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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   Chris Patterson
Date Reviewed   Jun 1, 2004
Overall Rating       Well worth getting.
Comments I got this kit as this is the ship that I love the most from the Star Trek Universe..

I live in Japan, and so this kit is everywhere, including the NX-01, and E-E, and it was calling my name.. I looked at it a few times, and for the price put it down.. After a while the curiosity got the better of me, and so decided to get it... I thought "hell" I could be paying US prices?

As for the build, I had spent many weeks on different sites reading the reviews of many different people. And decideing on how I was going to build it.. Contrary to what I had read, this biuld was simple and easy.. I didnt try to rush it, and one Friday night while having a few cold beers, and watching TV, I decided to build it..

I simply took my time, and let all of the parts fall into place.. After reading other peoples reviews, I was a little scared at the fit of the pieces.. Well, I had no problems with fit or light leakage, and the kit went together as I read the instructions to a Tee..

I didnt need brute force or swearing. I simply took my time, and just let the parts fall into place.. I will say however for people that had secondary hull leakage that my answer is that you need to squeeze the clear rubber light ommiter very close to where the wires are all joined in the centre.. If it doesnt sit snug, then the outside panelles will not fit, and so causing light leakage..

No mods where done other than cutting out a clear blue piece of plastic from a sports drink label, and placing it inside of the main deflector dish.. Painting it will make it look tacky...

As for this model, and Bandai, I give it the 5 star thumbs up... Its simple, easy, and my wife doesnt ask what is taking so damnd long... I am getting the Bandai NX-01 and E-E from my local hobby store here in Japan for a price most of the world will cringe at, but for Japan, this is a great model!...

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