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U.S.S Collins -- Federation scout class kitbash

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  • Member since
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  • From: Northern Colorado
U.S.S Collins -- Federation scout class kitbash
Posted by dirkpitt77 on Saturday, February 04, 2012 1:57 PM

   So, the 1/1000 Polar lights TOS Enterprise is probably the most "kit-bashable" kit in the sci-fi universe, at least IMHO.  I've seen so many variations of this kit, so I thought it was time I try my own kitbash.  This is the U.S.S. Collins, named after a WW2 Australian naval hero.  I call it a Federation scout type vessel, although I didn't give much more thought to the background.

         The build is basically the saucer and engines from the Polar Lights kit, with a whole bunch of styrene and Milliput to fill out the rest.  I basically gave it a Larson class hull, only with two nacelles, because I find single nacelled ships just off-balance or something.  I also borrowed John Payne's design for the shuttlebay, which I placed aft of the bridge module.   Here's some pics for you to ogle:

Beauty shot:

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Not my best build.  Basically just a quickie to get it out of the stash.  Once it started coming together I was pretty happy with it though.  It's always nice to put another model on the shelf.

 

--Chris

    "Some say the alien didn't die in the crash.  It survived and drank whiskey and played poker with the locals 'til the Texas Rangers caught wind of it and shot it dead."

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  • From: SE Pennsylvania
Posted by padakr on Saturday, February 04, 2012 5:18 PM

Chris,

I think it looks great. 

Paul

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, February 04, 2012 6:02 PM

Chris,

Very cool! Like the design and very nice job on the build.

Cliff

Just because no one understands you- it doesn't make you an artist!

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    May, 2009
  • From: Riverton, Wyoming
Posted by Andrew Magoo on Sunday, February 05, 2012 11:07 PM

Chris, you did an excellent job bashing the TOS kit. It's always nice to see a design that is created from the model's mind and not the studio's modelers. Again great job, Magoo

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Posted by TD4438 on Monday, February 06, 2012 6:27 AM

Well done.I like the positioning of the deflector dish.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 06, 2012 6:46 PM

I have done ogled it till I can't ogle it no more.  fine build, might have to copy it for my shelf

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    August, 2009
  • From: Central IL
Posted by SLW 45 on Monday, February 06, 2012 7:54 PM

Very Nice  It has a great look to it

                 

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  • From: Northern Colorado
Posted by dirkpitt77 on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 9:06 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys!  Beer

    "Some say the alien didn't die in the crash.  It survived and drank whiskey and played poker with the locals 'til the Texas Rangers caught wind of it and shot it dead."

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    July, 2003
  • From: Huntington, WV
Posted by Kugai on Saturday, February 11, 2012 2:04 PM

Andrew Magoo

Chris, you did an excellent job bashing the TOS kit. It's always nice to see a design that is created from the model's mind and not the studio's modelers. Again great job, Magoo

Though I've seen the basic layout before on the non-canon Larson class, the added touches of the shuttlebay and deflector make it fit in-canon Federation design features better than that original.

Great job on the conversion!

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Ziz
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Posted by Ziz on Sunday, February 19, 2012 3:33 AM

Looks good.  I could have saved you a little effort on that shuttle bay...

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  • From: Australia
Posted by Morbane on Monday, February 20, 2012 2:27 AM

The nacel arms have a star wars look to them - interesting bash!

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  • From: San Diego, CA, USA
Posted by Gerry on Sunday, May 06, 2012 10:30 AM

That is one beautiful job you did there! Original, detaied, well executed!

Very inspiring! I'm a fan of the original show and enjoy these new visions of it. USS COLLINS could have fit right in with the original show.

Really, great job!

And I've got my own improvised TOS ship if interested.

http://gerry1of1.wordpress.com/star-trek/iss-reliant/

Gerry ...Young at Heart - Other parts slightly older.

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  • From: Third rock from the sun.
Posted by Woody on Saturday, September 08, 2012 9:06 PM

Way cool! I'm a big TOS era fan.


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