AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

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AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby Ken Conklin » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:52 pm

Some of you may have seen this and some maybe not. But, This is the current build I am working on for my nephew. Has to be done by Christmas enough time probably not but I have to get her done. Enough of the jibber-jabber and on to the build :)

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As many of you know this kit has these very ugly grid lines that do not make any sense at all so what to do but get rid of them :)

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So the top and bottom halves of the saucer were bondoed in to get rid of the panel lines. It isn't a long process but later on in the build I have moved away from bondo and onto sanding.

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Here is the saucer after sanding down the bondo

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and starting to prime up the saucers to look for defects in the plastic and in my bondo work.

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby andyh » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:52 pm

Looking good. I've started one of these but only got one engine puttied up so far :)

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby Ken Conklin » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:51 pm

Thanks Andy. I will be posting up more progress pics soon :)

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby cannon fodder » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:54 pm

Looking real good there but you've heard that from me before lol. Guys Ken here is the main reason I decided to try and finish this build. He does impressive work in my opinion. Andy, this guys build is the one i was talking about.

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby Ken Conklin » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:39 pm

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just checking the bondo work and fixing up spots that weren't looking to good.

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i started bondoing up the neck of the ship but decided to go with sanding instead. bondo works great but you need to much. much easier to just sand everything down. Realized this late so had to redo some stuff.

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just an overhead of what is going on, on the bench.

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby ulvdemon » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:00 pm

Looking good! Almost makes me want to tackle a 1/537 again. :lol:

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby Ken Conklin » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:27 pm

Thank you!

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby andyh » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:30 pm

cannon fodder wrote:Looking real good there but you've heard that from me before lol. Guys Ken here is the main reason I decided to try and finish this build. He does impressive work in my opinion. Andy, this guys build is the one i was talking about.


Ah, yes, I remember :) Maybe I should just be sanding mine smooth as well.

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby Ken Conklin » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:38 pm

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jumping from place to place on the build. I am cutting out the grills on both sides of both nacelle's. two have nasty injector pin marks that I will not be able to get rid of. I will be using the DLM replacement parts for the grills.

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The original front grill of the nacelle has that little lip that goes over the top and really no detail on the vents at all.

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In the above photos you can see how nice the DLM part looks compared to the kit part. But, you can also see the DLM part is smaller than the original. The overlap on the original part cover the gap the DLM part has left behind. After a bit of fiddling I removed the two lips that are inside of the nacelles to hold the original part in place. (forgot to take pics of the inside). Once this is done the DLM part fits very nicely and we will have a pretty nacelle :)

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Re: AMT ST:IV 1:537 Enterprise

Postby Tesral » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:46 am

Another one of those kits that if you applied every after market thing there was, you would have no kit let.
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