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Dukhat
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I'm pretty sure the Playmates Enterprise-D wasn't around yet when BoBW was filmed. The AMT model kits were literally brand-new at the time, much less any toys that accurately represented the ship in that size.

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The Playmates Enterprise D came in 1992 or 93, so it is certainly not in the running.
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Intriguing. This feels like another mystery. Was there ever a version of the 3-ship 1:2500 kit where the impulse engines were separate pieces? I don't recall that being the case. I'm really curious about this...
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Nope. 1/2500 Galaxys had integral all the way.
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Hey all - Valdore over at Starship Modeler found the "coffin box" piece used on both the Chekhov and the Nebula prototype. Link here.
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Dukhat
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The link asks for a username and password.

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Oops. Sorry about that. I guess, having an account there, I never noticed it was required just to look at posts. Here's the original post:
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Hi all,

Ok. So it's 5am. I should be sleeping, but couldn't. So, what better way to to pass the early hours than googling old toys from my childhood. Y'know, as you do.

Anyhoo. Long story short. I found the USS Chekov's pod!!!!!!

Basically, the pod was the cockpit cover from a few of the Scitex toys from 1987. ( In this case the Sand cruizer. The Groster also had that part. ) And looks fairly unmodified. The toys were produced by Tomy. So they're a stable mate for the Zoids brand. Which is why the damn part seemed so familiar to me when the new photos of the Wolf 359 ships came to light. For all I know, the Zoids, and Scitex's may have had interchangeable parts. Lol

Anyway. Spread the word. Just checked eBay, and came up with zip. So even though l think I've found it. It'd probably still be easier to scratch the bloody thing. Always the way Rolling Eyes

Edit: Make that 5:18am. It took me 18 minutes to write the above on my tablet. Lol

Edit 2: Still looking, and the piece was also part of the Tomy Tomics range, as seen here from the site CollectinDX

http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/1987/treadmaster

Of note is the cranes arm. That's where the part is. Originally, seems the part was a dark, smoked piece. That's seems to have the scribe lines, hinge, and the square detail underneath, exactly matching the Chekov's pod.

Awesome. I Wonder why they only used that piece though? Bloody thing is packed with usable greeblies.


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Wow. Amazing catch.

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Thanks very much! I can't take full credit for the find, though. Valdore did most of the heavy lifting. [Smile]

In other news, Eaglemoss has released a pic of the New Orleans-class USS Kyushu prototype. Aside from the grid lines and escape pods from being a little overly-pronounced for the scale, it's quite a faithful representation. Quite amazing, considering the analog nature of the source material.

Also note it's sitting on a mug, not unlike the original. Someone at Eaglemoss has really been paying attention - LOVE these guys! [Big Grin]

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Dukhat
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That's the pod/cockpit, all right. And it'll probably be next to impossible to find.

However, on the same subject, I also managed to find an elusive part: the rear piece to the U.S.S. Hutzel kitbash:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vwus_QCK5TI/UVtU_k6GjOI/AAAAAAAAA2g/RmW3DcuNeMk/s1600/hutzel2.jpg

It's a part from the Robotix toys. I found them on eBay, but the seller didn't only sell one, so I ended up with like 15 of them, lol. Maybe I can sell them to people who want to build a replica.

http://flareupload.pleh.net/uploads/341/hutzel1.jpg

http://flareupload.pleh.net/uploads/341/hutzel2.jpg

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Okay, I was trying to avoid and/or divest physical models in favor of digital ones, but I am afraid I will have to own the New Orleans Class. We all have our favorite non-star ships and that frigate is mine. Of course, I prefer her without what I imagine to be the special mission pods, but whatever.

And Dukhat, props (no pun intended) to being unfazed by bulk purchasing requirements. :-)

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