|The following are reader's opinions of the USS Enterprise (refit) made by Bandai.|
|Date Reviewed||Oct 2, 2003|
|Overall Rating||Well worth getting.|
|Comments||The only reason I give this kit a 5 is because it looks so cool when you get done with it, that is providing that you don't break something or throw it out the window like I nearly did.
For the amount of money I paid for this model I would've hoped it would be easier to assemble. I got most of it put together and then started having a fit with getting the wires to stay in place in the primary hull. I put it on a shelf and left it for about four months. When I got back to it this week I thought I was going to pull my hair out. I would finish it, but the lights wouldn't come on. I will give them credit for making the parts tough. I don't how many times a nacelle or one of the struts came out and I disassembled an reassembled the primary hull.
I did by the way tin the ends of the wires with a low wattage soldering iron. I didn't cause a problem, just go easy on the solder.
Like I said, it looks way cool now that it's finished. I don't think I will pop for the E model though, unless I get a really good deal. I soon will be starting on a much more reasonably priced project,the Polar Lights Enterprise which for 11 bucks US looks like a steal.
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