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Old AMT 1/650 USS Enterprise - TOS

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Old AMT 1/650 USS Enterprise - TOS
Posted by Mustang8376 on Monday, March 15, 2021 2:15 PM

Old USS Enterprise that I am building.  Plastic is something else, alignment cue's are non-existent and I think I am going to sue a ton of putty.  So yeah, this is going to be a fun build! Smile

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 15, 2021 3:30 PM

That's a older issue of it. Has the larger deflector dish and smooth nacelles end caps.  Looking forward to it.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:19 AM

Oh very cool!!! 

I built two of those. Melted the second one trying to light it back before LEDs were readily available! 

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:19 PM

When the kit first came out the necelles had a yellow tinted bubble.  

i still have one of them.  Later on everything except the domes were white.  

For the episodfe "Doomsday Machine" they used the AMT kit for the Constellation.  You can see it if you watch the original series run before the upgrades were made to the episodes.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:00 AM

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Mikeym_us on Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:59 PM
Actually they used the original 1960's kit in several episodes of the series.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, March 27, 2021 4:06 PM

The real Enterpise.

"No bloody -A, -B, -C or -D!"

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:06 PM

Mikeym_us
Actually they used the original 1960's kit in several episodes of the series.
 

Doomsday Machine,  footage from that episode in The Ultimate Computer,  The Trouble With Tribble, those are the only ones im aware of.  The balance was one of three versions of the 11 foot model  or 3 foot model, except the metal one in Capshaw. The model on the table in Requiem For Methusala was the 3 footer.

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:53 PM

Using the original kit which cost, if I remember right, was only 2.50 back then and must have saved the show a ton of money.

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Posted by Josh_the_painter on Monday, March 29, 2021 1:47 PM

Im going to watch this! I have an old AMT kit albeit packaged on a black background sitting in my display cupboard and haven't been able to bring myself to build it, so this is going to be cool.

Cheers,

Josh

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, March 29, 2021 3:18 PM

The hardest part was always getting the nacelles to line up evenly.  Then there's the question of the three large dents, or scoops,  in the bottom of the saucer section.  What were they supposed to be?

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Posted by Mikeym_us on Monday, March 29, 2021 7:53 PM

midnightprowler

 

 
Mikeym_us
Actually they used the original 1960's kit in several episodes of the series.
 

 

 

Doomsday Machine,  footage from that episode in The Ultimate Computer,  The Trouble With Tribble, those are the only ones im aware of.  The balance was one of three versions of the 11 foot model  or 3 foot model, except the metal one in Capshaw. The model on the table in Requiem For Methusala was the 3 footer.

 

The AMT kit was used in a few of the distance shots in the show  as the Defiant and the Excaliber.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, March 29, 2021 10:05 PM

Wasn't a model used in the episode "Devil in the dark" where the ENTERPRISE could be seen outside the station managers office on space station K-7?

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Posted by Archimedes on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:35 PM

You're thinking of "The Trouble with Tribbles".

Devil in the Dark was the one with the Horta underground. 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:14 PM

The Defiant was the 11 footer,

Excalibur was the AMT kit.

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:34 PM

Archimedes

You're thinking of "The Trouble with Tribbles".

Devil in the Dark was the one with the Horta underground. 

 

Yep, that's right. What was i thinking.

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:03 AM

Somewhere I have photo's of the AMT kit used in The Trouble with Tribbles.

 

It was on display at the science fiction museum in Seattle in the mid 2000's.

 

Thats the issue with digital photo's! I have litterally 10's of thousands of them!

 

Nice job so far on your "screen accurate" 13 inch Enterprise kit!

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Posted by Mustang8376 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:58 AM

Well I am slowly but surely outtying the seams.  I  hope to assemble the nacelles to the secondary hull this week.  Next week at the latest.  Maybe even get the secondary hull together and prepare puttying the seam going down the middle.  On a side note, does any recall how much of an issue the decals were for this kit?

Next up:  AMT 1/420 USS Defiant

Current build:  Linberg USS Gato and AMT 1/650(?) USS Enterprise


 

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:48 PM

I don't remember there being much of an issue with the square boxed kits, but im sure R2 will sell you a set of the new decals if you need them. 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:40 PM

If it has the build any ship decals the font is completely inaccurate.  I know there are accurate ones out there but not sure who makes them. 

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:29 PM

You can try Federation Models.  They are in the Tampa area on the Gulf Coast and should have several companies who make decals, stencils.  I have used them several times in the past and will be needing them again after my current project is finished.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:58 AM

I've ordered from Federation Models a couple of times. Great guys to deal with. 

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Posted by Mustang8376 on Monday, April 12, 2021 1:52 PM

So, worked on the build for a bit.  Had this awesome idea to use lacquer thinner to remove some excess putty from some of the seams.  Did you know, that the plastic used in the 60's and lacquer thinner are not friends! :)  So there was some melting.  Nothing bad, but the model went from having grids on the saucer to now being a smoothies! :)

Next up:  AMT 1/420 USS Defiant

Current build:  Linberg USS Gato and AMT 1/650(?) USS Enterprise


 

On Hold: 1/48 Revell Mig-21PFM

Completed: 1/72 Bandai VF-1J

Completed: AMT 1/537 USS Reliant

Completed: Academy 1/35 M1-A1 Abrams

Completed: Academy 1/48 F-86F30

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 12, 2021 5:32 PM

Smooth is actually accurate.  The grid lines were lightly  penciled onto the filming model. Lacquer thinner will melt any vintage plastic. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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

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Posted by Mustang8376 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:18 AM

midnightprowler

Smooth is actually accurate.  The grid lines were lightly  penciled onto the filming model. Lacquer thinner will melt any vintage plastic. 

 

 

lesson learned. Big Smile

Next up:  AMT 1/420 USS Defiant

Current build:  Linberg USS Gato and AMT 1/650(?) USS Enterprise


 

On Hold: 1/48 Revell Mig-21PFM

Completed: 1/72 Bandai VF-1J

Completed: AMT 1/537 USS Reliant

Completed: Academy 1/35 M1-A1 Abrams

Completed: Academy 1/48 F-86F30

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:31 PM

Lol. Welcome to the club! 

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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