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Does anyone know about the accuracy of the Pro/Engineer solid models of the 1701, 1701-E, and Galileo that are being sold on e-bay? Listing 150029507578, for example.

I'm interested in accurate solid models of these Enterprises for doing cross-sections for scratch-builds.

p.s. The eBay autoreplacement is really annoying. It wouldn't be so bad if the preview/edit were aware of it and, more important, if it didn't include the exclamation point!
 

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The plans drawn by Thomas Sasser for the Polar Lights TOS E instruction sheets (don't remember the scale but I mean the little one) are nearly dead on. The only discrepancies are in a couple of minor details, not in the major proportions or positions. They make a fine basis for any model.
 

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These are computer generated models. The listing says that they are viewable through IE plugins.
 

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Thanks, Nova.

Griff: the term "Solid Model" does mean computer model, not physical model. Why they call them solid when they are only virtual is a good question. :)
 

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"Solid Model" makes ence IF you are talking to a crowd of CGI geeks. :) To others it means a real object.

As to WHY it's called a SOLID model refers to the way the model behaves when it is cut or sliced. It's like the difference between a brick, and a cardboard box. They are box cubish, but if you "cut" a section from the cardboard box, you will see the inside of the box's sides or faces. On the brick, it would be like a solid object (duh), and show you the face of the intersection. Hence the term solid.
 

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Johnnycrash has a good point.
And the BEST WAY to enjoy our e-bay purchased "solid" CGI Sci-fi model is to load it up in the PC hardrives and then hit the print button on our home 3D printers. :thumbsup:


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