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1/350 Franklin

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:09 pm
by Kremin
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Recently received my USS Franklin kit which will will be built at some point

First what you get in the box

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and some size comparisons

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Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:32 pm
by ProfArturo
So tiny! Imagine that in 2500!

Good luck with the build.

Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:19 am
by Tesral
Some kind of scout?

Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:49 am
by Griffworks
Scout or destroyer is the consensus I've read amongst many fans, as I've been seeing over the last year or so. Or just a smaller starship that was perhaps simply cheaper to produce? I dunno. I've got a Hallmark ornament that's pretty darned close to 1/1000 scale, so that's what I'm using it as, and calling it an NX-Era early Federation prototype scout ship.

Regardless, best of luck on the build, Neil! Check on Shapeways, too! I think someone at Starship Modeler mentioned they had designed a set of photorp tubes to be used on this kit. Don't recall if they had uploaded it for sale or not, tho.

Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:13 am
by Kremin
Tesral wrote:Some kind of scout?
Griffworks wrote:Scout or destroyer is the consensus I've read amongst many fans, as I've been seeing over the last year or so. Or just a smaller starship that was perhaps simply cheaper to produce? I dunno. I've got a Hallmark ornament that's pretty darned close to 1/1000 scale, so that's what I'm using it as, and calling it an NX-Era early Federation prototype scout ship.
There is a bunch of people get their knickers in a knot over this ship I see it in my own timeline as the first Warp 4 ship built prior to the NX-01. Decommissioned or mothballed after the warp 5 NX program became mainstream. Recommissioned during/after the Romulan war with a new registry number as a large cutter / patrol ship

Ultimately I'd like to have her displayed next to the NX-01 refit both of them in the same Federation style paint scheme
Griffworks wrote: Regardless, best of luck on the build, Neil! Check on Shapeways, too! I think someone at Starship Modeler mentioned they had designed a set of photorp tubes to be used on this kit. Don't recall if they had uploaded it for sale or not, tho.
I saw that Jeffrey I'm tempted, not sure I'm going to bother with PE though

Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:33 pm
by MEATLOAFr
Looking forward to your build - I haven’t even opened mine out of the box yet


Only thing I don’t like about the kit is the moulded name/numbers

Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:36 pm
by Kremin
MEATLOAFr wrote:Looking forward to your build - I haven’t even opened mine out of the box yet


Only thing I don’t like about the kit is the moulded name/numbers
You can always fill them in and use the alternative ones from Paragrafix
franklin PE.jpg

Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:54 am
by MEATLOAFr
Kremin wrote:
MEATLOAFr wrote:Looking forward to your build - I haven’t even opened mine out of the box yet


Only thing I don’t like about the kit is the moulded name/numbers
You can always fill them in and use the alternative ones from Paragrafix

franklin PE.jpg
I'll fill them in, and make my own decals

Re: 1/350 Franklin

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:49 am
by Griffworks
Kremin wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:36 pm
MEATLOAFr wrote:Looking forward to your build - I haven’t even opened mine out of the box yet


Only thing I don’t like about the kit is the moulded name/numbers
You can always fill them in and use the alternative ones from Paragrafix
That's actually really nice! I hadn't seen those yet. I won't likely buy this kit, tho appreicate the efforts folks are putting into theirs.

As always, thanks for sharing!