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  1. Hi all, starting a build log for my 1/1000 Enterprise model as depicted in Star Trek: Discovery. I know people have strong feelings (positive and negative) about the show, but I think most people agree this re-imagining of the original series Constitution class was firmly on the plus side. This kit was released from Polar Lights earlier this year and I think I grabbed the first one available at my local model store, along with the lighting kit. First thing first - the combo was pricey, and doesn't even include Aztec decals (which were released a couple months later for another $25)
  2. Greetings, My first ever Star Trek model. I vividly remember watching the television debut as a lad ( I was 7 years old in 1966), but in the subsequent decades never built a Star Trek model! Well. never too late to do one now. The new Galileo shuttle craft from Polar Lights is very well engineered and comes together so very nicely. One of the best styrene kits I have ever encountered. Attention to detail and parts fit is superb. I wanted to build this kit with plenty of lights and a display base that included buttons, graphics and lighting using something that I
  3. Klingon D-7 Battlecruiser | 1/1000 | Polar Lights Finished 3/13/2020. I'm back after a few months absence. I didn't model for a couple months because I just couldn't get into it. This D-7 was 95% done for those couple of months and there's nothing quite like an unfinished project to guilt me back to the bench. Since this kit is a snap together, seams were a major issue. So there was a lot of superglue and sandpaper in the building of this model. Another major problem was color: First, good reference photos of original series Klingon ships are practically impossible to
  4. Quite frankly, I'm disappointed at the lack of Star Trek representation in a sci-fi group build. We have a nearly a dozen X-Wings, a couple Battlestar Galactica, and even something from Space Above and Beyond for heaven's sake! This must be rectified. I started my first 1/48 jet after finishing the YF-21 for this group build, but I think I'll put that on quick hold while I put in another GB entry purely to represent some Trek. My choice will be the Polar Lights 1/1000 Klingon Bird of Prey released last year as part of a two pack with the USS Grissom as seen in Star Trek III: The S
  5. My entry is the United Planets C57D Space Cruiser from the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet. The kit is from Polar Lights, and is the deluxe version that comes with an electronic lighting system for displaying the saucer's "in flight" faster-than-light drive engine.
  6. Have gotten back into sci fi for a 'quick' build, I pulled out the Defiant model from PL. I started with the clear parts, backing them with silver and then spraying Tamiya clear red and blue, then masked them. There is a mask set available, but being the same price as the kit I decided not to buy them. The eight clear parts on the spine were also done and then covered with masking fluid. Then onto the nose and the neck attachment. The way the kit is made, the gap between the head and the main body was a litt
  7. Happy New year all,Hope you had a good Christmas,my astonishingly wonderful wife got me this beauty. The presentation and casting are top notch. quality bit of kit Goes together straight out of the box The Semi-Transparent alien egg is a nice touch The only real drawback is that John Hurts estate didnt OK his likeness,but with a bit of lighting I think it will look OK.
  8. 40 years since I crouched down in my Cinema seat thinking "Dont touch the bloody thing you Idiot" I can add Kane to my Alien collection,the head is a replacement with a better likeness ,scale is listed as 1/9th. Good wholesome modelling fun,though got a bit sweary when hollowing out for the lighting
  9. "She's ALIVE!!!!". Won this kit off eBay this week, a few parts missing but nothing I can't scratchbuild. I'm going to try and make a screen capture diorama and I will be adding lots of extra props and lighting.
  10. Hi Everyone! Here is my take on the 1/8 Polar Lights WOLVERINE kit. This was a great kit to have some fun with and I added a few mods to the stock model to make it look more dynamic-as if our favourite XMAN had just stepped off the pages of a comic book. So without any further ado, here's Logan to show how slicing 'n dicing a Sentinel robot should be done! "YOU LOOKIN' AT ME BUB?"
  11. Hi guys, this is the final reveal pictures of the Bride of Frankenstein screen capture diorama. I scratch built a large part of this project and had a lot of fun adding all the effects and extra props to make up the laboratory, also just in time for Halloween LOL! Enjoy the pics. Finally, you can see my work in progress in the link below.
  12. This is a Halloween fun build, I based the diorama on Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow movie. The kit tree was looking far too small so I added a bit more height to it and added some flickering amber LED's to the pumpkins, definitely a bit of fun to build.
  13. Hello All, I would like to introduce my build of the Polar Lights reissue of the Aurora 'Batmobile'. It is a nice little kit, as with all oldies it responded well to a little 'TLC' no real challenges other than getting the body good enough for the gloss black which was from a Halfords rattle can over Tamiya fine surface primer, I made my first decal for this kit for the 'Bat Licence Plate' as it was probably called. All the chrome was removed and repainted in Plasticote Chrome over gloss black, but I have recently bought some Alclad, so will be giving that a go on future builds. I apologize
  14. For your enjoyment and nostalgia, an OOB build of Polar Lights re-issue of the aurora 8 window model of the Seaview submarine which spawned a movie and 4 seasons of television, which i remember as a kid. I now have the DVD boxset to digest and probably have a giggle over now. Anyway the kit considering its age went together well with very few fit issues, a small amount of filler, the only problem was the front windows lining up, probably with a little more care they would have lined up, bit this was a spur of the moment build for some fun, taking a break from my more serious builds. Therapy
  15. Space Cruiser C-57D Polar Lights 1:144 The 1956 MGM science fiction film ‘Forbidden Planet’ is, quite rightly in my opinion, considered one of the early classics of the genre. Directed by Fred M Wilcox and starring a very youthful Leslie Nielson, the exquisite Anne Francis, a singularly sinister Walter Pidgeon and of course the iconic Robby The Robot (as himself), the film wasn't terribly successful at the box-office, but over time it developed a cult following and it certainly had a massive influence on science fiction in the decades that followed. I’m sure that the plot of this fi
  16. This is just a basic, out-of-box build with no lighting as I've yet to venture into the world of electronic wiring! My original plan was to aim for the pearlescent effect seen on the TMP studio model, however I couldn't get my pearlescent medium to airbrush very well, so I hedged my bets and settled for the coat of Tamiya pearl white spray that I'd applied over a white undercoat. The end result is a little on the light side compared to what we see on our screens (and not as beautiful!), but I'm reasonably pleased with the pay-off, and the old gal still looks fine in white! At first I'd cons
  17. Here we go again.... In an effort to appease some one of our numpties illustrious fellow members, and to prove that I can (or cannot) multi-task, I have been baited (against my better judgement I may add), into creating another thread, yeh, even while my DB5 build has not yet come to fruition, in order to satiate aforementioned members appetite and polymeric addiction. I shall not mention georgeusa's name for I am certain we are all well aware that his reputation far precedes him, like a serpent, slithering through the undergrowth. So, that being said, welcome to the thread. In this chapter
  18. Well after over a year in the making, im calling this one finially done (well until I decide to tinker with her again!) Ive build about half a dozen other kits since starting this one, but at long last I got around to finishing her! (and just im time for a model show tomorrow, which may or may not have been the kick up the backside I needed to finish her!!) Anyway enough of this chit chat! Here she blows..
  19. Classic Batmobile Collectors Edition Tin Round2Models - Polar Lights 1:32 Its not often you can quote straight from the manufactures blurb about a kit, however the information from Round2models / Polar Lights sums up this kit perfectly. That opening theme song. Those bright, cheesy costumes. And that wonderful car! The legendary Batmobile kit based on the classic Batman television series has returned at last. This is the real thing, moulded using the original tooling! While Batman has gone onto be a major movie franchise earning billions of Dollars, for those of us of a certain ag
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