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Posted: 08 July 2019 at 2:44pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

WHOUF!! I wonder what he wants for it??

(A curious thing I’ve noticed is that the bigger the models get the more they emphasize how much of the total volume of the ship is empty space!)

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My three-foot Round 2 model kit build is still on hiatus, but an accurate, full-scale kit of the 11-footer would truly be the Holy Grail of TREK models. I'd just have no room for it!

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I know exactly where I’d put mine! Been occasionally fantasizing about it since I moved into this house.

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That would look great hanging from the ceiling above the stairs.
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The only downside to hanging it--and I've seen people complain about the era when the model was hanging in the National Air and Space Museum--is that it wouldn't allow for good views of the topside.

There are just so many nice angles to view that ship from. The current NASM setup--ground level, big display case which one can walk completely around so as to see all sides of the model--looks pretty good.


Anyway, I do drool at the thought of an 11-foot, studio-model with completed Bridge and hangar deck interiors to show off. The 1/350 Round 2 model allows for a good amount of interior detailing, but studio-scale would be perfect for adding in a superdetailed Bridge with a working viewscreen and crew figures and whatnot.
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The only downside to hanging it--and I've seen people complain about the era when the model was hanging in the National Air and Space Museum--is that it wouldn't allow for good views of the topside.

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I’d hang it as if banking into a turn

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Posted: 08 July 2019 at 7:25pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

That works! I suppose it all depends on the space where the model would be located. Near a staircase would offer numerous angles. Up in some corner, not so much.

Also--and, yes, I'm aware that this is crossing the franchise streams--I recently found another video featuring another Holy Grail, studio-scale model. Jaw-dropping!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpzW3t2wzXM

...but we all know that the Enterprise is still the greatest spaceship ever, right?

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My living room has a sixteen foot ceiling.
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That Falcon is a lot bigger than the MasterReplicas “studio scale” model.
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The Master Replicas Falcon is a reproduction of the 32” model built for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, which was much smaller and thus easier to film for the acrobatics required of the ship in that film. 

The model in the video is based on the original, five-foot Falcon built for STAR WARS. 

Both are studio scale replicas, but based on different filming models. The five-footer served as the “hero” model, and the 32” was the “stunt”, although it ended up appearing the more often onscreen in EMPIRE and JEDI than the big model, and was even used in publicity photos and whatnot.
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Interesting discussion (..well, if you enjoy the finer details of feature-film model-building) with several of the gents who constructed the refit Enterprise visual effects model for THE MOTION PICTURE:




In other news, I was looking forward to this soon-to-be-released book until I checked out the preview on Amazon. It seems they’re going all-out with shoveling the STD-prise into the canonical history of the original TOS ship. I was quite flabbergasted to actually read the preview pages’ assertion that the TOS ship was built in its “Cage” configuration, temporarily rebuilt into the STD-prise, then modified back into a form “closely resembling” its original incarnation just in time for Kirk to take command.


One of these items is not like the others...



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1858755786">https://m.yout ube.com/watch?v=VBz8f5d0-LU



In other news, I was looking forward to this soon-to-be-released book until I checked out the preview on Amazon. It seems they’re going all-out with shoveling the STD-prise into the canonical history of the original TOS ship. I was quite flabbergasted to actually read the preview pages’ assertion that the TOS ship was built in its “Cage” configuration, temporarily rebuilt into the STD-prise, then modified back into a form “closely resembling” its original incarnation just in time for Kirk to take command.


One of these items is not like the others...



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1858755786



Suffice it to say that this stupidity has cost them a sale. In a related story to keep on-topic, I of course also won’t be purchasing Round 2’s new model of the STD-prise.

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On the flipside, I’ve recently been following this build of the fanmade 1/2 studio-scale kit, and it’s really purdy. But for the space, money, time, and energy...

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Large!
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