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#21 Chuck Most

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:27 AM

I don't really have a least favorite Enterprise. Now, some of the other ships I don't really 'do it' for me, aesthetically. The Grissom from Wrath of Khan is one- it just looks weird to me. The Excelsior was the same way, but I liked it after a while. Come to think of it, same holds true for the Enterprise D (as a kid the defelctor dish reminded me of a belly button), but agian, I learned to like it over time. So I guess, at one time the D was the only one I didn't like, but that doesn't apply today.

Favorite? I'd have to go with the 1701, no letter after the number ... but with the ISS prefix instead of the NCC. ;)

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:38 AM

Wait... never mind. That one had the NCC prefix as well. The ISS was in place of the USS. Really off my game today...

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

LOL. ISS stood for Imperial Star Ship. The Polar Light's TOS kit has decals to do the ISS Enterprise.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

LOL. ISS stood for Imperial Star Ship. The Polar Light's TOS kit has decals to do the ISS Enterprise.

That it does. The 18" AMT kit has them too, the decal sheet is basically a blown up version of the smaller PL kit sheet. Yes, I know the AMT kit isn't the greatest, but making it look good seems like a fun challenge to me. ;)

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

It can be done, I have built countless ones over the years. I have heard that they finally removed the grid lines from the saucer. Polar lights is doing a 1/350 kit of the TOS Enterprise this year. Man, I'd give my left one to get ahold of that baby!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:57 AM

Polar lights is doing a 1/350 kit of the TOS Enterprise this year. Man, I'd give my left one to get ahold of that baby!


Oh yeah! That's another I'd buy at least two of, Im gonna go broke with all this dreamin'.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

I have heard that they finally removed the grid lines from the saucer.


That they did! But the bad part is the kit is just as ill-fitting as it ever was. Then again, this basic tool was pretty much in production continuously from 1975 (when the original 1966 alumium molds were replaced) to 1996, so I guess I shouldn't expect a state of the art, 'shake and bake' type of kit anyway. :)

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

Lee,

Did you scratchbuild the battle damaged Constellation, or did you use the CultTVman resin conversion?

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:06 AM

I built and detailed her myself. Here are some pics.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:54 PM

Cool

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:05 AM

"Correction, Bones. Those 4 ships don't know it's M-5's game."
Great episode, forgot about that ship.

Lee
Don't kow if you did this on purpose but your 3 photos match 3 angles in the episode exactly.
1- view of drifting Constellation on the viewscreen when first approached by Enterprise.
2- rear view flying into the planet killers maul.
3- side view was when scotty got impulse back. this scene looks very toy like on newer TVs. looked good on my parents 19" b/w TV when I was 7. :)

The effect on the nacelles looks great!!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

Yes, I did the poses on purpose. I have screen shots of those positions, and can post pics of the screen caps and my version in the same pose. Thanks for the kind comments

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:51 AM

I've got an Enterprise at home (I'm at work right now) but I'm not sure if it's the Refit from the original movie or if it's the "A". Infact, the model is in pieces, it belonged to my mother and she kept it boxed up and it eventually broke apart. I have it on my restore list. I will post pics either tonight or tomorrow and hopefully some of you may be able to identify which Enterprise it is as well as which kit it came from.

I also have the space station K-7, a romulan war bird and a klingon bird of prey that belonged to my mother that I am working to restore as well. Thankfully, polar lights has reissued these kits so it's a bit easier to fix them.

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