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Hello

 

I'm new to this forum and I would like to post pictures from my build of  Revell Star Trek U.S.S. Voyager 1:670.

 

But first the introduction:

My name is Lukas and I'm from Czech Republic {please excuse my English skill} . Decided to post here, in a UK forum, because I noticed that the community of sci-fi builders is much bigger here and in my domestic forums and also the overall attitude of the people here seems more welcoming where in CZ forums I was often surprised how toxic and offensive people can be.

I'm building plastic models for a few years now, starting with planes then ships {historic and modern non-millitary} but last year i tried my first sci-fi builds {bandai SW} and found out that so far this is the area of plastic scale models which excited me most as i'm like huge sci-fi nerd 🙂

 

Now to the build:

By building this spaceship i'm basically fulfilling my child dream. As Star trek: Voyager was my favorite TV show and i always wanted to build the Voyager and have it for show on shelf.

With this build I will be aiming for a fully lit version with heavy modifications as some of the details of this kit are not good i will try to recreate them as best as my skills allow me 🙂

This also my first attempt to light the model, for that purpose I bought a lighting kit from Ebay.

 

I will try to upload pictures of my progress regularly. Any suggestions and the tips along with some healthy critique will be most welcomed.

 

Hope you like my work

Lukas

 

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Thank you very much good Sir 🙂 Masking it like that was real pain but i'm hopping it will look good once deflector will be lit. I'm also thinning about sanding down a bit of back of the dish in order to disperse light from LED better and avoiding hot spots.

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Hello

 

Raised 'details' from original Revell parts were sanded off as they didnt look good at all. Also applying some putty to fill the seams and repair some damage :

 

 

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New parts cut from plastic sheet and prepared. Only suitable part what i had available for replacement of warp core was head of R2-D2 from old bandai kit, so there will be some SW mark on this ship 🙂

 

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Hello

 

Details on bottom of engineering section  has been recreated, had to replace R2 head for warp core for another droid head of same scale as the original was get damaged during process ( that's now 2 SW droids decapitated for this project)🙂 It is popping up a little bit, but I decide that I like actually.

 

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Here i also decide to sanded off and recreate another details of upper par of engineering section as original details were just not good on my piece.

 

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Thank you guys, its a first time I'm working with PE parts and first time I will be first time trying to lit up the model. So fingers crossed it will come out good 🙂

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Welcome Lukas ! loving your work

 

Looking forward to next stage !

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Hello Guys

 

Thank you for warm welcome and kind words. Voyager its my beloved ship from childhood, although this project will be really long run I'm enjoying it greatly.

 

I made some small progress on rear part of engineering section of the ship. PE parts are on the place and also drill holes for navigation, port and starboard beacons which I probably solve by using 1mm fiber optic.

 

Original details before sanding them off

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PE parts on place, plastic suffered some damage during sanding, i have to use putty to rectify that.

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Drilled holes for future wiring and I also decided to remove original details from the sides as they look ugly. I will attempt to recreate them once those two parts will be eventually glued together

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Started to work on the nacelles pylons by drilling out space for impulse engines intake and placing the PE parts. Details on sides of the pylons will be also sanded off and recreated as I didn't like them one bit 🙂

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Hello Guys

 

Uploading some pictures of small progress what i made recently.

There haven't been much time lately but i always considered this build to be a 'long-term' 🙂🙂

 

I decide sand off original detail and replaced it with mine on both nacelles 

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Grills on both pylons have been drilled out

 

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I have also done light-blocking and all parts. First few layers of black color and atop gloss white color

 

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I'am preparing for first step of LED installing starting from nacelles and work my way to whole rear section of the ship. I waiting on last delivery of LED diodes as when i tried to play with them i managed to fried one 🙂 But i guess this is a part of the process try and error, so fingers crossed it will smoother road now.

 

Best regards

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