Welcome back to a good old-fashioned Retro Review! This week, I decided to pull out a kit that’s been around for bit: the Steamrunner class starship from 1996’s ST: First Contact. The “Class of 96” consists of 4 interesting designs that were new for the movie: the extremely popular Akira class, the Saber, the Norway, […]Read more "“Retro-Review” Kit Review: Starcrafts’ 1/1400 scale Steamrunner Class USS Appalachia"
Hot off the presses for Starcrafts, we now have a new way of detailing our 1/1400 scale Steamrunner model kits: full-model wallpaper paneling decals are here and lookin’ good! I recently ordered a new 1/1400 scale Steamrunner kit, and Starcrafts kindly sent me an advance copy of these decals to test out before they hit […]Read more "Aftermarket Review! Starcrafts Steamrunner Class Wallpaper Decals"
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The Springfield class USS Chekov is one of the three main Ed Miarecki-designed kitbashes for the Best of Both Worlds post-Borg graveyard scene. This extremely oddball kitbash design combined elements reminiscent of the Oberth class scout with a 24th century frigate primary hull, and like the other Miarecki designs, was an interesting kitbash study model […]Read more "Kit Review! 1/1400 Scale Starcrafts Springfield Class Starship"
Time for the big reveal, eh? Well, almost! For those who haven’t built a model using wallpaper decals, let me tell you the process can begin to feel like a marathon. You keep working and working, yet the pile of markings yet to be applied never seems to get smaller. Once the main decals were […]Read more "Construction Log: 1/1400 Scale Enterprise A — The Final Chapter"
In my last entry, I promised you I’d talk a little about the decals I’m using for this build. They’re obviously not the stock decals that come with a Starcrafts kit. I wanted to replicate the complex Aztec pattern the Enterprise and E-A has, and although it’s been done (well!!) by other modelers in paint […]Read more "Construction Log: 1/1400 Scale Enterprise A — Part 3"
Welcome back to the Enterprise A build log! Boy has time flown. When we left off, I was just settling down to a long episode of putty-sand-repeat in order to make the additional brass strips blend seamlessly into the warp pylons. This was a somewhat laborious process as anyone who has done major putty blending […]Read more "Construction Log: 1/1400 Scale Enterprise A — Part 2"