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Jason Abbadon
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Shik is right- only the bridge is 1400 scale- the nacelles are each two 2500th engines cut and lengthened
Add marker pods and bake at 350 for 20 minutes and viola!- NewOrleans style starship (let cool before eating)

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Dukhat
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Sorry, those Stabilo markers could only be that scale if they were attached to a larger 1/1400 saucer and secondary hull. Like the smaller scale Ahwahnee, Chekov and Buran where Miarecki used a larger 1/1400 bridge module with the smaller 1/2500 saucers to give the impression of a smaller ship overall, he made a very large scratch bridge module for the Kyushu for the same reason. He then lenghtened the 1/1400 nacelles for whatever reason.

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Shik
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I don't have model parts (or even models) to measure against anymore, but I bet Jason does.

Schwan Stabilo Boss highlighters measure 1.2 x 4.1 x 0.4 inches. Go do the math accordingly.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_4NPmcbuIM

Here's a vid where we can see some guy holding one in his hand.

Here's the Kyushu:

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/4/4f/USS_Kyushu_model.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20091113070945&path-prefix=en

You may be right. For some reason I thought those markers were much longer than they actually are.

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Jason Abbadon
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You may be confusing the Nrw Orleans' pod markers with the longer ones used for.the Chyenne's nacelles

At a guess, the 2500th saucer is 7-8" long (from the base of the impulse plant to the saucers front edge is one piece).

EAS has the idea that they used 1400th parts and then custom made a bigger bridge- but I laugh that idea off
Time was a factor and what Bernd does not know(as he's not a modeler) is the pain in the ass inaccurate RAISED DETAILS all over the 1400th kit that would have taken hours to sand smooth- THEN all and I do mean ALL the hundreds of windows would need to be filled and (after a day of filler drying-) sanded smooth AGAIN before the new lifeboats and windows could be added!

Or just use the available 2500th parts like dozens of modelers have done since- each making perfect New Orleans re-creations
See ericksmodels.com for a perfect New Orleans build using 2500th parts plus 1400th bridge

[ December 02, 2015, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: Jason Abbadon ]

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Jason Abbadon
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Here's a great model using 2500th parts-
http://www.starshipmodeler.org/gallery10/js_valhalla.htm

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