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Your Two Cents: USS Enterprise NCC-1701

The following are reader's opinions of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 made by Polar Lights.

Reviewer   Count Johnny
Date Reviewed   Nov 24, 2003
Overall Rating       Average. Get it if on sale or you love the subject.
Comments In General, I like the kit.

It has been a long time since we have seen a classic Enterprise as a production model. It is an easy job to do. It builds-up very well, and looks nice when built.

Despite the praise I have given the kit, I still decided that it should only get an average rating. There are 2 reasons for that.

  • The first reason is the size of the kit. I feel that the kit should have been produced on a slightly larger scale.
  • The second reason I give this model a lower rating is the hull details. Let's face it, the body of the kit is very plain. The bulk of the details come in the form of decals. Though the kit assembles easy, a novice modeler may have trouble making a decent model because of difficulty in placing decals. Not just placing the decals, but in trying to make the edges of the decals "blend-in" so they won't be seen. Based on the reasons I have just stated, I feel that many of the details should have been molded to the body instead of being placed in decal form.

    That is all I have to say about it!

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