Hi, I’m Scott, longtime trek fan who came across this site while researching 115 and 116 Burke chairs…have one of each made to look like a Bridge and Dress chair, respectively. Also a Madison chair replica that sits on a Chromcraft Kagan / Unicorn base like the kind seen in Spock’s Brain, etc. Ralph Miller built all my chairs, though I did conceive of the “Madison on Kagan” chair myself as a stealth-geek solution for sitting on the conn (unless someone was in the know, they’d just assume it was an old mid-century modern chair). And I did modify my originally fixed position 115 chair by fitting a swivel / return base that I restored myself. So I guess you can say that I have some talent, just not a lot!
I also have a couple TOS Enterprise models and a Galileo on the way. I built none of those myself, but I did / do have very specific ideas about how each should be built that drove / are driving the builders bonkers. And I have modified my models to some extent (such as accurizing the bussard effect on my 1/350 scale Enterprise) to better match what I think they should look like.
I am amazed by the attention to detail by some prop and model builders on this site and others, and as a lurker have formed many ideas about how my stuff should look based on other people’s work. But, and this may horrify many a purist, in the end I’d rather have an Enterprise for example that matches the one I dreamt about as a child than a perfect replica of the filming model, and even when it comes to my bridge chair, I prefer a black base over a grey one, regardless of what may actually be correct (so I painted mine accordingly).
It’s all in good fun, until someone with a different view tells me what I did wrong and sucks the joy out of the room😀!