U.S.S. Enterprise studio model visit

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    Okay, so thanks for all the birthday greetings earlier this month. I wasn't able t reply quickly became a little lass fun-napped me to DC for a get-a-way.

    While there I dropped by the Smithsonian & took a gander at the recently restored Star Trek studio model. I thought about you folks and thought I'd take some detail pics that might help model builders and designers; close ups that might provide otherwise missed features that real accuracy freaks, like me ;), might appreciate.

    Apologies for the photo detail but I wasn't aware of the trip in advance and had only a little cheap digital.

    I'll post some general overall pics first and over the next few days add details and close ups as interest demands.

    Hope these will be valuable...

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    The model is unit most of the time due to internal heat concerns...

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    then lit up...

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    The model is only lit a few times a day to preserve the 11 ft long studio version...

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    Some close ups...

    detailing the hangar windows, bacon, and decals...

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    showing the ridges near the end cap and the details of the cap...

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    Side view of hangar deck with numeric and window detail..

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    Recalling along the top of secondary hull...

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    Several views of the detailed intercooler...

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    Another view of the nacelle end cap...

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    Just want to share.

    Here's the starboard nav light, then the light lit, but note a second green bulb that might be missed next to the large beacon [1st two pics].

    Then the next two show the port nav beacon and running light {red}

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    The next shows the upper saucer detail [this portion was supposedly never repainted and still has bubbly paint] and the lit square sensor panel (rectangle)...

    and the lower lit saucer and nav deflector...

    and the bridge detail from the two angles shows two bulbs out of the sides of the bridge capsule.

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    More detail...

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    Breath taking sight!
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    Thanks for the tour! :)
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    Glad to share. I wish I had a better camera at the time!


    Several interesting points about the underside of the saucer in pic 1:

    -Note the extended tube from the main sensor globe, with the red tip,

    - the detail ring of the housing connecting the sensor done to the platform,

    -the yellow-tan rings that fan out around the lower saucer section,

    -the yellow and then dark gray bays,

    -the pronounced ridge leading to what are referred to a subspace antennae or as sensor rays,

    -The underside white running lights, below where the navigational beacons rest on the upper hull

    -the forward, rectangular hull bay,

    -the very light concentric rings extending outward under the hull.




    2nd pic shows the relationship of the starboard running lights, green atop and white below [note the red glow of the two bulbs extending out of the sides of the bridge



    3rd pic of the lit sensor dome [called main sensor or in other prints interplanetary sensor dome] with the extended tube with the red tip.


    4th of the impulse drive, with detail on the red box behind the bridge (called telescope bay on some drawings) and the turbo shaft, darker gray, behind the bridge [also note how extended those red bulbs are out of the side of the bridge]

    5th is a decent shot of the lit mid-secondary hull section, illustrating modeling details:

    -different shade along the front of the interconnecting dorsal,

    -pennant detail,

    - # 1364 under the starboard pylon,

    - long window section [unlit] just past the pylon base,

    - window (port) at the base of the pylon,

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    I'll try to sort out any more that give detail [the camera was pretty weak and lighting conditions poor] but that's all for tonight. I'm knackered.

    Hope some of these details spur interest to designers and builders.

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