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AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:45 pm
by IceGiant
Finally decided to get off my ass and finally build a kit. Picked the Klingon ship because of the very little decaling required. Going to use rattle cans and hand brushing.

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Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:47 pm
by MEATLOAFr
oh that kit brings back memories - not all good


be careful when adding the bulb to the boom (do it LAST) it's an extremely weak point

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:54 pm
by IceGiant
Will do thanks, MEATLOAFr!

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:26 am
by nova1972x
I look forward to your progress, too, as I have this model I have been putting off for a year. I could use some tips. Good luck!

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:17 am
by IceGiant
Well I have all the subassemblies together now. And you weren't kidding MeatLoafr, the fit in some places is atrocious!

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Now do I prime the subassemblies and paint or assemble the model then prime and paint after I fill some gaps :)

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:40 am
by mophius
I would go for build, fill and then paint.

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:27 am
by Tesral
AMT baby. Awfully Made Things.

Anyone that can do a half way decent job on an AMT model can build anything.

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:50 am
by IceGiant
Tesral wrote:AMT baby. Awfully Made Things.

Anyone that can do a half way decent job on an AMT model can build anything.
LOL. I have the same problem with the ridiculous fit on original enterprise kit from them.

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:43 am
by nova1972x
All I can say is you are a better modeler than I! :)

The other day I pulled my K'Tinga out, and tried lining up parts and saw what you were talking about. I became frustrated and put the parts back in the bag.

It's up for trade or sale in the Classifieds, if anyone is interested.

Re: AMT Klingon Cruiser

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:21 pm
by Tesral
nova1972x wrote:All I can say is you are a better modeler than I! :)

The other day I pulled my K'Tinga out, and tried lining up parts and saw what you were talking about. I became frustrated and put the parts back in the bag.

It's up for trade or sale in the Classifieds, if anyone is interested.
AMT made cars, and incidentally Trek kits. ...curious...

"Aluminum Model Toys, known by the acronym AMT, was a Troy, Michigan-based company that manufactured various pre-assembled plastic promotional models starting in 1948, when attorney West Gallogly, Sr. started it as a side business. "

So no they didn't much care about the SF kits. Pencil necked geeks bought them, not manly grease monkeys in training.