Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or D

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Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or D

Postby TrekMD » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:02 pm

Quantum Mechanix, the company that makes some really nice and sophisticated models has made a model of the Enterprise from the current movies. Well, they've decided to recreate the original USS Enterprise from TOS with great attention to detail. They displayed the model at the San Diego Comic Con this year and here is a video where they talk about the ship, how it was made, etc. I'm posting the video and I'm posting some images I grabbed from the video...



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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or

Postby kobayashimaru » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:05 am

It's nice,
check out those windows, or the blue-ish tinge in the nacelles (as originally aired on ENT:These Are The Voyages)
but...
those bussard collectors, I don't know. They're too orange (that might be as originally aired, it just looks like two jupiters stuck on, at least it isn't "The Cage 'Tassels' " :lol: )
is the Shuttle to scale? if so, wow.

Also, is that gold-reflective tape/plating behind the dish? That looks sweet,
it looks like knurled brass plate back there, with a patina to it too.

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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or

Postby TrekMD » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:53 am

The shuttle is to scale and that was done for that "wow" factor. :)
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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or

Postby Moongrim » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:33 pm

I likey very much.
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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or

Postby Lonewolf » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:48 am

It looks beautiful, but it's not something I'd purchase. Personally, I prefer my TOS Enterprise with non-glowing nacelles and un-Azteced.

I know a lot of folks liked the remastered versions, but it just doesn't look the way it did to me when I was a kid. I guess I'm stuck with the original 1960's vintage version, because that looks "right".

Make the nacelles glow all you want, and put Aztec all over it. Just don't call it the Enterprise.
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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or

Postby kobayashimaru » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:32 am

@lonewolf,
indeed, this is more a TOS-R ent,
not a "TOS" trekkie-prise.

The original filmed model did have glow-y nacelles - they were red light (grain of wheat bulb), with a big marble in between which caused that scattering effect (which looked like a lava-lamp) - there's a big difference in the filming quality between the as-aired and the archival tapes. As aired, it looks a little more faded and static.

That said, I'll take "glowy Orange Jupiter" bussards over The Cage pointy tassels anyday hehehe
So, it's probably based on "ST:ENT these are the voyages" or TOS-R.

What did you think about that knurled brass finish they've achieved on the deflector though?

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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or

Postby OrokaSempai » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:42 am

Well I like it. I see exactly the 'if they didnt have to cheep out on the filming model' angle.

I see people say 'its not what I seen on TV as a kid'. I remember white and not alot of detail. Not what the filming model looks like... but what it looked like on TV.

They have added detail without hurting the look and feel of the original. It now looks like something I could see having anything in common with the refit connie other than vague shape. Imagine they kept the old TOS design and increased the detail level for the movies... this is what you would have got. TOS with TMP detailing.

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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or

Postby Greyryder » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:08 am

I like the glowing warp grills. Not a fan of azteking on any ship, least of all the original 'Prise.

I see they put in the Trials and Tribblations skylight at the front of the saucer. With all the research I've heard these guys claim they did, you'd think they'd know that was caused by a missing plug on the original 11 foot filming model, when the production crew was doing their research for the DS9 filming model.

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Postby el gato » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:36 pm

Nice, but I'd never buy anything from QMX. They're too expensive and their ability to deliver is sketchy
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Re: Quantum Mechanix USS Enterprise...no bloody A, B, C, or D

Postby NCC1966 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:35 pm

It is too much for my taste. I'll always feel bugged whenever I look at an "enhanced" TOS prise. It simply doesn't look right. The good old beloved Enterprise is cool as she is. She doesn't need any extra bell or whistle. Just leave her alone.

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