No, the purpose of recreating the models was to show how they'd look as actual filming models as opposed to slapped-together-haphazardly-painted kitbashes. Hence the bluish base coat and light-blue warp grilles. I had been meaning to add more paint applications all over the model but got sidetracked by life.
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quote:Originally posted by Dukhat: I made two scans from someone's Youtube video. Yep, they are new shots of the model: a bottom view from Drexler's original photos, and several great views of the model from other angles. Incidentally, both the photos and the text make it clear that Buckner meant for the ship to be smaller than a Miranda, and yet Eaglemoss made their model Excelsior-sized.
I'm torn on the scale thing- it really work best from a parts POV, when you scale using the Miranda bridge and torp launchers- but from a practical perspective, what possible use could this tiny ship have during peacetime?!?
Also, the forward-facing Excelsior hangar would be almost useless at the smaller scale- maybe housing some workbees or a lone shuttlepod.
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