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Old Dec 20, 2009, 08:44 PM
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Enterprise RC Submarine

So this is a scale model. It's also a submarine. But probably not what you'd expect.

USS.ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-A  R/C STARSHIP SFYDD PV02 (7 min 26 sec)


This is the 1:350 scale model (so something like 34 inches long).
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 06:59 AM
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the japanese LOVE their startrek subs, and i think they have also done the space shuttle as a sub.

normally they have clear dive planes from what I have seen of them on youtube, i cant see them on this one so how does she adjust her attitude and steer?
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 07:13 AM
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Steve Neill is currently building one & has a build thread over at SubCommittee:

http://s181686668.onlinehome.us/phpB...hp?f=35&t=9308

Considering he's actually done special effects work on the Star Trek movies, I'm certain he'll do a bang up job like he always does on this project.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 07:20 AM
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Looks to me like there's a thruster coming out of the shuttle bay. If you watch as her stern comes in to view the thruster is movable left/right/up/down. Pretty simple system, but having built this same kit (It's the first edition Polar Lights 1:350) I can attest to how difficult it must have been to pull this off. The kit is plenty large enough to fit in all the gear, but it's also pretty heavy. I'd imagine getting it trimmed to work underwater and given the general layout of the design must have been pretty hair pulling. The COG for this model is just behind the main deflector dish assembly.

This is what the Second Edition of the kit looks like finished (mine).
http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/Imgp0073.jpg

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/Imgp0078.jpg

I've built a couple of larger scale ballast base subs over the years (two of the Oberon class) but I could have gobs of fun with something like this...
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 07:43 AM
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Wow nice Enterprise, I built the old AMT/Ertl kit many years ago when i was 15 or so, have also scratchbuilt a destroyer type from one. I'm not completely sure but the areas on your model that r painted light blue (on nacelle struts for example) are supposed 2 be a greyish color.( I think)
Here R some blurry pics of my starship collection !!

it would be a nightmare tryin 2 stuff Rc systems into one of these models but some how they do!
I watch heaps of the you tube vid's of these sud starships everthing from the Millenium Falcon, 2 the space battleship Yamato! Amazin stuff
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 07:59 AM
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Nope, they're blue. This is way off topic for the forum, but I guess if the thread is about Enterprise subs, accuracy of the subject ship itself is important

The AMT kit is a fun build, but is also horribly inaccurate. The list of problems with it compared to the 8foot studio model would take up pages. And I won't even talk about the later releases of the kit that included the horrendous etched in 'aztec'. I don't know how many hours I've wasted filling and sanding that stuff off.

I spend endless hours pouring over the studio model photos, as well, the general consensus among those of us that build starships is that the 'blue areas' are blue.

http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicl...priseColor.htm

http://startrekpropauthority.blogspo...erprise-8.html (bad lighting here doesn't help with the colours, but it's definitely blue)

Studio model in NCC-1701-A paint job.
http://www.starfleetmodeler.com/Star...n_refit_05.jpg

http://www.starfleetmodeler.com/Star...ss/default.htm


You also have to realize that the studio model had been repainted throughout its life. For ST1, there was a lot of green. The strongback, the deflector dish assembly, and the pylon rigs were a sort of very pale olive drab. By the time ST4 came around, and the ship was registered NCC-1701-A, the same model was used but the battle damage effect had damaged the paint. So ILM (who had taken ownership the model by that point) repainted the greens to blues.

There are lots of variations to the studio model over time. So when building/painting, you need to pick a variant (the refit and -A models, are different).

That all said, an AMT model was used on film (ST3 entering space dock) but again, those of us that build a lot of starships generally disregard that.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 08:19 AM
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yeah it was a pain 2 build aswell (especially when You put about 30 grain of wheat bulbs & wiring in) Being hit with a broom a few years later has'nt helped the model much either!
Always wanted 2 do a nice neat one but never got rd 2 it!

There R some good videos of a USS Voyager sub on U tube 2
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Oooh, I've seen them on youtube before.. even been on the modeller's website just admiring his ingenuity.

From the enterprise, voyager, and space battle ship yamato, he made all of them from scale kits. He even has a 1/400 PTOLEMAIOS space carrier from Gundam Seed in the works apparently.

The shuttle and voyager use the transparent dive planes because of some hydrodynamic issues while submerged, most use a simple vector thrust control, all of his works are detailed on his site if you can read japanese that is.

here's the details on the 1/350 Space Battleship Yamato
http://www.hm-arts.com/starfleet_ydd...Yamato350.html

Pictures alone don't do it justice though.. so here's a video

SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO "The Last 大和魂" SFYDD-PV03 (3 min 59 sec)


Oh, and here's the Enterprise with a few larger pictures on the thruster system he uses.

http://www.hm-arts.com/starfleet_ydd...ise1701-A.html

Enjoy!
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 02:01 AM
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wow I've seen it before and it still amazes me!!
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 11:17 AM
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that Yamato is nice
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 02:47 PM
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This is the future of RC subs....not the standard military sub, made by everyone and his grandfather....
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 11:24 PM
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Apparently he finished his Enterpise D a few months ago.

USS.ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-D  R/C STARSHIP SFYDD PV07 (3 min 34 sec)
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 12:34 AM
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Thanks Chuck as always. I don't post here much but here's a link to my web page o the build complete with videos if you scroll down of the lighting thus far.

http://www.sneillfx.com/page16

Enjoy,

Steve
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 11:17 AM
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I would love to see the Big Dave Seaview build meet the Enterprise when your ready Steve. Best Wishes for the New Year.
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This is the future of RC subs....not the standard military sub, made by everyone and his grandfather....
build one then.

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