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B.J. March 21 2014 04:17 PM

Possible Kronos One study model
 
Just wanted to direct your attention to a thread I just started in the Movies forum:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=240808

Quote:

B.J. wrote: (Post 9385525)
I haven't seen these pictures anywhere before so.....

I happened to be looking at John Eaves' facebook page, and on one of his March 13th entries he posted some detail pictures of the Kronos One model. A person named Jon A. Bell replied with several pictures that he says was a study model built by Bill George as a possibility for the Klingon ambassador's ship, until it was decided just to refurbish the TMP model.

Does anyone else have any clue as to how true this may be? It's an interesting looking model, regardless.

Here's the pics:
http://i.imgur.com/Yl4YAmR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UjUx7T8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bFEUJS1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gRnX3eX.jpg


Kaiser March 21 2014 05:23 PM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
looks interesting

2takesfrakes March 21 2014 05:31 PM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
I cannot validate this story about the Kronos One study model. However, it is very well-known that Meyers was under strict budgetary limitations for TUC. Considering how the rest of the starships in play were trotted out from STAR TREK's current stock, I find it very unlikely there was ever any thought given to using anything else but the TMP Klingon Flagship model. I always thought it was much more detailed than it actually ended up becoming. I was surprised by that ...

Patrickivan March 21 2014 06:30 PM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
It's an interesting idea. Nice to see something new. Can't say I'm two keen on the split hull between the forward and aft sections, but over all it's neat. I imagine there would be warp nacelles eventually stuck on as well?

Dukhat March 21 2014 11:41 PM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
Yep, pretty sure it's legit. I remember talk about this study model years ago, but never thought I'd actually see it. Thanks for posting this!

As for its design...kinda looks more like a Klingon guitar than a ship ;) Also, I'm kinda wondering what the ship's proper orientation is supposed to be. The bridge tower and smaller structure are reversed in location in relation to the D7 and K'T'Inga, so I wonder if the bridge is supposed to be at the rear of the ship and the wings in the front?

If he hasn't seen this already, you might want to let Maurice know. He is in contact with Bill George, and would be able to verify if this is indeed the Kronos One study. But really, why wouldn't it be?

Unwrapped March 22 2014 12:58 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
Is this model intended to represent the possible finished design? It seems somewhat unfinished to me, but I could be wrong.

STRenegade March 22 2014 01:34 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
It's a study model not the actual model. Study models are always pieced together to help visualize details and shapes.

Dukhat March 22 2014 01:53 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
Quote:

Unicron wrote: (Post 9387160)
Is this model intended to represent the possible finished design? It seems somewhat unfinished to me, but I could be wrong.

But if the model wasn't finished, why was it painted? Usually painting is the last thing you do to a model before it's complete. But I could be wrong too.

STRenegade March 22 2014 08:23 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
Quote:

Dukhat wrote: (Post 9387397)
Quote:

Unicron wrote: (Post 9387160)
Is this model intended to represent the possible finished design? It seems somewhat unfinished to me, but I could be wrong.

But if the model wasn't finished, why was it painted? Usually painting is the last thing you do to a model before it's complete. But I could be wrong too.

Like I said: Study models are always pieced together to help visualize details and shapes.

publiusr March 22 2014 09:42 PM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
I have the remains of a very old D-7. It was molded in a dark color at first.

XFozzboute March 22 2014 09:50 PM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
I knew I recognized this ship. I have a copy of it from Jon A. Bell's book 3D studio Max. Creating Hollywood-style Special effects. I'll have to break it out if I get the chance.

Quote:

B.J. wrote: (Post 9385540)
Just wanted to direct your attention to a thread I just started in the Movies forum:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=240808

Quote:

B.J. wrote: (Post 9385525)
I haven't seen these pictures anywhere before so.....

I happened to be looking at John Eaves' facebook page, and on one of his March 13th entries he posted some detail pictures of the Kronos One model. A person named Jon A. Bell replied with several pictures that he says was a study model built by Bill George as a possibility for the Klingon ambassador's ship, until it was decided just to refurbish the TMP model.

Does anyone else have any clue as to how true this may be? It's an interesting looking model, regardless.

Here's the pics:
http://i.imgur.com/Yl4YAmR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UjUx7T8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bFEUJS1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gRnX3eX.jpg



MadMan1701A March 23 2014 12:49 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
Wow, I like this. A lot.

I just put it on my to do list. :)

-Ricky

Unwrapped March 23 2014 01:26 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
It certainly has a rather FASA-esque feel to it, IMO. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. :) I'll admit though I rather liked reusing the studio model in the final film.

Professor Moriarty March 24 2014 04:21 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
Me too. It was nice to see the "classic" Klingon battlecruiser on the big screen one more time.

Brutal Strudel March 24 2014 04:29 AM

Re: Possible Kronos One study model
 
I like it--much better than I've liked any Klingon ship in any of the spin-offs. But it looks like a fast attack ship, not a ship for ferrying the Chancellor of the High Council.


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