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Vintage AMT Star Trek TOS shuttle craft

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:26 AM

Oh cool! Nice to see them together!!! 

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

 

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:08 PM

I got the new decals on the Columbus today. I'm going to call this done.

 

I changed the designation of the Columbus from 2 to 3. On another forum, the person who did decals for the new kit posted the original Desilu decal sheet for the filming miniature. It showed the names "Galileo" and "Columbus", the numbers 3 and 7 were the only designation numbers on it.

I know the in the remastered version of "Journey To Babel" the Columbus is shown in the background as 2, but I think the original decal sheet is more "correct".

 

Here it is next to the OOTB build I did in April.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for following my build.

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:50 PM

Thanks!

 

They don't look bad in the photo's but they need to be re done.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:27 AM

Hmm, all the decals look straight to me. Nice work! 

And the difference between the original kit and the upgrade in the second photo is a BIG improvement. 

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

 

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:35 PM

While waiting for the decals, I finished construction on the Columbus.

 

The Landing gear is on.

 

 

 

 

The Columbus is in a bit of trouble looking for the Galileo!

 

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, August 17, 2020 1:21 PM

Well it's 2020 and in the words of Spock "I am a fool".

 

So I messed up the decals. The JT Graphics decals are very fine and thin, and they react very nicely with setting solution.

 

I hit the side registry decals with the setting solution, for no real reason, before they were in the correct position.

 

The bottom line, new decals are on the way!

 

 

 

 

 

I took the opportunity to dress up the back of my previous/OOtB build.

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:38 AM

The JT Graphics decals came today!

 

Here they are with the HDA decals I got a little while ago.

I have choices now!

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:10 AM

I think everything is slowed down due to Corona-chan. Crossing my fingers you get the decals soon!

They better get out their phasors- the giant Mugato is almost upon them!!!  

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

 

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, August 14, 2020 3:24 PM

The major parts are together and I gloss coated the Galileo, I would have decaled it today but the JT Graphics decals I ordered are on a tour of the USA thanks to the Post Office!

 

Here is where I stand until I get them:

 

 

 

 

 

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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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  • From: SW Virginia
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 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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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:12 PM


Looking good. 

 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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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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  • From: Boston
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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  • From: Boston
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 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 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 mach71 on Monday, April 6, 2020 8:53 PM

I hope so!

 

 

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

That's a game changer for that kit.

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 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 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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  • From: Boston
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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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
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 midnightprowler on Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:17 PM

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

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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  • From: Boston
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 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 8:41 AM

Thanks!

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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.

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