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Accurizing 18" AMT TOS Classic "E"




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Michael Koubek


We all know that this kit has many inaccuracies, but I found two ways to improve the look of the aft secondary hull. For the hangar bay doors, use half of a nacelle dome from a spare kit. This is attached to a piece of sheet styrene cut to fit (I used a contour gauge and trial and error). The door lines can be lightly scribed or penciled in. For the navigation beacon (not included in later versions) use one of the clear green rod pieces included in the TOS AMT Klingon cruiser kit (these are inaccurate for that kit anyway). Simply drill a hole matching the diameter of the rod in the engine dome before cutting the engine dome in half. Drill a matching hole in the aft secondary hull, and the piece should slide in. Mask the beacon top and a small rectangle on the rod at the top of the hangar doors, and after painting and unmasking, it looks like a window.

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