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Author Topic: AMT 1701-C 1/1400 Part Identification  (Read 67 times)

Online whb64

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AMT 1701-C 1/1400 Part Identification
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:52:05 am »
Anyone know what this part is and who may have made it?



I won this kit at a local auction ($3.50) and the box was opened but all the plastic was still sealed.  The gray part was also in the box.  It fits perfect in the secondary hull but the nacelle pylons angle back at approximately a 45degree angle.  The stock part in the kit has no angle.  What is this part and where may it have come from? 

It looks like it was molded in gray, not painted.  It definitely looks like some sort of after market part.

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Re: AMT 1701-C 1/1400 Part Identification
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 01:02:26 pm »
That looks similar to the Millennia Models International 1:2500 Ambassador Class Alternate Warp Pylons conversion kit (product number MMI-1736) offered over at Starship Modeler (https://starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm/product/7008/12500-ambassador-class-alternate-warp-pylons-conversion.html):



That resin part does give the ship a sleeker and unique look!

A similar 1:1400 version can be purchased through Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/YCLRB4HNG/1400-ambassador-mkii-warp-pylons.



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« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 01:08:54 pm by Gadgetron_3000 »
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Re: AMT 1701-C 1/1400 Part Identification
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 03:57:12 pm »
I agree it does look sleeker, but not really accurate to the screen version is it?

It is a much better part than what is provided in the kit.

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Re: AMT 1701-C 1/1400 Part Identification
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 11:15:57 pm »
I agree it does look sleeker, but not really accurate to the screen version is it?

It is a much better part than what is provided in the kit.

I think it was meant for people who wanted to build an ambassador variant that hasn't been on screen.

 




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