|The following are reader's opinions of the Klingon D-7 made by Polar Lights.|
|Date Reviewed||Jan 23, 2006|
|Overall Rating||Good kit, but with some problems.|
|Comments||I heard that this kit was coming out and I had to get it to go with the 'Enterprise'. The things said about this kit, good or bad, are absolutely true. A few good points:
The assembly of this kit is generally good, with only a few problem areas.
There are chrome parts that were unexpected in a kit this cheap, but they are welcome.
There is a complete shuttle-bay in the Impulse section, but the door is molded in place, nothing a little cutting and sanding won't fix.
And a few bad points:
The chrome parts for the engines, the ones that are supposed to snap into the 'wings', don't fit into their slots very well, but this is really a minor issue since most people will prefer to glue this kit together.
The impulse deck wont lay down absolutely flat on the upper hull without cutting the allignment pins off and sanding it so it will fit flush.
One of the supports near the base of the boom where it attaches to the main hull is bigger than the other and consequently will push the boom slightly to the left.
Really though, I would recommend this kit to anyone, regardless of their skill level, as it makes a great starting kit, and provides a good place to practice puttying and painting skills, considering the paint scheme only consists of, at most, three colors. All in all, a great kit.
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