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Old June 17 2013, 11:39 PM   #91
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Old June 18 2013, 01:27 PM   #92
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Hopefully, if I had my way, they'd end up doing way more than the 70+ and the series would just continue on ad infinitum.
If it sells, it will go beyond the original number. Eaglemoss' Marvel Figurine Collection was originally slated to go for 60 issues. Including unnumbered specials, it went to over 200!
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Old June 18 2013, 11:54 PM   #93
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Today's news was just a screen shot (feat. the Prometheus) to show how they take the 3D file, compare it to the CG model, and then go to the tooling of the actual model. Link in my Sig.

Editor's Note: I think the fact t hat that they are using the actual 3D CG model files of these ships (where available) to make the final die-case/plastic models is what is gonna set this collection apart from a lot of the others, in that they'll probably be a bit more accurate than others.
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Old June 19 2013, 12:06 AM   #94
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Agreed. It sounds like they'll be limited only as much as the resolution of the 3d printers they're using to make the masters. Really excited about this. I just wish their customer database wasn't so flaky.
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Old June 20 2013, 05:06 PM   #95
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Agreed. It sounds like they'll be limited only as much as the resolution of the 3d printers they're using to make the masters. Really excited about this. I just wish their customer database wasn't so flaky.
I'm really excited about these because they should be the most detailed ships ever released at their size.

I'm happy about the stands they are using too, won't have those giant holes in the bottom of the ships where stands usually plug into.
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Old June 20 2013, 08:20 PM   #96
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Agreed. It sounds like they'll be limited only as much as the resolution of the 3d printers they're using to make the masters. Really excited about this. I just wish their customer database wasn't so flaky.
Actually, something just occurred to me.

3-D printers will surely come down in price in a couple of years to the point where can, if not buy one, perhaps rent one, or maybe go to a store and use one in the way people use printing and copying stores.

When that happens, I could see some fans creating high-resolution files of ships that you could download and then feed into a 3-D printer and have it make just about any ship or model (not just Star Trek) that you want.

The possibilities would be almost endless.
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Old June 21 2013, 12:23 AM   #97
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Yep...it's only a matter of time. I'm personally looking forward to printing a half-studio scale TOS battlestar someday. That would make me a very happy camper.
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Old June 24 2013, 01:33 AM   #98
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Yep...it's only a matter of time. I'm personally looking forward to printing a half-studio scale TOS battlestar someday. That would make me a very happy camper.
I wouldn't make my ship models big. I find larger sized models harder to "play" with when I'm sitting at my desk. The Hot Wheels/Eaglemoss sizes are perfect for the amount of detail I like and the size I like.

I'd make myself the Earth ships from Stargate equally sized (which happens to be 1:1 scale) with the Hot Wheels TOS Enterprise.
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Old June 24 2013, 02:53 PM   #99
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Heh...my aging eyes can't appreciate smaller models like they used to. For the past few years, I see folks talking about building 1:1000 and 1:2500 scale kits like it's a good thing, with the scales getting smaller and smaller, as I'm looking for scales at 1:500, 1:350 or bigger. Granted, the TOS G is the exception there, as it's supposed to be one nautical mile in length - so a 1:1000 probably would be around half-studio scale, which would suit me quite nicely.
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Old June 24 2013, 07:16 PM   #100
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Heh...my aging eyes can't appreciate smaller models like they used to...
To each his own.
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Old June 28 2013, 11:17 PM   #101
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I'm the same way. I'm going to need glasses soon.
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Old July 30 2013, 04:19 PM   #102
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Well, it's been six weeks since I received their answer from my initial question asking about American pre-order subscriptions.

I sent a follow-up email on Sunday to see if they got their database in order and, so far, have received no response. I find this odd, as they answered me quickly the first time I sent out an inquiry and were quite up front and truthful regarding their technical issues.

Has anyone who pre-ordered in America heard from them, either from a person or via an automated order confirmation?
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Old July 30 2013, 07:39 PM   #103
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^I did receive an automated order confirmation from them after I pre-ordered a few weeks ago. Their facebook seems to show them going to a bunch of conventions to show off their product, they may just be too busy to respond. Their North American launch is supposed to be the beginning of October; I'd send them another email during September. If that one goes ignored, then it might be time to worry.

If you are on Facebook or Google+, you may want to send them a message through there.
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Old July 30 2013, 07:45 PM   #104
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I don't have Facebook, but I do have Google+. Do you happen to know what their address is on that site?
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Old July 30 2013, 08:00 PM   #105
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According to the facebook, the release is the 21st August for the UK with as yet unnamed Autumn date for the USA.
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