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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   Ed Erwin
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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