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K’tinga from Round 2 Getting Closer

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K’tinga from Round 2 Getting Closer
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, wanting 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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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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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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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.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 03, 2018 4:22 PM

Will be interesting to see the test shots in June.

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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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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.

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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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Posted by mic53mlb on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:41 PM

I know I've commented on this thread before but wanted to share some new information I'd learned about. There is an existing K'Tinga in 1/350 in resin by a company called Nice Model Designs that have experience in making models for the movies and on contract, I believe their kit goes for around $375. Check them out http://www.nicenmodeldesigns.com/1-350-k-tinga.html

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:13 PM

mic53mlb

I know I've commented on this thread before but wanted to share some new information I'd learned about. There is an existing K'Tinga in 1/350 in resin by a company called Nice Model Designs that have experience in making models for the movies and on contract, I believe their kit goes for around $375. Check them out http://www.nicenmodeldesigns.com/1-350-k-tinga.html

 

Wow, that's beautiful! If she's made of solid hunks of resin that's one heavy model!!!

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, October 06, 2018 3:53 PM

A build is going on over at Allscaletrek.com:

https://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5309

Lighting kit:

https://www.allscaletrek.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5310

The kit is just so honking huge, and I have no business buying more gigantic models.  But I am so excited it’s coming in a month or so!

I wonder if hanging it on a wall as art would work.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 07, 2018 6:02 PM

Thanks for the link G. Looks awesome! I want one and I haven't even started on either of my Enterprises yet... Sad

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

 

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, October 07, 2018 7:29 PM

   Yeup me too.... Absolutely no idea where I would put it. Darn this hobby LOL.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, October 08, 2018 2:02 AM

Wall art guys, I’m tellin’ ya!  Hang it on a base with a big Klingon insignia, place a light source between them to backlight the model, place it where people enter your house, and rig the doorbell to play the Klingon theme from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”.

Ha ha ha!  Aw nuts now I want to do it!

Another (bad) idea:  Buy THREE, hang them in the man cave, flying in formation like in the opening of the movie.  Add a switch to alter the room lighting to red when you watch the movie.

Okay, I’ll just stop there.  Don’t want to be responsible for anybody getting thrown out of their house or getting divorced.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 08, 2018 9:59 AM

Real G

Wall art guys, I’m tellin’ ya!  Hang it on a base with a big Klingon insignia, place a light source between them to backlight the model, place it where people enter your house, and rig the doorbell to play the Klingon theme from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”.

Ha ha ha!  Aw nuts now I want to do it!

Another (bad) idea:  Buy THREE, hang them in the man cave, flying in formation like in the opening of the movie.  Add a switch to alter the room lighting to red when you watch the movie.

Okay, I’ll just stop there.  Don’t want to be responsible for anybody getting thrown out of their house or getting divorced.

 

LOL love it!!! 

 

I just hope Vejar (in the form of Lt. Illia) doesn't show up and pattern them for data storage... 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, October 08, 2018 11:45 AM

How about a Persis Khambatta lamp, with the lightbulb that screws into the top of her head?  That would blow the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story” out of the water for sure!  And combine an Alexa type device which always adresses you “Gamera Unit” and refers to your friends as carbon based life forms infesting your living room.

It would assure you a life of celibacy.  Stick out tongue

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:45 AM

Real G

How about a Persis Khambatta lamp, with the lightbulb that screws into the top of her head?  That would blow the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story” out of the water for sure!  And combine an Alexa type device which always adresses you “Gamera Unit” and refers to your friends as carbon based life forms infesting your living room.

It would assure you a life of celibacy.  Stick out tongue

 

 

LOL!!! 

I have refered to the dog as 'dog unit' or 'canine unit' before... 

 

Always amused me that Kirk replicates a super short bathrobe for the Illiabot and she wears it all over the ship. Not that I'm complaning- Khambatta had a great pair of legs. Just I imagine Sisko or Picard would have come up with something a little less skimpy- but you know Kirk!!!  

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 11:36 AM

Hmm, HobbyLink Japan has it listed now- $146.50 US with the optional lighting kit for $77.04. 

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 5:14 PM

Gamera

Always amused me that Kirk replicates a super short bathrobe for the Illiabot and she wears it all over the ship. Not that I'm complaning- Khambatta had a great pair of legs. Just I imagine Sisko or Picard would have come up with something a little less skimpy- but you know Kirk!!!  

 

Well, I have always referred to ST:TMP as Star Trek: The Pajama Party.  All the uniforms looked like PJs!  Yeah, try making a fembot wear skimpy clothes in the 21st century, and the PC police will arrive in no time!

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