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    Mar 3, 2006, 8:53 AM - #1

    I am currently building this Starship Reliant N.C.C 1864 model. The finished model is about 36 inches long.



    It is in scale to the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A I built last year.

    This is work in progress. More photos will follow soon.

    Tim
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    Mar 3, 2006, 9:04 AM - #2

    Oooh, this is gonna be good.

    Looking forward to the build diary.

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    Mar 3, 2006, 1:17 PM - #3

    Wow, I was just looking at the 1701-A diary. That is some freakin spectacular model work.

    Can't wait to see this one.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 1:22 PM - #4

    I'm droolin'...you do some serioulsy fantastic looking work.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 1:36 PM - #5

    Wowzers........ They finally released it.....

    I wonder what it is going for? You have a link to their site at all?

    Gonna look great though. B)
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    Mar 3, 2006, 2:28 PM - #6

    Your work on the 1701-A is the best I've seen, it truly looks like the studio model. I'm sure this one will be just as good.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 2:41 PM - #7

    Thanks guys. I will upload more photos over the weekend.

    DeBoer website

    Tim

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    Mar 3, 2006, 2:42 PM - #8

    Oh man.....my fave ship (bar TMP 1701 of course...)

    This is going to look utterly spectacular.

    Rich
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    Mar 3, 2006, 4:05 PM - #9

    I've been waiting for like 2 years to see that model offered. I wish I could afford one, but that has always been my favorite ship. Something about its aggressive posture and the incredible camera shots of it made me fall in love with it at the tender age of 8. TMP Enterprise and Excelsior are in my top fave list with this one though. I cant wait to see what you do with it. I imagine its a 1600 dollar model like the Enterpise A?
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    Mar 3, 2006, 4:48 PM - #10

    it would be really cool to have one engine shot of with wires
    hanging out

    Xeno

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    Mar 3, 2006, 10:50 PM - #11

    Well if Tim got #1, then only 14 more kits available. According to the website. Looks like a "get it now or tomorrow gone" kinda proposition.
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    Mar 3, 2006, 11:25 PM - #12

    Ooo. One big happy fleet.

    - k
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    Mar 4, 2006, 2:47 AM - #13

    That is not my kit. I am building it for a friend who has had it for at least a couple months.

    Tim
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    Mar 4, 2006, 6:25 PM - #14

    Yes, that would be me again . I have that kit for about 5 months now. The price was unfortunately even higher than the Enterprise - and it has a couple of small flaws which I hope Tim is able to correct. I have no doubt this will turn out as another excellent model.


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    Mar 5, 2006, 2:29 AM - #15

    Originally posted by tobiasrichter@Mar 4 2006, 06:25 PM
    Yes, that would be me again . I have that kit for about 5 months now. The price was unfortunately even higher than the Enterprise - and it has a couple of small flaws which I hope Tim is able to correct. I have no doubt this will turn out as another excellent model.


    Tobias
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    What flaws are you referring to? I was seriously considering this kit, and already have the Enterprise model. (Need a whole room to display both.)


    KK
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    Mar 5, 2006, 8:33 AM - #16

    Overall, this is a very nice kit and I don´t regret buying it.

    That said, the things I noticed so far are:
    The curvature of the torpedo pylon is slightly off - too straight in the middle.
    A bit difficult to fix is that the sensors on the top of the saucers (those "clamps") are about half a centimeter too far on the outside, making it almost impossible to line up correctly with the red stripes on the front saucer.
    And the bridge is also slightly tilted to the back - same thing as with the Enterprise.
    As I said, nothing major, but unfortunate (especially the sensor issue)

    Hope that helps,
    Tobias
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    Mar 5, 2006, 9:50 AM - #17

    Originally posted by tobiasrichter@Mar 5 2006, 08:33 AM
    Overall, this is a very nice kit and I don´t regret buying it.

