Re: The road to the R2 1/350 TOS Enterprise...
I'll be waiting for someone to throw a wrench into the gears of convention, and do a build of the April-era Enterprise from this kit... IMO, that would not only be original, but would be something to see.
Considering the (not unreasonable) cost of this kit it will have to be a truly dedicated fan willing to buy more than one kit to build more than one version. That said if you can pull off an exceptional build I see little reason you couldn't use this for some special f/x filming.
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