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Cadet Series USS Enterprise

Postby jimb on Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:02 pm

Recently I finished my 1/2500 Cadet Sereis USS Enterprise NCC-1701. Other than the horrendus seams, it was a pretty nice little kit. Here are all the parts layed out(saucer section assembled, secondary/engineering hull assembled, & warp nacells assembled):

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Just to give you a sense of the size of the kit, kere is ship sitting on a clothes pin:

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And now, the finished ship:

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Hope you like it. I'll probably start the Enterprise-A shortly.
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Re: Cadet Series USS Enterprise

Postby EdselDan on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:56 pm

Nice. I do know how small this one is, I have the Chrome plated set
TOS, Movie Refit/A & Next Gen D. The 2 Kirk ships in that set are Tiny
Too bad they have Mixed the sets not
I need the original issue B, C E in that series
But they are not TOS, Refit, B set 1 and C, D, E set 2!!!!

I also need to compare one to the "Enterprise Incident" set Ship
That is Another Tiny one. And it is designed for Lights!!!!!
The Engine pylon piece has grooves cast in-place for the wires
you putty over after placing the bulb in the Warp Nacelle!
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Re: Cadet Series USS Enterprise

Postby Robbo on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:27 pm

As a Trekki fan and having built the NX-01 and NCC-1701-D, I appreciate the efforts of others building Enterprise models.

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Re: Cadet Series USS Enterprise

Postby jimb on Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:26 am

It was a fun little build (except for the seam work). Interesting information on the lighted Enterprise. Bet it's cool looking when it's done. Must be a real pain to replace the bulb it you need to.

I have all of the Cadet Series (non-chromed) ships. One box has TOS, Refit/A, & B; and the C, D, & E are all in there own boxes (they're a little bigger :lol: ).

Have you checked out The Delta Quadrant ( http://the-delta-quadrant.com/ ) Eric has some really cool resin ships in 1/2500. He also told me that Federation Models ( http://federationmodels.com/ ) has the reboot Enterprise in 1/2500.
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Re: Cadet Series USS Enterprise

Postby EdselDan on Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:34 pm

I need a better camera to take pictures of the "Enterprise Incident"
kit built and Lit.
I can take a few without lighting it up, but, Needing dark to
have the light effects to show up is the problem.
My camera will NOT show the fiber-optics in the ships or stars
to any good degree.

I need a way to record the sound effects too.
There are Phaser. Red alert, and Vocal effects included.

I have 2 of that kit Unbuilt too!

I just wish when they re-issued the 'Cadet" series and added that name,
they left the sets in the combinations they were in orginally
That way I would Not need to get 2 sets to fill the collection of
Enterprise ships.

I know they added a DS9 set to the series, Will they add Voyager & Enterprise??
Though Monogram had the Voyager license.

Revell-Of-Germany has the JJ Abrams Enterprise in Plastic kit form
I can't afford Resin kits.
The NX01 I got was CHEAP, but being solid castings, I can't add lights to it
the way I want to.

The second TOS 3 ship set I have is started, and I have lights going in them
based on those in the "Enterprise Incident" kit.
Though, I have No idea on where to place them in the Romulan Warbird!!
I need to find pictures of that ship showing it lit.
The ships of this set are larger than the 'Enterprise Incident' and
Cadet series, though, No scale was given.
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