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1/32 AMT TOS Bridge build

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1/32 AMT TOS Bridge build
Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:23 PM

So I wanted to build this as accurate as possible.

I researched the floor and airbrushed it to reflect the carpeting seen on the size set.

 

I fixed the turbo lift door.

 

The chairs are there temporarily ...They are inaccurate to the Burkes chaired used in the series...

 

I corrected the helm as the kit was way off.

 

The model will feature a screen with a TOS star field, or some planet or something I will film. It's kind of just set up for now.

 

The walls are "wild" and simple screwed in so I can add electronics and lighting...

 

 

 

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, March 01, 2019 9:58 AM

Looks like a stunner so far. Yes

Will you have figures to populate your bridge? If memory serves, the three included with the old kit were a little weird in their dimensions. I seem recall the 'Sulu' one looking particularly strange....

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 01, 2019 12:07 PM

Yeah, looks fantastic!!! I have three of the original boxings I intend to combine into one whenever I get around to it. 

I was also wondering if the figures you have in the video are the ones you're using or just stand-ins. The figures in mine look horrible. I've heard the newer reissue has much better ones. A friend swapped his out for some figures from a ST chess set that is pretty close to 1/32nd. 

I've grabbed some 1/32nd figures I thought I'd convert. But lately I've seen some nice generic fantasy/SF 3D printed figures I thought about ordering and trying to use. No way I'd get the figures to look like the actors so I figured I'd do another ship and just make them different Starfleet personnel. 

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Posted by Real G on Friday, March 01, 2019 2:01 PM

That bridge demands high quality figures!  Anything less would be an insult to your awesome work!

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, March 02, 2019 2:40 PM

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:16 PM

So you're doing the Klingon bridge too?? Stick out tongue

 

The more I think about it funny no one has made a garage kit of a Klingon bridge to go with the Enterprise one yet. Or the movie era Enterprise and/or the 1701D.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:21 PM

Gamera

So you're doing the Klingon bridge too?? Stick out tongue

 

The more I think about it funny no one has made a garage kit of a Klingon bridge to go with the Enterprise one yet. Or the movie era Enterprise and/or the 1701D.

 

 

Where do you see a Klingon bridge?

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:27 PM

If a Federation personnel ever saw a TOS Klingon bridge, we would have to kill him.  Super Angry

But seriously, my Trek-Fu is weak; I don't ever recall seeing one on the show.  We did get to see the Romulan bridge though, in "Balance of Terror".

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 02, 2019 6:03 PM

Jim Kirk

 

 
Gamera

So you're doing the Klingon bridge too?? Stick out tongue

 

The more I think about it funny no one has made a garage kit of a Klingon bridge to go with the Enterprise one yet. Or the movie era Enterprise and/or the 1701D.

 

 

 

 

Where do you see a Klingon bridge?

 

Sorry, I'm joking since you have the D-7 on your video. Guess it wasn't a very good joke... Embarrassed

Yeah, we didn't really see a Klingon bridge until The Motion Picture.

PS: Now that I think about it I think some of the interior of a Klingon D-7 was shown on the animated show from the '70s. Which is generally now considered non-canon.

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:54 AM

Gamera

 

 
Jim Kirk

 

 
Gamera

So you're doing the Klingon bridge too?? Stick out tongue

 

The more I think about it funny no one has made a garage kit of a Klingon bridge to go with the Enterprise one yet. Or the movie era Enterprise and/or the 1701D.

 

 

 

 

Where do you see a Klingon bridge?

 

 

 

Sorry, I'm joking since you have the D-7 on your video. Guess it wasn't a very good joke... Embarrassed

Yeah, we didn't really see a Klingon bridge until The Motion Picture.

PS: Now that I think about it I think some of the interior of a Klingon D-7 was shown on the animated show from the '70s. Which is generally now considered non-canon.

 

 

 

 

No worries...I just didn't understand your observation. I thought perhaps you saw something I didn't!!!Big Smile

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, March 04, 2019 12:23 PM

This is awesome. I didn't get this kit the first time around, but got it during the reissue craze of the late 90s-early 2000s. The heads are very well done, but seem too big for the bodes.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 04, 2019 4:45 PM

Gamera

 

 
Jim Kirk

 

 
Gamera

So you're doing the Klingon bridge too?? Stick out tongue

 

The more I think about it funny no one has made a garage kit of a Klingon bridge to go with the Enterprise one yet. Or the movie era Enterprise and/or the 1701D.

 

 

 

 

Where do you see a Klingon bridge?

 

 

 

Sorry, I'm joking since you have the D-7 on your video. Guess it wasn't a very good joke... Embarrassed

Yeah, we didn't really see a Klingon bridge until The Motion Picture.

PS: Now that I think about it I think some of the interior of a Klingon D-7 was shown on the animated show from the '70s. Which is generally now considered non-canon.

 

Its more canon that Enterprise, JJ travesty or Discovery junk. Nice bridge btw.

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