OT-1/850 scale Star Trek Enterprise kit from japan!

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by phase pistol, May 5, 2003.

  1. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
    Not a prop, not studio scale... STILL COOL! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. vitacura

    vitacura Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Magnificient detail! It's made by Bandai, but which model is that? Do you have a picture of the box? It's very impressive, thinking of picking one up.
     
  3. Admiral Nogura

    Admiral Nogura Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    566
    Its the "Motion Picture" Enterprise.And I want one NOW![​IMG]
     
  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
    Bandai 1701 (no bloody A, B, C, OR D! [​IMG] )... JUST released... mine just came from HobbyLink Japan across the waves this morning.

    Pricey - over $50 plus shipping. But this is the most detailed refit Enterprise EVER!

    Well except for that DeBoer Hulls one... [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  5. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
  6. vitacura

    vitacura Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Of course! Sweet... Thanks. You have to post pics once it's built too!
     
  7. Eyes Only

    Eyes Only Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,041
    mine's on it way too. I can't wait to get it.
     
  8. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,890
    Got mine today, know what I will be working on tonight. [​IMG]
     
  9. Admiral Nogura

    Admiral Nogura Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    566
    If you guys don't post pics by wednesday,then I'll know something is wrong.[​IMG]The kit is prepainted,lights up,and snaps together!How much work can there be?I will wait for the reviews.Also since this kit is from Bandai(known for their Gundam kits)think they'll do a Gundam- "Star Trek"kit?[​IMG]
     
  10. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,741
    After seeing it in your hands, I ordered mine just now!!!!
    Cool model.
    Dave [​IMG]
     
  11. Akanah

    Akanah New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    I always have been a fan of the Motion Picture Enterprise.. I ordered mine a minute ago [​IMG]
     
  12. Captain Sulu

    Captain Sulu New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    They're releasing the Ent-E from Nemesis this summer, around August. Seems like that will be a good month for Trek!! [​IMG]

    Joe
     
  13. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
    </SPAN><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD CLASS=$row_color>
    Propprentice wrote:
    <HR></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS=$row_color>
    Also since this kit is from Bandai(known for their Gundam kits)think they'll do a Gundam- "Star Trek"kit?[​IMG]
    </TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><SPAN CLASS=$row_color>

    Probably an Enterprise that transforms into a giant robot! [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  14. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,890
    There is enogh electrical connections to keep you working on this kit for about 3 or four hours.
     
  15. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    I did mine last night, there are a few places that need more force to tighten up the kit, but I love this thing[​IMG]...Took about 2.5 hours to do, but I did take some breaks in between..Its a beauty, and looks better IMO in "real life"
     
  16. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
    Awesome, C.R.! [​IMG]

    But what to do about those SEAMS... are they less noticeable in person...? [​IMG]

    - K
     
  17. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    What seams, you dont'see any seams...well with the snap kit, your going to have seams, but I wanted a project that didn't take forever, and would have to putty/prime/putty/paint,
    as I have a stack of models that need that...at least it looks better then that side splitting, drooping, paint flaking Unobtainium Enterprise..[​IMG] J/K....
     
  18. autoprops713

    autoprops713 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    941
    That looks fantastic! The batteries are in the base right? Any room in the main body for a battery re-location project?

    Dave
     
  19. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
    </SPAN><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD CLASS=$row_color>
    centralrepair wrote:
    <HR></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS=$row_color>
    at least it looks better then that side splitting, drooping, paint flaking Unobtainium Enterprise...[​IMG] J/K....
    </TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><SPAN CLASS=$row_color>

    [​IMG] Hey!

    My paint is NOT flaking on my Unobtainium Enterprise! [​IMG]

    It's CRACKING! [​IMG]

    - K
     
  20. Admiral Nogura

    Admiral Nogura Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    566
    Now that is beautiful.Can't wait to see what they do with Enterprise-E!
     
