|Posted: 21 November 2012 at 10:52pm | IP Logged | 1
I thought one had to pre-order one of the first 1701 kits to receive the parts for the first and second pilots versions of the Enterprise. So thankfully, I believe JB's chance to get under our skin has already passed. Whew!
Nope. The Premiere kit comes with the pilot parts, but they will also be available as separate add-ons for the standard kit.
Mr. Byrne seems to have an almost fetishistic desire to see my cranium go boom. I remain happy to disappoint!
A rivet-counter I may be, but I have no desire to pass judgement on those who deviate from super-accuracy. In point of fact, I rather enjoy seeing the creative variants people come up with.
The 1/1000 model also comes with pilot parts, and is a kitbasher's dream. I've incorporated a few of my many spare 1/1000 parts into my Ventura.
I'm also rather fond of John Payne's exceptional work:
He's probably the undisputed master of the 1/1000 TOS kitbash. I mean, he's done a TON of them. He also designed the awesome "Bird of Payne" D-7 design, which graces a model I showed off here, some time ago. I think his design looks way cooler than the upcoming Round 2 Romulan D-7.
And, hey, who knows--maybe that big bridge-small dish configuration did appear at some point in the ship's fictional history! Who's to say it didn't?