1/1000 S.S. Delaware, NCC-018

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Gregatron

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This is Polar Lights/Round 2 Models’ 1/1000 scale NX-class Refit model from ENTERPRISE. The Refit model was designed by original NX-01 designer Doug Drexler after the show was cancelled as a conjectural upgrade to the ship seen in the show’s four seasons. My fannish backstory for this non-canon model is that it dates from somewhere around the time of the Romulan War, but before the founding of the United Federation of Planets (hence “S.S.” instead of “U.S.S.”). Decals (in the TOS pilot-era font) for the name and registry numbers were custom-printed. The base color is Testors Metalizer Aluminum (with a black undercoat). Acreation Models’ Aztec panel pattern decals were applied after a black paint wash to make the panel lines and details pop. Named after the first state to ratify the Constitution (which of course, is the iconic starship class from the original series that Drexler backdated into the NX class).

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Psicorp7

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I love the design and the model is beautifully built! I wonder why they left the defector array on the saucer when they add the larger dish to the lower hull. Seems strange. Still. I would have loved to see this refit in the show.
 

Gregatron

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I love the design and the model is beautifully built! I wonder why they left the defector array on the saucer when they add the larger dish to the lower hull. Seems strange. Still. I would have loved to see this refit in the show.

According to Doug Drexler, it was because the secondary hull was designed to detach from the ship in the event of an emergency, which would still leave the ship with all of its prior NX-01 capabilities. So, the saucer’s dish became an emergency backup on the refit.
 

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