Welcome to the home page for The Voyager Project!
This project started in July of 2001 after the Star Trek - Voyager
TV series came to conclusion and I realized just how much I missed it.
I'd always enjoyed Voyager, and when the series ended I started
desperately wanting the ship - specifically, USS Voyager, NCC-74656.
I started looking for toys to find there were none, and I soon found
that in fact they had stopped making Voyager products three years
prior! The license had expired, and there were no such things on
the market anymore.
I searched EBay
for a week, and came across an auction for a
collector's edition model, on sale for the bargain price of $150
What can I say - I wanted my
ship, so I bought it.
realized what I had done - this model comes with plastic and decals,
and basic instructions.. (Uh oh) I didn't have a clue
about modeling, the last model I built was with my father when I was
twelve years old (a Visible V-8 engine)! Doing research on the
'Net, I learned that I needed to learn more about shaping the plastic,
glue, gap-filling putty and paint. I had high expectations (I
wanted it perfect) so that means I had to light it and
therefore learn about how models are lit, too.
Thus The Voyager
Project began. As I worked on the project I kept a web log with photographs showing my
progress and outlining my education and progress day by day. By
the time the model had arrived in the mail I had purchased the basic
materials and a lit Enteprise-D model to hack up and learn on (this
Enterprise-D model came to be known as The Gimp).
It took a year and a half of time and an additional $1000 in parts
and materials before the model
was completed. I got it as perfect as I physically could without kitbashing (serious modification of the model components
or crafting new components).
Please peruse the links above to learn more about the Project, lessons
learned, finished photographs, et al. If you click on The
Voyager Project logo above, you'll be taken to the original site as
posted during the Project.