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Old April 2 2013, 01:22 AM   #1
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U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

I wasn't sure whether to post this in the DS9 section or here, but since it's about ship models seen (or unseen), I figured this would be the better place.

Anyway, over the years I've had a knack of contacting pervious Star Trek production personnel and finagling pictures out of them of some unseen or rarely-seen starship models. Well, after being in patient email contact with Mr. Dan Curry for several years, I was finally able to get photos from him of the U.S.S. Curry kitbashed model he built for DS9. So I thought I'd share them with all of you. I'm in the process of building a replica of this ship and the other DS9 kitbashes (sans battle damage), so these pics are quite helpful.

Some things I noticed: The saucer is further back on the secondary hull than was previously believed; there's a little Enterprise-A shuttlecraft top covering the hole where the pylon assembly would have gone; and runabout decals were used on the Reliant pylons. Unfortunately these were the only pics Curry took for me, so I can't see the neck between the saucer and the secondary hull, or what that piece is underneath the secondary hull where the mounting rod is attached. I could tell that the bottom of the shuttlcraft is at the end of the ship on the underside, as I've already started building my model, and that's what it looks like from that angle.

I was also sent some old scanned polaroids of one of the DS9 kitbash rounds, in various stages of completion. Unfortunately, because Curry didn't build any of these models, he knows nothing about them. However, they're quite interesting: The Antares was seen before, and there's what seems to be a standard Excelsior "U.S.S. Excel" (obviously named after the Microsoft spreadsheet program, lol ) And the Trieste looks quite bizarre.

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