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#1 Deathlok

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:19 AM

Hi,

Long time Star Trek fan, new member here. Anyway, I have a question which I am hoping some kind soul can help me with.

Middle of last year I purchased the original Constitution class blueprints from Strategic Designs. Great stuff, loved them.
Beginning of this year I went back to buy the refit Enterprise blueprints. All I found was an announcment they were no longer in business.

I wish I'd bought both sets together...

Anyway I was wondering if anyone knew if it is still possible to contact David Schmidt to see if it possible to buy the TMP plans. Or perhaps you own a set and would be willing to sell them to me?

Either way, thanks for taking the time to read this...
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:25 AM

Hello and welcome aboard. Sorry I can't help you with your problem.


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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:18 AM

Welcome aboard, Deathlok. /wave.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wave:' /> Sorry I can't help you with your question either.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:45 AM

Ahhh yeah I know what you're saying. I have a bunch of the old Sapphire Eclipse plans(full scale images too) I've had tucked away on CD since the mid-90's. I wish I'd bought an original hard set from him when he was selling. Looks like this one forgot to pay the "light bill". That sucker is locked down.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

Welcome to the board. Sorry, can't help.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:32 PM

I'm sorry I can't help you either, Deathlok! However, welcome to TU anyways! [img]http://www.trekunited.com/community/public/style_emoticons/default/wave.gif[/img]

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:00 PM

Welcome to TU, Deathlok.

I don't know about the set you are referring to, but this [url="http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/blueprints-main2.php"]SITE[/url] has a great selection of the more popular blueprint sets.







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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:20 AM

Thanks for all the welcomes.

Bill, that site you refer to has been a staple of mine for years. But sometimes you need the drawings in your hand so that you can get a feel for what the thing would look like in 3 dimensions. Also it is nice to be able to take measurements. And it is not always possible to get a high enough resolution print from the drawings on Cygnus-X1

I am older than I like to admit these days :) and have several sets of blueprints/tech stuff. For instance, the original Franz Joseph set, Star Trek: The Motion Picture official blueprints, ST:TMP Spaceflight chronology, Star Fleet Technical manual, Mr Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, Enterprise 'D' blueprints, TNG and DS9 technical manuals, Haynes Enterprise manual.

But I found the Strategic Designs site to have some of the best drawings I have ever seen and best of all they did deck by deck interior plans too.

Its a shame they are no longer around.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:21 AM

I agree that having paper in hand is best. I have all the early prints as well. I bought everything way back when as it was published. I even have the Mike McMaster Bridge Blueprintsand his Klingon D-7 set. I bought them directly from Mike in the '70's. Too bad he died so young.

As for the Cygnus site. Its a great reference and conceivably you could take the better quality files to a local office supply store (Staples or Office Depot ) and have them printed in the scale they were intended.







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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:59 AM

[quote name='Deathlok' timestamp='1306578040' post='802351']
Thanks for all the welcomes.

Bill, that site you refer to has been a staple of mine for years. But sometimes you need the drawings in your hand so that you can get a feel for what the thing would look like in 3 dimensions. Also it is nice to be able to take measurements. And it is not always possible to get a high enough resolution print from the drawings on Cygnus-X1

I am older than I like to admit these days /smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> and have several sets of blueprints/tech stuff. For instance, the original Franz Joseph set, Star Trek: The Motion Picture official blueprints, ST:TMP Spaceflight chronology, Star Fleet Technical manual, Mr Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, Enterprise 'D' blueprints, TNG and DS9 technical manuals, Haynes Enterprise manual.

But I found the Strategic Designs site to have some of the best drawings I have ever seen and best of all they did deck by deck interior plans too.

Its a shame they are no longer around.
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Hi Deathlok, welcome on board! Bill suggested the site that immediately sprang to mind for me and he's right, a print shop could give you the plans to any scale however you might not get the resolution you want so that they might come out "grainy". If he has done them as original CAD drawings he might even be supplying them from a plotter! You could watch eBay but if they are out of print they become a collectable.

Do you use them for modelling or to visualise what it would be like to be on the ship?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:28 AM

[quote name='Kirok' timestamp='1306594775' post='802357']
Hi Deathlok, welcome on board! Bill suggested the site that immediately sprang to mind for me and he's right, a print shop could give you the plans to any scale however you might not get the resolution you want so that they might come out "grainy". If he has done them as original CAD drawings he might even be supplying them from a plotter! You could watch eBay but if they are out of print they become a collectable.

Do you use them for modelling or to visualise what it would be like to be on the ship?

K
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Out of curiosity I went to have a look at their plans and was surprised to see that they had plans for the old Regulus space station - I'm sure that wasn't there when I had a look late last year! The resolution looks good on the graphic file that is on the Cygnus X-1 website but its unfortunate that you, as a prospective customer, can't pay for your appreciation of the plans.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:41 PM

welcome to the trek united Deathlok.

Right by my side i have blueprints called star trek blueprints collection a portfolio set of 8 authorized 11x14 detailed blueprints of the U.S.S. enterprise NCC 1701-A, star trek:TNG enterprise D,Star trek:DS-9 Space station .i have also the enterprise -d blueprints, MR. Scott guide to the enterprise & many other book i also have a copy of a book that is considered rare book its called the making of star trek by Stephen Whitfield & gene Roddenberry they don't publish this book any more.it has the lyrics to the theme of the original series music.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:03 AM

hello and welcome to the galaxy!!!!



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