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Postby ferdelance » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:09 am

While shopping for a nautilus I found this one. I'm curious, has anyone out there ordered a 31" Nautilus from this outfit?
If so what is your opinion of the service, model quality, etc.

http://www.federationmodels.com/

Click on model kits and then miscellaneous models to view it.

I am looking for a kit this size does anyone know of any others besides the TI and Comet kits?

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Postby Sub culture » Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:46 am

Hi,

The pictures show an Icons Nautilus, as modelled by Scott Brodeen.

I don't know if it's a knock off, or if it is being cast with his permission.

I have a casting of an Icons Nautilus, that was very well rendered. It wasn't from the outfit you describe, so I can't speak for them, however the Icons Nautilus is a lovely rendition when suitably cast and builds into a super model.

One note, there are no hull plating lines on this model- just rivets. At this scale the omission is barely noticable , however.

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Postby modelnut » Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:03 pm

Heelo Lance!

I have dealt with Federation Models many times before. They are a dealer and not a manufacturer of models. And I am positive that they wouldn't offer recasts - at least knowingly. They probably have that kit in their files as being available from one of their suppliers and may not have updated in a while.
Email them about any questions that you have. They are very friendly to enquiries.

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Postby Work Man » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:19 pm

I would like to help you out here, but I am not sure if this any help
This looks like the kit that Sci-Fi-Matters used to sell in that price
range. I have built this model, and the quality is very good, and very easy to assemble. I made some modifications to this kit, for
my own reasons. Contact Jim Key at Custom Replicas, he knows
more about this model than I do. Workman :)
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Postby Novagator » Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:17 am

I have that same model from SciFi matters when they use to sell it 3 years ago. The completed model sits on my fireplace mantle. Its a very nice model and I highly recommend it.
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