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I hope that the Klingon symbol in the decals represents the colors as it was on the original studio model, rather than that of the AMT model decal, which was not accurate.
 

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Why is the hole in the front of the ship being refered to as a trop tube when all shots came from the engine endcaps? Wasn't that hole the deflector dish?
 

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Given what we know about Thomas and his intense research on everything he's been working on up to this point, I'm willing to bet they'll include the for both the studio model and the AMT kit. Heck, they're including the TAS Romulan decal, so I don't see why they couldn't add an extra couple decals. ;)

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heiki said:
Why is the hole in the front of the ship being refered to as a trop tube when all shots came from the engine endcaps? Wasn't that hole the deflector dish?
Weren't they disruptors when fired from the endcaps, not torpedos? And the front hole definitely DID fire torpedos on the K'Tinga from TMP, so I'd assume that's just back-dating from the movie(s).
 

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Weren't they disruptors when fired from the endcaps, not torpedos? And the front hole definitely DID fire torpedos on the K'Tinga from TMP, so I'd assume that's just back-dating from the movie(s).
I'd always figured that it was both a deflector AND a weapon. Why not? The deflector beam is essentially a weapon against asteroids and space dust and such. I could see the energy generation capabilities there having a dual role.
 

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heiki said:
Why is the hole in the front of the ship being refered to as a trop tube when all shots came from the engine endcaps? Wasn't that hole the deflector dish?
What's a "trop"? ;)

The "hole" on the front of the command pod was never officially identified as anything on screen during TOS. The disrupters came from the fronts of the nacelles as well during TOS, as already mentioned. An interesting nod to TOS came in TNG's 2nd season(?) in the episode "The Emissary", wherein a Klingon battle cruiser from the late 23rd century had gone on a "deep space sleeper exploration" and was coming back home - thru what was now Federation territory. While that ship was clearly a K'T'Inga-class ship, it fired it's disruptors from the fronts of the nacelles - just before cloaking.

Yeah, I know: more useless trivia.... :)

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Sign me up! These look awesome! :)

I built a sweet little CG version that I'm thinking about having grown in a larger scale. But if PL eventually comes out with a 1/350 scale version that looks like this I may put that on hold permanently! :D :thumbsup:
 

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Wait a minute,Polar Lights made the Klingon Ship last year.Whats happening are they making a larger model of it,and how big is it?Guy Schlicter
 

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I don't happen to have a copy of the instructions at hand, but I believe the original AMT Klingon instrux had the tube, or hole-filler, or whatever, called out as an "antenna" or "sensor" or "sensor-deflector." BTW, I always wondered how disruptors (a sonic weapon) are supposed to work in space.
 

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Folks, this thread is two years old and is about the model we already have. God only knows why somebody dredged it up.

For the record, the hole was supposed to be the main deflecor in 1969, but when they made TMP in 1978, they decided it would be cooler to have the torpedoes come out there.
 

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Folks, this thread is two years old and is about the model we already have. God only knows why somebody dredged it up.
New member reading old threads. No biggie.
John P said:
the hole was supposed to be the main deflecor in 1969, but when they made TMP in 1978, they decided it would be cooler to have the torpedoes come out there.
And they were right! Deflector? Klingons don't need no deflectors! Gives 'em an excuse to blast stuff outta the way!

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Don't feel too bad a lot of us thought the same thing. I even looked at the date to see how far back it was started. All I saw was the month it was posted not the year. When I looked at the pictures of the new model coming out I saw the lack of detail that PL was noted for (did not notice the date on the picture). But I did notice in one of the pictures the ship was held by in someones hand.

(the red alert sound followed by computer voice)
"WARNING! SHIP IS NOT IN EXPECTED SCALE!"

(in the voice of Herman Munster while stomping foot) "DARN, DARN, DARN, DARN, DARN!"
 

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I always wondered how disruptors (a sonic weapon) are supposed to work in space.
It's not a sonic weapon. "Disruptor" refers to the weapon disrupting the molecular bonds of the object it hits.
 
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