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Bridge of the Week WIP 05

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I went deep diving through some old projects looking for spare parts for other projects and found this little bridge sitting out there untouched from February of 2017. What? me pass it over without messing with it?? Of COURSE I touched it!

I went in and imported the updated helm console from the Phase II bridge, completely redid the steps so a visiting OSHA inspector wouldn't fail the Starfleet guest bridge (yay slightly rounded edges!), redid the railing entirely and brought over the rail supports from the Phase II bridge. Then I went and resized all of the wall padding so it didn't look like NERF had heavily invested in bridge design. The back consoles I'm probably going to replace with the consoles from the Civilian transport since I think those are what these started out as. Or something.  I'm also thinking a few stand up consoles off to the sides of the helm and back slightly wouldn't be too bad, but I'm not mounting anything on the forward walls. Trying to preserve that TNG Bridge of the Week feel. 

The chairs are also temporary as I'm going to bring in the chairs from the TMP bridge. This is going to be an early 24th Century bridge to start with, then I'm going to model out the split TNG consoles and Captain's Chair and figure out chairs for the back to make it a mid-24th Century bridge. 

One idea I'm seriously toying with is gutting the hell out of it and making a TOS version. Cause why the hell not???  This could be like a kit. The outer walls remain relatively the same, but the wall components and consoles get changed out for the different eras. Could even do up a TMP version that's pre-Okuda grams. 

There are lots of possibilities. :)

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CarlCGHobbyist Digital Artist
I've probably said this before, but it is a real treat to watch your work as it develops and read your explanations of all the stuff you're doing and the steps that you use to create everything. Your final products always come out looking amazing too (at least the ones I've seen).
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  Yeah I started doing the WIPs because people wanted to see the process as it goes a bit and I've just continued doing them. :)  That and I was able to go back to the other 4 WIPs for this bridge before this and figure out what the hell I was thinking at the time LOL
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radishdalekHobbyist Digital Artist
I've always loved that particular bridge set.

A few resources that you might find handy:
TMP captains chair blueprint - archive.frogland.co.uk/#154448…

Ent c bridge blueprint 01- archive.frogland.co.uk/#154151…
bridge blueprint 02 - archive.frogland.co.uk/#154151…

My archive site of saved interior set blueprint images - archive.frogland.co.uk/

Hope this helps
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Arg, forgot to thank you for putting so much work into amassing this amazing repository of set construction knowledge!  That and your TNG and VOY blueprints have been EXTREMELY handy in laying out some of my sets and door frames. :)
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radishdalekHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad the blueprint projects have been helpful. I'm about to release a new project in June - the Runabout cockpit set plans (Series 1)

The archive now has a RSS feed for updates - archive.frogland.co.uk/plugins…
 
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo. I'll keep an eye out. I've been trying to figure out how I want to handle a different shuttle set-up :)
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
I'd actually pulled the Ent C blueprints from your archive way back when off the Trek BBS. ;)  

But thank you for the reminder that I need to keep regularly pillaging... er.. VISITING your archive for material ;)

And yes, it's a nice set. Simple, but effective. And it's easy to shoot for directors ;)
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Looking Great!
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ashleytingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you but it's very rough. I see all sorts of things I did with this that I would NOT have done now. 2 years of experience building sets has taught em a few things lol

They really did get a lot of use out of this set. So many guest bridges over the years including as the original TMP bridge. :(
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