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The Cat 04-01-2013 07:36 PM

JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Last Wonderfest, I found an original, TMP-issue AMT K'Tinga kit, then I went bt JT-Graphics' table and picked up some of his resin upgrade parts for it.

I didn't have the heart to actually build that kit. However, Ibought a Round 2 reissue at the LHS this past Saturday....so now it's time to use those detail parts!

Before I start the build, I thought I'd take some comparison shots of the JT resin alongside the kit parts.

Commentary will be kept to a bare minimum.

Sets reviewed:

JTR-007 K'Tinga/Quonos One Replacement Bridge (opaque) $15
 
JTR-009 K'Tinga/Quonos One Disruptors $8
 
JTR-015 K'Tinga/Quonos One Manifolds $9
 
JTR-016 K'Tinga/Quonos One Replacement Neck $20
 
JTR-038 Klingon 'Bulb' (opaque) $10


(I neglected to get JTR-014 K'Tinga/Quonos One Shuttlebay and Disruptors, but that oversight will be remedied at this next Wonderfest!)

Bridge.

Direct replacement for kit parts 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. MANDATORY!!!

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps79a79c89.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psf0189823.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps4a97a3f4.jpg

Disruptors.

Kit lacks disruptors on the underside.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psad998b17.jpg


Manifolds.

Direct replacement for kit parts 13, 14, 15, and 16. Surgery needed on 17 and 18:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps93ea2d2c.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psaac80e89.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psd2f30e0d.jpg

Neck

Direct replacement for parts 19, 20, 21, 33,and 23, as well as 4:

NOTE - neck has a piece of brass tubing through it for wiring lights. I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT IT WAS SOLID ROD, until I actually read the instructions. Turns out the ends had clay in them. DUH.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps39b38b94.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps97b1e251.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps3b1a5417.jpg


Bulb

Direct replacement for kit parts 24 and 25.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps58756c31.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps23d51ed9.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps592b2dca.jpg

HWR MKII 04-01-2013 08:10 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Lucky fucker. Id give my left nut to build that...

The Mad Klingon 04-01-2013 08:26 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
GLORIOUS!

The Cat 04-02-2013 08:52 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
It's great stuff. I've been asked about what I'd recommend at the bare minimum - if you're wanting the best-looking K'Tinga at the smallest possible price, you can get by with just the Bridge and Manifold sets.

The neck is the priciest part and forward of the detailed area at the back, it's the same as the kit part....but the altered area looks a lot better and it's a one-piece part. This eliminates a lot of work getting everything at the back to fit correctly.

Speaking of the neck, I just noticed that I didn't upload a pic of the FRONT of the replacement bulkhead, so here it is:



http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps62bfe7a4.jpg

U-boater 04-02-2013 10:50 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
That a major improvement over the kit parts.

Great review Cat! :cool:

Trekmanscott, M,Ed. 04-02-2013 12:11 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
I too have these parts at home an concurn with Dave, They are a must have

Sci Fi Smoker 04-02-2013 04:36 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Dave, you pointed out to me those upgrade parts at Wonderfest 2010, which I bought without hesitation. I love those things, maybe one day I'll finally get around to using them.:glasses9:

The Cat 04-03-2013 07:37 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sci Fi Smoker (Post 252732)
Dave, you pointed out to me those upgrade parts at Wonderfest 2010, which I bought without hesitation. I love those things, maybe one day I'll finally get around to using them.:glasses9:

Is that when I bought mine?!? HAS IT BEEN THAT GORRAM LONG???? :eek:

Barring unforseen circumstances - such as an ADHD flareup - I'm expecting to build my K'Tinga up sometime after Wonderfest.

I need a shuttle bay and MAYBE the impulse engine set before I can start. I COULD order them from Jeff, but it wouldn't do me any good right now, as I have a couple things that need finishing first.

The Cat 04-04-2013 03:03 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Okay, ta hell with it.

Here's the main bulkhead attached. I sanded the front face of the hull and the back of the bulkhead - I want STRENGTH there:



http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psa82dba61.jpg


One problem area with the kit is the fit of the torpedo tube area to the inside of the bulb. It's the same with the JT bulb:


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps56d29c0c.jpg



I could attach the kit part and screw around with puttying and sanding it, but I don't have that kind of time (or patience). Besides, I think the tube looks a little too big in diameter when compared to the studio model.... so it's time to lay the plastic tubing to it.

