During the mid-2260s, class F shuttles were based at starbases and aboard Constitution-class starships, which were standard equipped with four shuttles of this class, along with other shuttle classes. (TOS: “The Galileo Seven”, “The Doomsday Machine”, “The Omega Glory”; TAS: “Mudd’s Passion”, “The Ambergris Element”) The class F shuttlecraft remained in service until the 2270s, when they were still being deployed to and from the San Francisco air tram station. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture Directors Edition).
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Kit is primarily designed as set for Revell kit 04880.
Just in from our friends at Green Strawberry. This is a resin 1/600 Star Trek Shuttle type ‘F’ TOS.
This tiny model kit is very cleanly cast in resin. It comes with markings for your choice of:
- Galileo NCC-1701/7
- Columbus NCC-1701/2
- Setar NCC-1631/4
- Picasso SB11-1201/1
There’s is also a small photo etch fret to depict the center leg pad detail. The kit doesn’t have a lot of parts to fiddle with but worth mentioning that as usual with Green Strawberry, the instructions are very clear and straightforward. Decals go without a hitch but you will literally need a magnifying glass. The decal sheet seems to have been covered completely with the clear film carrier so I suggest to cut your decals as close as possible to the art.