|Posted: 22 May 2010 at 1:38pm | IP Logged | 7
The Refit is a sweet little kit. There are a few inaccuracies, but it's very impressive for the scale. The decals have a few problems--and there's no "A" option, but Round2 will release a supplemental sheet later this year. There are already aftermarket decal sheets covering the "A", as well as battle damage from II, III, V, and VI.
If I had the time, space, talent, and money, I'd love to get and trick out one of the 1/350 kits.
As it stands, I'm going to do a 1/1000 "A" as a test run, and then a pristine Refit. I may even discard the aztec decals for the latter, and use painting templates and pearlescent paints. My eyes will probably cross from doing such tiny work, but I seen a few builds already that have used that method.
And, of course, there's the special project I hinted at above. It's turned out really well, and I'll post some photos soon.
As for the Abramsverse...there's a crazy part of me that might want to get the Nu-Enterprise just for the challenge (and to see if it suffers from Sagging Nacelles Syndrome), but...NO. No, thanks.
Also, I really don't get all the Kelvin-wank. That design seems incredibly popular with modelers and blueprinters right now, but I just don't get it. Call me crazy, but it's just a boring variant of the old Franz Joseph Scout/Destroyer design.
And not one design element of the recent film comes even within hailing distance of being a logical precursor to "The Cage" or TOS in general!