Model Man's videos feature a sample kit that Polar Lights sent to him for review. He has to give it back when he's done. The model's not in the stores yet.
According to Round 2, the models are on the boat, and on the way over from China as we speak.
If your wife was on the list, she should have gotten the occasional email updates from R2. The latest one just came out the other day. She should be getting a notification to order the club kit direct from PL/R2 and day now.
We've been talking about this kit almost daily over at hobbytalk.com from the moment it was announced.
Hmm- I'll let her know... Have her check her junk email box just in case! Thanks! I told her to email them to confirm if she has to!!!
As I understand it, the bridge piece is part of the "base" kit. It's even designed so you can either have the capt's chair, the helm and the viewscreen aligned straight forward, or turned counterclockwise to have the turbolift alcove align with the "cylinder" sternward of the outer bridge dome.
Even the shuttle, as tiny as it will be, is composed of 4 pieces, the main hull, the two nacelles and a piece to form the proper "step-stair" arrangement of the impulse (?) engine. Now that's detail!
Phew- glad to hear the bridge comes with it. I already know that I'm building it off axis... Unless I decide to counter sink the bridge *gasp*.
4 Pieces for the shuttles doesn't sound that bad. The ones for TMP's E were easy enough to put together. 4 pieces as well. The nacelles (1). Top and bottom hull. And the back door.
It's so cool the amount of detail on these kits!
Oh- lighting just has to be done on these big models though- eh? They just beg for it.
I'm making my own using the lighting system from the old Ertl lights and sounds TMP kit that I had in a box. I bought some fibre optics and will be rigging it up for some simple lighting.
Is the bridge part of the kit proper, or is that an add on cost?
Have you built any kits? I can't recall if I've seen you post any here...
Hey, yeah I build models. I haven't posted many. The second kit I ever built when I was eight years old was an AMT 18" Enterprise
. I have only posted two projects on this board. The first was a 1:1000 PL Enterprise
which was waaay back in 2007. That old thread is resting in the hope of a glorious Resurrection over here:
I noticed the last post was one week before I met the girl I married, so that might explain why that project wound down. We've since gotten divorced and now I'm getting back into modeling. I did use that not-quite-finished model in some model photography experiments back in the day as well. That can be found here:
My current project is super-detailing an old MPC/Ertl Millennium Falcon
kit and that thread can be found here:
But, yeah, I've been building models forever and have dozens that I just never bothered to photograph.
Oh dude, of course... I even commented on the Falcon you're working on!
I have such a bad memory.
By the way- nice work on the X-Wing game model you made. It turned out really well... I wanted to pick up that game just for the X-wings and Ties... What scale are they?
On a silly note, I found a 1/350 Slave 1... I want it so I can stick it in the Enterprise...