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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   Nik
Date Reviewed   May 28, 2004
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments Overall, I enjoyed building this kit. I'm just getting back into scale modelling after a few years break and for a newbie like me, it's pretty good... That and the fact it only cost me the equivalent of £6.50 to buy it, plus a few more quid to get it shipped to me in the UK means it's a good kit for someone to have a good practise on before spending money on some of the more expensive (resin) kits that are out there and making a right mess of them! (The fact that it got to me from the U.S a lot quicker than pretty much most of the post I get sent through the Royal Mail hasn't clouded my judgement at all) ;-) I've been working on it slowly over the past two evenings, trying to not mess it up and so far it's going OK. I'm just about to glue the nacelles on and start painting it, and I'm pretty happy that there's not much in the way of detail because I'd probably only just make a hash of things if there were! As for some of the comments saying it's a waste of money and that Polar Lights should do an all singing, all dancing version for under 200 bucks, well thats fine, but what about those people who maybe can't afford so spend so much on a model kit? I personally think this kit is a brilliant example of making a well built, good looking, cheap kit. Yes, for those that can afford it, and justify spending mega-money on a pre-lit, pre-built kit then by all means, go ahead and tell Polar Lights to start building one for you, but I'll stick with my little grey bit of plastic for the time being... Besides, if we had a ready made, lit up version of the Enterprise up for sale, where's the skill in building it up gone?

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