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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 07 December 2012 at 12:59pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

A complete and total aside, but I just stumbled onto this neat little article (a brand-new addition to a very cool site that's been around for a few years):

http://www.startrekhistory.com/article4.html

 

Very interesting that the term "Constitution class" was in use as early as the script for "Space Seed".

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Posted: 07 December 2012 at 1:10pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Roddenberry clearly intended that the Enterprise be A ship in the fleet. A great ship, with a great crew, but not the be-all and end-all that it came to be in the minds of fans.

In so many ways, this reminded me of early Marvel, where the characters were deliberately so much "less" than the DC characters. No one at Marvel would be the best of the best. And that was what made them so COOL.

Didn't last, tho, as it didn't last on STAR TREK.

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Posted: 07 December 2012 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Ventura's looking very cool Greg. Neat idea for a project too.
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Joe Boster
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Posted: 12 December 2012 at 11:51pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Got my second premiere kit. The light kit must be shipping separately. The local hobby lobby has the regular kit for 139.99. Nice to see it in the wild.  I wonder how soon they will start work on the shuttle?
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 14 December 2012 at 11:04pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Got my second premiere kit. The light kit must be shipping separately.

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Yeah, the accessory kits seems to be shippingly slowly. Ordered mine from CultTVMan. I trust them a lot more than the AutoWorldStore site that shipped the main kits.

 

Anyhoo, still plugging away on the Ventura. Prime, fill, repeat. Prime, fill repeat.

Also printed the decal sheet, with both pilot and production-style registries. The ink streaked a bit, so I'll have to print a few additional copies.

And I've gotten back to working on the robot grain ships--they're a nice, simple change of pace from the headaches and sheer work of the scratchbuild.



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Chris Basken
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Posted: 15 December 2012 at 10:29am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Got my 1/350 TOS a couple of days ago. Dang, this is huge! I won't have time to get into building it for a while, but it's nice to just look at, even in pieces.

The 1/350 refit is on the way, too.
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Joe Boster
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Posted: 16 December 2012 at 10:14pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I forget, greg, do you have an alps printer that you use for your decals or is it standard inkjet/laser?
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Greg Kirkman
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Inkjet. I use primitive, caveman-esque methods. All of my decal art
comes from decal scans that I tinker with in Windows Paint.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 17 December 2012 at 10:47pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Wasn't home to sign for the 350 accessory pack--I'll have to get it from the local USPS tomorrow.
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Peter Hicks
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Posted: 18 December 2012 at 8:49am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

For those who like smaller scales and non-lit kits, a preview release kit for the new Cadet series movie era ships (Enterprise-A, Ktinga, and Reliant) is up on eBay now.  It should be in stores for the rest of us in January.
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Joe Boster
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Posted: 18 December 2012 at 10:02am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Very Nice. I love the cadet ships. Those are on my must by list.  I'm looking forward to a new tooling of the -A. The old one was the worst of all the cadet series. 

I plan on ordering from cluttvman in the future. I'd like him more If I coud go pick the stuff up since I'm in atlanta too. Hopefully I'll get accessory kit soon. I got my model a day after you so maybe I'll get this in the next couple of days too. 
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 18 December 2012 at 3:56pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Argh!

 

Got the package today, but it contained only the lighting kit, rather than the full combo set (with photoetch and weathering decals). I've contacted CultTVMan to see how this can be fixed. I've never had a problem with their service, so I don't forsee any other issues.

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