Hello, everyone! Norbauer suggested I post this build here. For several years I’ve been recreating Picard’s mustard-yellow Stargazer. The prop was built by Rick Sternbach and Andrew Probert, who plundered several animé kits for the detailing. All of these have finally been identified and purchased.
My build has departed slightly from my original intent and become a hybrid of the ready room prop and the Greg Jein shooting miniature, but more on that later.
For now, pictures (note that more may be found here, and more explanation here).
The saucer is made from laser-cut acrylic and hand-cut styrene with an ABS sleeve for the aluminum mounting rod.
The neck, impulse engines, and greeblies were scratchbuilt–
–and then molded and cast in resin.
The pylons, embedded with brass stock.
A few donor parts resting in place.
As I say, my build is a hybrid, and this bit of detail is meant to look more like the studio model than the prop. For “authenticity,” I only used parts from kits that were already donors.
Lastly, here’s the rarest of the rare: the super-deformed Xabungle capsule toy that got glued–whole–to the model’s underside.