    That said, the things I noticed so far are:
    The curvature of the torpedo pylon is slightly off - too straight in the middle.
    A bit difficult to fix is that the sensors on the top of the saucers (those "clamps") are about half a centimeter too far on the outside, making it almost impossible to line up correctly with the red stripes on the front saucer.
    And the bridge is also slightly tilted to the back - same thing as with the Enterprise.
    As I said, nothing major, but unfortunate (especially the sensor issue)

    Hope that helps,
    Tobias
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    I saw the photos on Dennis' page, and notice the sensors immediately... thought it may have been a camera/photograph issue. But apparently not. How do you fix that? It's not a seperate part you add to the hull, and would be really tough to physically move. Has Tim had any ideas or is he going to leave 'well enough' alone?

    KK








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    Mar 5, 2006, 9:56 AM - #18

    Nice. I'm looking forward to seeing this progress.

    Also just looked at the Enterprise-A pics - GREAT JOB.
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    Mar 5, 2006, 10:46 AM - #19

    It will be a challenge to change the sensors. The only way is to cut them out and fit them in at the right position, filling the gap with styrene and putty. Not an easy task, but I think it could be done. I hope Tim will try it ...

    Tobias
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    Mar 5, 2006, 11:38 AM - #20

    Originally posted by tobiasrichter@Mar 5 2006, 10:46 AM
    It will be a challenge to change the sensors. The only way is to cut them out and fit them in at the right position, filling the gap with styrene and putty. Not an easy task, but I think it could be done. I hope Tim will try it ...

    Tobias
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    after looking for a bit, I think the problem is bigger... I think Dennis used his 1701 primary hull as the starting point (for obvious reasons). The taper/curve is too flat. Like the nacelles, the primary hull has a more pronounced curve, thicker in the middle if you will. Just moving the sensors won't do it. They look to be in the right place based on the back section.
    Tough one.

    KK
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    Mar 5, 2006, 11:54 AM - #21

    You are probably right there, but I haven´t noticed that the curvature of the saucer is off - so at least it´s not that obvious I think moving the sensors will do most of the job, also in regards to the back of the ship. The fine line that goes to the back from the sensors has to be about 1/3 or 1/4th within the sensors. I think the front section is much more important because of the red stripes. It would look odd if the stripes will not line up with the sensor.

    Tobias
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    Mar 5, 2006, 12:14 PM - #22

    My plan was to remove the sensors and move further in towards the center. But I will glue the saucer sections together first. not sure how stable the model will be once the sensors are removed.

    Not sure yet how to change the torpedo pylon. Either scratch buitl a new one, or try to bend the original one.

    I uploaded a couple more pictures.

    Tim
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    Mar 5, 2006, 12:27 PM - #23

    Originally posted by Ketzer.com@Mar 5 2006, 12:14 PM
    My plan was to remove the sensors and move further in towards the center. But I will glue the saucer sections together first. not sure how stable the model will be once the sensors are removed.

    Not sure yet how to change the torpedo pylon. Either scratch buitl a new one, or try to bend the original one.

    I uploaded a couple more pictures.

    Tim
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    sensors look to be in the right spot...

    KK
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    Mar 5, 2006, 2:45 PM - #24

    I'm not sure how Dennis missed a detail like that. I bought what he said would probably be the last Enterprise a couple of years ago (unless he's decided to made new molds) and as you all know from the pics on Tim's site it's absolutely gorgeous. I don't see how Dennis missed a detail like the sensor position because of his attention to all the other details. I know the studio Reliant was completely scratchbuilt, and even a different scale than the Enterprise, but I never noticed the curve of the primary hull being different. It looks like it should be an easy fix. Tim, I hope my Big E looks half as good as yours when I get it done. I'm sure the Reliant will be every bit the museum piece your E is. Awesome job.

    Bill
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    Mar 10, 2006, 6:27 PM - #25

    new pics added today.

    I removed the sensors.



    Tim

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