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Offline karve

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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2017, 05:05:10 am »
Looks great Matt!
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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2017, 06:00:11 am »
I'd be proud to have just built one that looks that good... but you have two!  Great job :)

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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2017, 07:42:00 pm »
Jerry just put the Aztec Decals for the 537 up on his site for sale. 
Neat-o mosquito! I just added that to my wishlist.

I really like your comparison photo. It shows the proportion differences with the 537, namely the engineering hull's length.

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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 05:49:23 am »
Superb job! ;D
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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 10:15:05 am »
Thanks, everyone!  I'm glad she's finished (mostly), and that she looks ship shape.  It's a tough kit to make look right for sure. 
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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2017, 07:02:48 pm »
Wow, great job, and the size comparison is really striking!
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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 12:38:28 am »
I ordered the 537 aztecs today from Jerry. Looking forward to seeing them when they arrive. I still need to build up my experience before tackling this. I've managed to accomplish a strobe on a 555 timer chip on a breadboard, so I need to translate this into soldering it onto a board.

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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 09:38:08 am »
I wound up using a tenacontrols board for this build, but in my future builds I'm going to use an Arduino.  Arduino Nano's are plentiful and small, and there's sketches all over the place to make up a flasher. 

I'm starting a 1:350 build right now that I'm doing up for youtube (sort of the 'opposite of Boyd' build).  It'll be a build for the rest of us who don't have mad painting skills like he does.  I'm also going to be keeping the cost down as far as possible on it.  I'll be using an Arduino in that one.
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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 09:12:35 pm »
I'd be interested in seeing your videos. What's your YT channel?

How expensive will the Arduino be? I bought a 556 chip for dirt cheap and I've found a guide on how to wire it up for use in a Trek kit. I will try it out someday. If I can get it to work, I am sure it will be much cheaper than an Arduino.

Jerry told me yesterday that Round2 is gonna repop the 537 Enterprise model. I haven't seen this reported anywhere else yet, but he was right when he told me that Moebius was coming out with a Cylon Base Star. Unfortunately it wasn't the original classic, but the hood ornament one from the reboot. (Meh.)

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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2017, 07:12:41 pm »
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Jerry told me yesterday that Round2 is gonna repop the 537 Enterprise model.

We can only hope they fix the brickwork on the molds. But that would be a major change from their normal pattern of just releasing essentially the same kit with a few minor updates.
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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2017, 11:14:22 pm »
My youtube channel is 'mattsmodelshop'.  Currently I only have a couple of videos up there.  More is coming!

Yes, the 537 is being repopped and will be out around January.  No, they didn't fix anything on it.  It's the exact same mold as before, warts and all.

As for the arduino cost, I get mine from Jerry.  Ask him. ;D

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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2017, 01:38:48 am »
I've since saw the box art for the refit repop on CultTVMan. It's hard to tell, but hat lousy gridwork pattern is still there. I'd say the best we can hope for are Cartograf aztec decals. I already ordered Jerry's aztecs, though.

I checked on his site and I couldn't find any arduinos. I can find them here in Japan, though.

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Re: 1/537 Enterprise Refit (1701-A) 99% complete
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2017, 04:49:49 pm »
I don't think they're doing aztec decals for the 537.  At least, they haven't announced them.  I wouldn't think they'd bother.  Old kit and all. 
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