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Jason Abbadon
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This month there's a nice article on the transition between physical models and the CGI ones and features nice pics of many Trek alumni.
Including a great shoot of Dan Curry: sitting next to him on the desk is the model of the USS Curry!
It's a great pic and I'll have to pick up a copy to scan for everyone.

This month's "starship file" is a nice entry on the DY-100 (not that it intrests me, though).

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Sweet. I'd be interested in seeing that piccie of the Curry.
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Jason Abbadon
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THe model's actually much smaller than I thought (or Dan's a giant) but it does indeed look to be a 1:100th EXcelsior straight off the shelf.

Truthfully, it looks almost exactly like Soundeffect's model.

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I just went over to the bookstore to look at said pic. It's way too small to be of any practical use.
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Jason Abbadon
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I guess as far as ship scrutinty is concerned, yeah.

I just really like the look on Dan Curry's face with the wrecked ship next to him.
It makes the magazine worthwhile.

The mag also shows a nice view of the Andorian bridge from their upcoming appearance.

The CGI ship files are very nicely rendered, although I really wish they'd go over some ship material not covered in STTM.
Like a nice Valdore article would be great. [Wink]

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Jason Abbadon
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While a bit OT, I should mention that I picked up the Insurrection "movie book" with all thhe behind the scenes stuff and the "Science of Star Trek" both for $4 each at my local Barnes & Noble today (also why I didint buy the mag today).
Looks like they're selling their backstock of Trek specials dirt cheap.
Also for $5 was the Scriptbook on 7 of 9 (I skipped that one though)
If anyone's intrested, there's a few left at mine and I could pick something up if asked.

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quote:
I just went over to the bookstore to look at said pic. It's way too small to be of any practical use.
I also went & bought a copy of this issue. Although I'm guessing Mim's comment to be in regard to the model's name/registry; then yes, the pic is useless. On the other hand, it also tells us other things, the main point of which is that this model is definitely not the same model as the Raging Queen. Dan painted his model to match the normal blue/gray tones of a regular ship; not those godawful yellow/orange colors of the other kitbashes. Also (and again the pic is too small for this to be definite, but I like to think I have good eyes), it looks like Dan was a little more skillful in building & detailing his model than the quick-slap-together-melted POS's that were the other KB's. This is probably why the VFX people had the Curry be seen from up-close
on screen, traveling slow enough to make out detail.

Perhaps if someone who knows Curry's email address could ask him if he still has the model, & if he could take some photos of it. Heck, it worked for DD. If someone hasn't already beaten me to it, I can scan the pic if you'd all like.

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Do scan in the pic, even if it's small.

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I was under the impression that the ship was simply named after Curry, not built by him.
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Jason Abbadon
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It's something he's forced to adopt as his own.
Just as Soundeffect must forever be associated with my Miranda variant USS Loftus, for good or ill.

It's a starship modeler thing: You would'nt understand. [Wink]

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At least the USS Loftus is a REALLY COOL design!

I can live with that! [Smile]

Please do include a scan of the USS Curry, no matter the size. I want to see how close I got with my model.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jason Abbadon:

Looks like they're selling their backstock of Trek specials dirt cheap.

Perk??

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quote:
I was under the impression that the ship was simply named after Curry, not built by him.
OK, technically speaking, I don't know if Dan Curry actually built the model. I was just making an educated guess, since it has his name and is sitting on his desk. Plus the fact that it doesn't look like something an eight-year old kid slapped together, like the other ones did (to give Curry some credit).

So the question remains: What is the true registry for this model? It's obviously not 45617, as was previously believed. Where did that number come from, anyway? The screencap shows what looks like the same registry as the Raging Queen, but we can't be 100% sure. Perhaps Curry (or whoever built the model) drew inspiration from the Queen model, & had the registry either match or be very close.

I'll try to scan the pic tonight.

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Shoot. Either I'm doing something wrong, or my scanner is acting up. Either way, the pic didn't come out the way I wanted. Perhaps someone else can scan it better.

For what it's worth:

http://flareupload.pleh.net/uploads/341/curry

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Jason Abbadon
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I'll try and scan it at work tonight.

Nice pic of the Romulan runabout too.

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