1/1400 Longreach Goodson class mini review

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1/1400 Longreach Goodson class mini review

Post by novahobbies » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Its here, it's here! After a surprisingly short weeklong trip from Austeailia, the Goodson class USS Longreach slid into Nova Spacedock for final assembly and outfitting. And I have to say......I'm pretty impressed!

The kit came to me in a package filled to the brim with foam peanuts, well packed, with a label calling it a "Sector 001 model." Okay, cool name, but I'm still gonna call it a PCairncross Original. ;)
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The decals give you options for two ship names. I like what they did here, but....I'll probably do my own decals. The kit provided ones are serviceable, but a little low rez, and for me it's no problem to draw them out myself. I honestly wasn't even expecting decals on this kit, so it wasn't any major issue IMO.
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The ship itself is molded in 4 parts in clean white polyurethane resin. Seam lines are good, and no flash is present. My copy has a little rough patch by the joint of the photon torpedoes tube on the lower hull, and some of the warp engine ribs didn't cast properly, but those should be easy to fix. Overall I'm quite impressed with this little garage kit!
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The only thing that gave me pause when I was dry-fitting this model was the location of where the nacelle pylons root into the main hull. It's not super clear. There is a flat mating surface on the secondary hull just under the impulse deck from the primary hull. I believe the engines should be mounted here. Only trouble is, this location means the pylon-mounted phaser cannons can no longer be used, as they are directly in line with the hull. Oops. :D
Oh well, it's accurate to the drawing. This pylon/hull connection is ver flimsy and should absolutely be pinned for safety.

All on all, a great kit! I'm so glad I got one. Looking forward to a couple new ones for him!!!

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Re: 1/1400 Longreach Goodson class mini review

Post by Resin-Modeller » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:29 pm

Can't wait to get mine :)
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Re: 1/1400 Longreach Goodson class mini review

Post by paul01 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:02 pm

The pylons are meant to be glued at an angle to allow for a better line of sight for the mega phasers
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Re: 1/1400 Longreach Goodson class mini review

Post by novahobbies » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:22 pm

paul01 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:02 pm
The pylons are meant to be glued at an angle to allow for a better line of sight for the mega phasers
Ah, I see now, I was trying to put them way too low. Now that I see where they're supposed to go, the megaphasers do have clearance. I love how you used those outrigger pods as photon torpedo emplacements, BTW. All this just reinforces the idea to me that this is a PT boat or PA type ship.

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