That particular one is the exception. New fibreglass models were made for the films. At least the shape on that one matches fairly closely the original TV launch sequence model although the ends of the pod are absolutely vertical.
Though the C 21 guys mucked up the length of the engines ... IRs are much longer and have that join down them
Its a good shot for the colour not so grunged up... very close to Satin 131 (Humbrol) Having seen the first eps again, I do rather like the first TB2, but I imagine there were quite a lot of "first" TB2s with all the different scales.
A very good question. Thanks for the paint heads up too. I think we should make a list of the possibilities for a sticky. Welcome to the forum too BTW :W:
The hideous colour remains the deal-killer for me...
Yeah, its only the colour thats stopping me.. Ha Ha! Look, I grabbed a PE FAB1 for $450 Australian, and if I want later I can repaint it, etc. No way would I pay $800+ for a TB2 or 3, when they appear so mass produced bad. I have the Imai 1/144 TB2 and am scratchbuilding an 18" TB3, so I am happy! If I can win Lotto and quit work, even better! Keep you posted. :lol:
Was the paint on the PE Fab1 wrong? It looked ok to me. I happened to see the 1:1 replica touring the UK in the late 60's and (to my fading memory) the paint on the PE version looks a very good match.
The Product Enterprise FAB1 is a nice build up of the AB Models resin kit if I am not mistaken,and a nice replica. The colour is OK.., but really a bit pale to my mind. There may be other discussions/opinions here before I joined, but I could not find them in searches. When I get the rush of blood I plan to re do-the pink paint, and the chrome strips in Bare Metal foil. Maybe also the head/tail lights with LEDs, not sure yet.
Jeez, Id have to get a Fab1 veeerrrryyy cheap before I'd tinker too much with it Im glad I got this prop replica as the TB2 (my other must have) has been a total disappointment to all.