MOTY 2017 Entry Excelsior
This is the AMT 1:1000 scale U.S.S. Excelsior model kit.
I built this model to look like the NCC-2000 version of the ship as seen in Star Trek 6 The Undiscovered Country
with Captain Sulu in command.
The model was painted in a base color of white and then topped off with a transparent iridescent pearl white.
I used the new Aztec decal set from AMT/Round 2 Models for the complex paneling detail on the entire outer hull.
The model has over 50 SMD’s installed for the hull and marker lights as well as the photon torpedo
firing effect. The lighting includes the flood lighting on the saucer top and bottom, the aft cargo bay,
the impulse and warp engines, all the navigation and strobe lights and also the miniature shuttlecraft
in the shuttle bay is lighted.
It is mounted on a base which includes lighting in it as well as a custom sound system featuring music, dialog
and sound FX from Star Trek The Undiscovered Country.
I started the build on December 15th wanting to finish it in time for this years MOTY contest. I enjoyed building the kit
and I highly recommend it and the decal set. It’s a very nice model when finished and a very nice representation
of how the ship looked in the film.
Boyd Crompton – Author/Modeler