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I've started my latest Polar Lights TOS Enterprise Kitbash the USS-Stern..

Heres some early pics of my idea..
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/227543308.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/227543306.jpg
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Some pics of my start of the project..

Modifying the secondary hull..I cut a section out and reglued it to make it shorter...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/227543302.jpg
..and hollowed out the deflector dish to give it a TMP style deflector
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/227543736.jpg
..trim the neck to fit the saucer..
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/227543732.jpg
..test fitting the saucer to secondary hull...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/227543733.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/227543735.jpg

Everything is still in the early stages..just looking for feedback and so forth.
 

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I can't view the pics, but if George says it looks sweet, than that's good enough for me! :thumbsup:
 

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nebulaclass269 said:
I like the look myself---cutting down the neck and dropping the saucer, as well as the nacelles, give it a sleek fast look. Sweet.:)
I'm kinda going for a stripped down Heavy Cruiser..it dosen't have the "extras" of a Connie but is equally armed,a little faster and is more commited for combat than for multi-role missions..it would be deployed for patrol and escort duties near Klingon or Romulan space.
 

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Interesting design concept, though it might prompt some ribbing from Klingons and/or Romulans: "Hey, where's the rest of your ship, dude?" or "Don't look now, but someone took a few slices of your pizza!"
 

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scotpens said:
Interesting design concept, though it might prompt some ribbing from Klingons and/or Romulans: "Hey, where's the rest of your ship, dude?" or "Don't look now, but someone took a few slices of your pizza!"
Untill it puts a few photon torpedos up their warp core..:devil:
 

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With many thanks to 1711rob, I've now seen the pics!



Looks good. I see you're using an Alert-class model kit main hull as your primary hull. I can't tell in the pics, but are you also using the Starship Modeler Kit Factory open shuttlebay for the PL 1/1000 1701 kit? Can't wait to see if finished, regardless! :thumbsup:
 

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Griffworks said:
With many thanks to 1711rob, I've now seen the pics!



Looks good. I see you're using an Alert-class model kit main hull as your primary hull. I can't tell in the pics, but are you also using the Starship Modeler Kit Factory open shuttlebay for the PL 1/1000 1701 kit? Can't wait to see if finished, regardless! :thumbsup:
No I just cut a section out of the PL secondary hull to shorten it...I wanted it to look a little less like a Connie hull thats also why I'm giving it a different nacelle setup..sorry about the crappy pics I took them in a hurry..but I'll try to make some better ones once I get a little further along.
 

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Update I've attached the saucer and nacelle struts to the secondary hull.....

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/230372047.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/230372060.jpg
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http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/230372052.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1208/4238390/15067407/230372050.jpg

..as you can see I got some filling and sanding to do...plus I have to wait to get some supplies to really jump on it..so it'll be some time before I get more done to her.
 

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Great job and excellent use of an Alert-class! I think you did a great job on all the little details. :thumbsup:
 

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I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I saw the first pics, but now I love it! It's great design and a cool little ship!

Mike

P.S. Is there a story behind the name of the ship?
 

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mikephys said:
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I saw the first pics, but now I love it! It's great design and a cool little ship!

Mike

P.S. Is there a story behind the name of the ship?
The name came from my first kitbash many years ago when I turned a old ATM TMP Enterprise into a destroyer and I just rearrange the letters from Enterprise to get Stern.
 
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