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Tidbits

Posted in General, Uncategorized on July 2, 2013 by gregk1

Been adding little revisions (usually called out as such) to various model detailing pages. As noted previously, a wealth of new info on all three versions of the Enterprise has come out, thanks to Gary Kerr’s unparalleled research on the original model for the 1/350 scale kit.

I’ve been working on numerous 1/1000 projects, getting in lots of practice for my eventual 1/350 build, which will be very methodically planned out for the highest standard of accuracy and craftsmanship I can muster.

That being said, I continue to solicit you, my loyal readers, to comb through my posts here and point out any factual errors or inaccuracies. The goal for this blog is that it serve as a one-stop resource for information on the detailing and color schemes of the various incarnations of the Enterprise (and her sisters).

To that end, I also invite anyone with better computer-art skills than I to whip up accurate orthographic drawings/renders featuring the various versions of the ship that call out correct colors and accurate and little-known details. My crude, annotated photos of my (now inaccurate in several areas) 1/1000 models are really just a placeholder for something nice like that. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you’re interested.

I really want this to be a one-stop shop. Too many people on too many forums have had too much trouble getting even the simplest questions about the Big E’s details and coloring correctly answered. I’ve been one of them! The goal is to make the most accurate info freely available to as many people as possible. Thanks!

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Revisions Begin

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2013 by gregk1

As noted, I’ve begun revising various pages of this blog. Most notably, the “Other Variations” section is being updated with detailed images and analysis of the, well, other variations. Feedback is welcome, but please keep in mind that it’s still a work-in-progress. Thanks!

Changes, Big and Small

Posted in General, Uncategorized on January 10, 2013 by gregk1

Hello, again!

I’ve been working on freshening up the site’s look. Hope y’all like it.

Meanwhile, I’ll soon be going through the older posts in this blog, and updating certain bits of information pertaining to the detailing of the Enterprise in its various incarnations. A lot of juicy tidbits have come out with the release of the 1/350 kit, and, as noted, I’ve had the pleasure of discussing some of the finer points with Gary Kerr, who has been ridiculously patient and giving in regards to his answering hobbyists’ many questions (and rants).

Although, as I expected, despite the release of the BIG E, certain details are still up for lively debate. On the flipside, a number of old myths have (hopefully) been shattered for good.

Anyway, I’d also like to add some visual guides for the variants of the ship, for easier reference–although I’d rather not use others’ photos and such without permission. Hmmm.

Now that the 1/350 kit is out, I think it will be very useful for people to have the reference materials at hand to replicate the Remastered, “In a Mirror, Darkly…”, et al. variants.

As ever, the 1/1000 kit will surely still be the go-to model for many people–and they’re like potato chips; you can’t stop with just one! I’m pleased that Round 2 will be re-releasing it yet again in the near future, with the added bonus of a 1/1000 Botany Bay!

Bigger IS Better!

Posted in General, Uncategorized on January 9, 2013 by gregk1

Howdy, folks! It’s certainly been awhile.

As some who follow this blog are no doubt aware of, I’ve been very active on several forums discussing a certain “little” model that Round 2 recently released:

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I’ve had a fantastic time interacting with kit designer Gary Kerr, learning many behind-the-scenes secrets of the 11-foot Enterprise, and bringing some of my own observations and theories to the table. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Round 2 for producing a fantastic kit that will be nigh impossible to top.

Initially, I’d felt that my intended trio of 1/1000 kits would scratch my Enterprise itch.

Nope.

So, I decided to go for it, and purchase the 1/350 kit (with all its add-ons). This eventual build (to perhaps be chronicled in this very blog) will (Hopefully? Finally?) be my definitive statement on the good ship Enterprise…if there can be such a thing. But, that’s a long way down the road.

Some may feel that this does not bode well for my 1/1000 project. Well, fear not. I fully intend to finish the 1/1000 Production Enterprise I’d originally set out to do nine (!) years ago, which first led me on this strange and magical journey.

To date, I’ve built no less than thirteen 1/1000 scale STAR TREK models (both official and garage), with no less than seven more underway, two sealed in their boxes, and one total scratchbuild.

That’s quite a departure from wanting to build a single 1/1000 scale model in 2003!

Anyhoo, I’m certainly going to finish my 1/1000 Production Enterprise–now primarily intended as a proof-of-concept for the 1/350 kit in regards to color and detailing.

So, stay tuned, folks.