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Old 01-11-2017, 08:02 AM
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The Enterprise D in paper

I guess most of you know about or built a Metal Earth Fascinations model, well I built several for friends and decided to build one in paper! well for starters I got diverted from my bucket list of specific models to make an Enterprise D out of paper!. I photographed the original metal sheets (Metal Earth Fascinations model) printed that on inkjet silver/chrome paper (which I think is an extinct thing, I have one sheet left) and put the parts together..the whole thing is a few centimeters long...am adding a pic of the original metal one! (the one on a circular base, too "saucer heavy" an oversight by the designers which I fixed by adding a little weight in the nacelles! they should redesign the base.)
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:08 AM
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That looks great considering you did this from photos of the metal parts.

Chrome paper is expensive, but still obtainable (google chrome inkjet paper)
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:10 AM
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What a nice project. Looks good
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Hmmm. I have the Kylo Ren shuttle, and would like to know what camera settings you used to take the picture. Could be the nudge I need to break my building block..
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flat scanner makes more sense

maybe he meant he "scanned" the parts
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Hi Texman, I actually scanned the plate then reversed the image in photoshop...I did not trust myself to get a perfect horizontal picture frame with my hand held camera. I then reduced the image to 53% to make it the same size as the metal earth one
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Right you are...cannot get a horizontal picture plane with my hand held camera (things would end up in a perspective of sorts!) ...if I had the mounting, it would have been much easier!
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That looks great considering you did this from photos of the metal parts.

Chrome paper is expensive, but still obtainable (google chrome inkjet paper)
chrome-pearlescent-metallic-inkjet-paper
I checked this out before..the word Pearlescent has me abit worried as I purchased a batch fro LCI and it turned out thin, dull silver, not like the one I have, I am looking for the "Bare Metal" look we use on leading edges of certain planes or an armor breastplate! i will try the "Simply Elegant Metallic Chrome Gloss 8.5"x11" - 10 Sheets from (at) Lex , thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:51 AM
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I noticed an inconsistency in the the design of the D. If you notice the top of the saucer has two large points which appear to be from the D refit in 'All Good Things..'. Not sure why they did this.
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