This is the studio scale kit that was just released. I thought it would be a quick and fun build between larger projects but it's not turning out that way just yet. Getting the hull pieces to fit together on this has been a big challenge. The geometry is off just a bit making the attachment difficult. I added wood inserts inside at the mounting points to support a Panavise stand. The Ultraprobe is actually quite large...I think the curved hull makes it seem a bit smaller than it actually is.
To add to the challenge (doing things the easy way is just too boring) I'm replacing all the greeblies that are part of the kit with the actual kit parts. This kit was mastered digitally including the details. Identifying the kit parts used on the original was relatively easy since they all come from the Tamiya 8Rad. The details on the kit are basically the same configuration as the kit parts but just approximations. I think the real kit parts are going to look much better when it's all done.
Here's some pics of the hull nearly done and some of the kit parts compared to the details that came with the kit.
Thanks for looking.