The 11-foot TOS Enterprise model-

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by jayrath, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Warped9

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    For a lot of years the ship had no grid lines and I was cool with that. Then I was convinced they existed and grudgingly accepted it. For the recent 1/350 model kit I think R2's intention was well meaning but they unfortunately fell short in execution although the end result is far from being disastrous. I may try to hide the lines completely and if successful I sure as hell won't bother trying to pencil them back on. I just feel the ship looks more futuristic high tech without them. For me they detract from the far future look Matt Jefferies was aiming for.
     
  2. Hambone

    Hambone Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Going through a pile of old photos, I found these three images of the 11-foot Enterprise filming model. These photos were taken in February 1981. They're not as nice as some of the others in this thread; I cannot remember what kind of camera I had back then!

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  3. Robert Comsol

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    Hey, these look like mine (taken in Summer 1981) ;)

    They may not be as nice as the others but they do have historic value and clearly show

    • before the '82 renovation the top and lower dome and the bow windows were still illuminated
    • the original grey structure at the nacelle's underside (between the red rectangle and the forward cap) is still intact (= original!)
    • the foremost circular porthole below the pennant is still there (it "disappeared" after the 1982 renovation)
    Great find! :techman:


    Bob
     
  4. publiusr

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    That to me was the best that model ever looked, save for filming.
     
  5. ZapBrannigan

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  6. kennysmith

    kennysmith Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    i know how and where i can get a copy of this star ship.

     
  7. Maurice

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    Kenny, what do you mean? Is that a question?
     
  8. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Clean Old Mod Moderator

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    He's planning to knock off the Smithsonian--Call the feds! (Never mind, they're already reading this.)
     
  9. Forbin

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    Me too. Anywhere that sells model kits.
     
  10. kennysmith

    kennysmith Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    the model i got only cost me $105.00 and it is a 32" model but my friend know where to get me a template of a 11' model so i can tell you. i got it lucky.

     
  11. kennysmith

    kennysmith Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    i have no way to do that, i am going to do one better. look at my posting.
     
  12. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To be honest, the wording of some of your posts can occasionally be a little hard to follow, hence my confusion.
     
  13. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    The 32" model was on sale at Squadron last week for only $80.

    I'm building one right now, in fact.
     
  14. Warped9

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    Are you referring to R2's 1/350 TOS Enterprise kit?
     
  15. kennysmith

    kennysmith Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    no a other web site, mine can come with light if i want them. but i know they are hard to fine with a low price. i like to talk with you please in private please?. please let me talk to you ok. friend got it for me.
     
  16. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    But of course!
    Our friend here may be referring to the Master Replicas model.
     
  17. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, that's what I figured.
     
  18. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

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    I think it's appropriate to reanimate this thread, here's some interesting news:

    http://trekcore.com/blog/2014/04/or...in-smithsonian-air-space-museum-exhibit-hall/

    :techman:

    Now, they have almost 2 years to do a correct and faithful restoration.

    I hope we all see this is going to happen, otherwise I might be tempted to think that in her current "Frankenstein" appearance she has better chances in the basement "to cover her shame". :rolleyes:

    Bob

    P.S. Who is Steve Neill? I don't recall his name having been mentioned before, but I instantly liked the attitude he apparently has.
     
  19. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I only have a second to respond, but I've communicated with Steve Neill a few times. He's a great guy, and talented as hell. Look on Youtube for his video series, primarily covering his model builds. I wish I had a sliver of his talent. In spite of the fact that he has praised my work, I still think he was just bein' nice. :lol:
     
  20. trevanian

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