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  1. So are they reboxing the Polar Lights 1/350 NX-01? They must be surely?
  2. Thanks for this. I'm totally going to steal it all when I build mine.
  3. Apparently... 1.1. What is the difference between Model Color, Game Color, Model Air and Premium? Vallejo offers four different water-based chemical formulas in these colors lines, each one created for a particular segment of the hobby market, but all compatible with one another. Model Color and Panzer Aces are creamy, highly opaque acrylics formulated principally for brush application: the two ranges total some 246 matte colors and mediums, and 8 brilliant alcohol based metallic colors. Game Color has been developed for tabletop games. The range consists of 119 acrylic colors, washes and inks; designed for painting small figures, the formula has a lower viscosity than Model Color and a resin more resistant to frequent handling. The colors provide opaque coverage without loss of minute detail. Model Air is a line of 129 colors which have been formulated especially for airbrushing, although they are also frequently used for painting small details with a brush. These product lines are further augmented with a line of Washes, and a complete assortment of Medium, Varnishes and auxiliary products. Premium Color, a new range of 51 colors and 8 auxiliary products, developed with a new hybrid acrylic-polyurethane resin of extreme strength, has been designed principally for use in an Airbrush and for surfaces exposed to handling and exterior conditions.
  4. Hello, Not much to add and bit late maybe but the best ever tip I got on masking is to put down another coat of the original colour over the tape. That way any leaks under it will be the same colour and it will seal it up. Works brilliantly. As far as I know the main difference between Model Color (sic) etc is the thickness, they can all be thinned to be airbrushed. Nice work too.
  5. Thought so... last question. Possibly. How did you get the lovely graduated glow effect?
  6. Wow. You've done some great stuff. Thanks for sharing them all.
  7. Makes sense, I've been looking at mine and wondering how to light that bit. They lit or just very well painted?
  8. Good stuff. Stealing this totally for mine. How did you light the bits at the back that look like tube bits? Far right bottom picture.
  9. More great stuff. Not much sci-fi gets attention on here, but I do love a lit up model. Thanks for posting them.
  10. I knew about the no windows, I have it in the stash but have never seen one built and lit! I might steal your ideas on it, funnily enough my bank holiday build is planned to be this kit. What's the Klingon kit? Cos that's also fantastic.
  11. Great stuff. And great pics too. Nice to see a lit built up Kazon. How did you light it?
  12. Do you have a link to that Ebay one at all?
  13. Good spot, so it's the 1/1000 refit? I'm not convinced Revell are reboxing them, but if they are put down for some!
  14. Yes, that one! I don't recognise it either. The more I look at the picture though the more I notice there isn't a Revell badge in front of the NX01. And haven't Round 2 just released it again? I wonder if it's a shared stand?
  15. You're welcome. I can show you how to host pics if you want? What's the one on the right of the Voyager? Any idea? In front of NX-01.
