USS Surprise, NCC-919, Alert-class Refit

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USS Surprise, NCC-919, Alert-class Refit

Post by Griffworks » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:59 pm

This is my version on what a refit Alert-class Perimeter Action Ship would look like with Phase II / Movie Era technology. The base for the model is the old Starship Modeler Kit Factory Alert-class model. It's 1/1000 scale and originally meant to utilize the Polar Lights TOS Enterprise kits nacelles, dish, and bridge to complete the kit.
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I'm using the following parts to bring mine up to closer to Refit specifications with all but the last piece coming in for/from 1/1000 models: Bridge w/B&C deck from JT Graphics; Phase II nacelles from UGH! Models; split impulse deck from Federation Models; saucer mounted navigational deflector from Federation Models; two lower primary hull "slices" from a Round2 Refit; and the lower Shuttle bay piece from a 1/1400 Yamaguchi kit from ERTL/AMT - which is actually modified from a 1/1000 Excelsior kit.
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I added some sheet stock to the lower aft extension to thicken it a bit. I need to decide on how to blend the hangar bay to the rest of the lower hull. I'll likely go with a mix of sheet styrene and putty.

Still very much a Work-In-Progress!
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Re: USS Surprise, NCC-919, Alert-class Refit

Post by el gato » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:26 pm

I like where you're going with this. The pylons seem a bit wispy to me, though. Maybe having them at a slant or suggest they're somewhere between the TOS version and the Phase II or between TOS and Refit?
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Re: USS Surprise, NCC-919, Alert-class Refit

Post by Griffworks » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:29 pm

Actually, that's what I was considering for the pylons! I was going to try and blend some sheet stock aftward, fairing it in exactly like on the Phase II and Refit Enterprises.
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Re: USS Surprise, NCC-919, Alert-class Refit

Post by el gato » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:13 pm

Cool! Can't wait to see it
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