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PostSubject: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Sat 19 Mar 2016, 5:47 pm

Got this as a fun present from my son at Xmas, just got round to building it up.

Comes in flat laser etched sheets that you bend and roll to give the required shape, then small tabs hold the whole thing together.

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The finished article, It's 5 inches long.









The etching detail is quite good



Close up of defector dish showing rolls, bends and tabs

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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Sat 19 Mar 2016, 6:24 pm

Wow, that is pretty cool, Colin. Never saw that before.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Sat 19 Mar 2016, 7:35 pm

ive seen all sorts of these sort of things getting sold......a friend did the X-wing a while back

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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Mon 16 May 2016, 9:17 pm

Looks cool mate very neat, how long did it take to build? I have seen a couple of these on Ebay which sparked my interest but not bought any yet.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Mon 16 May 2016, 9:23 pm

In total about 6 hours trying to take my time and do it properly, and a couple of bleeding fingers Ash ... Some tabs are sharp when you snip them off.
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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Mon 16 May 2016, 9:24 pm

Never thought about the danger factor but it does make sense.

Cheers matey, i may invest in one when we get back from our hols
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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Mon 16 May 2016, 9:40 pm

Fat thumbs and small sharp bits Ash ... Not good bedfellows lol
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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Tue 17 May 2016, 8:35 pm

Colin, that is brilliant!!!
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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Tue 17 May 2016, 11:40 pm

Been seeing these on ebay for quite some time now but never seen one built. Could you post a photo with the standard scale measuring device please Colin.

I think I may buy one of their Star Wars AT AT's.

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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Wed 18 May 2016, 12:09 am

That is the best of the small u-bend-the-metal models I've ever seen. Big congrats on something that would really challenge us!
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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Wed 18 May 2016, 2:18 pm

Thanks guys, was a fun and unusual build


As per the request Al

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PostSubject: Re: USS Enterprise ... sheet metal kit, something a little different.   Wed 18 May 2016, 3:02 pm

Thanks for that Colin.

Just ordered an AT AT.



I'd love to get a styrene AT AT but they seem to be as rare as rcky horse doo dah!! o

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