So one day I was looking at my model kit of the NSEA Protector, the starship from the fun flick Galaxy Quest, and realizing that, as much as I loved the movie, I really had no desire to build this model of the ship.
I was thinking about putting it up for sale online, and had even thought about just throwing it out. But then I saw that I also had an un-built model of the USS Enterprise-C, from Star Trek, it gave me an idea.
Why not combine the two ships into one? Build the Enterprise-C, but give her the engines from the Protector. The result is the USS Mystic, a test bed that the Federation build for a completely new engine system.
Because it’s an experimental ship, it has the designation NX-3000. The USS Excelsior had NX-2000, so I thought I’d raise it by a thousand.
I like the new look. The Protector’s engine section makes this starship look like it wants to soar.
The lighted areas of the ship you see the in last two photos were ‘lit’ in Corel Photo Paint. –SF