Ideas for Building Star Trek Models

Owing to its eternal legacy, Star Trek is a series for all ages, whether you are a burgeoning adult or a kid, once in a lifetime you would have been a die-hard fan of the series.

Being a Trekkie, the idea of building models from your favorite series would have always been in your mind. And for your ease, we have winnowed down some of the best ideas to help you build your own star trek doll collection.

How To Build Your Own Star Trek Doll Collection?

The prerequisite for building your own star trek doll collection is not your artistic skills but your love and admiration for the character. Do not fret if you have never made any models before because we have brought the easiest ideas for you to shape your love into dolls.

For making your star trek dolls, the materials would be all the same, and only their costumes will make a difference in the end.

Captain James T. Kirk Model From Bottle: How?

Captain James T.Kirk being the first captain from Star Trek: The Original Series holds a high place in the heart of every Trekkie ( it is a word used for the fans of Star Trek). For making his model you would need the following materials:

  1. A piece of rectangular cardboard
  2.  An A4 size white paper
  3.  One Plastic bottle ( for the main body)
  4.  Some paints and brushes
  5. Scissors 
  6. Pencils
  7. Tissue papers
  8. Polymer clay
  9. Glue
  10. Hot glue gun ( optional)

With all the materials listed down, it’s time to find out how to make a star trek captain kirk doll.

Take the plastic bottle that you have chosen and cut it from the top, with the help of scissors to make the body of Captain Kirk’s doll. Make sure to do this step under an adult’s supervision.

Next, cut two triangular-shaped pieces from the cardboard that you have taken and paste them with glue or glue gun, on the top of the bottle, where the cap is located to make the body stiffer.

Now, the next step would be to cut the A4 size paper into two equal parts from the edge and roll it on the table to make the hands of the doll. And then, paste it on the body with the help of a glue gun.

The next step is very important as now you would be making your beloved Captain’s head! Cut and roll the A4 size paper same as you have done for the Captain’s hands, but now for making his neck.

After doing that, roll a piece of tissue paper forming a circular shape and cover it with polymer clay to make the hair and features (eyes, nose, lips, ears) of the Captain’s face, with the help of a pencil or any sharp object.

Leave it to dry for at least 30 minutes!

Next, stick the neck and head onto the body with the help of a glue gun, then paint the upper portion of the Captain’s body to make it realistic, with a natural-looking skin color paint and his hair with black paint.

Again, leave it to dry, while you make his costume. 

Captain Jean Luc Picard’s Model From a Bottle

Captain Jean Luc Picard was the heartthrob of the second series of Star Trek, which became way more popular than the previous one. In this series, the role of the Captain was more sophisticated and diplomatic in a way, making him the next major influence on the Trekkies.

For making his model you would need the same materials.

  1. A piece of rectangular cardboard 
  2. An A4 size white paper
  3. One Plastic bottle ( for the main body)
  4. Some paints and brushes
  5. Scissors 
  6. Pencils
  7. Tissue papers
  8. Polymer clay
  9. Glue
  10.  Hot glue gun ( optional)

The eleventh ingredient is lots and lots of love of Captain Jean Luc Picard.

To begin making this model, take the plastic bottle that you have chosen and cut it from the top, with the help of scissors to make the body of Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Next, cut two triangular-shaped pieces from the cardboard that you have taken and paste it with glue or glue gun considering the availability, on the top of the bottle, where the cap is located to make the body stiffer. You can also use double tape.

Now, the next step would be to cut the A4 size paper into two equal parts from the edge and roll it on the table to make the hands of the Captain. And then, paste it on the body with the help of a glue gun.

The next step is very important as now you would be making your beloved Captain’s head! Cut and roll the A4 size paper same as you have done for the Captain’s hands, but now for making his neck.

After doing that, roll a piece of tissue paper forming a circular shape and cover it with polymer clay to make the hair and features (eyes, nose, lips, ears) of the Captain’s face with the help of a pencil or any sharp object.

Leave it to dry for at least 30 minutes!

Next, stick the neck and head onto the body with the help of a glue gun, then paint the upper portion of the Captain’s body to make it realistic, with a natural-looking skin color paint and his hair with black paint.

Again, leave it to dry, while you make his costume. 

Star Trek Doll Models: Various!

The aforementioned  method is to be followed for making the main body of all the characters in the Star Trek series that are 

  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Captain Voyager Kathryn Janeway
  • Uhura
  • Borg Queen
  • Counselor Dianna
  • Mr. Spock and many more 

The only difference would be creating the hair for female dolls, and for that purpose, you can utilize some pieces of thread  (black or brown) and sew them in the heads of dried polymer clay heads of your dolls.

Star Trek Costumes: Possible?

Star trek dolls are incomplete without their costumes and as previously stated only their costumes would create a difference in their models.

But, how to make Star Trek dolls’ clothes? 

For making Star Trek dolls’ clothes/ costumes you would need the following materials:

  1. A piece of cardboard
  2. Silver fabric
  3. Balck marker
  4. Glue
  5. Fabric in different colors ( red, blue, yellow, etc.)

Take a piece of cardboard and cut it in the shape of the badge of Star Trek characters. Now take the silver fabric and wrap around the badge you have cut from the cardboard to cut out the exact shape of five to six badges.

After doing that, draw shapes accordingly, with a black marker to differentiate the characters of Captain, Voyager, or Queen.

Then, cut the fabric of the size of the bottle that you have used to make the body of the character. The fabric should be of the same color as worn by the characters in the series. For instance, red for Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Stick the badge that you have made on the costumes and then paste the costumes on the bottle doll of your favorite Star Trek character. Now, your Star Trek Dolls are ready to go on their respective missions.

Final Words

To reminisce about the legend of Star Trek, making their models can be a fun task. Since the Star Trek series is a classic, it holds a special place in the hearts of the X generation too. For your ease, we have mentioned the easiest ideas to build the perfect miniature Star Trek cast.