AMT/Ertl kits 6618 (USS Enterprise-A) x 2, sheet styrene, other kit parts
Scale = 1/2500
Length = 12.2 cm
Width = 6.5 cm
Height = 3.0 cm
is the first kitbash I ever attempted. It was completed around
1994. It is made with two Enterprise-A kits and some styrene
The name and registry are not from a Star Trek source. At the
time, I could only use decals I had on hand from other kits. I
chose Exeter because I could use the first part of the word
'Enterprise', And fake the 'x' with a black pen. The name is
therefore U.S.S. E (x) E TER. The registry comes from the '0'
and '7' from the 1701-A decals and the '3' and '5' come from the
decals to the Star Trek VI Enterprise shuttlecraft kit.
component in the cut out nook at the aft end of the circular
saucer is the control panel of a Robotech Alpha Fighter. At the
time there was little information about the Constellation Class.
It was a coincidence that I later found out that there actually
was a Robotech part built on the Stargazer prop model, which I
was able to recreate on my large version Constellation Class
The main hull was spray painted Flat White. Flat Gull Gray was
the color of hull details and Mat Sky Blue was used for the
engine glow. The impulse engines are Gloss Red and the lower
sensors and RCS thrusters are Gloss Yellow. Most of the red trim
was hand-marked with a red pen.
primary hull was made with four laminated layers of 2 mm thick
styrene. A notch was dug out with a knife. (I didn't own or even
know of a Dremel tool back then.)
There was only a side view to go from for details of the bottom
of the hull, so the shapes are good for a side profile, but
they're not the right shapes since the actual details are now
learned a lot about kitbashing since doing this model, but it
was a good experience. The model still holds up surprisingly
well...I may rename it since I can now make my own decals.