Anthony Auverdin’s Phase II Enterprise
It has been thirty years she was expected! Not the Trek Lost Series ‘Star Trek:Phase II’ but the Enterprise from that series originally based on Walter M. Jefferies’s drawings.
This model is made using parts from the AMT Ertl Cutaway 22″ Enterprise and the AMT Ertl Movie era NCC-1701-A Enterprise and some styrene sheets for details. Warp nacelles were modified with grooved styrene sheets for the intercoolers. Aft top nacelle pylons were cut off. The entire hangar bay was removed and replaced by the Classic Enterprise hangar bay. I did the same for the saucer bottom part and the bridge ABC-deck at the saucer top. I modified the aft curve of the BC-deck and add two turbolift tubes on the rear bridge. All the impulse engine section was replaced by the Classic one and was slightly improved. The neck section was reinforced by an appendix able to support a torpedo launcher tube made by adding two styrene tube halves together. The forward breaking-shape neck appendix was made by bending a simple cut piece of styrene. All the gaps were filled in with putty. I used enamel color to paint the model. Decals are from the Cutaway 22″ model.
I began this model in December 2007 and I finish it in February 2008, so it is the thirtieth anniversary of the Lost series ‘Phase II’. I was not born in 1977 but I’m a Trek fan and I think it is something natural to commemorate a such ‘aborted’ event!