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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   Mike Earnest
Date Reviewed   Sep 1, 2003
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments I put this fine kit together in about 1 hour. The pieces fit fairly well with just a few exceptions. There are gaps left on the saucer section forward which can be remedied easily with some putty. Take care to follow the instructions as many of the snap fits are permanent or semi-permanent operations. The secondary hull was a bit difficult as one must take care to push all the inner parts completely in before attempting to add more parts. The wiring system is quite ingenious as long as the directions are followed. You may be tempted to solder the wires (DONT DO IT!!). There are two small plastic covers for the wire terminals, so if you attach them correctly they will hold the wires where they go. The trickiest part for me was the base where the Starship attaches, I put the small plastic square with the angle in the wrong orientation making it impossible to slide the base onto the secondary hull. Once I oriented it properly, it slid right in slick.

Overall I loved this kit because it is a great display model. I would recommend putting some kind of clear blue material behind the navigation dish to dull the light, straight on its unbelievably bright and un-realisitic.

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