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This is a kitbash that I've been working on for the last couple of months. I call it Starbase 4 and it is meant to evoke the spacedock seen in Star Trek III and other films. It was my first large scale fiber optic effort.

It is not complete. I have to add some more detail to the lower parts of the model and print up some decals. I also need to paint the starship and mount it more permanently.



The disc is, of course, a modified Pegasus Area 51 UFO model. The tiny starship comes from Round 2's K-7 Space Station kit. There are around 400 strands of fiber in the model (208 feet total). I also used some side firing fiber optics in a few places.



The blue ring is lit by a ParaGrafix Easy LED string. The acrylic rods are lit by LEDs embedded into holes drilled in the end of each rod. You can see that I still need to add detail to this entire lower section. It is just too plain.



The model is stunning in the dark. There is a blue LED shining upward from the center of all the towers on the top of the disc. The two long windows seen in the back of the open bay are lit by a single strand of side firing FO. The lights in the windows of the tallest tower (you can only see two in the above photo) are lit by another (smaller) strand of side firing FO slipped inside of a slim styrene tube with holes drilled into it.



The model is powered by a 1300ma 6v AC adapter. The rods you see in the photo above are copper and act as power connecters. You can slip the model on and off the base easily. The copper rods & tubes used are "keyed" so you can't possibly mount the model the wrong way.
 

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What Enterprise did you use? Very good use of kitbashing goodies!
The starship is from the K-7 Space Station kit.

I forgot to mention that I also used parts from the Pegasus Alpha Centauri UFO kit (look closely at the bottom of the station).

One of the features you can't see in the photos is that there is a green light on either side of the open bay...and red blinking lights on either side of all the other bays. Both of those effects were created using FO strands hooked up to colored LEDs.
 

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WOW Fozzie!!!!:thumbsup:
Can you post some more lit up pics please?!
-JIm
 

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Here are a couple more "night" shots.



The photo above shows a little bit more of the bright light in the "crown".



This one shows the interior of the open bay. Right now the starship is attached to an acrylic disc. I plan on changing this to a fine wire later. You can just barely make out the green lights on either side of the open bay.
 

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Looks like it came straight out from the movie.
Really awesome work there.
Do you have a "mini-movie" of it with the blinking lights?
-Jim
 
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