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Mike_S
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Fed NCA/NCL question Reply with quote

I purchased Fed Fleet Box #1 (0200), and noticed the saucers of the NCA and NCL vary in height going from port to starboard. Specifically, the port side of the saucer is about 1mm tall, while the starboard side is 2mm tall.

I'm just wondering if this is normal, or whether I received a dud?

Regardless, I'm glad I got these miniatures Smile Wanted to back in the '80s, but my parents were paranoid about the lead used back then.

Thanks,

-Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good eye you have. I have couple that I have not finished yet, but I went and looked at them and - sure enough they do vary slightly from side to side just as you describe.
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Mike_S
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info!

-Mike
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leathernsteel
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would blame that on wartime production, I bet the federation was in such a hurry to turn out new ships and get them into the fight that such things didn't matter.

Oh and welcome aboard, Mike_S!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not holding one in my hand right now, I am willing to bet it is a anomaly of spincasting. If you looked at other minis I am sure you would notice similar oddity. It trace back to metal flow and gate locations in the molds.

All in all I have to cut ADBs production methods a break. For the quanity they produce it is the most reasonable and cost effective way togo. I work in a Plastic Injection facility but the expense in going that route really only becomes piratical when you make hundred of thousands of cycles.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dal Downing wrote:
Not holding one in my hand right now, I am willing to bet it is a anomaly of spincasting. If you looked at other minis I am sure you would notice similar oddity. It trace back to metal flow and gate locations in the molds.

All in all I have to cut ADBs production methods a break. For the quanity they produce it is the most reasonable and cost effective way togo. I work in a Plastic Injection facility but the expense in going that route really only becomes piratical when you make hundred of thousands of cycles.


Check the legacy board about the new Starline 2500.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phdillman wrote:
Check the legacy board about the new Starline 2500.


Yep. Already seen it.
I'm going to go broke buying new minis and will die of sleep deprivation trying ot paint them all.

And what shall I do with the 4 or 5 hundred painted, 2 to 300 prepped and primed, and 3 to 400 unopened Starline miniatures sitting in my workroom now??? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
phdillman wrote:
Check the legacy board about the new Starline 2500.


Yep. Already seen it.
I'm going to go broke buying new minis and will die of sleep deprivation trying ot paint them all.

And what shall I do with the 4 or 5 hundred painted, 2 to 300 prepped and primed, and 3 to 400 unopened Starline miniatures sitting in my workroom now??? Confused


E-Bay???
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Wolverin61
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
Yep. Already seen it.
I'm going to go broke buying new minis and will die of sleep deprivation trying ot paint them all.

And what shall I do with the 4 or 5 hundred painted, 2 to 300 prepped and primed, and 3 to 400 unopened Starline miniatures sitting in my workroom now??? Confused


You're breaking my heart, Tony. You know you can never be too rich or have too many minis Smile
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not too many... I just want the new ones. Did you see the image of the proposed first release in the Starline 2500 series?

I need about a dozen of those:
CAx3
CAD
CS
CC
GSC
CX
DCS
CVL
CVS
CVH
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ctchapel
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know Tony, that Mongoose plans on releasing limited editions of some ships. That may mean you won't need a dozen Fed CA minis, just a bit of patience.
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ctchapel wrote:
You know Tony, that Mongoose plans on releasing limited editions of some ships. That may mean you won't need a dozen Fed CA minis, just a bit of patience.


Patience! Patience I got. What I don't gt is new Starline 2500 minis, so give them to me.Now!
Rolling Eyes

Besides, If I decide to wait for that limited edition CAD, they'll decide to release a D7D instead... Wink

Now to establish a secret "slush" fund so that when LE ships are announced, I can immediately order them.
Hmmm... I wonder If I could open a Christmas Club account and then convince my wfe to forget about it when Christmas rolls around and she wants to plunder it... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea Tony. Too bad wives are immune to Jedi mind tricks, or you would be all set Smile
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Mike_S
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some quick photos of the NCL (now completed) that started this thread:





Sorry the lighting isn't that great.

Thanks to all the posters for sharing tips and photos on this board! Helped me a lot while working on this mini.

-Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ship looks great! I'm not seeing any flaws in the saucer.
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