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Old October 15 2013, 02:26 AM   #361
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Has anyone received these in the 'States yet? I was under the impression that they would have shipped by now - customarily once the card has been charged.
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Old October 15 2013, 02:29 AM   #362
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Has anyone received these in the 'States yet? I was under the impression that they would have shipped by now - customarily once the card has been charged.
Not yet. I really don't expect them until late October. Up to 3 weeks for delivery.
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Old October 15 2013, 02:17 PM   #363
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Hmm... UK businesses must do things a little differently. It is generally considered an unwise business practice to charge someone's credit card before the merchandise is ready to ship. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, though. They seem to have been pretty straight shooters, as far as I can tell.
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Old October 15 2013, 02:24 PM   #364
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I believe they charged at (or right before) the time of shipment. The delivery time can vary quite a bit though. The ships may be in the mail but if they used a slow shipping service it can take a few weeks to arrive.
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Old October 15 2013, 04:37 PM   #365
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Prototype Bajoran Solar Sailer images released:



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Old October 15 2013, 08:40 PM   #366
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As I thought during the DS9 episode, it looks like someone ripped the design directly from the album cover of "Olias of Sunhillow".

Aesthetically, it's quite pleasing and makes a change from nacelles. Now how are they going to fit it in the box?
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Old October 15 2013, 11:00 PM   #367
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As I thought during the DS9 episode, it looks like someone ripped the design directly from the album cover of "Olias of Sunhillow".

Aesthetically, it's quite pleasing and makes a change from nacelles. Now how are they going to fit it in the box?
Good question. And it has been answered by the man himself. The model requires a little bit of self-assembly. The wings are detached while in the box.

That said, this is still very much a prototype. They're still playing with the paint job. Many people were suggesting to use a metallic flake paint for the wings. And that the "pod" was too yellow.
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Old October 16 2013, 06:25 PM   #368
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Received my ships, magazines and 16-issue folder in the mail today in rural Southern Illinois. A few notes: Bases are quite sturdy with some heft to them. Very good quality base. Floating mounting stand is practically invisible from a distance. Models themselves are heavier than I thought they'd be based on the size. Even as small as the Enterprise-Refit is, the die-cast saucer has got some good weight to it. Despite the rather simplistic paint job on the Refit, it's still a pretty good looking model. I do think it needs a few darker or blacken highlights. Wasn't the rear of the nacelles darker grey or black? One odd thing I noticed about the D is that the top few decks (A & B Decks) are flatter on the model than I thought they'd be. I will be posting pictures on my Facebook page in the Star Trek Starships Collection folder. I'll add a link to it in my Sig when I get the chance later today.
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Old October 16 2013, 07:42 PM   #369
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Received my ships, magazines and 16-issue folder in the mail today in rural Southern Illinois. A few notes: Bases are quite sturdy with some heft to them. Very good quality base. Floating mounting stand is practically invisible from a distance. Models themselves are heavier than I thought they'd be based on the size. Even as small as the Enterprise-Refit is, the die-cast saucer has got some good weight to it. Despite the rather simplistic paint job on the Refit, it's still a pretty good looking model. I do think it needs a few darker or blacken highlights. Wasn't the rear of the nacelles darker grey or black? One odd thing I noticed about the D is that the top few decks (A & B Decks) are flatter on the model than I thought they'd be. I will be posting pictures on my Facebook page in the Star Trek Starships Collection folder. I'll add a link to it in my Sig when I get the chance later today.
Sweet! Hopefully mine will be arriving shortly. I live in Illinois, too, about an hour or so from Chicago.

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Old October 16 2013, 07:48 PM   #370
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Will be looking for it too, in the DC Metro area.
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Old October 16 2013, 07:54 PM   #371
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Yep. Came in a decent sized little box via USPS not unlike your typical Amazon box. Inside the box was a bit of bubble wrap, and then the rather large folder with the magazines and the 2 boxes the ships came in all inside the folder.
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Old October 16 2013, 09:29 PM   #372
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Cool, SE Michigan here. Hopefully they'll be waiting for me when I get home from work!
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Old October 16 2013, 09:31 PM   #373
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Just called my wife, they're waiting for me at home. Sounds like they came out of a distribution center in Pennsylvania.
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Old October 16 2013, 09:54 PM   #374
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I just got word mine arrived today too.
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Old October 16 2013, 09:55 PM   #375
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Well, apparently I'm left out in the cold today. Nothing for me.

ETA: I guess I can't follow simple instructions. I wanted the subscription to go to my workplace because nobody is home when the mail comes to my house. But in doing so I put the shipping address as my house and the billing address as my workplace. So maybe it will be there when I get home later tonight.

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