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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 7:50 p.m. PST


Strange new 1/72nd scale worlds.

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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 8:25 p.m. PST

that's very cool.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2024 10:28 p.m. PST

There were three shuttle designs for TNG. The first was all smooth curves, which looked great for flight sequences and matched the look of the new Enterprise. But when scenes involving actors with a full scale shuttle were to be filmed, the fancy curvy shuttle was too difficult to build cheaply, so a smaller boxy shuttle with sharp, angled planes was created, as it could be made of plywood and other simple flat materials. Later this design was discarded in favor of a larger vessel with curves for the forward cockpit area, but which still retained the flat sides (dressed up) and boxy nacelles— this is the version which became the toy. Of course, it didn't divide down the center like the toy!

Choctaw31 Jan 2024 3:33 p.m. PST

I like that!

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2024 6:36 p.m. PST

Thanks for reading and commenting.

I don't adhere to a strict Star Trek universe so I mix and match to my pleasure.


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