Friday, May 24, 2013
U.S.S. Enterprise NCC - 1701 - B
Here are some more images of AMT/ Round 2 model's 1/1000 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC - 1701 - B from Star Trek Generations.
The first mission of the Enterprise-B is to take a number of reporters, Captains James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Montgomery Scott (James Doohan) and Commander Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) on a ride around the solar system. The ship receives and responds to a distress call from ships caught in a mysterious "energy rift". After rescuing some of the ship's passengers, the Enterprise-B becomes trapped in the rift. Scott believes the ship's navigational deflector can be adapted to emit a blast that can free the ship. The reconfiguration requires manual adjustments, which Kirk performs. As the Enterprise-B moves free of the rift, an energy discharge strikes the ship near the deflector dish, shearing through several sections of the hull near where Kirk was working. Kirk goes missing and is presumed dead. According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, the Enterprise-B "was a key figure in the exploration of space beyond the Gourami Sector. This ship and her crew were responsible for mapping over 142 star systems, including first contact with seventeen civilizations." In the "Ship's Legacy" section of the licensed Enterprise-D cut-away poster by Christopher Cushman, Captain Thomas Johnson, Jr. is listed as a commanding officer. According to the Haynes USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual, the Enterprise-B was lost, and presumed destroyed, in deep space in 2329; its last transmission indicated that the crew may have been killed by a dangerous plague.
The Aztec decaling was downloaded on to decal sheet from Starship Modelers web site here.
The banding along the edge of the main saucer section was downloaded from the Enterprise C Aztec downloads at the same site. No resizing was necessary.