  21. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
    So C.R., how do you like the WHITE deflector dish light?

    It looks either BLUE (activated) or golden (off) in TMP...

    I guess a little blue gel behind it would be a quick fix! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    - K
     
  22. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    I will be hitting the deflector with tamiya translucent blue, but I'm out, as I don't care for the white...Sorry Karl, I forgot, its the resin that is flaking off the UE...On the batteries, you don't have alot of room in the ship body itself, it wouldn't be too hard, besides the swearing and careful planning, but not alot of space to do much modifying, but you could run separate wires out, and do something different, were you thinking of suspending it? It is doable but I prefer to have the models on stands
     
  23. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    You give me 30 bucks and a tribble keychain and I'll take the UE enterprise off your hands...
     
  24. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
  25. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    I'd love to have the deboer hulls refit, its a beauty, just would have to take out a second mortgage to afford it..
     
  26. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    Or a third mortgage, (I hope I got most of the content put back in the threads that inadvertely got edited mysteriously[​IMG] Really its a great kit, I recommend it to anyone, as it doesn't have to sit in the corner, waiting to be built a section at a time, while filling and puttying, then painting...and months later, trying to paint the aztec by hand, or walker templates, or frisket[​IMG]
     
  27. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    716
    My kit should be on it's way. It looks like your warp nacelles are drooping. Wonder if there's an easy fix for that?
     
  28. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    I tried a few different angles, but somehow they end up looking droopy..could be that by using the macro setting on the digital camera, it is distorting it a bit? Also, when mounted on the stand, its at an angle which adds to the problem of getting a good perspective, but unless you really "crush/snap" it into the slots, they will exhibit droop..It does look much straighter in real life[​IMG]....
     
  29. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    3,985
    I finished my kit last night. It's awesome. I need a recomendation from all you skilled modelers as to what type of filler you would use to close some of these seems. Mine had some I want ti tighten up. What's the best type to use?
     
  30. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    716
    As for the sensor dish. I have a nice blue LED that I swiped from a light up pen that should work great for that. [​IMG] Man I can't wait to get my kit!

    To fill seems I generally use Squadron putty but if you don't want to have to repaint it you may want to leave it as it is. I supposed it would be possible to fill and sand then just mix a color that will match the original paint to hide the work done. How bad are the seams anyway?
     
  31. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    3,985
    Not too bad. Mine has a poor fit along the main sensor dish running around the circufrence of the secondary hull, some light shines through there making more obvious. I may just get a little putty and use it very sparingly to close the gap. The color won't match but from 2 feet away it won't be very noticable and will look better in the dark with the lights on.
     
  32. peter1701

    peter1701 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    716
    so, who is the first one who is gone "Wrath of Khan" their model?
     
  33. centralrepair

    centralrepair New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    I agree with Dean-o on the seams, and I thought about a blue led, but figured I'd have to tear it back apart, and decided on airbrushing the translucent blue on instead, just a bit of masking, and covering up most of the rest of the model..If I had another one, I'd give it battle damage, but decided on the pristine look from TMP and the opening of WOK...but I'd love to see someone "weather" it with phaser and torpedo damage....actually the deflector sections comes off cleanly so no covering up the rest, just a bit of masking
     
  34. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
  35. peter1701

    peter1701 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    716
    nice damage....too bad there are not closer pics huh. Did he airbrush or burn it?
     
  36. TridCloudwalker

    TridCloudwalker Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,671
    It looks airbrushed to me.

