USS Dueces Wild NCC 82338

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Justin

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I've finnaly lost my mind I think...

I decided to try to make a Duece in a style that no one has done yet. I'm a big Star Trek fan, and while I was watching hours of Trek DVDs I came up with this.

It's just getting to priming stages, and you'll have to imagine the clear bubble that covers the deflector dish on the nose.

Justin

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Here's a side view unpainted. You can see the shape of the bridge and the warp naceles before details.

Justin

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whoops...Here it is..

Justin

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Heres the rear of the naceles. I made the yellow-scoop things like on the Enterprise out of estes motor spacerers. The orbs are acrylic cabacon jewels from Michaels. I also added motor hooks (on the "impulse engines" )...Sorry guys, I'm a little lazy..

Justin

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Here's a close up of the warp drive ends. I think they came out cool.

Justin

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This is a close up of the bridge, and a pic of it with the jewel added to be it's top dome.

The discs of the bridge are made from the wood removed from the origional nose of the Duece. I figured that may help to keep weight similar to the origional befor I add more to compensate for the extra in the back of the bird...If that makes any sense...

And it meant I didn't have to carve little discs..

Justin

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I was trying to put multiple pics on this post, so you guys don't have to go through a million of them, but I can't figure it out. Anyway, here's the other bridge pic..

rstaff3

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Very creative, nice job! The jewels look cool.

Justin

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This is what will be the sensor array. The dish is made from a dremel bit and a fishing bobber from my tackle box. The bubble to cover it is from a hair spray can lid. You can see the grove cut in the nose to accomidate the bubble. It's funny, the bit I used to make the groove is the center of the dish....I guess I need to replace that..

jflis

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Originally posted by Justin
Jim-
I'm glad you like the duece. I'm still working on the decals. I think its gonna turn out pretty cool.

You have art work in an episode! I'm so jelaous. You got to go to a movie premier too! How did you meet those guys?
I donated a pretty good sum to the whale foundation and also did some web work for them. That got me a pass to the convention ( a creation convention i beleive) where I met the entire cast. George Takei was the best (Sulu). I happened to get to him as he was waiting to go on stage after Roddenberry and I had just pulled out the drawing of the Enterprise when security grabbed my arm to pull me away so that George could "compose himself" before going on stage.

George stopped him and said that I was with him! So we went behind the stage (out of view of the fans) and he and I got down on our hands an knees with this print layed out and went over every inch of it. He was thrilled that Gene was spending more time talking LOL

I've got a great picture of him and I somplace, I'll dig it up. He is a wonderful person and very *pumped*.

jim

graylensman

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I also got to meet Mr. Takei at a con, way back in like 1980. He was promoting a SF book he had co-written with Robert Aspirin. Apparently I grilled him mercilessly about it at a panel discussion because when it was over he pointed right at me and said "Now go read the book!" But he said it with a big smile. He was very gracious.

Sandman, I listened to Shatner's "Get A Life" book on tape, read by the author. It was a LOT of fun. Highly recommended to any Trek fan. Sounds like over the years, Mr. Shatner has humbled himself.

Justin

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The only TOS cast member I ever ran into at a con was Walter Koenig (spelling?). My buddy and I were like 12. It was so funny. My friend Eric asked him that when the aggonizer was put on him in so and so episode (Mirror Mirror, I think?) was he really in intense pain, or was he acting. He looks at Eric with a straight face and says, "Real pain, it was escruciateing". And then he walks away. I picked on Eric for weeks about it.

Later on he took a picture with me in my homemade Wrath of Kahn Starfleet uniform. He was a pretty nice guy, even though he jibed Eric a little...

LtSharpe

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On a fishing trip to Canada as a kid we got on a plane at LAX to go to Vancouver non stop. We passed James Doohan(scotty) sitting in first class as we went past to coach. I was too chicken to say anything, plus I could hardly believe it was him. I later learned that there was a star trek convention in vancouver the next day. It's a shame he's got so many illnesses now, from all I have read he's a really neat guy.