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Vintage AMT Star Trek TOS shuttle craft

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Vintage AMT Star Trek TOS shuttle craft
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:36 PM

I just finished this for the lockdown GB.

 

It's a crappy kit, but has nostogic value. I decided to build it OOTB, no mods/additions at all. All I added was glue and paint.

 

This is the later, 1990, release with clear front windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The upper paint is Tamiya Insignia white. The lower paint is Tamiya grey primer.

I clear coated with Tamiya gloss, decaled, the sealed with Tamiya semi matt clear coat.

The interior is Krylon celery with a Tamiya flat black floor and Tamiya gloss black on the seats.

 

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:57 PM

Nice job on the old workhorse. Funny that this kit was so inaccurate considering AMT built the "real" one.

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:29 PM

I like it. Looks cool and a nice backdrop to it too.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:18 AM

Oh cool! She looks good to me! 

And yeah it's funny that as Midnightprowler stated AMT built the actual prop- ya think the model would be more accurate. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:34 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I'm happy how it came out.

Yah AMT really blew it on the kit, and as said they should have had access to at least the plans being that they paid for it!

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:39 PM

Bakster

I like it. Looks cool and a nice backdrop to it too.

 

 

Thanks! The backdrop was something I put together for some of my Trek stuff, my take on the studio planet set. The front rock is from Vasquez rocks and the back  rocks are from Bronson canyon, so a nice Trek tie in.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:39 PM

Hey that's cool!  Nice job.  Screams for a couple figures.  

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:15 PM

Thanks!

 

I should see if the bridge crew matches up scale wise.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:36 AM

mach71
Thanks! The backdrop was something I put together for some of my Trek stuff, my take on the studio planet set. The front rock is from Vasquez rocks and the back  rocks are from Bronson canyo

Very cool sir. It makes for a very nice display.

Yes

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:41 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:44 AM

Gorgeous!   Very well done.

I have this same kit in the stash.  It will be coming up in the queue soon.  :)

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:52 PM

keavdog

Hey that's cool!  Nice job.  Screams for a couple figures.  

 

 

I took one of the figures from the AMT bridge set and put him next to the Galileo. 

Looks close to me.

 

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:17 PM

A little to big. Interesting tho as both are supposed to be about 1/32.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:38 PM

mach71
Yah AMT really blew it on the kit, and as said they should have had access to at least the plans being that they paid for it

From a video on some guys who restored an original shooting prop bought off the backlot, AMT did not really make "plans" for this.  Allegedly, they just put some dimensions on shome copies of storyboard sketches and told the prop makers "Get it Done."

It took longer than expected to get the prop, which is why the transporter was introduced, the plot needed a way to get from ship to surface.

No body expected that, 50 years later there would be bunch of lunatics keen to reproduce this stuff to the last sheet of plywood Smile

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:56 PM

CapnMac82

 

 

No body expected that, 50 years later there would be bunch of lunatics keen to reproduce this stuff to the last sheet of plywood Smile

 

 

So true!

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:42 PM

This came today, the Larson Products aftermarket resin kit for this kit.

 

 

 

 

It addresses the back very well, the interior not at all.

 

I have built Chris's kits before. They build into very nice models but are not for the 

inexperienced builder.

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:58 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh, Mach71 those detailing parts look like the cat's pajamas! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 6, 2020 3:16 PM

That's a game changer for that kit.

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, April 6, 2020 8:53 PM

I hope so!

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, July 31, 2020 7:57 AM

While waiting for the new R2 kit, I'm going to give this a go.

I have 2 more classic AMT Galileo kit lest in my stash.

 

The new back end is test fitted, It's going to need a bit of work.

 

 

The surgery has started:

 

 

I've never seen a build thread on this kit before, nor do I have an instructions from

the kit supplier. 

I guess I'll WAG it.

The top/aft will be interesting. I've made some cuts, I suspect I'll have to cut deeper.

 

A rough guess on how much to take off. Putty will be my friend on on this build.

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 31, 2020 9:43 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhh, cool!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:20 PM

Some paint sprayed.

 

 

I'm using Insignia white over primer grey, same as the last build. I like the look.

 

 

The impulse engine grill has no back plate. I scavenged some clear plastic from my

24 inch R2 eagle metal parts pack.

 

 

 

I'll smoke it and tint it yellow.

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, July 31, 2020 4:23 PM

I finished the interior, I'm going stock because I'll be gluing the hull closed.

The only view will be through the front windows.

I used the same color scheme on the interior. Light green and black.

The aft section is glued to the lower hull:

 

 

This left a good sized gap that needed to be filled. Baking soda and thin CA glue filled it nicely.

 

 

 

Here is the top hull, roughed in to the shuttle, no glue yet.

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:34 PM

The lower hull is all set, the resin parts are all glued in.

 

 

And the windows glued into the upper hull.

 

 

Then the upper and lower hull were joined.

CA glue on the resin to styrene and Model Master glue on the plastic to plastic.

Its drying now. Where is that Mugato....

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:12 PM


Looking good. 

 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:09 PM

Thanks!

 

The last few days I've been filling, sanding, and painting. Most of that is done. 

 

 

 

 

Next will be the landing gear.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 10, 2020 11:34 AM

That looks fantastic Mach71! 

Hope she's ready for a giant Mugato attack!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:18 PM

The size of the mugato is just about right!

 

BTW, I just paid for my new Galileo kit from Cult, I should have it early next week.

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