    Here's a rundown on what I'm doing to mine:
    1. 5mm Blue LED behind sensor dish
    2. 3mm red/green running lights
    3. strobes (fiber optic with white LED source)
    5. 5mm White LEDs (internal) for windows and spots (tinted pale yellow to replicate incandescent glow)
    6. 5mm Blue LEDs in warp nacelles. (purple/blue tint if I do it TMP style)
    7. 3mm Red LED for impulse engines (blue if I decide to do it TMP style)
    8. 3mm Blue LEDs for nacelle crystal thingies
    9. 3mm blue LED for warp core crystal
    10. Fiber Optics w/ Yellow LED source for ALL thrusters, including the ones around the secondary hull near sensor dish and on the ends of the nacelles.
    11. Adjusting the color discrepancies on the pylons.
    12. MAYBE 3mm red LEDs for torpedo tubes
    13. MAYBE battle damage if i decide to do it WOK style...which would explain the blue on the secondary hull as opposed to green and the lack of iridescent white aztecing.

    And for sh!ts and giggles, I'll be making a 1/850 Millennium Falcon to fly along side. If my measurements are correct, it'll be about 1.611 inches (40.919mm) long.

    I've always wanted an accurate as possible Enterprise, but could never afford to buy an Ole' Smoothy AND the accurizing kits. This is probably about as close as I'll ever get. Maybe I'll buy another one in the future, strip it and paint it myself as well.

    I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I'm done...in 40 years. [​IMG]
     
  37. peter1701

    peter1701 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    716
    I guess my next question is when some one will do a "Search For Spock" number on theirs... [​IMG]
     
  38. TridCloudwalker

    TridCloudwalker Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,671
    Well, if all those lights I put in end up melting the kit down, I'll have a SFS version. [​IMG]
     
  39. bigtrekster1981

    bigtrekster1981 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    The only thing wrong with this kit is they didn't add any formation lights! Whats a starship with out formation lights??!! I am planning on getting one...maybe two lol..but I defently need to get one so I can use the secondary hull aztecting pattern as a guide to do my ol' Smoothie ERTL Motion Picture Enterprise kit.

    Trent
     
  40. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,940
  41. peter1701

    peter1701 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    716
    nice! Although I never liked the E-E...too much of a throw back...looks like just an updated version of the E-A rather than an advance from the E-D.
     
  42. Eyes Only

    Eyes Only Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,041
    Some of my pieces just aren't tight enough. Did anybody just glue them together into place? The nacelles are really bad. the back end there is a gap right along the top and underneath where the struts meet the nacelle there is some "gappage"

    I was wondering something like rubber cement might work for this or just glue the * thing together where it gaps.

    any suggestions??
     
  43. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,880
    just use regular model cement for poly styrene. I've glued snap fit models together before for exactly this reason [​IMG] I assume you'r enot repainting it so be very carefull that the excess glue remains on the inside of the model [​IMG] A bit more patience yields much better results.

    Jedi Dade
     
  44. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    716
    Well this is just slapped it together. Still need to fill those HUGE gaps on the saucer and warp nacelles. Plus I still haven't put the decals on to cover nacelle wires. Took these under natural lighting with a long exposure so the details would really show well. Hope these aren't too big for you guy to view well.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  45. rhboyd

    rhboyd Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    941
    ohman....

    Just finished mine last night... I tried to take a long time, to stretch it out and make it as enjoyable as possible... but I only managed two nights.

    it's so sweet... if only they'd do a classic Enterprise...

    one question... is anyone gonna glue it?! Some of the seams are a bit too wide for my liking... a little glue would seal 'em up nicely.... but then I could never change the bulbs... it's very nice as is though...

    whadday'all think!?

    -r
     
  46. Luke Warmwater

    Luke Warmwater Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    931
  47. rhboyd

    rhboyd Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    941
    HA!!!!

    I spent all night after I finished it taking the same pics!!!

    Here's one of mine!

    [​IMG]

    nifty!!!

    -r
     
  48. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,681
    Very cool!!

    Just how big is this ship?
    Is it as big as the Ertl/AMT Motion picture Enterprise?

    Lynn
     
  49. Spheric Thor

    Spheric Thor Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    942
    Lynn,

    It is 14" long.
     
  50. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    4,500
    Just got one... Nealy a hundred bucks [​IMG] but was happy to buy it over the counter...
     

Share This Page