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Online whb64

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537 Enterprise Question...
« on: September 07, 2017, 09:37:52 pm »
Do all the 537 scale Enterprise models have the 'brick' pattern?

Offline AnythingSciFi

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Re: 537 Enterprise Question...
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 09:52:34 pm »
No, the Motion Picture version and I believe the Wrath Of Kahn versions are what is called Snoothies! From there on Star Trek 3 and up have the ugly paneling!!

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Re: 537 Enterprise Question...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 12:15:25 am »
Thanks AnythingSciFi

There are a few on eBay right now, that's why I was asking. 

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Re: 537 Enterprise Question...
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 02:51:54 am »
No, the Motion Picture version and I believe the Wrath Of Kahn versions are what is called Snoothies! From there on Star Trek 3 and up have the ugly paneling!!

Actually, the only "smoothie" is the original 1980 AMT / Lesney The Motion Picture version (kit number S970 in North America / Matchbox kit number PK-5110 in Europe).  This version featured an incandescent light kit for the saucer side port holes, dry rub decals for all the markings, and prism stickers in place of molded details for the photon torpedo launchers, warp nacelle inboard and outboard power-stage magnatomic flux chillers, and impulse engine exhausts.

ERTL merged with AMT a few years later.

With the 1984 Wrath of Khan release of the model all the way to the 1992 one for The Undiscovered Country (including the 1991 lights and sound effects Special Edition), they added the bad paneling and molded details for phaser bank nubs, the photon torpedo launchers, and warp nacelle inboard and outboard power-stage magnatomic flux chillers.  Standard water transfer decals replaced the dry rub versions, and gone were the prism stickers and the original lighting kit.

Starting with the 1987 The Voyage Home release, the decals reflected the -A registry.  Starting with the 1989 The Final Frontier release, sprue parts and decals for an out-of-scale 1:230 shuttlecraft were included.

Hope this helps.

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