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A Trip back and remembrance

It is amazing to me how much time has passed since I first built this grand lady of the stars.
This started off as something I just wanted to have. Custom Replicas use to offer this kit. Jim Keys Company made them. I use to drool over it. Then I found out he didn’t offer them anymore. That was 4 years ago now.
I set out to build one for myself. I was determined to make it as accurate to the original as possible. With the help of Doug Drexler and his distinguished friends I built a 66 inch TOS Enterprise. Gary Kerr and Mike Okuda both contributed to my information pool.
Many of the new comers to SNG are unaware of this. Especially since all the videos of her being built were removed from YouTube. This occurred because the company they recommend for legal music, Pond5, had allowed a remixed piece of music to be uploaded to their site for legal use. This was done without the original composer’s permission. That music was used in over 500 videos. We will re mix and re cut the saga of the Big E build in time.
You can see a bunch of pictures here on one of my websites: http://sneillfx.net/page5
This is the model that started it all. My late wife Gilly encouraged me to finish this model and it changed my life and brought SNG into existence.
This wonderful ship created by Matt Jeffries is pure magic and changes the lives of everyone it has touched. Because of this grand lady, we will one day leave the solar system. She created the magic to inspire generations of great minds and creators to explore our greater reality, the Cosmos!
Steve Neill
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3 Responses to “A Trip back and remembrance”


  1. 1 Darrell Curtis
    August 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

    This was the vehicle of my dreams, the vision that launched my imagination in ways that provide me with never-ending appreciation for the heart that goes into all such works of love. Thank you, Steve.

  2. August 16, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Man!
    That was something! I’ve found your blog by Daedalus-class build, right to the first post, but come back and stayed for her.
    Thanks Steve!

  3. 3 patrickivan
    August 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Nice!


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