Friday, September 17, 2010

Klingon "Warbird" Style Cruiser Primed

Here's a few picks after I sprayed some gray primer.
It really helps show the details a little bit more.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

1400 Scale Klingon "Warbird" Style Cruiser

Here's a few pics of my 1400 scale Klingon "Warbird" Style Cruiser. Over a decade ago I attempted to convert a 1400 D-7 into a Ktinga by added hull plating and styrene details...then Ravenstar's Ktinga came out with 10x more detail than I could produce on mine so I threw the partially finished scratchbuild in a box somewhat defeated.

Friday, August 20, 2010

On The Bench: 1400 Cardassian Ocett Class Light Cruiser

Here's a few pics of a Kitbashed Cardassian Ocett Class Light Cruiser.

The core of the Ocett Cruiser is a Kazon Torpedo (the most useless Trek kit ever) with wings fused from an AMT Galor and detail parts form a Warp Models Keldon Class Cruiser.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: 1400 Early Klingon Bird of Prey

Here's some painted pics of my 1400 Scale Early Klingon Bird of Prey produced by Starcraft Models.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: 1400 Scale Bajoran Freighter

Here's some painted pics of the freighter. The sheen is a little too glossy for my tastes.
I ran out of my fav matte varnish and need to hit the hardware store soon to stock up.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

On The Bench: 1400 Scale Bajoran Freighter

What do you do if you have extra parts? Make a 1400 Scale Bajoran Freighter!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On The Bench: Romulan V-11 Stormbird

Recently I procured 3 Ravenstar 1400 scale K'tingas from a friend (a very awesome deal) and I decided to make one of them into a Romulan V11 Stormbird based off of old FASA schematics shown HERE

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: 1400 Scale USS Kelvin

Here's some painted pics of Starcrafts USS Kelvin in 1400 scale.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: 1400 scale USS Nobel

I've had this Starcrafts model for years. I painted it about a decade ago and recently decided to strip it down and paint it again.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here's the USS Jenolan from the TNG episode relics. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: 1400 scale Klingon D7

Here's a few pics of my recently completed 1400 scale Klingon D7.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: 1400 Scale Klingon Winged Defender

Here's some painted pics of my Klingon Winged Defender.

Monday, June 28, 2010

On The Bench: 1400 Scale Klingon Winged Defender Primed

On The Bench: 1400 Scale Klingon Winged Defender

Here's my interpretation of what a Romulan Winged Defender would look like if it was built by Klingons instead. I based the detail of this ship of off a combination of 3 Klingon vessels; the D-7, the BOP and the early D-7 from Enterprise.

I spliced the classic 3-piece set D-7 with the Ertl 1400 scale BOP form the Adversary Set. I filled in the gaps with putty, added styrene details, then added the support beams with different thicknesses of wires (for the Enterprise early D-7 look)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: 1400 Scale Retro NX-01

Here's some pics of a little fun scratch build project I did; A retro TOS styled NX-01. I started this kit years ago and it's sat in a box ever since and just finally got up the gusto to finish her off.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock : 1400 Scale USS Newton

Here's my first attempt at painting a ship form the fleet of 09'

Monday, June 14, 2010

On The Bench: Round 2 models K-7 Station

In anticipation of Round 2's K-7 re-release I decided to do a few quick PS comps of what kind of kitbashed TOS era Federation stations I can make from the pieces. These are the result. I will certainly make 1 classic K-7 and at least 1 alternate station model.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fresh out of Drydock: USS Enterprise 1701-A

This kit has been a long time in the making. I bought it about 10yrs ago, built it, modified it to fit JT graphics decals, started painting it, then threw it in a box until about 4 months ago when I unearthed it. I striped it down to the bare resin and started all over again.

The aztec pattern is hand painted, the decals are from JT graphics.

I've always loved this ship. I built the Bandai one and intend to make the 350th scale version someday, but for now at least I have one in my 1400 scale fleet.

Fresh out of Drydock: USS Ptolemey Federation Tug

Here's some pics of the USS Ptolemey.
I built this guy right out of the box with only one modification, that being the hanger bay door I sculpted into the rear cargo bulkhead and the deflector dish mount, which was missing from the kit when I bought it off ebay.

The Paintjob was pretty standard aside from the gridlines which were done with a pencil, some stencils and a light hand.

I'd like to thank Dennis from Starcrafts for graciously providing me with a replacement set of decals for free. I couldn't have finished the model without his help.

Fresh out of Drydock: USS Kyushu

Here's some pics of my recently finished Starcrafts New Orleans Class Model, the USS Kyushu. This was one of the ill fated vessels of the battle of Wolf 359.

The model is primarily painted with Tamiya AS-5 spray, with a hand painted aztec pattern. The decals were a combination of the ones provided by Starcrafts and lifeboat / additional insignia from a spare JT Graphics decals set I had laying around.

All in all I have to say this was one of the coolest and most fun kits I've built yet.