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Old February 7 2013, 10:28 AM   #11
Robert Comsol
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Re: The 11-foot TOS Enterprise model-

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
It depends on how seriously you regard the model as an historic artifact. If it really, really is important that it be preserved at all costs, then the preferable answer is that it be taken off display and stored in some fashion that preserves it and protects it from further damage, with all of its (remaining) original interior construction and wiring intact.
We all do know that ever since the original nacelle caps, the sensor domes and the main sensor-deflector dish got lost, it is impossible to have a 100% authentic and original restoration. Some compromise has to be involved but that should not have been abused as an excuse to perform visual alterations.

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
A more durable replica, built by direct reference to and perhaps molds taken from the exterior parts, could be constructed for public display.
That's a good idea! As long as the port side of the model remains blank. So we wouldn't have reason for yet another restoration debate.

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