Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One (Star Trek)

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Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One (Star Trek)

Postby MerlinJones » Sun Jan 04, 2015 23:17

This is actually the Phoenix from Star Trek:First Contact.

A very nice collection of well-cast resin pieces;

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NOTE that the slender and potentially fragile arms are already reinforced by having them cast around solid brass rod.
I have the option of building this 'historic' ship in launch, or flight configurations;

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I'll be going in-flight;

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Re: Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One (Star Trek)

Postby MerlinJones » Sun Jan 04, 2015 23:17

Some close-ups;

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As there was so little cleaning up of the pieces to do, the bulk of the modelling work on this one will be the painting;

A thinned grey primer was applied, with the pigment running into all of the crevices and engraved details;

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This will be an exercise in metallics, with Mr.Metalcolor Stainless applied all over, without forcing the paint into the aforementioned crevices;

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Re: Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One (Star Trek)

Postby MerlinJones » Sun Jan 04, 2015 23:18

Mr.Metalcolor Dark Iron, however, is run into the engraved detail and gives a base for the nozzles and engine bell.

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"Iron" and "Aluminium" is dry-brushed onto other areas, creating a variation of tones...and no polishing has yet occurred.

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After "Gold" was applied around the windows, polishing to a variety of degrees occurred;

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After this, I used gloss black for those windows and gloss red for the brussard collectors of the warp engines.
I made the stand using an old Airfix stand base and a length of clear acrylic rod.
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Re: Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One (Star Trek)

Postby MerlinJones » Sun Jan 04, 2015 23:18

Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One, "The Phoenix", Zephram Cochrane, 2063

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Re: Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One (Star Trek)

Postby MerlinJones » Sun Jan 04, 2015 23:18

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Re: Fantastic Plastic 1/144 Warp Ship One (Star Trek)

Postby smeg1959 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:39

Zephram would be delighted! Love it ... :D
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