bridge atmosphere! Thanks for sharing
DEC 30, 2015 - 12:41 AM
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