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Alright, I know that was a quote about the Enterprise B, but I thought it suited the series of pictures that follow. It's the AMT Enterprise E in 1/2500 scale, messed about with in a photo editing programme. It's about ten inches long, and about 90% of the surface area of the kit is covered in decals believe it or not. the decals alone took over four hours of the twelve hours I spent on this kit. I think the Enterprise looks good in any of its guises, but the E looks particularly streamlined to my eye...

Hope you like it. Now, what's next?

Dean

Preparing to leave orbit...

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Full impulse and maneouvring thrusters...

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Earth starting to get smaller in the windows...

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That's the moon going by now...

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Heading for Saturn for a quick look...

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...and back to Earth again...

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Established in orbit...

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Who knows where we'll go next...

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Look, I've got the day off and it's raining, ok? What else was I supposed to do? :wicked:

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Thanks for the comments, both. With a name like Picard, I should have expected YOU to like it, really...

Cheers,

Dean

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Lovely pics of an ace model.

Just a tip though....

I did a lot of S/F model photography years ago and in space you get seriously hard shadows and massive contrast.

Try lighting your model with a very directional light from one side only. (as you would get from the sun or nearby star)

If you have tripod, you could use longer exposures and light from a simple gooseneck light in a darkened room.

With digital stuff you can get all kinds of effects using photoshop or even paintshop.

The shuttle pic was done that way and the attacking X-Wing is a cardboard cut-out taped to the ship!

The lighting on my TB2 model was added in Paintshop.

All the best, Roy.

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