Out of the hands of famed artist Jeff Pollizzotto and into the known collection of Mr. Karl Southcott this fantastic piece has gone! And what a magnificent piece it is!
Built from the SFSM vacuum form kit, this build was a collaboration between Karl and myself to do something a little different to the standard Stargazer ship. As much as I like the Stargazer design (it’s a love/hate relationship for many fans) I felt it needed some upgrades to improve the basic design.
Always a question in my mind was: Why is there no forward deflector dish? Most other Trek ships are equipped with one so I had to add it. The logical (sorry) location is at the front of the saucer so out came the hanger bay and in went the dish. A big improvement.
The other area that I wanted to change were in the engine nacelles. I never liked the refit warp engine fronts. Where were the red bussard collectors? All other Trek ships had them. Why the difference for the refit? So, I made my own. Even unlit they look 100% better than stock.
The paint job is also special. I always wanted to do the dreaded Aztec pattern on my Trek ships but didn’t want to invest the time in cutting tape. The best solution, a new Sihouette vinyl cutter! The results are amazing!