The other day, several people I have conversed with about the workbee, alerted me to some production drawings of an unused workbee grabber sled design. There was a grabber sled that was built and used for the workbee in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, however this design was an alternative one that did not appear in the film.Continue reading
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The Eagle Has Landed
Thanks to an Amazon Christmas Gift Card, I finally broke down and purchased the 50th anniversary re-issue of an old Revell/Monogram “First Lunar Landing” model kit commemorating the Apollo 11 moon landing. This kit has a “greeble” that was used on the workbee filming miniature for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.Continue reading
You have been ID’ed
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
D’deridex Class Romulan Warbird Filming Model
On a trip to Seattle on October 1, 2016, I visited the Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, 50th Anniversary exhibition at the Sci-fi Museum which is part of the Experience Music Project Museum (EMP). While there I took a series of photos of the D’deridex Class Romulan Warbird.
Klingon D7 Cruiser Filming Model
While on a trip to Seattle, October 1, 2016 I went on a pilgrimage to the Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, 50th Anniversary exhibition at the Sci-fi Museum which is part of the Experience Music Project Museum (EMP). While there I took a series of photos of the Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser.