Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

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Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by MEATLOAFr » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:25 am

Got some building together of the Oberth kit… not much for details, but has some where they belong, but most detailing will be done by the decals - as this scale is accustomed to

Here’s a top shot with the “saucer” attached
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Bottom of the upper hull
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Some engraved rings on the underside of the “saucer” section
Maybe a little to wide for my taste, but we will see how they look when finished and they take some paint


Here’s the warp grills with the lower section of the nacelle
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Lower hull pod
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There is some nice details on the inside of the pylons

The warp nacelles
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The nacelles are about 2 ½ inches long


One drawback of the Oberth kit that I have so far is there are some sink holes in both side of both nacelles where the peg hole is
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So far this kit isn’t bad, flash isn’t bad as the Klingon kit. Details aren’t to bad, we will see how the decals trat up when it’s time for them
It will be a happy addition to the collection – as long as no one try’s to disable it with a torpedo

Will try to get paint on the kit this weekend, as long as weather here stays good

LINKS

AST 1/1000 Oberth & Klingon Bird of Prey REVIEW - PART 1 - Unboxing/First Impressions!
https://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5265

AST 1/1000 Klingon Bird of Prey REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!
https://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic. ... 984#p68984

AST 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!
https://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic. ... 983#p68983
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Re: AST 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by Rio » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Thanks for the heads up and sharing!
The Oberth is one of my favorites designs ever from ST. I just wish it would be in a bigger scale, 1/350 would be perfect. But this is what we’ve got, and those of us lucky enough to get one from Ugh before they suddenly stopped production.
One peculiar aspect is the warp grill/nacelles; they are unique. Also the “mid deck” where everything attaches (sensor pod, suacer, engines) could be used as a base for modding, like the Jester. Also, the sensor pod is also a cool design unique to this ship.
Looking forward to procure this kit.
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Re: AST 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by MEATLOAFr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:58 am

Rio wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Thanks for the heads up and sharing!
The Oberth is one of my favorites designs ever from ST. I just wish it would be in a bigger scale, 1/350 would be perfect. But this is what we’ve got, and those of us lucky enough to get one from Ugh before they suddenly stopped production.
One peculiar aspect is the warp grill/nacelles; they are unique. Also the “mid deck” where everything attaches (sensor pod, suacer, engines) could be used as a base for modding, like the Jester. Also, the sensor pod is also a cool design unique to this ship.
Looking forward to procure this kit.
Happy Modeling!
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maybe we will get a 1/350 if this kit does well enough, and I'll bet someone will have a Jester mod before to long
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Re: AST 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by MEATLOAFr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:59 am

Sorry for the lack of updates, annoying tropical depression kept it to wet to do any painting outside, and I have no place to do it indoors at this time.

I did manage to get the base coat and some detail painting done on the Oberth ship, I do need to go back and touch up the edges of some of the recesses.

Luckily this kit is easy to do, just 4 colors needed:
White for the main color
Aluminum for the sensor dome, bridge recess and the pod
Intermediate Blue for the recesses on the upper hull and the upper recces on the pylons
And Black (or in my case Gunmetal Grey) for the warp grills


I swear the paint just blead up and out of the recesses
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Luckily the grills are a separation part and the separation line will be hidden
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You can see here the horrible job I did on getting straight lines
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One big gripe I have with the kit is that there is no paint guide on the instruction sheet – just color CG renderings on the box flaps, or is there a list of suggested colors anywhere – just has a “follow colors shown”
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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by holt35 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:25 pm

I'm enjoying the build Meatloafr! I started on mine today and was wondering if you had the same problem I did with the pylons tab holes being to small? I have to trim a good amount from the saucer holes before they would fit. Also I have to tell you my Bird of Prey didn't really have any flash on it at all so they must have fixed that issue.

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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 Oberth REVIEW - PART 2 - BUILDING!

Post by Tesral » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:13 am

That is humidity for you.

Loving the build. You do good review.
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