U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 Intrepid Class Starship

 

Model by Stephen L.

 

Box Stock

Monogram kit 3604

Model Specifications:
Scale = 1/670
Length = 51.5 cm
Width = 19.9 cm
Height = 9.8 cm

 
The U.S.S. Voyager was the second Intrepid Class starship built. It was lost in the Delta Quadrant shortly after it was commissioned and managed to survive and return to Federation space seven years later.

This kit was built with no modifications.

The basecoat was painted Flat Gull Gray. The major panel details were painted Light Sea Gray. Phaser banks are Armor Sand; Lifeboat hatches and Photon Torpedo launchers are Sand.
The four missing Lifeboat hatches were made with bodyfill. First, masking tape was placed in thin strips around two other close together lifeboats on the hull. Once the shape was there, the masking was lifted and moved into place where the missing hatches needed to be. Then putty was layered to the thickness of other hatches and allowed to dry. When the masking was removed, there were two hatch-shaped putty squares, which were sanded smooth and the corners were rounded with a small file. They are almost indistinguishable from the other hatches.
   
Windows were painted Gloss White or Gloss Black. The divisions of the windows on the upper saucer were achieved by painting a small quick stroke of basecoat color through the window to break the window into segments.


The RCS Thrusters are Gloss Orange, Zinc Chromate, and Flat Military Brown.

Additional surface features such as external cargo bay and landing strut hatch details were scribed in.
The dedication plaque from USS Voyager. Voyager was constructed at the Utopia Planitia yards over Mars and received final testing and launched from Earth Station McKinley.

Photos by Stephen L.