The final step in the diorama is adding the main subject. The spaceship that will serve in this role is an original design that started out as a USB key.
The front part of the fuselage was reshaped with Tamiya epoxy putty and various parts were added from the spares box. The ship was spray painted gloss white. I decided to leave the back of the ship unpainted since I like the metal finish of the USB key. Modellers spend hours, days and even weeks approximating the look of bare metal, so this was a nice shortcut. The back of the key was filed down with a high speed motor tool to accommodate the engine bell.
This is the smallest scratch-built miniature I’ve built. It measures just under 7cm (about 2.5”) in length.