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1/1000 Enterprise 1701-D

This kit is currently under development with a planned Spring '18 release. The CAD model has been completed and prints of the parts have been ordered. Most of the model will cast in translucent resins to aid in lighting. The saucer will be done in fiberglass while the remaining pieces will be cast in urethane resin. A decal sheet will be provided with this kit.

After the first 3D printed parts have been delivered to me, I can establish a time frame for cleaning up the parts in preparation for molding. This is currently the most inportant factor in determining how long it will take to make the kit available as cleaning up 3D-printed parts can be a very lengthy process. The test pieces I've received thus far, one of which is shown in the images below, primed in Tamiya Fine Primer, have been very encouraging and a short prep time is anticipated. Compare the close-up of the bridge of the test part with the CAD model...no cleanup was done on the test piece, nor was the primer wet-sanded.

The kit, 1/1000 scale, will also be studio-scale as it will be the same size as the 2-foot model used in filming the show. The dimensions of the model are 25.3" x 19" x 5.5" and the price is expected to be $400.00 plus shipping.

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