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The Reman Scorpion model for polar lights

 

Right after Star Trek Nemesis came out, I got in contact with the folks over at Polar Lights and did a pitch to make the master for their up coming model kit of the Scorpion.  The ship was going to be in 1/24th scale and at that time had not been determined whether or not it was to be a snap tight kit or an actual advanced model kit that needed glue, fillers, and paint.  First, the scale of the master was upped to 1/12th scale and rough blue prints, photos and measurements off of the actual piece were all used to build the model from.  A bit of engineering had to go into the way the parts would go together and come apart, and that was actually one of the more challenging parts of the construction.  Dave Metzner was the supervisor  from Polar that I was working for, and he was a great guy to work with.  When Polar Lights sold, he went on to be a big part of Cultman’s model world, and he has quite a passion for for Sci Fi and physical modeling!  My good buddy Dan Platt sculpted the figures for the ship, and he always outdoes himself!!!  Awesome likenesses and great postures really finished the model off!!!  When the final kit came out, something evil was used instead of these fine sculpts and I can’t tell you why…only because I never heard any explanation!!!!!!  Below are pictures of the final pieces all laid out at my desk at Paramount just before I mailed them.  Lots of fun and haven’t made a model since!!!  The grey pieces are the masters and the white are resin pulls from the molds.  Wow, that was a long time ago, and I’m feeling the need to do another one soon.

 

 

resin pieces

resin pieces

 

assembled

assembled

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