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Old October 8 2013, 01:03 PM   #46
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Re: 3D TOS Shuttlecraft...

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..... Amazing they built such a complex full-size prop on a television budget.
My understanding has always been NBC had an arrangement with the AMT models company, AMT paid for the construction of the full-sized shuttle and the model company reserved the rights to produce and market the plastic kit.

NBC also did a similar deal with AMT concerning the Piranha automobile from the Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV series, funding in exchange for kit production and distribution.
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Old October 8 2013, 02:43 PM   #47
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Re: 3D TOS Shuttlecraft...

^^ I know AMT built the mock-ups (both the full-size and miniature exteriors and possibly the full-size interior as well), but it was still a pretty elaborate and impressive effort particularly when you consider the dorky looking shuttle pods TNG had in the beginning and it was supposed to be a more polished production with better resources.
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Old October 8 2013, 03:25 PM   #48
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Re: 3D TOS Shuttlecraft...

FWIW, the full story of how the Galileo model and full-size prop came to be built are exhaustively detailed in Marc Cushman's meticulously sourced These Are The Voyages: Season One book. Yet another excuse to buy it!
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Old October 8 2013, 03:27 PM   #49
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Re: 3D TOS Shuttlecraft...

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FWIW, the full story of how the Galileo model and full-size prop came to be built are exhaustively detailed in Marc Cushman's meticulously sourced These Are The Voyages: Season One book. Yet another excuse to buy it! 8)
I know cause that's where I got some of my info. I knew from way back (reading TMoST) AMT built the full-size exterior, but I didn't know until recently that they might have built the miniature and the interior as well.
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Old October 8 2013, 03:41 PM   #50
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Yep, they did indeed.

Now get back to work and finish this baby!
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Old October 9 2013, 10:35 PM   #51
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I thought I recognized this as a Sketchup work.
This is looking really great! Keep it up!
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