12 December 2014 at 04:38:40 MST
The model does look better than the original Excelsior class with sexy warp nacelles and impulse engine, still she got a great deal and body paints with some little errors corrected the model looks better than ever.
on 12 December 2014 at 16:42:49 MST
Oooh, I see a Reliant in the background!
on 12 December 2014 at 17:14:52 MST
Thats gonna be repainted and become the Avenger.
on 14 December 2014 at 16:24:33 MST
Sweet. I like that design. You know the story behind the Reliant? :)
on 14 December 2014 at 17:44:30 MST
Yes StatTrek the Wrath of Khan.
on 14 December 2014 at 19:20:07 MST
That's not what I meant. :)
When working on Star Trek II, the original plan had the Reliant being a Constitution class starship like the Enterprise. It was later determined this would be confusing, as the audience needed to determine instantly which ship was which. As such, they designed a new ship with the engines above the saucer.
The design was forwarded to director Nick Meyer, who at the time was overseas on another project. He initialed the designs for approval and sent them back. When the production team received the approved designs, they realized he had approved them upside down. As such, they flipped the saucer, added the roll bar, and adjusted the engines to fit the right orientation.
So that's the story of the Reliant. ;)
on 16 December 2014 at 16:43:36 MST
I used to have a book of the Miranda Class Destroyers they are still cool in StarTrek : Legacy