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New Ktinga from Round 2

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  • Member since
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
New Ktinga from Round 2
Posted by Real G on Saturday, March 03, 2018 2:30 PM

In case anyone has NOT heard yet:

http://www.collectormodel.com/#sthash.e62OCZ5R.dpbs

The internet hype and suspense buildup leading to the announcement on Thursday was not overly exciting, but hey we will be getting a new tool 1/350 K'tinga!  The whining on other forums about wanting something else, wantng a different scale, wanting a blah blah blah is annoying to say the least.  Yes it was not a (fill in the name of something other than the K'tinga), it IS humongous (about 24"), and it will cost you a Benjamin, but IMHO it is a gorgeous design, second only to the Refit Enterprise.

I apologize for the rant, as I'm a little disheartened that most of the internet traffic on the subject has been negative.  Seems these days you can't please anyone, yet everyone expects to be pleased.

Me, I'm pleased by the news.  I hope they have a huge sales hit with this kit.  Personally I don't care for the US fixation with gigantic sci-fi models, but I make exceptions for a few special ones, and this is one of them.  Now I just have to figure out if one will fit in the display case.

Since I'm not a hard-core Trekkie, I won't end by writing "Q'pla!"  Oh nuts I just did.  I have no honor.  Shields up.  Helmsman get us out of here, ludicrous speed NOW!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 03, 2018 2:37 PM

Thnaks for posting that G, i had not heard of this kit. I was planning on getting the AMT kit, but this will be nicer. Will be a good size as well.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, March 03, 2018 3:55 PM

One caveat is that the photos are of a 3-D print.  The actual model kit may have reduced or compromised detail due to limitations in the injection molding process.  And Round 2 isn't Bandai.  It will be interesting to see how the plating around the command pod "bulb" and the band of windows are handled.  Notice the front of the "kidney bean" bridge is a separate part to render detail.

I had read the release date was around September 2018, which is actually very soon.  I wonder if that is a realistic timeline?  I won't get my forehead bumps in a knot if the date slips to 2019.  I just hope it is a great kit.

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, March 03, 2018 4:13 PM

Uh oh, another huge kit I must have but have no room for. Glad I have finally learned alittle patience as "I want it.....YESTERDAY!" LOL. cool kit.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 03, 2018 4:22 PM

Will be interesting to see the test shots in June.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 03, 2018 5:07 PM

Well it looks great to me! If I get the spare cash one day, perhaps I’ll grab one. They have some other good looking upcoming stuff on their site as well. 

 

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  • Member since
    March, 2008
  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Sunday, March 04, 2018 10:42 AM

I'm excited !! This is great news, we haven't had a fresh kit/mold of this subject since the release of the Motion Picture back in 1979 !! The prototype looks amazing.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 05, 2018 7:46 AM

Very cool! And a good choice, being probably the top 'bad guy' ship on the ST series. And heck the thing has been in what, four out of six series? The original (I'll count the Kirk era movies in with it), obsolete ships in The Next Generation, and mothballed ships thrown into the Dominion War in Deep Space Nine. Plus the rather improbable appearance in Enterprise- which would indicate these ships have been in service for over two hundred years and pre-date the Federation and it's first starships. Tongue Tied

Personally I'd normally prefer the original series D-7 but frankly it'd be a kinda boring model since it really didn't have any surface detail.

Not something I'm going to rush out like the 1/350th Enterprise kits because to be honest I never cared much for the Klingons, the Romulans being much more my style. But hey if I can find one for a good price in the coming years I'll pull the trigger.

Still my personal feelings aside it's a great choice!!! Bravo Round II!!!  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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