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Old December 7 2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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AMT Galileo Kit

Hi,

I have started building up the re-issued AMT Galileo from the early '90s.

I am scratch building some of the interior parts such as the overhead lightbox and and using 3ds Max to build parts for 3d printing for the exterior 'curls' that will go on top of the shuttle, the computer consoles, retractable display arms, equipment packages, the under-wing nacelle braces, the rear maintenance panel, and a new rear landing gear.

You can partially see some of the panels and the door I have cut into the rear bulkhead in the following picture. I have been using a combination of blueprint and screen cap resources to build the parts and decals.



I have added the grill spacer and forward section behind the bussard collectors on the nacelles. I will be using the extra control reactor parts from the NX-01 refit kit(exterior parts) on the interior of the nacelles and will also be adding the 'Production' intercoolers from the TOS 1:1000 Enterprise kit on the exterior of the nacelles.

This is the very early beginnings of a custom decal sheet for the kit made in Adobe Illustrator, with the computer panels and interior / exterior markings for the shuttle which I am either going to name as the Feynman or more probably the Pausch. I am also going to be adding some 'real world' markings such as a 'Ground Point' and and "Emergency Exit - Explosive Panel' markings as seen on military aircraft. Maybe some No Step markings too. I will be making the yellow band around the interior of the door 'Caution Striped'. The step area of the door is supposed to look like diamond plate steel.



I need some of your collective Trekbrain expertise, I understand that the Galileo is #7 and apparently the Columbus is #2, what would be a good number to use for the Pausch ?

I will post some renderings of the 3d parts when they are a bit more finished. One thing I am debating as I don't think I want to do a full accuratizing of the rear section, but I may at least model the upper impulse grill to replace that section on the kit.

I am also debating on making an accurate control console to replace the one from the kit which I have added the clear navigator disc. I would then need to redo the three console decals to fit the more correct console design.


Thanks for looking,


Jeff
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Old December 7 2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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Well, any other number besides 2 or 7!
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Old December 7 2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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I like to believe that there were four of these type of shuttlecraft, officially designated by their numbers 1-3-5-7 and named Columbus, Copernicus, Galileo and ??? ???.

I also have that same AMT kit. I was always baffled by that kit. As I understand it, AMT (a model kit company) paid for the full-size TOS shuttle mockup in exchange for the ST model kit rights.

Then when AMT does the kit of the shuttlecraft, they do such a poor job of replicating the actual item they paid for in the series! The AMT lines and contours are REALLY off from the real article.
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Old December 7 2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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I like to believe that there were four of these type of shuttlecraft, officially designated by their numbers 1-3-5-7 and named Columbus, Copernicus, Galileo and ??? ???.

I also have that same AMT kit. I was always baffled by that kit. As I understand it, AMT (a model kit company) paid for the full-size TOS shuttle mockup in exchange for the ST model kit rights.

Then when AMT does the kit of the shuttlecraft, they do such a poor job of replicating the actual item they paid for in the series! The AMT lines and contours are REALLY off from the real article.
Yes, that is always been a mystery to me. They got the Klingon Battlecruiser so right and the shuttlecraft so wrong.
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Old December 7 2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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Well for me the nice thing is we can all go see the real thing and make our own models from there due to the fact that the original full size Galileo has been found and is restored and on display in Houston TX.

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Old December 8 2013, 05:49 AM   #6
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And there's always the upcoming from-scratch 1:32 model from Round 2 .
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And there's always the upcoming from-scratch 1:32 model from Round 2 .
Yes! After seeing the fantastic job Round2 and Gary Kerr did on the 1/350 TOS E kit I am so looking forward to their shuttlecraft model.
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Old February 8 2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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I haven't had much time to work on this lately, but did fire off a test spin of the parts I have in progress so far and this is it.

I have decided to start model something new for inside the nacelles, as the 1:1000 parts didn't seem large enough for the kit. I also think I am going to model a whole new control console that is more accurate than the one provided in the kit.

Here is the low res video on youtube.

http://youtu.be/UAN2YE9UG2E

Has anyone heard anything new about the PolarLights/R2 Galileo kit ?

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