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Re: New B5 ships

From: "Mark A. Siefert." <cthulhu@c...>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 10:30:45 -0600
Subject: Re: New B5 ships

BEST, David wrote:
> Friday I eagerly drove to my hobby store as he was unpacking his first
> shipment of B5 capital ships. I am now the proud owner of 3 Hyperions
> and 4 Vorchans.  Although I'm not an expert reviewer I thought I would
> share my feelings of the models with you.  First I must say that I
> them.  The Hyperion is about 3 inches long and the Vorchan is half
> but much wider and higher.  There is assembly required of course They
> are qood reproductions of the ships with only one obvious mistake. 
> 3 thrust nozzles on the back of the Hyperion are wrong.  The model has
> the central nozzle located below the other two triangular fashion
> whereas the rear shot of the Hyperion going back out the jump gate in
> Voice in the Wilderness ll  clearly shows them all in-line.
> Nits to pick and things to watch for.  All four of my Vorchans had
> slightly pitted and malformed left side of the "nose" but it was minor
> and won't be noticed.  The Hyperion needs some work to attach it to
> stands.  They have a slight indentation in the metal for the stand
> to go but you need to drill it out.  The problem is that point is
> located between the two pulse cannons on the lower section which is a
> narrow piece of metal.  The end result is after drilling it out the
> stand stem is held only by the metal of the ship fore and aft instead
> being encased in metal all the way around and you will have to
> it.  I would rather they distorted the way they did the Vorchan
> of leaving it like that. Also I had to do some cleaning of the holes
> they have for the thruster nozzles.  Another thing to watch is that
> nozzles are slightly squished so when attaching them make sure the
> narrower part is at the sides so you can squeeze them in.

	I don't know, I seem to remember that in Severed Dreams the
engine was lower than the other two.  As for squished nozzles, nobody is
Mark A. Siefert

	"It's something unpredictable, 
	but in the end is right.
	I hope you have the time of your life."

			--Green Day
			Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)


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