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USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E from Nemesis
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When I read your text above, it continues to play in my brain like a "Making Of . . . " episodes on the Science and Discovery channel!

Yes, I know . . . creating well-edited videos with narrations that would be part of the programs on cable/satellite channels is a daunting task. Shocked

However, if you made them and posted them on YouTube, I'm sure they'd go "viral" and end up on many boards dedicated to model builders . . . as well as here on All Sci-Fi! Very Happy

Just a thought, Steve. Talk it over with Linda. I mean, damn . . . would it be harder than making your elaborate and enjoyable Battle for Sherman's Planet posts?

Perhaps not . . . Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. One more thing ...

I used this CGI image of the lower impulse vent frame’s grey panels for reference:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - CGI Impulse Vent Panels by Steve J, on Flickr

Using white decal paper painted previously with the lighter hull color, I cut a thin strip to fit each of the lower frames of the impulse engine vents then masked along the edge before painting two shades of grey stripes using a mix of white and neutral grey:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Impulse Vent Panel Decal Painting by Steve J, on Flickr

After applying the decals to the lower impulse vent frames an enamel clear coat was brushed over the top. I’ll let the clear coat dry overnight then brush on a few coats of Future. This was the last item left on my detailing list. All that’s left are the clear finishing coats and this beauty is DONE!


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Impulse Vent Grey Panels by Steve J, on Flickr

Sprayed the underside with flat lacquer. I’ll spray the top next after I fix a few of the red striped spine decals by adding new red stripe pieces on top. The ones on the model are a little thin in spots:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Ventral Dullcote by Steve J, on Flickr

The top was sprayed with flat lacquer. All glossiness is gone now which means she should take some great photos I think; better than a semi-gloss finish too. After it dried I placed the model back on the stand. Just need to set up and take the finished pics with my DSLR camera:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Dorsal Dullcoted by Steve J, on Flickr

She looks great with her flat coat:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Undersaucer Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr

The Dullcote’s dullness blends the different shades of grey as a unifying layer. Looks good from so many angles:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Under Secondary Hull Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr



Here you can see some of the detail decals added like hatches, small panels, and the detail added to the shuttle bay 2 doors:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Aft Secondary Hull Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr

Here you can see the tiny warning markers along the phaser strips:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Upper Saucer Matte Finish by Steve J, on Flickr

Almost finished but really 99% done:


USS Enterprise E - Nemesis-WIP - Teasers by Steve J, on Flickr

More to come with finished photos and a video.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, that last shot reminds of the way they added lighted ports to the CGI versions of the ship on TOS!

Cool, eh? Wink

I can hardly wait for the video! Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, this is indeed a "magnum opus"!

By the way, there are a number of vids on YouTube on starship model making from a variety of artists (yes, it is indeed ART!), but none are as intense as what you have done here.

If you were to make a video of the making for YT I'd suggest using your still pictures with your spoken comments over dubbed. You could throw in a few short video sections to break it up a bit.

Anyway, you sir are a MASTER!

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