Medical Frigate build by Jim C

ShowCraft

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The models size was determined thru the usual method of matching kit parts to enlargements. I also made a full size rendering from the side-profile pic of the studio model thats found in the center foldout of the Chronicles book.
Happily, the numbers I came up with match those stated by ILM - 97.25 inches



Monogram I-I9 hull makes for a good size reference


I'm doing the forward body the same as the studio model. Vac-formed the upper half and the lower is resin over foam. The sub and Yamato hulls are taped on just to see how things are measuring out so far.



Armature is 1/8 aluminum pipe. Heavy, but guaranteed not to flex.


L brackets welded on for attaching the rear body. The same for up front.
 
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ZAP

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

hello,

I want to tell you that I am delighted to see a project like this come to life, also have the same objective, I'm still in the design phase of the internal structure, and storing the endless list of kits, I'm preparing maps of the kits so be easier to identify
good luck with this project , I will share all the information that i have available, your work is inspiring :thumbsup
 

ralphee

Sr Member
Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

Ive waited an age to see this happen, very happy to be a spectator to this!

Lee
 

Scratchy

Sr Member
Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

This is going to be another one to follow along with!(y)thumbsup:thumbsup
 

kbilly

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

Great start! Will look forward to seeing this come together.
 

moffeaton

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

Right ON. Glad you're the one doing this!!
 

jme3

Sr Member
Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

An iconic ship we've never seen a lot of. Looking forward to updates...!
 

Cadeus

Sr Member
Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

I always thought the medical frigate was one of the best designs they came up with. I hope you will give us a list of all the donors, in case someone (me) might enjoy retracing you steps somewhere down the road... I am definitely a subscriber!:popcorn
 

ralphee

Sr Member
Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

I think a vast amount of donors are listed by Kbilly, IIRC, in his thread?
Its a scary amount.........no, scratch that....its a horror show for the wallet :lol

lee
 

kbilly

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

I'm hoping to find new kit donors from this thread too :lol
 

ZAP

Active Member
Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

hi ShowCraft

can not wait to see more of this built , this is the refrence for my project
 

ShowCraft

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

Made some alterations to the upper half of the body and attached the Revell U-47 sub and Roosevelt carrier hull underneath.
 

ShowCraft

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

I carefully mapped out the positions of everything that will go on the bow and began to carve out the many openings.
 

ShowCraft

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B replica build

On the studio model, this forward-underside area is unfinished and sloppy looking. For my build, I chose to do a better job of blending in the sub hull and F-14 intake.
 
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ShowCraft

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Re: Medical Frigate / Nebulon B studio scale model copy

:lol

As soon as I sprayed on the primer, I thought "It's Joe Camel in a cape"
 
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