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Introduction


This has to be one of the most awaited Star Trek kits for a long time and is the first officially licensed kit to be released by Polar Lights. It was mastered by Thomas Sasser (of Thomas Models), so you can expect a high quality and well researched model.


It has been available in the US for some time and is now beginning to appear in the UK. This particular example was imported from the US, but having seen yesterday the UK version, it is identical to this one.


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The Model


I picked this large 1:350 scale NX-01 Enterprise from ModelZone in Holborn, having bought the Refit Enterprise previously. Like it's cousin it is a big kit, but not quite so large. (Note: The price for these is now significantly higher than it was at the time of this review).


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This is StarCasts 1:2500 all resin Nebula ship. It's a great model, the detail is really sharp and there's plenty of it. I got this kit from Dougie Bain's Starbase EV company (which is no longer trading). Cost was in the region of £35.


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I picked up this kit from ModelZone in Holborn who had a fairly decent stock of both these and the similarly scaled NX-01 Enterprise for £29.99. (Note: this was written some years ago and expect to pay significantly more than this now).

 

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SFMuk Admin Jan 16 '14 · Tags: star trek, enterprise, 1:350
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Introduction


Following on from the Original Series Enterprise comes the next offering from Polar Lights, this time the Klingon D7 Battlecruiser which was seen several times during the original series but also sporadically in the later Next Generation and Deep Space Nine (or at least I believe that this was the case).


As with the Enterprise when it was release it has been available in the US for some time and is only now beginning to appear in the UK. In fact the next ship to be released by Polar Lights, the 1:350 scale NX-01 is already available in the States.... more

SFMuk Admin Jan 10 '14 · Tags: klingon, review, star trek, d-7
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This is the 1:6 scale vinyl model that Geometric Designs put out a few years ago. It's no longer available, having been discontinued with the rest of the Start Trek series of figures, but it often comes up on ebay and is reasonably priced.




There are a number of parts with this kit, more than a standard vinyl kit, but not an excessive amount of constuction will be required. The gun and holster is provided as a whit metal piece, which I found needed quite a bit of cleanup, as it had some bad seam lines on it. The knife is also white metal, but was a much cleaner moulding. There are also a number of fiddly vinyl bits (mounted on the large piece just underneath the left hand) which form the spikes common of Klingon uniforms. You might be able to tell from this picture that the head was quite deformed. This is not unusual with vinyl kits and can be rectified with some warm water. Warm the part up and the vinyl will soften. When you're happy with the shape drip in cold water and the vinyl will harden into the new shape.... more

SFMuk Admin Jan 10 '14 · Comments: 4 · Tags: figure, star trek, klingon, gowron
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(Please note that this item is no longer available).


Introduction


A few months agao Starship Creations released a couple of new Romulan ships which had been mastered by Alfred Wong, a well known scratchbuilder and kitbasher, who has mastered many of the best garage kits on sale today. I decided to get a couple of them and the D'Korva is the first one I have finished.... more

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The Cheyenne class of Federation starships is something I know nothing about. It appeared in TNG, but only as a small fuzzy ghostly Tholian Web style interphase blur in the background of the Ent-D bridge viewscreen in The Best of Both Worlds as one of the victims of the battle of Wolf 359. I have no idea if it was ever used again in any further episodes as I was not an avid watcher of TNG & DS9.... more

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The last episode of the Next Generation was shown on 23rd May 1994 so we will be marking the 20th anniversary of this event next year and there will be a group build to mark this.


Remit


All entries must fit into the Next Generation era and can be anything from the TV series or movie period (Enterprise D and E) which was seen on screen or is an official and unseen design as long as it fits the period.  Entries can be ships, figures or hardware.  So one of the many plastic and resin ships, out of the box, kit-bash, a figure or a weapon are all eligible. Any race is acceptable, so Federation, Klingon, Ferengi, Cardassian etc are all eligible.... more

SFMuk Admin Nov 25 '13 · Tags: star trek, competition
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(Please note that this item is not currently available).


Introduction


Let me start by making a point clear: I am generally not usually too keen on fan based designs of Star Trek ships. They tend to be from the chop and glue school of model building. What I mean by this is that the fan will take the primary hull from one ship and the secondary hull from another, sometimes with the nacelles from a third, and weld them together. This is in my opinion (and it is just my opinion) pretty lazy and generally the results don't work very well. There are natural exceptions to this but any time spent on any schematics website will reveal countless horrors inflicted by someone with Photoshop.... more

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