  16. Good spot! Fingers crossed they've got the moulds, I'd love them to put this out cheaper than they currently are.
  17. Copy and paste but saves me typing! Three spaceships with the name Enterprise predate the United Federation of Planets. OV-101 Registry: Enterprise (OV-101) Class: Space Transportation System Service: February 15, 1977 through April 27, 2012 (35 Years) Commander: Fred Haise, Joe Engle The space shuttle Enterprise appears in Star Trek: The Motion Picture among a series of illustrations depicting ships named Enterprise. While this is the only real space craft ever to be actually crewed named Enterprise, it was retroactively entered into the Star Trek continuity. In real life the original name for the orbiter was Constitution but was renamed due to Star Trek fans and the personal intervention of President Gerald Ford. XCV 330 Registry: USS Enterprise (XCV 330) Class: Declaration Service: circa 2130s Captain: Unknown This USS Enterprise (XCV 330) appears in Star Trek: The Motion Picture among a series of illustrations depicting ships named Enterprise. The 1979 Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology describes this "first interstellar liner" as a Declaration-class ship launched in 2123.[3] Its length is given as 300 metres (980 ft), and it has a capacity of 100 crew and 850 passengers.[3] The Star Trek Maps by New Eye Photography Editors, also published in 1979, listed this ship as a Fusion drive probe that was Earth's first attempt to explore another star system. The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, published in 1980, describes the ship as "the very first starship U.S.S. Enterprise".[4] A painting of this ship hangs on the wall of Earth's 602 Club in flashbacks from the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "First Flight". A model of the XCV 330 is on display in Admiral Alexander Marcus' office in Star Trek Into Darkness.[5] NX-01 Registry: Enterprise (NX-01) Class: NX Service: 2151–2161 (10 Years) Captain: Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula), alternate timeline - T'Pol (Jolene Blalock) The United Earth Starfleet's Enterprise is the main setting of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005). The Original Series era[edit]Three ships named USS Enterprise are featured in the original Star Trek television series and the first through seventh Star Trek films. NCC-1701 Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Class: Constitution Service: 2245–2285 (40 Years) Captains: Robert April (James Doohan, Gene Roddenberry), Christopher Pike (Jeffrey Hunter), James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Willard Decker (Stephen Collins) (refit), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) (refit) The Federation's first Enterprise is the main setting of the original Star Trek series (1966–1969) and The Animated Series (1973–74).[6] Having undergone an extensive rebuilding and refitting, the Enterprise then appears in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), before being destroyed in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).[6] NCC-1701-A Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) Class: Constitution refit Service: 2286–2293 (7 Years) Captain: James T. Kirk (William Shatner) This ship first appears at the conclusion of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and is the main setting in the following Star Trek movies which use the original crew. The ship is ordered decommissioned at the end of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.[6] Paperwork included with the model kit indicated the ship was mothballed at the Memory Alpha ship museum. Outside other Star Trek book canon, the Shatnerverse novel The Ashes of Eden (1996) depicts the Enterprise-A's removal from the mothball fleet before being destroyed defending the planet Chal. NCC-1701-B Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701- Class: Excelsior refit[7] Service: 2293–2329 (36 Years) Captains: John Harriman (Alan Ruck), Demora Sulu (Jacqueline Kim), William George and Thomas Johnson Jr. Launched at the start of Star Trek Generations (1994).[1] James T. Kirk is missing, presumed killed, after the ship encounters the Nexus energy ribbon on its maiden voyage.[1] According to Star Trek novels, Demora Sulu becomes captain after Harriman. William George, Demora Sulu and Thomas Johnson Jr are listed as the official captains in various licensed guides including the Haynes Enterprise Manual, etc. The Next Generation era[edit]Three ships named Enterprise are featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation and four TNG-era films. NCC-1701-C Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) Class: Ambassador Service: 2332[8] – 2344 (12 Years) Captains: Rachel Garrett (Tricia O'Neil), Richard Castillo (Christopher McDonald) This ship appears in the Next Generation episode "Yesterday's Enterprise" (1990).[1] It was destroyed attempting to defend the Klingon outpost Narendra III from Romulan attack.[1] Survivors included Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby), whose alternate timeline version from "Yesterday's Enterprise" travels with the ship back in time to the battle over Narendra III.[1] The actions of the Enterprise-C's crew became a catalyst for the alliance between the Federation and the Klingon Empire.[1] NCC-1701-D Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Class: Galaxy Service: 2363–2371 (8 Years) Captains: Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Edward Jellico (Ronny Cox) The main setting of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994).[1] During Star Trek Generations, the Enterprise was lost in 2371 after an attack by a renegade Klingon Bird-of-Prey (commanded by the Duras sisters) caused extensive damage, leading to a warp core breach. Although the saucer section was safely separated before the breach, the shock wave from the exploding engineering hull threw it out of control, and caused it to crash land on Veridian III.