Polar Lights USS Discovery as 1/1400 scale

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Markus
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Polar Lights USS Discovery as 1/1400 scale

Post by Markus » Sat May 04, 2019 3:10 pm

Have you been wondering what the new 1/2500 scale Polar Lights Discovery would look like as a more reasonably sized 1/1400 scale model? (spoiler alert: it looks great)

Here's my newly arrived Discovery, test fit together and compared with a few more familiar 1/1400 scale subjects.

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Discovery with a Starcraft Constitution and a Gizmotron JJ heavy frigate (also a 1/2500 model re-scaled to prime universe 1/1400).

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And here with Starcraft's Enterprise-A and Excelsior (which needs a refurbishment so bad, the years have not been kind).

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Re: Polar Lights USS Discovery as 1/1400 scale

Post by novahobbies » Sat May 04, 2019 3:37 pm

OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN Thank you! That's JUST the thing I needed to get uber excited about the DIsco.

Also yeah I feel ya about the Excelsior, my Starcrafts Excelsior is due for a repaint for the same reasons. Actually mine is just getting a new ship to call the Excelsior, and the current one is getting turned into a new ship methinks. Ever since I got the NX-2000 Excelsior I've been thinking along those lines.

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Re: Polar Lights USS Discovery as 1/1400 scale

Post by Markus » Sat May 04, 2019 6:56 pm

I'm considering building my Disco as an unmodified, non-spore-drive Crossfield class. I picture that as the way Discovery looked in the very first preview video emerging from a hollow asteroid without the nacelle extensions, with the outer saucer gap filled in, and with Franz Joseph style hull markings.

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Re: Polar Lights USS Discovery as 1/1400 scale

Post by novahobbies » Sun May 05, 2019 4:01 am

Nab some of those Kelvin era nacelles and you're really rockin the update....

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Re: Polar Lights USS Discovery as 1/1400 scale

Post by ProfArturo » Sun May 05, 2019 9:16 am

That looks the perfect size now, I'll be getting one and doing the same.

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