Actually, you've reversed the chicken and the egg, there, MCR. The kit was engineered from Matts Jeffries' designs, not Franz Josephs'. The Star Fleet Technical Manual didn't appear until 1975, long after the models had been issued....the Franz Joseph design, which is clearly what the 18"er is.
Oh, ah....what I meant was that the AMT kit is the one FJ based his art on...
It still isn't restored?!? You're still 'planning' to restore it?!?For example, I have a partially assembled original-issue Wonder Woman that I am planning to restore.
Seeeeeee? I toldja so! But, geez - has it really been that long since I snagged that WW? I'm turning into Trek Ace, the unintentional model kit collector. Maybe we should start a new forum, "U.M.K.C.s Anonymous"...we need help! :freak:...And now, though Polar Lights doesn't even exist, time and the hobby have crept up on you like Elmer Fudd, and the dreaded reissue has been announced!