[1] NCC-1701-E Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) Class: Sovereign Service: 2372 – Active (as of 2387) (15+ Years) Captain: Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) The main setting for the films Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek Nemesis (2002).[1][9] According to Star Trek: Countdown (2009), Data (in the form of the android B-4) assumed command of the Enterpriseafter Captain Picard retired from Starfleet to become the Ambassador to Vulcan. NCC-1701-F Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-F) Class: Odyssey Service: 2409 – ongoing Captain: Va'Kel Shon One version of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-F) appears in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Trek Online. Its design is based on the entry submitted by Adam Ihle for the 2011 "Design the next Enterprise" contest, a joint venture between Cryptic Studios, CBS, and Intel, which ran shortly before the game went "free to play." The Enterprise-F made its first appearance in a mission released in 2012. Alternate Timelines[edit] Alternate Future[edit] NCC-1701-D Refit Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Class: Galaxy refit (also known as the "Galaxy II", "Galaxy-X", and "Dreadnought Cruiser") Service: circa 2395 Captain: Admiral William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) In "All Good Things...", the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise-D was shown in an alternate future where it had not crashed during the events of Star Trek Generations, and instead had been made Admiral William T. Riker's personal flagship. The ship has a third nacelle, cloaking ability, a spinal phaser lance, and large phaser cannons on the saucer section. NCC-1701-J Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J) Class: Universe Service: 26th century Captain(s): Unknown The "Azati Prime" episode of Star Trek: Enterprise involves time travel and features a scene in which the Enterprise-J appears. The Enterprise-J operates in a possible timeline during the 26th century. In this timeline, the Enterprise-J participated in the Battle of Procyon V, a climactic battle in which the Federation successfully drove the invasive trans-dimensional beings known as the Sphere Builders back into their own realm. The ship's crew included a descendant of the Xindi scientistDegra.[10] Mirror Universe[edit]The Mirror Universe first appeared in the original series as reality where the militaristic Terran Empire exists in place of the regular universe's United Federation of Planets ("Mirror, Mirror"). Subsequent episodes have shown that the divergence at least predates the Moon landing, with licensed novels putting the divergence before Shakespeare, or even classic Greek literature. Registry: ISS Enterprise (NX-01) Class: NX Service: 2150s Captains: Maximilian Forrest (Vaughn Armstrong), Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) The Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" features a Mirror Universe version of the NX-01 Enterprise. This ship is equipped with a cloaking device, deflector shields, a tractor beam, a prototype agony booth, and different exterior markings. It is commanded by Captain Maximilian Forrest, although for a brief time his first officer, Commander Jonathan Archer, takes command following a mutiny. This Enterprise is destroyed by the Tholians. Registry: ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Class: Constitution Service: 2260s Captains: Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) A Mirror Universe Enterprise appears in the original Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror".[6] The ship is equipped with an agony booth and the mirror in the captain's quarters conceals Captain Kirk's deadly Tantalus device.[6] The ISS Enterprise was originally the same shooting model as the regular Enterprise.[6] The remastered version of "Mirror, Mirror" includes a CGI version of Enterprise with "ISS" markings on the hull and minor physical differences from USS Enterprise, such as a larger deflector dish, a taller bridge, and altered nacelle details.[11] Altered reality timeline[edit]The 2009 Star Trek film takes place in a new reality created when the Romulan character Nero traveled through time via an artificial black hole. NCC-1701 Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Class: Constitution Service: 2258 – ongoing Captains: Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood), Spock (Zachary Quinto), James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) Measurements for this version's final size range from 610 meters to 910 meters.[12][13][14][15] In an interview in Cinefex magazine No. 118, Industrial Light & Magic Art Director Alex Jaeger discussed the design's growth in size during early production of the film, saying "The reconfigured ship was a larger vessel than previous manifestations – approximately 1,200 feet (370 m) long compared to the 947 foot (289 m) ship of the original series. Once we got the ship built and started putting it in environments it felt too small. The shuttle bay gave us a clear relative scale – shuttles initially appeared much bigger than we had imagined – so we bumped up the Enterprise scale, which gave her a grander feel and allowed us to include more detail." A special feature on starships in the Blu-ray Disc (BD) version of the movie gives the length as 2,379 feet (725 m), which would make it larger than the Next Generation D and E versions, in fact it would be the largest USS Enterprise in the series history. (not counting the XCV 330, which is only seen as a model). This would result in a height of 167m, and a beam of 339m.
  18. I know that dinosaur!! http://geekologie.com/2013/09/iss-astronaut-makes-space-dinosaur-toy-f.php
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