|The following are reader's opinions of the USS Enterprise (refit) made by Bandai.|
|Date Reviewed||Jun 9, 2003|
|Overall Rating||Well worth getting.|
|Comments||I bought this kit not knowing what to expect! I was very pleasantly surprised at the accuracy and time Bandai took to make this as close to the movie version as they did. The model itself was fairly straight forward and instructions easy to follow. I suggest if building this keep all the wiring at the length it is until everything is ready to come together then cut to the correct length..This helps not to have a lot of extra wire to tuck and hide later, Especially if you do any upgrading. I chose to add blue LED's, one in each nacelle in place of the bulb and one in the front deflector, This one I recessed into the clear backing piece and kept the original bulb behind it. ( If you check out the Movies you will see usually the deflector array is lit blue) I also cut out the lower hull windows that are painted blue and put thin blue lexan behind them....What a difference with those lit up!! I also soldered all the wire connections for a sure contact. Other than that just small touches like painting the hull navigation lights etc... I also noticed the lettering on the hull missing but found some other trekkie on ebay who created them specially for this model, They are the finishing touch. I can't wait for Bandais next release in this scale!! I would love to have all the Enterprises and Voyager in this scale with this quality in the accuracy. I also like the size, being not too big as to require a room of its own, but not too small not to see all the details!! A pretty cool model!!|
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