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Old 04-01-2013, 07:36 PM
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Default 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.

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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!!!





Disruptors.

Kit lacks disruptors on the underside.




Manifolds.

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





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.






Bulb

Direct replacement for kit parts 24 and 25.



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

Lucky fucker. Id give my left nut to build that...
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GLORIOUS!
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Default 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:



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

That a major improvement over the kit parts.

Great review Cat!
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Default Re: JTGraphics 1/537 K'Tinga upgrade parts

I too have these parts at home an concurn with Dave, They are a must have
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Default 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.
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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.
Is that when I bought mine?!? HAS IT BEEN THAT GORRAM LONG????

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.
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Default 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:






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:






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:





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






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






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:





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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.
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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:







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Oh...

That's going to be gorgeous.

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