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Starship Enterprise -- AMT 1:650

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2 hours ago, Steve27752 said:

Nice work, this my favourite Enterprise.

Mine too! I think I've built 5 models of it since I was 13. :D

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Tragedy struck when our cat knocked the model down off the table. Normally we don't let the cats in that room, but someone left the door open.  All the seams are split, some across the decals. I have no idea how to get it glued together and get the seams looking right without a lot of sanding and that will ruin the decals. Plus I will need to paint the seams and try to match the rest of the body. I suppose I could get another kit, but I didn't really enjoy building this one much.

 

Right now, I think this is just a candidate for the trash can.

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Only just seen this thread - the model looks great (pre-cat attack).  So sorry to read the last post. Put it aside and have another go later.  There are so many good things you have done with this kit!

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On 2/3/2019 at 12:40 PM, Anthony Kesterton said:

Only just seen this thread - the model looks great (pre-cat attack).  So sorry to read the last post. Put it aside and have another go later.  There are so many good things you have done with this kit!

Yes, that's probably the best option. I am at a loss how to get it back to where it was, but It can be repaired. It's especially aggravating since it was (is?) a gift. :(

 

Thanks for the encouragement!

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So sorry to hear of the accident. That must be very frustrating for you.

You have done a fantastic job, and the painting especially is stunning.

I first built the Enterprise around 1967 or 68, through the old Aurora kit.... it had working lights at the top of the bridge and the bottom of the saucer. I never painted it but it sure was beautiful.... :)

That... is how old I am.... :)

Thanks for sharing your fantastic build.

I am looking forward to watching more of your builds in the future also.

Randy

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On 2/22/2019 at 5:31 PM, Bendinggrass said:

So sorry to hear of the accident. That must be very frustrating for you.

You have done a fantastic job, and the painting especially is stunning.

I first built the Enterprise around 1967 or 68, through the old Aurora kit.... it had working lights at the top of the bridge and the bottom of the saucer. I never painted it but it sure was beautiful.... :)

That... is how old I am.... :)

Thanks for sharing your fantastic build.

I am looking forward to watching more of your builds in the future also.

Randy

Thanks for the kind words.  By a strange coincidence, my wife started quizzing me out of the blue about ideas I had for fixing this model on the same day you posted. Maybe the universe is telling me that I need to get back on the horse and finish it! :D

 

I want to wrap up my current MiG-15 build and then I plan to experiment with ways to glue the split seams from the inside (on the nacelles), since I won't be able to sand excess glue off the outside. I'm still pondering how to glue the engineering hull, since the seam was covered by a decal and they both split. But, I have several ideas and I'm much closer to a solution than I was a couple weeks ago!!

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Yes, the Universe might be telling you something. Certainly, the quality of work you do is stunning. 

Whatever you do, I am looking forward to seeing your builds unfold.

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