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PracticalProject Liberty 1/650

BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral978 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,394Member
Hello, all...

Since this isn’t a Dominion War kitbash, I’m starting a new thread. I’m starting a build of a small kitbash I did way back when, in the mid-90’s, where I slapped some Klingon D-7 nacelles onto a TOS Enterprise, and called it a Liberty-Class ship. Anyway, I wanted to do a new one, but in the much larger 1/650 scale, and painted up and detailed all nice an’ proper as a right true TOS ship. All the major bits and bobs are out and sorted, and the nacelles and saucer have been glued. Next step will be to putty and sand gaps and seams and whatnot. Hopefully this will go well. We’ll see.


- BolianAdmiral


  • RekkertRekkert3249 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,224Member
    Interesting concept, I'm surprised they didn't use it in TOS itself to create another Federation ship.
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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral978 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,394Member

    Yeah, they did seem to like reusing parts of ships on TOS... I can see it happening. 😉
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral978 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,394Member
    Secondary hull and deflector housing assembled. Putty applied to gaps and seams, so just waiting for everything to dry good, then it’ll get a good wet-sanding.


    - BolianAdmiral

  • publiusrpubliusr415 Posts: 1,570Member
    Kind of a proto-Galaxy concept. Also a push towards the refit as well. Now, one of the things I would like to see is this: Remember the Hood concept from Krause some time ago? He shortened the secondary hull, but put a collar on it. Now that on a full length hull would look better to me, but with a Decatur class proto-Belknap saucer that Aridas Sophia did a top view of in a little known blueprint set.

    Use the Endeavor type nacelles, and either Quindar supports and or USS Vengeance type supports so that those early linear nacelles look to be slanted when seen from the front
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral978 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,394Member
    Secondary hull puttied, alternate deflector dish assembly underway.



    - BolianAdmiral

  • publiusrpubliusr415 Posts: 1,570Member
    What part is that? Part of a jet?
  • MadKoiFishMadKoiFish6414 BurntforniaPosts: 4,861Member
    What a weird color to mold that kit in. heh. Guessing this is a reissue of that old AMT kit? Is it the round2 funky plastic or classic styrene? I loved working with that odd plastic they did those polar lights kits in.
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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral978 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,394Member
    publiusr wrote: »
    What part is that? Part of a jet?

    Yeah... its an engine fan from a 1/32 scale F-14.

    @MadKoiFish yeAh, it's the reissue that comes in the tin box. It is an odd color, to be sure.
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