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Star Trek Enterprise Polar Light (5) :
saucer painting

Assembly of the Star Trek Enterprise Polar Light, next episode. The painting of the saucer was the biggest challenge of this kit. Making a perfectly accurate painting pattern was very hard. I had to use paint masks sold under the brand Aztec wich reproduce the original pattern.

Star Trek Enterprise Polar Light (4) :
assembly test

And that’s it, the first assembly test is done. Not easy. Not easy at all. Some details are still to be finalised but I can see the end of the tunnel after a 3 months work, about 80 hours. The real complication with this ship is the design itself : beautiful, elegant, so that the […]

Star Trek Enterprise Polar Light (3) :
Enterprise light-up

I usually make static models. That is making like a “picture” of the model and not a “video”. I’m not very fan of animated models because there is always something I should but can’t animate : figures, mechanical pieces, wether conditions etc. I long ago made a practice to realize only static models. However there […]

Star Trek Enterprise Polar Light (2) :
indirect lightening

Step 2 of the Star Trek Enterprise from Polar Light assembly. I’m introducing a new technique on this work, I d’ont know how to name it… maybe “internal backlight”… The idea is to simulate a light spot created by a floodlight on the hull surface of the ship. Of course, at first, a simple LED […]