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Old November 22 2013, 03:32 PM   #526
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

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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.
Yup, they're doing the A inhouse and with a new mold/model. Should be a lot better.
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Old November 22 2013, 06:05 PM   #527
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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.
That would certainly explain things.

I think of the Enterprise Refit as the model that costs $4.99 for the first issue, not the Enterprise-D.

Still, Eaglemoss has to figure they're not making a great impression with that Enterprise Refit. A comedian wouldn't want to open with a lousy joke. They arguably should have just left it out unless they meant to do it justice and justify the cost to the subscriber.
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Old November 22 2013, 06:07 PM   #528
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A few more ship shots and even some 3D models: http://www.startrek.com/article/new-...ships-unveiled
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Old November 22 2013, 08:20 PM   #529
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I was quite disappointed with the painting of the Voyager model; it seems a little too dark which obscures a lot of the detail.
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Old November 22 2013, 10:08 PM   #530
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Speaking of the Voyager model, how is everyone else's? So far....my Intrepid doesn't really fit on the stand. It just slips back out very easily, especially with how 'vertically' it sits on the base. As a result, my favourite Trek ship is still in her box.

Perhaps im just missing something but the Intrepid doesn't seem to 'click' onto the stand like the other models.
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Old November 22 2013, 11:06 PM   #531
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Do you have the stand round the right way? Mine angles the model upwards.
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Old November 23 2013, 03:27 AM   #532
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137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
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.
That would certainly explain things.

I think of the Enterprise Refit as the model that costs $4.99 for the first issue, not the Enterprise-D.

Still, Eaglemoss has to figure they're not making a great impression with that Enterprise Refit. A comedian wouldn't want to open with a lousy joke. They arguably should have just left it out unless they meant to do it justice and justify the cost to the subscriber.
That's the way I looked at it too. Eaglemoss just couldn't come out and say that Issue #2 was the $4.99 model, and not the much better Issue #1.

And yeah, let's hope the Enterprise-A model is a better mold and with a better paint job. Hopefully it'll be a bit bigger, so they can get some aztecking on the saucer, if nothing else.
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Old November 23 2013, 05:12 AM   #533
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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.
Yes, I would say that's probably the case. The first 5 models were a part of the initial test run, made by one company. After the run was suspended, they switched to a different company. Whether or not they've remade these first 5 issues, is not known, but I'd say they probably did, but based on the original molds. But anyway, anything beyond Issue #5 should be all new molds. So by the time we get to the 1701-A, it should be a different mold. It's a wonder all issues except Issue #2 are as good as they are.
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Old November 23 2013, 08:45 PM   #534
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Do you have the stand round the right way? Mine angles the model upwards.
Yeah my stand tilts it upwards too. But there is no grip. The model pretty much just falls out of the stand.
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Old November 25 2013, 06:32 PM   #535
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Anyone in the US have there account debited for issues 5 & 6 yet?
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Old November 25 2013, 08:07 PM   #536
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Anyone in the US have there account debited for issues 5 & 6 yet?
Not yet. I expect it after Thanksgiving.
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Old November 26 2013, 04:03 AM   #537
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Anyone in the US have there account debited for issues 5 & 6 yet?
Not yet. I expect it after Thanksgiving.
Why after?
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Old November 26 2013, 01:17 PM   #538
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Anyone in the US have there account debited for issues 5 & 6 yet?
Not yet. I expect it after Thanksgiving.
Why after?
Because that's when my previous billings were.
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Old November 27 2013, 04:18 PM   #539
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Thanks. After some problems with an international lock on my card, I came in late to the party. I wasn't sure what their billing timeline was.
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