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

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

  •    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:

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       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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  • Chris,

    I think it looks great. 

    Paul

  • 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!

  • 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

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

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

  • Very Nice  It has a great look to it

                     

  • 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."

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

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

  • 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.

  • Way cool! I'm a big TOS era fan.


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