Thanks! I'm still trying to find that magic conversion factor he used to come up with 947 from 540, though. There's some method, logic or device to explain that particular number and one of these days I'll find it...X15-A2 said:Mgagen; I agree with your take on the scale issue regarding scaling the ship without doubling the deck spacing. This hits my "logic spot" dead center. I had never considered that aspect before, good call.
No problem. I'm going to push the magic reset button and refer all questions about the TOS Enterprise to Gary K. My opinion about what might or might not have happened 40+ years ago is featherweight, so I will quietly go back to cleaning out my garage.X15-A2 said:Rick; I was replying to someone who was quite definite about giving your opinion for you, which is to say, I was arguing with someone else. Obviously they cannot speak for you and I knew that then. They were simply using your name in an attempt to add weight to their argument, that's all.
Several people have expressed an interest in the history of my TOS Enterprise plans, so here's the story:MGagen said:Gary,
Thanks so much for the new info. Input from folks like you who've had hands on access is priceless!
Any chance you could give us a similar run down on the various stages your plans for the TOS-E went through?
A couple examples:JT1 said:I am curious about the differences between the restored 11 footer and what the old pictures revealed?
I met Petri through William McCullars, who seems to know everybody. As payment for the aborted Enterprise book, Mike Okuda bought Lightwave 3D for Petri, and he's going gung-ho with it ever since. Petri has been a pleasure to work with: not only is he extremely talented, helpful, and trustworthy, but he's also very modest. Definitely not a prima donna with an inflated ego. Somebody in Hollywood needs to give this boy a job!jheilman said:How did you link up with Petri? I corresponded with him prior to the Okuda project when his model was built in POV-RAY and he provided many a useful critique of my 3D Enterprise way back. I'm guessing it was from William McCullar's IDIC Page? Petri's models are beautiful.