My next Can-I-Really-Do-This? project: the STV AMT Refit Model

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Chrisisall, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    See, I don't have enough headaches in my life, so I decided to do this model that I just got on eBay...
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    The 1/1000 was too small for me, the 1:350 too big...
    Size matters, inaccuracies do not.

    I want more of these styrene sheets, Kirk. Many, many more. I will fabricate with them. :lol

    My recent paint job on my Art Asylum WOK toy
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    made me want to do it up in a bigger scale, with more detail.
     
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  2. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    I got the kit today:

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    First impressions:
    Floor tiles on the hull not as thick & obtrusive as I'd expected- sanding will be a lot easier than I thought!
    The missing/too small bumpy ridges in the front of the nacelles- I won't bother too much with that (maybe just a little). The bridge dome just needs to be taken down in height a tad. The planetary sensor piece I'll go nuts on though, the dome is way too small and the rest of the piece needs to be radically re-shaped. For me it's the most serious error on the kit. Photon torpedo piece will be an easy fix. Sanding the hull will take the most time- not difficult, just extensive.[​IMG] Deflector dish housing I have some ideas for...

    I decided not to light it- sculpting & painting is more my thing, so I'll let this be just as pretty a 'statue' as I can make her.[​IMG]

    I'd be interested in pictures of other folks builds & advice/input on this, if you'd be so kind...
     
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  3. danikin72

    danikin72 Active Member

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    I have this kit as well, it's currentlly taking a time out because i hate sanding.

    The plan is that it's going to have wrath of khan battle damage and go with the reliant in the same scale.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with this kit.
    Should be a fun project and I can't wait for your updates.
     
  4. Darph Bobo

    Darph Bobo Well-Known Member

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    You can get a LOT of replacement parts and various lighting kits from Don`s light and Magic! Another good place to go is Staship Modeler.

    Have fun with the build, post lots of pics!
     
  5. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Reliant kit has a much more accurate version of the same part.

    The ST V Enterprise was the first model kit I ever built, over 20 years ago.
    Looking forward to seeing how it turns out! :thumbsup
     
  6. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    My God, I'm such a dope! :facepalmAnd I did a Bozeman version of it, so the extra part has to be here somewhere- I NEVER throw good styrene out!

    YES!!! You ROCK DB!! Thank you!

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    :lol
     
  7. trekriffic

    trekriffic Sr Member

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    Have I said this before Chris...

    I love that Bozeman!!!

    OK... proceed and I shall follow along...
     
  8. danikin72

    danikin72 Active Member

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    Nice...I love it when things like that happen!
     
  9. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    A new pic or 2 for ya then:

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  10. LMFAOSchwarz

    LMFAOSchwarz Sr Member

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    You certainly have some interesting odds and ends in your workshop: what appears to be a watermelon in a marshmallow can (?), a stuffed bunny rabbit...and what kind of telescope/spotting scope is that in the top picture?
     
  11. LMFAOSchwarz

    LMFAOSchwarz Sr Member

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    I thought that sounded familiar. Took me about ten minutes to figure out that you were paraphrasing Tyree!:facepalm
     
  12. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    Jst a telescope for lookin' at stars. LOL, ya got the Tyree thing!:thumbsup
     
  13. LMFAOSchwarz

    LMFAOSchwarz Sr Member

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    Yeah, I was just curious: I've got a few 'scopes myself. I didn't recognize yours.

    lol, when I read that, I kept thinking of Cloud William for some reason! But it just didn't make sense to say "That styrene which is ours, is ours again!":lol
     

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