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Your Two Cents: Locutus of Borg

The following are reader's opinions of the Locutus of Borg made by Geometric.

Reviewer   Tom Gelfuso
Date Reviewed   Oct 4, 2002
Overall Rating       Not good at all. You really have to want it bad.
Comments I recieved the Locutus of Borg kit from Geometric for a Christmas present, and due to other projects that were ongoing,I shelved the kit until I was ready to build it. Once I opened the box, I wished I had left it on the shelf. This figure bears no discernable likness to Picard/Locutus at all. Not wanting to hurt the feelings of the person who purchased it for me (insert the word wife here), I tackled the kit with all front of her anyway. The assembly was straightforward. No fancy tricks needed. But how to paint this to even remotley resemble Picard/Locutus? I own the episode Best of Both woelds on VHS, so I stopped framed the best close up scenes and took the plunge. Flat black for the jumpsuit, flesh color mixed with white and a tiny hint of light blue for the muted skin color. By the time I was done, I thought I had produced a fairly nicely done model, which still looked nothing like the subject. The only benifit I recieved with this model is I sharpened my skills on building vinyl models. Oh yes, and to make the Missus happy. I would not reccommend this to anyone unless they do not care that the model bears no resemblance to the subject. Buy a nice starship model instead, there are still plenty of those on eBay as well.

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