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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   George Fordyce
Date Reviewed   Apr 7, 2005
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments Well for starters,the stand did not work properely when assembled,but in a wierd twist it works great with my Bandai USS Voyager model,So I went with it I switched stands,it works for me.Then as I am going along I had a real proble with the wiring,I got the entire ship together and the lights did not work properely,and I followed the instructions to the letter,I twisted the wires nice and tight,but this had no effect,so I had to take the lower half of the model apart again,and as I did that the left nacelle snapped off the ship broken,but easily repairable with some triming and some super glue,after I got the nacelle fixed I was able to concentrate on the wiring,after it took me 25 mins to retake the bottom apart again with carefulness to avoid breakage I soldered the wires to the connection and put it back together after I tested it to make sure it worked,and it did,but then I was curious if it would work with the stand that came with it,and it was a real bugger it still would not work with the correct stand,but it did with the Voyager stand,and Voyager worked with the smaller stand for this one,so I have left it as it is,and you know it worked out great on my display shelf.All in all this is a great kit,but a lot of care must be used and there is a real bad wiring problem,my only solution is soldering.And I would put it together again if I could.My Grade is: B+

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