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  1. 1 Bob Lewis
    June 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Lovely ship and build! I like how the engine dome lights play off the sphere. It reminds me of how as a kid, I’d be transfixed by the flashing Christmas tree lights off of the walls!
    Did the Pasteur from TNG’s ‘All Good Things’ have any basis in this particular design? I haven’t seen it in years, but I recall the sphere up front.
    And sagging nacelles, the bane of starfleet models! I’ve wondered watching this build if some sort of counterweight up front of the tubes would combat that? You know far better than I, but it was just a thought.
    All in all, sweet project! 🙂

  2. 2 evil_genius_180
    June 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    It looks fantastic. 😀 Hm, maybe it’s a good thing I never made my own decals, if they can be problematic. At times, I had a hard enough time getting the included ones to work. 😉

  3. 3 Ted
    June 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Steve,

    I have to admit I wasn’t a big fan of this design when I first saw it in “The Making of Star Trek” back in 1973 or so. Wasn’t it originally one of Jeffries’ designs for the Enterprise? But watching you build it up, it’s not only grown on me but become one of my favorites.

    As to the news about the helmets coming together, this just gets better and better. SPACE COMMAND is so exciting to me for so many reasons. One of them being able to see something epic unfold rather than just reading about it after the film has come out. Thanks for bringing us these wonderful videos.

    Keep building.

    Ted.

  4. 4 Steve J
    June 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Superb work Steve as usual! Question about the nacelles. Would sandwiching the pylon resin around a strip of brass bar stock prevent potential sagging issues? I could see rigging up some type of armature using brass bar reinforcement in the pylons and soldering the end that inserts into the nacelles onto another length of brass rod running the length of the nacelles. The brass rod in the nacelles would fit thru a hole in the center of a styrene “bulkhead” near the rear to hold it centered in place.

  5. 5 steveneill
    June 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I’m sure if you wanted to you could go through all that but the Brass tube inside makes them pretty stiff. Thanks Steve.


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