1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

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1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:33 pm

Okay, All,

I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but...

My Brother once again gave me a remnant of a model, either he or his son started and didn't finish, to try and work on.

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What you see it what I got. Now, here is the question bit:

What should I do with it?! I have the 1/537 scale TMP Enterprise kit, but the other parts are not "Smoothie" and will need work to match. Will the saucer fit the newer model?

OR

Try to cobble together a Reliant? Or crash Diaroma?

Whaddayathink?

Steve

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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby el gato » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:25 pm

a) Use it with your 537 model, just make the engineering section a smoothie. It should fit the other, non-smoothie model since all AMT did was carve the tile pattern on the existing molds; or

b) Kitbash something

My recommendation? Do option "a"
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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby Kremin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:32 am

Use it and bits from a refit and cutaway to do one of the classes that were partially upgraded


Or

Get the daran class upgrade from federation models and make one of them

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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby kobayashimaru » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:33 am

Wow!
so many potential upgrades and options, there's nothing more intimidating than a blank canvas.

For what it's worth,
I see that becoming a Saladin/Apollo/Akula class.
or, a variant of the Larsen-Class, perhaps a Larsen-Class/Jenghiz class frigate.
or, a Centaur prototype.
Or, a Proxima class - perhaps the USS Farragot which Captain Uhura served aboard for ages.

that requires
- the 'neck'
- the torpedo/ancillary deflector assembly
- the nacelle (which could be TMP-connie, TMP-excelsior, TNG, who knows)


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or maybe, it could be a starship under construction?
with a partial neck etc, and a section of the shipyard? :D

whatever you decide to go with,
I look forward to seeing what this winds up becoming.

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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:38 pm

el gato wrote:a) Use it with your 537 model, just make the engineering section a smoothie. It should fit the other, non-smoothie model since all AMT did was carve the tile pattern on the existing molds; or

My recommendation? Do option "a"


Thanks, El Gato. I am really leaning towards this option.

But Kremin's suggestion of...
Kremin wrote:Get the daran class upgrade from federation models and make one of them


...kinda has me thinking about what to do with the "tiled" saucer from the kit. Kremin, I searched for the Daran Class Upgrade but didn't find the parts. Do you have a link you can share?

Although, kobayashimaru's suggestion of...

kobayashimaru wrote:For what it's worth,
I see that becoming a Saladin/Apollo/Akula class.


...seems to be the easiest to bash.

Great suggestions, All!

Thanks for the ideas! Very much appreciated!

Steve

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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby Kremin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:50 pm

MSgtUSAFRet wrote:
el gato wrote:But Kremin's suggestion of...
Kremin wrote:Get the daran class upgrade from federation models and make one of them


...kinda has me thinking about what to do with the "tiled" saucer from the kit. Kremin, I searched for the Daran Class Upgrade but didn't find the parts. Do you have a link you can share?



That's what I get for posting while at work, I meant Belknap Conversion Kit

http://www.federationmodels.com/model_k ... efault.htm

You would also need some nacelles, a few choices for those

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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:57 pm

Kremin wrote:
MSgtUSAFRet wrote:
el gato wrote:But Kremin's suggestion of...


...kinda has me thinking about what to do with the "tiled" saucer from the kit. Kremin, I searched for the Daran Class Upgrade but didn't find the parts. Do you have a link you can share?



That's what I get for posting while at work, I meant Belknap Conversion Kit

http://www.federationmodels.com/model_k ... efault.htm

You would also need some nacelles, a few choices for those


Oh, Yeeeeah! That makes more sense! :lol:

Thanks, Kremin!

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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby el gato » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:36 pm

My recommendation was based on saving the smoothie for your (our, really) "hero" ship, the Enterprise. I mean, how many times do we get the chance to work on a smoothie? Use the tiled saucer for another ship that, while cool, is not that prominent.
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Re: 1/537 Smoothie Saucer - Now What?

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:02 pm

el gato wrote:My recommendation was based on saving the smoothie for your (our, really) "hero" ship, the Enterprise. I mean, how many times do we get the chance to work on a smoothie? Use the tiled saucer for another ship that, while cool, is not that prominent.


So totally agree! :rockbanana:

Thanks El Gato!

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