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Star Trek TNG Borg Ship Mod

By BogFrog

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    ***Edit*** I should also note this is my first time using and airbrush.
    ***Edit No. 2*** Please see my comment on this thread to see my second ship/cannon mod that I did for another Pinsider

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting on Pinside. I wanted to try my hand at a mod and my husband suggested modding the Borg ship on his Star Trek: The Next Generation game since he had a spare. Here are photos and the steps I took (captions are above the photos explaining each step). All in all the mod took me about 6-8 hours over the course of three days.

    Here is the reference photo I used when working on this mod.

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    Metallic coating done via airbrushing
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    Starting the (very long) process of filling in the lines.
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    A second coat of metallic paint to soften the lines and also darkened the burn marks again both via airbrushing
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    I hope you all enjoyed looking at my mod and the progress pictures. I really enjoyed working on this and I look forward to doing more mods in the future. Thank you everyone!

    #2 3 years ago

    Good job. Looks way better than the original.

    #3 3 years ago

    Wow, that's a nice improvement over the original. Can't wait to see photos of it installed in the game

    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from Supersquid:

    Good job. Looks way better than the original.

    Thank you so much! I think I am going to paint the cannons for the game next!

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Wow, that's a nice improvement over the original. Can't wait to see photos of it installed in the game

    We are still in the process of cleaning up the game but I'm hoping to have some pics of it in the machine within the next few weeks! I'll absolutely post them!

    #6 3 years ago

    looks awesome!

    #7 3 years ago

    Great job

    #8 3 years ago

    Nice work! Now how much do you charge to do mine? Haha

    #9 3 years ago

    Excellent work for a first-time airbrush job.

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from mavantix:

    Nice work! Now how much do you charge to do mine? Haha

    Haha thanks!!

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    Excellent work for a first-time airbrush job.

    Thank you so very much! I look forward to doing more mods and using that airbrush for other artsy projects!

    #12 3 years ago

    if you want some neat burn marks, go get some of the pop it fireworks and toss them at the model, its really effective and fun at the same time

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from Genjuro:

    if you want some neat burn marks, go get some of the pop it fireworks and toss them at the model, its really effective and fun at the same time

    That sounds like a blast! (No pun intended ) I haven't even touched those little pop it things since I was a kid.

    #14 3 years ago

    Hmm that ship looks Familiar.

    The game was in pretty rough shape, but it has come a long way.

    I am hopeful it will be completed in the next few weeks

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    #15 3 years ago

    After finishing my first Star Trek: The Next Generation mod, I had another Pinsider contact me asking me to paint his ship and cannons. He gave me creative freedom with the cannons so I went with some red accents and then made them look weathered/worn. I'm happy with the results and I hope you all enjoy the pics. I look forward to seeing how they look in his machine and to doing more mods in the future.

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    #16 3 years ago

    Really impressive work, looks great! Would love to see pics once they're installed in the game. Would you consider adding these images to our show off your mod thread started recently. Keep up the great work.

    #17 3 years ago

    Great job! I'm sure there's a market for this if you could make it cost-effective for yourself to do it like some people do with Sparky.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from Apinjunkie:

    Really impressive work, looks great! Would love to see pics once they're installed in the game. Would you consider adding these images to our show off your mod thread started recently. Keep up the great work.

    Thank you so very much! My husband should have his borg ship installed within the next few weeks (we're taking our time) so I'll definitely post pics once it's in!

    #19 3 years ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    Great job! I'm sure there's a market for this if you could make it cost-effective for yourself to do it like some people do with Sparky.

    I really appreciate it! I can't wait for the opportunity to try some more mods.

    #20 3 years ago

    Are you filling in the lines by hand with a brush, or are you using some other technique?

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Are you filling in the lines by hand with a brush, or are you using some other technique?

    So this is going to sound a little crazy (maybe not) but I actually settled on using an artists pencil. I tried several methods including brush, pen, fine line permanent markers, and fine tip markers. Nothing seemed to be consistent or have the right look. However, it turned out my artist pencils had a sharp enough tip and just enough shine to work. Plus I seal the whole thing twice when I'm done with a matte finishing spray. It doesn't rub off after that and set nicely and I was able to hold on to those fine details with consistent lines. (The fine tip markers were inconsistent and the pens were just too dark).

    #22 3 years ago

    Interesting--I wouldn't have thought of that.

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    #23 1 year ago

    Artist pencil, what is that, just a mechanical pencil?

    I want to try to do this myself, would it be possible to list all the materials you used; brands, colors, types?

    #24 1 year ago

    It’s a regular pencil that costs 10 dollars.

    /s

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    #25 1 year ago

    I just fell upon this today. Amazing work. I would love to do this mod for my ST:TNG.

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    #26 4 months ago

    Yours looks really cool. Wish I would have went with a grey as well. I just finished painting my brothers Borg ship. Not even close to show accurate, but still turned out kinda cool.

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    #27 4 months ago
    Quoted from Eight-BitBishop:

    Yours looks really cool. Wish I would have went with a grey as well. I just finished painting my brothers Borg ship. Not even close to show accurate, but still turned out kinda cool.
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    If you want to reapply a new colour you could simply tape off the areas you don’t want to alter and apply a new top colour it would likely require some additional line work though, but I think yours looks great really like those green infills I bet those look awesome lit up.

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    #28 3 months ago
    Quoted from BogFrog:

    After finishing my first Star Trek: The Next Generation mod, I had another Pinsider contact me asking me to paint his ship and cannons. He gave me creative freedom with the cannons so I went with some red accents and then made them look weathered/worn. I'm happy with the results and I hope you all enjoy the pics. I look forward to seeing how they look in his machine and to doing more mods in the future.
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    Just curious how your game finished out. Bet it looked beautiful.

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