Large Scale Star Trek TOS Enterprise w/lights?

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  1. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if there were any kits out there that were large scale (I understand the actual studio scale Enterprise was several feet long). I was looking for one like the Unobtanium series, but more durable. 3ft. Something that would work well for a fan film.

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    Jim
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No kits available at that scale! [​IMG]

    The biggest was the AMT "Cut-Away" Enterprise kit, which you can still find on ebay. You can get two of those kits and combine the parts for a nice 22" model. Also resin and metal accurizing parts and decals can be found at federationmodels.com

    [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  3. BobFett

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  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Deboer Northstar kit is great according to what I've read on Starshipmodeler and CultTVman, but it's (1) VERY expensive and (2) a model of the motion picture refit Enterprise, not the TV series Enterprise. [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  5. BobFett

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    I know. [​IMG] I realized it after I posted. I'd love to have one though. Isn't it around $1500 or so?
     
  6. phase pistol

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  7. star-art

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  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    An awesome replica but not available, AFAIK.

    - K
     
  9. Mycroft Holmes

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    wrong post
     
  10. Mycroft Holmes

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  12. BrundelFly

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    I always wanted to try to make the cutaway!
     
  13. yodakiller1138

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    There was a company profiled in Modelers resource that was doing the original Enterprise as a kit but it cost 3-5 thousand dollars. They built a sudio scale Nautalis. Can't off hand remember the company. If I find the name of the company I'll let you know.
     
  14. spinner 44

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    That was Custom Replicas if I'm not wrong.

    Sergio
     
  15. yodakiller1138

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    That's the company. I emailed them for info and they said it would take 6 months to build. It's like 65" long. Includes everything.He was also talking about making it available on the Eugene Roddenberry site.
     
  16. rad1701

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    This thread is a bit old but I figured I would post here instead of a new one. I just was flipping through the latest issue of "Previews" the comic, etc. catalog and saw that a new large scale TOS Enterprise is due around the end of 2004. The ad said it's 1:350 scale, I think. This would make it pretty big (even bigger I think than the current NX-01 Polar Lights kit). Does anyone have any info on this? Who is going to make it? I was guessing Polar Lights at first, but I'm not sure. The ad mentioned nothing about lighting, but a kit that size could easily be modified. Hope this does come out. Since I missed the few Unobtanium's this sounds like the next best thing.
     
  17. star-art

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    That would be the Polar Lights ST:TMP Enterprise (i.e. the movie version) due out later this year. There's no way to tell for sure if a TOS version that size will get produced -- it all depends on the success of their first offerings.
     
  18. rad1701

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    star-art wrote:
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    That would be the Polar Lights ST:TMP Enterprise (i.e. the movie version) due out later this year. There's no way to tell for sure if a TOS version that size will get produced -- it all depends on the success of their first offerings.
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    Are you sure about that? The picture in the catalog clearly shows the TOS Enterprise, not the movie version. Granted it could certainly be an advertising error. If I get chance later tonight I will scan the listing and post it here.
     
  19. Jedi Dade

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    Very sure. The Movie Enterprise is suposed to be out later this year from Polar Lights. I'd LOVe to see a TOS enterprise in the same scale, but I can't even imagine PL doing a TOS enterprise in total secrecy at the same time as the movie version of the model. I beleive there's a thread around that details the 1/350 movie model with some very impressive prototypes built up. go check them out.

    Jedi Dade
     
  20. phase pistol

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  21. rad1701

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    That is very cool and I did know of the movie Enterprise coming out. But what is this ad for then (from recent Previews catalog)? Maybe it's an error still, it just caught my eye:

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  22. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [​IMG]

    Um... perhaps that's not from Polar Lights.

    - karl
     
  23. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I did a quick search of Monsters in Motion, and they use the SAME photo but call it the Polar Lights 11" model.

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    Perhaps the PREVIEWS listing is a confusion of the description of the Polar Lights 1/350 REFIT kit and the photo of the 1/1000 TOS kit.
     
  24. Treadwell

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    PREVIEWS screws up photos all the time. When a vendor doesn't provide one, they just grab one from somewhere else, and sometimes ignorance of the product details results in boo boos.
     
  25. rad1701

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    I'm pretty sure it's some kind of a mistake....but I want a large scale TOS Original Enterprise so badly I was hoping it was true! My favorite Enterprise and series.
     
  26. boatbuilder1

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    when is the refit kit coming out or is it available now anyone know what price its going for
    thanks ca
     
  27. phase pistol

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  28. swpropmaker

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    WOW! I cant wait to build that sucker! Yippe no resin!

    Steve
     
  29. PHArchivist

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    Any more updates on retail dates for the 1701 refit?
     
  30. Jedi Dade

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    the 22 cutaway buils up very nicely and there is a TON of accurizing and electronic lighting parts available for it. Right now that is probably your best bet.

    Jedi Dade
     
  31. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The 22" cutaway is the TOS version, not the refit TMP version.

    - k
     
  32. rad1701

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    Jedi Dade wrote:
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    the 22 cutaway buils up very nicely and there is a TON of accurizing and electronic lighting parts available for it. Right now that is probably your best bet.

    Jedi Dade
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    Thinking of doing the cutaway model. Any links to where some of those accurizing parts can be found?
     
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  34. phase pistol

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  35. phase pistol

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    BTW for those still puzzling over when the Polar refit kit is coming, the site says October.

    That's next month! [​IMG]

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  36. venkman71

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    Nope,...
    Been pushed back to the end of the year. [​IMG]
    Crap. Well, look at the bright side,...at least it's still coming out right?
     
  37. phase pistol

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  38. PHArchivist

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    venkman71 wrote:
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    Nope,...
    Been pushed back to the end of the year. [​IMG]
    Crap. Well, look at the bright side,...at least it's still coming out right?
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    I'll breath easier when it does -- and when I have it in my hand!
     
  39. Jedi Dade

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    the only good thing about it coming out later is that I have more time to brainwash my wife that having a 3ft model of the enterprise hanging over out bed wont degrade our sex life [​IMG]

    Jedi Dade
     
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