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Offline JudgeDredd

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Starship Enterprise
« on: August 25, 2016, 01:15:56 PM »
I really should start making what I buy - but I saw this on a recent trip to Glasgow and couldn't help myself - as a big trekkie fan.

Not a fan that knows everything about the Trek universe - just a fan.



The instructions











And the sprues







Lots of clear stuff



Dry fit



This thing is over half a metre long!



Some care will have to be taken with the building...there's lots of decals and also lots of windows. I guess the best way to go is to fit the windows, build, mask with liquid mask, paint and decal.

Looking forward to this - but I have no idea when I will honestly get around to it.
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 01:40:30 PM »
I have several pre-built models of this ship (long story) but I don't understand the hate for the design in some circles.

Good luck on the build, JD!
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 01:44:26 PM »
I was so excited when I saw the thread title. Then I saw...it was...that 'Enterprise'...

 >:D
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 01:57:30 PM »
I love them all...well, the Constitution Class anyway.  :)
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 02:14:24 PM »
I was so excited when I saw the thread title. Then I saw...it was...that 'Enterprise'...

 >:D

And this from Mr. "you have to watch all the TOS episodes even if they suck"  >:D >:D >:D
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 02:36:48 PM »
That's a lot of clear plastic bits for all those window holes.

You gonna paint some blue/white-ish color onto those clear windows before gluing them in?


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I literally have a Hobbytown store located at the end of my street.  I only rarely go there if I feel the need to pick up an odd acrylic paint color, but they pretty much only have Tamiya paints (not my pref). 


Anyway.. I was surprised at how many sci-fi models they have on offer there.  Sure, they still have the typical WWII offerings you'd expect, but I recall seeing all kinds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and more obscure IP kits last I went (BSG, Dr Who?, etc).   The prices were enough to give me a stroke, and remind me why I don't do modelling, but after seeing so many hordes of WWII kits mixed with a little cold war stuff, in most stores,  it struck me as a bit unusual.  This post reminded me of it.
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2016, 03:03:27 PM »
That's a lot of clear plastic bits for all those window holes.

You gonna paint some blue/white-ish color onto those clear windows before gluing them in?


......


I literally have a Hobbytown store located at the end of my street.  I only rarely go there if I feel the need to pick up an odd acrylic paint color, but they pretty much only have Tamiya paints (not my pref). 


Anyway.. I was surprised at how many sci-fi models they have on offer there.  Sure, they still have the typical WWII offerings you'd expect, but I recall seeing all kinds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and more obscure IP kits last I went (BSG, Dr Who?, etc).   The prices were enough to give me a stroke, and remind me why I don't do modelling, but after seeing so many hordes of WWII kits mixed with a little cold war stuff, in most stores,  it struck me as a bit unusual.  This post reminded me of it.
I was going to put them in and then use liquid mask
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2016, 03:38:57 PM »
I was so excited when I saw the thread title. Then I saw...it was...that 'Enterprise'...
's
 >:D

And this from Mr. "you have to watch all the TOS episodes even if they suck"  >:D >:D >:D

What? For penance you must watch Gamesters of Triskelion three times! No, that's too harsh. Just watch Spock' Brain again.
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 03:40:26 PM »
400 quatloos on the newcomer!
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2016, 03:41:03 PM »
I was so excited when I saw the thread title. Then I saw...it was...that 'Enterprise'...
's
 >:D

And this from Mr. "you have to watch all the TOS episodes even if they suck"  >:D >:D >:D

What? For penance you must watch Gamesters of Triskelion three times! No, that's too harsh. Just watch Spock' Brain again.

O M G........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2016, 03:41:59 PM »
I liked Gamesters of Triskelion. Especially the chick in the tinfoil bikini.
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2016, 03:44:24 PM »
And it IS the only place you can launder stolen quatloos.
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2016, 03:45:07 PM »
I liked Gamesters of Triskelion. Especially the chick in the tinfoil bikini.

What? You must watch Star Trek V: The Final Frontier as penance!
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
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"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
-The Doctor

“Before Man goes to the stars he should learn how to live on Earth.”
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2016, 03:46:30 PM »
I would rather stick hot dilithium crystals in my eyes!
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Re: Starship Enterprise
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2016, 03:48:05 PM »
I liked Gamesters of Triskelion. Especially the chick in the tinfoil bikini.

What? You must watch Star Trek V: The Final Frontier as penance!

I'd sooner kiss a Horta.
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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