Nebula Class Starship
Macro Trek DLM Conversion kit for ERTL Enterprise D
|Number of parts:||17 ; requires Galaxy kit|
|Cost (w/o s&h):|
8/20/2006 - I've had an older conversion kit (Macro Trek) for quite a long time. It requires a kit of the 1701-D for the saucer, nacelles, nacelle struts and a few incidental parts. The conversion parts are of so-so quality, with some hideous raised detail to match the equally hideous raised detail on the Galaxy model. The center detail panel on top of the sensor pod is totally incorrect; it was taken from the battle bridge piece on top of the Galaxy's 2° hull. It's all gotta go - looks like a job for the Dremel.
10/2009 - Sometime in recent history DLM produced a much better Nebula conversion kit, so that's the current plan.
|Out with the old... the Macro Trek parts||In with the new... the DLM parts|
Job 1 on the model, just like on the old AMT Enterprise from TOS, is to remove the raised grid lines from the saucer and smooth down the orange-peel texture. Some things never change. There are raised lines on the DLM parts too which also will need to be removed.
9/12/2010 - Lately this has been the TV kit - something to file and sand on while watching whatever I'm watching. I've made more progress on the raised line sanding and have gotten sub-assembly underway - the tactical pod and the nacelles.
9/17/2010 - ...and the 2° hull. Also got the putty work underway on the tac pod. Just for kicks, I stacked up the non-saucer parts. This will have to be a very modular paint job when that time comes with most assembly happening after painting.