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Old October 22 2013, 01:21 PM   #31
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^Well THAT's no fun for a modeler.
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Old October 24 2013, 05:29 AM   #32
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Re: Lit nacelle trenches?

It also wouldn't look right because the image would be "flat" against the inside surface of the dome and would have to dimension or shirt from different viewing angles.
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Old October 24 2013, 12:59 PM   #33
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I had to dimension a shirt once, when I designed a T-shirt for an event at work. Not sure how that relates to bussard domes, though.

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Old October 25 2013, 05:38 AM   #34
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The trenches should be an easier lighting job than the naclle domes. In not too many years curved displays will be the rage, and it might be easier to do a computer graphic skin on a dome shaped screen showing the TOS effect rather than having an actual electromechanical system.
I think one of the joys of this kit is that the mechanism is nearly identical to the actual shooting model down to led covers being shaped like Christmas lights. The only problem I can see is the noise of the motors.
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Old October 25 2013, 03:29 PM   #35
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They're not that loud, IMHO. Might get annoying if you leave them running for, say an entire evening during a get-together. The model might melt at that point too.

Here's how they sound on mine:
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Old November 4 2013, 07:11 AM   #36
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For anyone who was actually interested in this besides me, after looking around hobbytalk.com some more I found a quote of the memo but not the exact source. Gary Kerr wrote that he read this in a price quote for work on the model:



This was included in a estimate from the Howard A. Anderson Company, dated April 6, 1966, to convert the 2nd Pilot model into the Production version. The exact quote is:

"13. Light source on inside area of both pods. $ 300.00"

The deal breaker was the fact that the existing nacelles, then referred to as "Pods", could not accommodate the planned lighting:

"Items 13 & 14 - in the event that opening up the sheet metal pods for this work, the metal goes out of shape to render further work on existing pods useless - new pods will have to be made."

The exact nature of the desired lighting effect isn't known, but if I were to add lighting behind the inboard screens I'd probably go with some shade of blue or purple to be consistent with subsequent starships.

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