Also, I think the hole is a little low, so I reamed it out at the top and made some adjustments:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps78fedfdf.jpg



Reinforced the area with CA and baking soda and trimmed the tubing:


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...pse42b8650.jpg



If you look at the way the bridge deck fits on the bulb, you can see a gap at the front:


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psd5d2812a.jpg



Sections of the armor plate on the bottom of the bridge part are getting in the way. I traced the outline of the bulb with a pencil:


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps898d630a.jpg


More soon.

Sci Fi Smoker 04-04-2013 04:27 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Cat (Post 252851)



Also, I think the hole is a little low, so I reamed it out at the top and made some adjustments:









That's what she said.

HWR MKII 04-04-2013 07:09 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Fuck yeah build that shit

The Cat 04-05-2013 06:45 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
A few pics:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psfd36899d.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps7cf0e20c.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps393a69ab.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...pse30ddf43.jpg

The Cat 04-05-2013 06:55 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
A bit of a problem. Forgive the graininess of this pic - it was taken at extreme range. Note that the engines have a bit of toe-in. They'll have to come back off and the angle fixed:


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps7136d990.jpg




http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps3f7f0a46.jpg

U-boater 04-05-2013 06:55 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Oh...

That's going to be gorgeous. :love7:

Can't wait to see her with the disruptor cannons in place.

Sci Fi Smoker 04-06-2013 09:59 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Very nice!!!!!

Battlestar Commander 04-10-2013 05:59 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Wow, looks great. I have the same set and can not say more how great an upgrade it is. JT did a great job on this set.
George

srspicer 04-22-2013 07:39 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
I'm glad to see someone building this. Haven't heard any feed back on it. Glad everyone is impressed with it, I mastered the parts for Jeff.

Scott

The Cat 04-22-2013 07:53 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Scott, I'm glad to know that! Thank you - they make a challenged kit into a real eye-catcher.

lakespeed 04-25-2013 08:06 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by srspicer (Post 254091)
I'm glad to see someone building this. Haven't heard any feed back on it. Glad everyone is impressed with it, I mastered the parts for Jeff.

Scott

Once again amazing work Scott. :cool:

jimbo_kirko 02-11-2014 10:25 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Personally I would have purchased the 'Q'Oono's One' parts as well (Warp Nacells/Photo Etchings)..........But you did a good job from what Ive been able to see. Any new photos???

The Cat 02-11-2014 11:00 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo_kirko (Post 269577)
Personally I would have purchased the 'Q'Oono's One' parts as well (Warp Nacells/Photo Etchings)..........But you did a good job from what Ive been able to see. Any new photos???

I would have, but personally I don't like Q'onos One at all.

There hasn't been any progress on this, I have three ships to get ready for Wonderfest, and they're Priority One right now :)

Trekriffic 02-13-2014 02:41 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Nice parts. They do improve the look.

HWR MKII 02-18-2014 10:42 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
I have always wanted to do this kit up with these parts and lights...Never will the way things are going lately.

The Cat 02-19-2014 07:35 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
They really do make this kit worth building.

Trekriffic 05-08-2014 03:38 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Hey Dave. Did you ever finish this build?

The Cat 05-08-2014 04:26 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trekriffic (Post 273634)
Hey Dave. Did you ever finish this build?

No - sure haven't. It'll happen, just not till after Wonderfest :(

The Cat 09-06-2014 12:08 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trekriffic (Post 273634)
Hey Dave. Did you ever finish this build?


Progress has been made in this regard!

Everything's puttied up and sanded, and she's in primer now. It's all paintwork from here on in :)

At this point, my thoughts on these upgrades are:

  • They turn a challenged - but not junk - kit into a real eye magnet
  • If you can only get ONE piece, get the Replacement Bridge. It makes the biggest difference, as the kit parts are misshapen, inaccurate crap.


Now, to figure out how I'm going to paint her....



http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps2ed7c75f.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psa01e79c4.jpg

clactonite 09-08-2014 01:28 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Damn, those parts really make a difference! That looks great Cat.

AdmiralBuck 12-09-2014 09:16 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
This is the only Klingon ship I've ever cared for. Really nice. I love it just in primer.

The Mad Klingon 12-10-2014 04:33 AM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
Sa-weet!

Trekmanscott, M,Ed. 12-28-2014 09:02 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
WOW!!!!

Trekriffic 01-06-2015 04:51 PM

Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts
 
That gets the pink blood flowing!


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