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Your Two Cents: USS Enterprise (refit)

The following are reader's opinions of the USS Enterprise (refit) made by Bandai.

Reviewer   Steven Vasko
Date Reviewed   Jun 24, 2003
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments Well, I got the kit in the mail last week, and I've already put it together...on the whole it's very nice. The pre-printed paint scheme is wonderful, as a previous reviewer said, much better that I could have done on this scale. The lighting system, when the kit is assembled, is spectatular, better than anything I have done in other kits with fiber optics. However, the parts fit is a little spotty, leaving gaps and light leaks throughout the model, which in my case required a measure of spot filling and painting (super-glue for assembly is a must, espically when it comes to the warp engines.)

On the whole, the finished product is very sharp, and a real attention-getter, though for a $70 snap-together kit, the parts fit could have been better. (Also, the packaging for the kit is a wonder to behold-art and design classes could buy the kit just to see how well an item like this can be produced and designed. The package design itself rates 5 stars in my book.)

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