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Hey everybody! This is my first post on this forum. I am enjoying everyone's images and excellent conversation. I thought I would do my first introduction by sharing my first foray into scratch building. This is an n-scale spaceship. My plan is to try doing some green screen work with it for video, which will also be a first for me :) I started this back in January and have been dabbling here and there with it. The initial thought is that it is a research vessel with only a few armaments to help protect it if needed.
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I have included an N-scale couple to show for size comparison
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This will become the bridge top section
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More images...
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Engine section in place with LEDS in place as well. These LEDS were from the local Amazon returns store. They are license plate lights from a Dodge pickup truck.

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I found some translucent plastic in my shed that I sanded and back surface painted to give this color. My hope is that it will play well with my compositing software for good effect!
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The pill bottle is just for holding my N-scale figures :)

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Large laser weapon from a Gundam model from the same Amazon store.

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The front of the ship shows a few changes compared to some of the first images.

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This was also my first attempt at vacuum forming. I wanted to make similar "lift engines" for the underside of the ship.

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First image of underside. I utilized a heavy duty tripod mount for the ship. Wiring is visible for the LEDS.

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Underside starting to take shape.

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Latest image of underside. Next to the mount, you can see a small jut out that houses the plug for the power to go to the LEDS lights.
 

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I still have a good deal of detailing to do on the model. I am planning on a dark gray paint scheme with custom decals. I've even thought about a proper scale shuttle to have sitting next to the shuttle bay entrance. I'll definitely post images as I'm going though! Thanks for a great site!!
 

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Wow! Quite the beast you are creating here! So when it's all painted, decaled, and lit up you'll be jumping around yelling "It's alive! It's ALIVE!!!" :eek:
LOL. I'm guessing that is a pretty accurate statement, and my wife will just roll her eyes at me :rolleyes:
 
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