Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

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  1. trekker670

    trekker670 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That is one good thing the USPS is good for:

     
  2. Johnny Rico

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    I worked Campus Mail when I was in college nearly 20 years ago. (dating myself....) Everyday we got everything we received from the Post Office out that day. Including all packages. The only time we didn't is during Christmas Break when we had several days off and there was a back log of mail and packages. And even then, we'd work our tails off and would get everything out by at least 2 days. My 2nd year there...we got everything out on that first day back. Volume was a little less than year before, but not by much.

    Of course this was in '94-'96 when the Internet and Electronic Communications was in its infancy, so I have no idea how most correspondence is done today. I'd imagine most inter-campus mail is done electronically, and perhaps even out of campus mail is done via email now.

    It's sad too as the career that I pursued after college that ended up ruining my life with an auto accident, is becoming obsolete.
     
  3. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    The Warbird and Voyager arrived today and they look fantastic. The differences between the original studio model and CG version of the Warbird are quite visible. Most noticable are the elongated warp nacelles and less-curved spine. The paint job of this one is also a rich dark green (again, assuming the coloring of the CG model), whereas the original was almost gray in color, with a slight greenish tint. Aside from that, excellent as usual.
     
  4. Avro Arrow

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    OK, I admit this is a bit OT, but...

    "Gloom of night"? Do USPS letter carriers actually deliver during the night?

    It's funny, I thought the version I've always heard went something like "Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor hail" or somesuch. But I admit I'm not American, so maybe I'm remembering incorrectly.
     
  5. Richard Baker

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    Unfortunately the new motto has been more like 'We do not have to lean too far outside our truck- if your mailbox requires us to take one step towards it our union rules allow us to skip your delivery"...

    Back on topic-
    I like most of the ships I have been seeing- the biggest disappointment thus far is the one I really wanted to buy- the Akira. They got the Bussard Collectors way too small on it (almost half the right size).
     
  6. SoM

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    Depends on how you take "hand-painted". If you mean "someone going at it with a brush"... No, they're not. But it's, sadly, cheaper to have some barely-paid human hold the paint mask and spray gun than it would be to have a machine customised to clamp each individual type of model in place.
     
  7. Dimesdan

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    Not the best quality photos, but here is my collection so far after six Starfleet vessels and DS9 in the middle.

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  8. DS9forever

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    The Defiant looks cool!
     
  9. drt

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    Man, at two of these things per month, plus the various special editions, I think I'm going to running out of space to display them.
     
  10. Yanks

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    I received my Voyager and Romulan Warbird today. Very nice and I continually am impressed with the magazines.
     
  11. Sans

    Sans Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm still waiting to be billed.
     
  12. Tommunist

    Tommunist Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Space may be vast, but shelf space is another story. Also, it is not an insignificant amount of money to spend each month.

    That said, I'm in! Just got my Voyager and Warbird.

    With shipping, the included magazine and the over quality (especially compared to some of the Hot Wheels ships) I do say they are decent value for what you pay, even if the frequency of releases may put some off who "gotta catch em all".

    Hmmm... I wonder if my Christmas tree could support the 7o some ships they have planned on... DS9 as the tree topper?! ;)
     
  13. Frontier

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    I ran out of space years ago. I'd have to literally have every wall in my house lines with shelves to display 50% of what I own. As it is, 80% of it remains in large boxes. I have one room where they go to the ceiling... :lol:

    As it is these ships have good boxes they come in so keeping them together in box and switching out which ones I display will be easier. :)

    My real question is what to do with other (lesser?) versions now. Like the Furuta ships from Japan. Next to this new Voyager, that one looks truly shameful, lol.

    As it is, I find myself wanting to not display any hero ship more and more. I'm so tired of the heroes! It's the elusive and rare ones I like to keep on display. The ones I don't have in sizes ranging from half and inch to 6 feet long, lol.

    (Seriously, if you count the inflatable pool raft Enterprise-D I have, I have that ship in sizes from half an inch to 6 foot long... it's crazy!)
     
  14. Sans

    Sans Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  15. DS9forever

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    I don't know if anyone involved with the magazine might read this, but Dukat's ship Groumall from "Indiscretion" would be a cool model to see made.
     
  16. dudley

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    I'm still waiting to be billed for issues #5 and #6, as well. I emailed them and they said, "We expect to charge and ship these to you this month."

    It's just a bit annoying because people who buy the ships at the comic shops got their ships a week or two ago. I've got the subscription and I'm just left here scratching my head at what's going on.

    I mean, for heaven's sake... Shut Up and Take My Money, already!
     
  17. Avro Arrow

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    ^ At least you can get them. For some reason they couldn't launch in Canada simultaneously with the US, so I have to wait for sometime in 2014! ::jealous::

    Although, I just now checked Memory Alpha, and they claim that these are available to Canadian retailers through Diamond. I have *never* seen these available in any LCS, but I guess now that I know it's possible, I suppose I should ask. Have any other Canadians found these in shops?

    OTOH, maybe it's just better to wait until subscriptions become available, since there are certain bonuses only available to subscribers, and I generally don't want to buy the same ships twice...
     
  18. Kevman7987

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    Been enjoying issues 5 & 6 for a few days now. Much better quality than issues 1 & 2. Hopefully this better quality continues for the rest of the series.
     
  19. Frontier

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    What one-off seen ship are you all looking forward too the most?

    Right now it's the Dauntless and the Krenim time ship for me.
     
  20. Frontier

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    I've considered that with my nephew, but I know they'll just end up lost and/or broken. :lol:

    I had a hell of a time finding some micro machine ships for him, and sure enough they're all in the wind lost somewhere.

    In another two or three years though, he'll be old enough to not lose stuff so easily (he's 7 now; half way to 8). I still have toys I had when I was 9 or 10, where as I've got very little of what I had at 7 or 8. Strange how 2-3 years makes a difference... :P

    He's had a bunch of my old poorly built models I made as a teen for a while; managed to break one I'd kept repairing forever. Amazed at that, that thing seemed indestructible! lol. :lol:

    I have gotten him to start appreciating the value of, what I call, "look-at toys" like these though. Bought him one of the Batman cars Eagle Moss is doing from his favorite Batman show, Brave and the Bold. He's got a hot wheels size to play with, but this one sits up on his DVD player in it's glass case so he'll have it hopefully when he's older, lol. Wish someone had taught such values to me, I'd have all my old stuff still haha. Oh the silliness of youth... so many toys I'd still have in package!