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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 04 August 2018 at 4:15pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

As literally years' worth of posts in this very thread indicate, I LOVE 1/1000! A very convenient size, but not too small to make detail work pointless. I have a bookcase full of models, at this point.

Currently working on a few STAR WARS props, but I intend to get back to TREK models soon. Might do the Grissom and BOP as a refresher. I think the Excalibur will be my next major project.


...and, the 1/350 TOS Enterprise is still calling out to me to rescue it from mothballs. Been eyeing some of the newer aftermarket lighting kits that are out there. I may end up abandoning what I've gotten together and pick one of them up, instead.

As some will recall, my main reason for putting the model on hiatus was the difficulty in reducing the sound of the engine motors.
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I wonder how the Grissom goes into reverse.
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How do any of them go in reverse?
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Constitution class vessels, for instance, have illuminated domes on the forward end of the warp nacelles. These suggest the means by which the vessels can reverse, and possibly steer.

(Since Roddenberry was very mysterious about the propulsion systems -- no flames from the nacelles! -- I've speculated over the years that the steering mechanism might be a function of whatever field effect provides the artificial gravity. An actual warping of space. That would explain why the crew is seen to feel changes in the orientation of the ship. Not canon, of course!)

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Works for me!

I doubt that Matt Jefferies or anyone else working on the show put thought into that sort of stuff, of course. Itís we nerds (who want this stuff to be real) putting in the time to try and figure out the little things!
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