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Old November 19 2013, 10:42 PM   #511
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Looks good Johnny!
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Old November 19 2013, 11:50 PM   #512
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I blacked out the outer nacelles too with the Sharpie. Actually works and looks good. And the good thing? Because the black ink is not opaque paint, it still lets enough ligh thru that the inner side still glows a little bit.
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Old November 20 2013, 12:34 AM   #513
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Could you post of pix of it?
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Old November 20 2013, 01:46 AM   #514
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Could you post of pix of it?
Here ya go:

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Old November 20 2013, 06:06 AM   #515
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Looks good. I don't think I could bring myself to alter mine at all. Im going to wait and see what the 1701-A looks like.
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Old November 20 2013, 07:58 AM   #516
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*Jumping around like a kid who has to pee on x-mas morning* When do we get some ships we don't have yet?! When is the first of them?! I want them now!! NOW!!!!

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I've glanced briefly at the ones I've got thus far - 1 through 4 - but otherwise, I have so many other versions of them, these are just going to sit in their boxes. I'm waiting for the ships I don't have 6 of!
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Old November 20 2013, 01:19 PM   #517
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I blacked out the outer nacelles too with the Sharpie. Actually works and looks good. And the good thing? Because the black ink is not opaque paint, it still lets enough ligh thru that the inner side still glows a little bit.
It appears the inner portion of the naceles should be blue?

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Old November 20 2013, 03:59 PM   #518
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^ If memory serves, that was only done for a couple of shots in TMP, some of which were in TWOK, but that was about it.
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Old November 21 2013, 05:43 AM   #519
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Hey all, just checking on the quality of my NX-01. Are the nacelles supposed to dip downwards? This is only noticeable to me if I hold the ship on the side view. Both nacelles noticeably dip downwards and are not parallel to the edge of the saucer section. I think it's by a couple degrees.

I did try to snap a photo, but I can't get the saucer to lay flat because of the dome at the bottom and the stand holds the ship at an angle which obscures what I'm talking about. Both nacelles dip the same degree, so it looks like it was done on purpose, but it could be just a major defect on my model. Any thoughts?
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Old November 21 2013, 09:50 PM   #520
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Hey all, just checking on the quality of my NX-01. Are the nacelles supposed to dip downwards? This is only noticeable to me if I hold the ship on the side view. Both nacelles noticeably dip downwards and are not parallel to the edge of the saucer section. I think it's by a couple degrees.

I did try to snap a photo, but I can't get the saucer to lay flat because of the dome at the bottom and the stand holds the ship at an angle which obscures what I'm talking about. Both nacelles dip the same degree, so it looks like it was done on purpose, but it could be just a major defect on my model. Any thoughts?
Sounds like a major default with your model. Nacelles are quite straight and parallel.
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Old November 21 2013, 10:05 PM   #521
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On mine they tip forwards very slightly, only really noticable up close.

A lot of NX-01 models don't have the nacelles perfectly straight.
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Old November 21 2013, 11:55 PM   #522
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The Eternal ST Problem: Sagging, drooping nacelles.
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Old November 22 2013, 02:11 AM   #523
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Finally got the first two ships in the subscription. Now, the Enterprise-D is spectacular. And I know that the Enterprise Refit seems oddly out of place in this otherwise high-quality collection, but I feel compelled to make a comparison.

Between what? Between the Hot Wheels Enterprise Refit for $12 and the Eaglemoss Enterprise Refit for $20.

Ways the Hot Wheels version is superior:
  • Larger, perhaps by 30%
  • The phaser banks are very well defined, top and bottom of the saucer.
  • The bridge module is far better defined.
  • Alongside the edge of the saucer, the windows are respectable defined. The Eaglemoss version has a bunch of big, blocky white squares.
  • Behind the bridge module, the Hot Wheels version contains the marking "Enterprise NCC-1701"
  • The top of the impulse drive has well-defined ridges shooting out from the center. The Eaglemoss version is just a blue bump.
  • The deflector dish contains ridges, whereas Eaglemoss doesn't
  • Has a line going down the center of the nacelle pylons. The Eaglemoss pylons are blank.
  • The red paint on the impulse engines is clearly and neatly applied. The Eaglemoss version has a bit (45%) of red missing on the right impulse engine.
  • Considerable detail by comparison on the secondary hull. Lots of deep lines.
  • The shuttle bay has had justice done to it. The Eaglemoss version... yikes... it's just a smooth, rounded surface!
  • The top front of the nacelles isn't transparent blue like the Eaglemoss version. What was Eaglemoss thinking?!
  • The torpedo launcher looks correct on the Hot Wheels version. The Eaglemoss version looks like someone poked it a bit with a hot needle in a bunch of places.
  • The secondary hull is metal instead of plastic.
  • The seams in general are a lot less conspicuous. The seams on the Eaglemoss version, specifically between the secondary hull and the neck, and the secondary hull and deflector on the right side -- yikes. Then there's the hideous seam running down the topside of the secondary hull.
  • There aren't little splotches of dark grey paint here and there on the Hot Wheels version.

Ways the Eaglemoss version is superior:
  • The saucer is made of metal instead of plastic.
  • The neck connects better on the underside of the saucer.
  • The nacelles appear to be made of more continuous and less pieces.
  • The bottom part of the secondary hull doesn't contain a hole for the stand-piece.

Honestly, I'm just wondering what the deal was. Perhaps they were under time constraints and they just couldn't get the aztec pattern on. Or maybe they wanted to leave some room for NCC-1701-A to look different and more polished.

Bottom line? The Eaglemoss Enterprise Refit felt... blank.

A more reasonable price for the Eaglemoss Enterprise Refit? I'd have to say $7, tops.
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Old November 22 2013, 02:54 AM   #524
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Rumor is that the 1701-A will be far superior to the refit.
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Old November 22 2013, 03:07 PM   #525
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Based on what is known from the test run of this series a year or so ago, I believe the refit model was made by a different company that who they have now. Hence, the quality of the later models of this new company should be better, including the A, yes.
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