Okay, I know Thomas E. Johnson has mentioned that the AMT kit is "inaccurate/incorrectly proportioned," so the known issues nonwithstanding, here are my questions about the Round2 reissue of the AMT Enterprise-E because 1) I don't want to open this kit until I can snag a second one, and 2) I have neither the First Contact, nor the Insurrection, nor the Platz reissues of this kit to compare it too. That said, if anyone is able to offer photos and/or comparison information of each release of this kit, it'd be much appreciated.
- Does the Round2 reissue come with the Cartograf decals that the Japanese Platz version of the ship came with?
- Are there any changes to kit itself; decals and/or stands nonwithstanding?
- Would you recommend using third-party decals, such as the upcoming ones from Alliance Models?
- What paints, customizations, LEDs etc.,etc. do you recommend for this kit?
Any thoughts would be appreciated; thank you in advance. Finally here's what I know so far about the Round2 reissue:
- The kit retails for roughly $30.00 dollars
- The Round2 reissue has an updated metal stand. (I'm assuming that I could "fill" the hole for the stand and hang the ship from the ceiling, but please correct me if I'm wrong.)
- One of the guys who owns the hobby shop told my mother that the ship is "flying off the shelves," and he's having trouble keeping it in stock, which is consistent with what I saw while I was in the store, and with the AMT 1701-E kit (and subsequent reissues) in general.
- The ship does not appear to come with any electronics whatsoever, which means any lighting will likely have to be the work of customization.
Finally, it's also worth noting that although none were in stock when I was there, when my mother was in the hobby shop she noticed that the Limited Edition Round2 reissue of the AMT 1701 w/collector's tin was in stock. I'm seriously thinking about picking up said 1701 kit because I can't find the one I built with my father years ago and I could go for building it again. Now if only Round2 would reissue the AMT 1701-A kit I'd be in perfect shape. I had one years ago that disappeared with my missing 1701 kit. I repaired the 1701-A kit once after my brother knocked it over (he couldn't have been more than eight at the time,) by accident, so I'd like to rebuild it rather than potentially repair the nacelle pylons on it again.