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 can be exceptions. Big scales space models allow animation since there is no figurines. That’s what I’ve done with the Enterprise light-up, using a LED kit to simulate the landing sequence seen in the movies.
It’s a kit sold by Trek Modeler . Their website is awful but the kit is very good stuff. The installation is quite complex (unlike their advertising) but the result is amazing. You find all the necessary LED’s : sidelights, spotlights, thrusters, torpedoes launcher, warp engine etc. and the electronic card wich pilot the light delays. Only drawback : the 9 V power supply is not provided. I find that a little mean as the kit is expensive (289 $ at least) knowing that a good power supply is only 30 $.
Little teaser off the Enterprise light-up
The video shows only the upper saucer but the light-up is off course fitted on the all vessel. You will see the all light-up on the fourth episode of this assembly. I will show you a complete video of the trial assembly of the Enterprise entirely lighted-up. Meanwhile, you can see the beginning again by clicking here and there.