Last night I had a breakthrough on some of the detailing for the workbee. While doing some online searching at some model hobby shop websites which have some decent background information on model kits, some including photos of the kits sprue tree. One of the sites had a section on “sci-fi” kits section. Curious as to what they had on them clicked on it and it had lumped in model kits of actual space hardware, such as the NASA rockets listed on that page.Continue reading
Starting to look good…
Just a quick update. I made some decent progress on the workbee side panels over the past couple of nights, and moving ever closer to having the exterior of the 3D model completed.Continue reading
Screw the Window Frames
I finally completed modeling the mounting hardware for the underside windows on the workbee. It actually entailed rebuilding the inside “window” edge of the components. This was due to not leaving the inside face of the window opening vertical. Instead I had it at the 41.5º angle which is the average outside slope of the underside angled hull in the area of the window location.Continue reading
This past week I spent working out the precise design and shape of the underside windows of the workbee. While at first blush, this would seem to be a fairly straight-forward task, working it out as if it were a “real” vehicle that would need to operate in the vacuum of space made it pretty challenging.Continue reading
Over the past week, I have been working on modeling the underside “greebles” of the workbee. Thanks to some reference images I got awhile back, I was able to make some more headway. I pretty much have all the detailing on the underside completed but will need to make final positioning of the lower windows and the package monitor/control panel points (panels) which are on the lower sidewalls.Continue reading
Re-Workbeeing the Underside
Going back over my Workbee 3D files to pick up where I left off, I thought all was good and would begin detailing the underside of the vehicle. But when I began looking closely at the reference images for the original filming miniature I noticed a major problem.Continue reading
Love on a Real Train
While I get back to sorting out my old digital files for my Enterprise project(s) I ran across something I did earlier this year. While not Star Trek related, it was a music video I put together as the COVID-19 pandemic began to rage here in the U.S.Continue reading
Picking Up the Pieces
It has been quite some time since I have done any work on the various Enterprise related projects. “Real life” as it is injected itself some time ago. Beginning with quite a few life changes, and taking a break from Star Trek-related stuff, and doing some work on a different “geek”interest I have had since my teens. That being a fantasy-RPG game system and world named Hârn. I began making an electronic wiki-based version of all the voluminous material I had accumulated over the decades.Continue reading
Just posted a YouTube clip on the latest progress on the Workbee 3D model I have been working on. Made some decent headway the past week. Only need to add one small warning label that appears on the top aft part of the chassis.
A little over a week ago, I received an item I purchased via eBay. It was the shipping container used for the United States Navy’s AN/SSQ-47B sonobuoys. Why you may ask? Because it is actually one of the most widely re-purposed real-world object used as a prop and set decoration within the Star Trek universe.