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Star Trek Dioramas

I'm looking for some Star Trek Dios that people have done, I don't really see much of them around.
I'm thinking of doing my own since I've got a few kits that would look great in the right diorama. I think the most interesting idea sofar is a crashed saucer dio from 'Generations' If I was going to make that into a project I can use the top section of the Enterprise D saucer (you wouldn't see the bottom) from the 1/2500 three ship set. Although I've been modeling for a while now and I know my way around every thing I've never really attempted a Dio, so and WIP's or tips etc would be great.

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If your going to do anything earth based I would check out some model railroading sites/magazines. I'm sure you'll find plenty of tips for doing tree's and grass and dirt and all.
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I Have Seen Some Before, But Dont Remember Where, It Was Basically A Crew Salvaging Some Wreckage, Think It Was Near 1/35 Scale.
I Have A Couple In Mind I Want To Do, In 1/72 Scale, Working On Runabout Cockpit And Interior, To Be Viewed With Open Hatches,
But Would Also Like To Do Some Bridges, Scale To Be Determined.
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This is one I did back in high school:







There are lots of figures out there that can be converted with a little bit of epoxy putty. I remember it was a lot of fun to build and it was my first lighted model as well.

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I always though a diorama of the VGER pit in 1/35 scale would be pretty cool. Real Space or someone has a 1/35 Voyager kit out there.
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I always though a diorama of the VGER pit in 1/35 scale would be pretty cool. Real Space or someone has a 1/35 Voyager kit out there.
A 1/35 scale model of the 97,500 mile long V'ger?!
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I think he's talking about the last scene around the Voyager 6 probe (which, btw, was done with a 3/4 scale Voyager model; the real probe is a good deal larger).

So, Perfessor, how much fun did you have torching that poor shuttlecraft?
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So, Perfessor, how much fun did you have torching that poor shuttlecraft?
It was the best I could do with a very inaccurate kit that had been slapped together when much younger.

I had fun painting the decal portions here and there showing through the charred exterior. The figures were fun to convert from soldier figures as well.

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3/4 scale!?! So that explains it. The dimensions of the 1/35 scale Voyager probe kit didn't seem to add up vs. 1/35 scale figures. Well, that shoots that idea all to hell. I couldn't sculpt my way out of a pile of mashed potatoes so that would be hopeless. Maybe I can find a model Voyager van and do it in 1/25 scale.... Now that would be funny.
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Off the top of my head, a 1/48 Voyager might look right next to some 1/35 figures. Or at least close enough for government work.
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December's Fine Scale Modeler

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On Page 45 of the December, 2008 issue of Fine Scale Modeler, there's a BEAUTIFUL "Asteroid Docking Bay" diorama using a Polar Lights Enterprise (as the DEFIANT) and parts of an Alpha Moonbase kit used for detailing. It's really one of the nicest Trek ship dioramas I've ever seen. It's the terrific work of a guy named Mike Walston from Bradenton, Florida.

Too bad there's only one picture in the magazine.
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