Large Scale USS Excelsior Class Ships - Whats out there?


JBReplicas

Sr Member
As the title says I would dearly love a decent sized (i.e. bigger than the old AMT/ERTL) kit of the Excelsior class starship, I've heard bits and pieces about the Lunar Models version, mainly that it lacks some details and the nacelles sag a bit :lol Is there anything else comparable? Help me out guys :thumbsup
 

Boba Flint

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Nope. Lunar and AMT are the only ones. I know there is a resin kit out there but it is smaller that the AMT.
 

takevin

Sr Member
Nope. Lunar and AMT are the only ones. I know there is a resin kit out there but it is smaller that the AMT.

COrrect me if im wrong, but there is a big scale of this, a kit that came out years ago. I think thats the one i have, its buried at the moment. The kit had issues.
 

JPolacchi

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I have a Tsukuda Excelsior that is 1/850 scale,a bit bigger(and allot more acurate) than the AMT/ERL Excelsior.Lunar made a large,41" Excelsior,but it is inacurate as hell and a mess of a kit to assemble.It would take allot of work and TLC to make it screen acurate.
 

JBReplicas

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thanks guys, really I am looking for something to go alongside my PL refit, so the bigger the better, does anyone have any better photos of the Lunar Models version, I am all up for a bit of work to get her looking nice :thumbsup
 

b26354

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I have this one (apparently from LP Effects) but put the build on hold since it needs way too much work to complete and it's not terribly accurate and there's no way the pylons are sturdy enough to support the weight of the nacelles.


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sliuman

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There was another kit available a few years ago. I think it was made by the Borg Collective and available through Federation Models. It was a recast or repop of the Lunar kit, if I'm not mistaken. There may also be detail differences. It's been years since I looked at the kits.

I have both, but I may have to throw my arms in the air and finally admit that I'll never get round to finishing them off.

I did make a start on the Lunar kit, but my inexperience with vacuform methods and the strengthening that the kit would have needed eventually forced me to put it to one side.

The droop in that picture can be explained by the upper hull decks being a sold resin casting that weighs about 2-1/2 lbs, if memory serves.

I might be persuaded to part with one or both. Only trouble is I'm 8,000 miles from Hampshire!! (Hong Kong to be precise.)

The Lunar kit will prove a little troublesome digging up as over the years I have not kept the parts in one box, but the Borg version is all boxed up, I'm sure.

Cheers

Steve

PS; If this question had been asked three months ago we could have had it all sorted as I was back in the UK in June!
 
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JPolacchi

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Is it any good,or is it a "junk" kit.I've seen a cheap knock off of the Lunar kit,and I want to say it was made by some outfit called "Star Craft",but I'm not 100% sure.I sold the kit because I was so disapointed in it(some parts were broken/damaged).It was worse than the Lunar kit if you can believe that.When you return home,is there any chance you could show some pitures and give more details?I'm curious.
 

sliuman

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Whether it's any good is rather subjective. At the time I bought it, the Lunar Models version was the only Excelsior on the market. There was little information about the original and the kit was probably based on multiple viewings of a VHS tape!!

The detail is crude in areas, but as with any Star Trek kit, the finish is what can make it work, IMO. It definitely needs loving while building.

Its size - about 40 inches - was impressive if nothing else.

I can try to get some pics on here but it will take a few days because I need time to dig it out from all my stuff.

Cheers
 

JBReplicas

Sr Member
Wow thanks for the info, I am definitely interested if you decided to part with either of the kits especially the Borg one if its all vacuform as opposed to solid resin, of course shipping costs could be handled :lol I look forward to hearing more :thumbsup
 
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Inquisitor Peregrinus

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I'd still love to see Thomas Sasser master a 1:350 Excelsior for injection-moulding, with an aluminum/tube armature...

Long, yes, but not all that massive, thanks to most of its size being in the length of its nacelles.

--Jonah
 

garver76

Active Member
I'd still love to see Thomas Sasser master a 1:350 Excelsior for injection-moulding, with an aluminum/tube armature...

Long, yes, but not all that massive, thanks to most of its size being in the length of its nacelles.

--Jonah

The Lunar was supposed to be approx 1/650 scale, and the sacuer was 16" in diameter.... at 1/350th scale is would be nearly 24" saucer and overall length would be almost 5 feet...
 

JPolacchi

Sr Member
I could be mistaken,but I think the Lunar Excelsior's saucer was a bit bigger than 16" in diameter.That would make the Excelsiors' saucer section about the same diameter as the 1/350 PL Re-fir Enterprise saucer.I think it may be closer to 18"-20" in diameter.
 

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