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Old February 5 2013, 03:06 PM   #16
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Re: Enterprise Cutaway Coming From Dragon Models

A lot of people made a complete non-cutaway E out of that cutaway model. It's more accurate than the ol' AMT kit, but still has its problems. I never tried it myself, 'cause I have no confidence that I could get rid of that seam when you put the saucer pie slices togather.
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Old February 12 2013, 03:47 AM   #17
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Re: Enterprise Cutaway Coming From Dragon Models

Some pictures from the New York Toy Fair are showing up, giving us details of the topside of the saucer.

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Old February 12 2013, 11:00 AM   #18
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Re: Enterprise Cutaway Coming From Dragon Models

That's the saucer cutaway? It seems to be lacking some...er...details?

Or are those boxes actually what the common crew have to sleep in? I guess rank does have its privilleges!
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Old February 12 2013, 03:19 PM   #19
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Re: Enterprise Cutaway Coming From Dragon Models

Yeah... I'm not impressed. The more I see this thing, the more tragic it all seems...

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Old February 12 2013, 03:25 PM   #20
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Re: Enterprise Cutaway Coming From Dragon Models

This is a shame. What I suspect will happen is anemic sales due to the lack of detail/quality shown in recent photos. That will likely lead to the bean-counter argument that TOS toys are no longer worth doing if nobody buys them, making it a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is much like putting a niche fan-favorite TV show in a difficult time slot doomed to failure.

Sad indeed.

The only thing we can hope for, is that this is but a prototype and the production model will have more detail. Unlikely, though.
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Old February 12 2013, 09:11 PM   #21
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TOS toys are not worth doing poorly!
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Old February 12 2013, 10:22 PM   #22
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Agreed. The suits who cut the checks may have other ideas, though.
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Old February 13 2013, 01:30 AM   #23
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Mytran wrote: View Post
That's the saucer cutaway? It seems to be lacking some...er...details?
Yes. I don't know what's the point in that. The whole idea of a cutaway is to reveal something the viewer / the owner likes to discover. All I see is a naked framework that makes no reference to the widely published and known layout of the original studio sets.

What did Scotty say in ST V how he felt the Enterprise had been put together?

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Old February 13 2013, 04:29 AM   #24
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That sample toy does look pretty bad. It's like they dropped in a flat un-marked grid of rooms and hoped no one noticed how little effort went into it.
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Old February 13 2013, 03:03 PM   #25
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How final is this version? Is it just a quick mockup to show all the areas to be covered or is his the inal product?

Just trying to find a silver lining in here somewhere.
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Old February 13 2013, 03:08 PM   #26
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Old February 14 2013, 06:00 PM   #27
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Concerning that first cutaway in post #7 of the AMT model box art, who was the artist and is there a larger picture of that somewhere?
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Old February 16 2013, 09:01 PM   #28
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Well, they left it clear so you could see the 'bite' section un-obstructed.
Now, it might have been nice to "dial" detail around inside the saucer.

Perhaps some model makers might like to take apart a rotary phone?
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Old February 16 2013, 11:33 PM   #29
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blssdwlf wrote: View Post
That sample toy does look pretty bad. It's like they dropped in a flat un-marked grid of rooms and hoped no one noticed how little effort went into it.
Yeah, a bit of detail would have made all the difference:
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Old February 23 2013, 10:01 PM   #30
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Now I have seen blocks of clear plastic with bubbles tracing a 3D pattern inside. The image above would be perfect for that.

Here are cheap clear plastic saucers
http://dlwholesale.com/product_info....k0lmjejo2hi820

3D
http://news.stanford.edu/pr/96/960829threeddisp.html
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