U.S.S. Phobos

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  1. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    This is the second of my Thanksgiving vacation models. It's the U.S.S. Phobos by Paragon. I repainted it with more correct Starfleet lettering on the primary hull and warp engines.

    First parts build were the warp engines. Simple score, cut, fold and glue. The small parts I scored and glued first and then cut to size. That makes them hold up better.

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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    Second part built was the primary hull. I trimed out the parts to mirror the tabs on Rawen's models. I don't like the interlocking tab design because, for me, it makes the seams harder to meet up and it doesn't give the circular parts on the top and bottom a solid base. I cut all the base tabs off for a more smooth fit. I cut all the tabs off the bridge because they are just too small and it looks better if it's edge glued. I added an impulse engine from my parts box because I wanted to cover up the dotted area where this goes. Besides, saucers that can separate are supposed to have their own impulse engines. Not sure if this class of ship can do that, but that's the reason.

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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    Finished up the bridge. The pylons were next. They didn't come out square so I must be missing something in how they are assembled. But, they are passable.

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    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    These twin hulls/impulse engines took some time. Once I got the basic shape figured out they came together, but the tiny navigational deflectors caused some problems. The don't fit the holes in the hull and when I glued them in there were big gaps. So I glued some small strips on each side to close the holes. If I built another I'd cut them out so they'd glue flat to the hole and color in the white left over.

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    Finally, added the torpedo launcher on the bottom, pylons and warp engines. Since this design has several thin parts, I coated most of the seams with a thin layer of super glue for strength and stability, especially the warp engines and the edges of the pylons.

    That's it. Another proud edition to the fleet!

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    You have done a GREAT JOB on this model.
    It looks really good!
    I am certain that Paragon will be happy to see it.
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    Excellent job!
  8. Cforrest900

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    WOW! You have done an excellent job on this model!
    This has always been one of my favorite of Paragon's models
    and you have done an excellent job on it
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    Wow, your technique and building skills are just growing! Amazing model and GREAT build!
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    Fantastic! KUDOS!
  11. blueyeppoon

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    fantastic so far I haven't the skills to get one of his models done
    But instructions like this will help