AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby Moongrim » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:04 pm

Hossfly72 wrote:I picked up the Reliant yesterday. The fit is outstanding actually. I used some Proweld liquid glue and clamps on the saucer and some testors liquid glue on the nacelles. The seams disappeared perfectly and I have instant satisfaction and a great little display piece... Also shows better how to paint details on the one I was working on. Maybe I'll order decals for another registry and add an extra ship to the tiny fleet. I'll be on the lookout for more of these. They'd be great to get kids involved in the hobby also.

My shop also had the 1/1000 Enterprise and D-7 in stock. They looked great also. I imagine seams would be more visible on the larger and darker colored plastic though.


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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby Hossfly72 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:23 am

Oh, I've been here a while. Just the first time I saw the little pre-decaled versions. I do wish the instructions had said those were tiny little stick on decals instead of waterslide decals though... Maybe they did, but being a natural man, I didn't read em..
I think I may skip the white paint on the next refit and Reliant models I build. I didn't realize it would look this good with just bare plastic.
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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby MEATLOAFr » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:17 am

Hossfly72 wrote:I do wish the instructions had said those were tiny little stick on decals instead of waterslide decals though... Maybe they did, but being a natural man, I didn't read em..

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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby DefiantClient » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:24 am

Gotta read those instructions, but sometimes following them to the letter isn't always the best way to go.

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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby slawton » Mon May 02, 2016 3:38 pm

Has anyone taken the plunge with the TOS E, Defiant or D7?
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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby DefiantClient » Mon May 02, 2016 4:13 pm

If I could find them somewhere I would. Looks like U.S. Amazon only sells the 1/1000 versions.

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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby Scotchyn » Thu May 05, 2016 4:10 am

i got the TOS, the fit was good except the nacelle to pylon attachment barely worked...had to glue them into place...other wise it turned out fine

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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby slawton » Thu May 05, 2016 1:17 pm

Scotchyn wrote:i got the TOS, the fit was good except the nacelle to pylon attachment barely worked...had to glue them into place...other wise it turned out fine


Is this the same mold as the old AMT/newer E from TOS cadet series? Does it have raised details for windows/etc? Do the seam lines show (requiring sanding/repainting)?
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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby Scotchyn » Fri May 06, 2016 1:16 am

yes based off the newer mold

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Re: AMT "Ships of the Line" 1/2500 Reliant Review

Postby Tesral » Fri May 06, 2016 4:12 pm

I did one, from Starship Modeler. The saucer did need a bit of glue assistance. A decent little one hour build.
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