U.S.S. Firebrand NCC-68723 Freedom Class Starship


Model by Stephen L.


Kit Bash

AMT/Ertl kits 6618 (Enterprise 3-piece set), 6676 (USS Enterprise), 8617 (USS Enterprise-A), 6619 (USS Enterprise-D), and 8001 (USS Enterprise-C)

Model Specifications:
Scale = 1/1400
Length = 30.2 cm
Width = 18.7 cm
Height = 8.2 cm

The U.S.S. Firebrand is one of the casualties in Starfleet's disastrous battle with the Borg at Wolf 359 in early 2367.

This kit bashed model is constructed with parts from many different Enterprise kits from AMT.
The base color is French Light Blue Gray, with a misting of Pale Green to simulate a barely visible 'Aztec' pattern on the hull.

The bridge is Neutral Gray, sensor pallets are Light Gray and phaser banks are Medium Gray.

The Decals are a mix of kit decals from the 1/1400 and 1/2500  Enterprise-D kits and a set from Web Games. The escape pod hatches are made from thin sheet styrene and painted Sand.
The saucer and raised area on the warp engine are from a 1/2500 Enterprise-D kit, decks 1-3 are from the 1/1400 Enterprise-C kit. The shuttlebay door and warp nacelle are from a 1/1400 Enterprise-D kit.

The dorsal 'neck' is from the Original Series Enterprise and the neck base is the torpedo area from the 1/532 Enterprise-A kit.
The warp grille is painted Mat Sky Blue with a Horizon Blue overcoat. The Bussard collector and impulse engines are Gloss Red, with the small grilles painted Zinc Chromate Yellow.

Battle damage was created with a Dremel tool and was airbrushed Light Ghost Gray, Flat Black and dry brushed with Steel.

Photos by Stephen L.