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Re: Round 2 Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby Moongrim » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:28 pm

Cubey Terra wrote:The markings look great, and I agree it would be a very good kit for a beginner. Immediate same-day results. How much is it compared to a toy store model though? Both have very visible seams. It would bug me that I can't putty those.


I'd say- one for one when it comes to seams. This kit seems to use most of the same molds as used by the POL803, with only a difference in - colored plastics for the Primary Hull navigational lights, and a set of non-clear inner bussard domes. Everything else- it's practically the same kit- just no extras for us more experienced modelers to play with.

Even the little spur on the front of the primary hull is there- covered with the 3 white circles.
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Re: Polar Lights- Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby DefiantClient » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:42 pm

Why is that spur there? I've never gotten a clear answer on that.

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Re: Polar Lights- Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby Moongrim » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:05 am

DefiantClient wrote:Why is that spur there? I've never gotten a clear answer on that.


I can't remember where exactly- but that spur is apparently present on the production model in the series...
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Re: Polar Lights- Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby Tesral » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:33 pm

Pitcures?
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Re: Polar Lights- Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby DefiantClient » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:05 pm

No spur here (not linking directly, this picture is huge) http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/scans ... malte3.jpg

...or here (older restoration)
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and it is definitely not in this production photo
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I think someone at Polar Lights trolled us all.

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It might be on the pilot version, though I'm still not 100% convinced.
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Re: Polar Lights- Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby Tesral » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:15 pm

Then one wonders where it got included and why? I've ground it off mine.

This looks like a quick solution to adding an "Enterprise" to the 1000 range. I must have a dozen PL Connies in the SSR. They take time.
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Re: Polar Lights- Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby Moongrim » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:44 pm

That's the thing I simply cannot find it or recall where I read it. That's the best I can tender.

Sorry.

Hold it.

I just remembered their 350 kit. it doesn't have that spur on the cover...
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Re: Polar Lights- Pre-decorated assembly kit. Kit Review.

Postby DefiantClient » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:17 pm

Moongrim wrote:That's the thing I simply cannot find it or recall where I read it. That's the best I can tender.


I've definitely heard people say it was on this production model or some other one on forums as well. SM, CultTVman and many many others. Like I said before, nobody gave me a straight answer. Pics or it didn't happen! :lol:

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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 TOS Enterprise "Pre-deco" Preview

Postby Moongrim » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:23 pm

GEDC0805.JPG


As per the request- close up of the rim of the saucer.

Still working on doing the closeups...
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Re: Polar Lights 1/1000 TOS Enterprise "Pre-deco" Preview

Postby Moongrim » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:34 pm

Primary Hull Details.
The Impulse Engines. Now how on earth should I fix that?
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Ventral Saucer- All the usual decals are painted on- in precision crisp. The colored navigation lights are well suited to being lit. One can't see the coloration quite so well in this view.
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A much better view of the bow of the saucer section.
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