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AMT / ERTL Enterprise-E -- the same mold?


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#1 Frontier

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:34 AM

Curious if anyone knows, is the AMT / ERTL Enterprise-E model from First Contact and Insurrection the same mold? I ask because the 'neck' area, from deflector dish to yacht/torpedo house - was redesigned in INS to be flat. In FC, it was rounded. I *LOVE* that rounded. I have an old beat up FC model from when I was a kid, and that little detail makes her so much more beautiful than the AA/DST electronic ship with the flat-neck. So... anyone know?

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:41 PM

Good question. I'd like to know this too.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 09:29 PM

The FC and INS versions of the kits are pretty much identical.

This is actually an inaccuracy of the kit... the deflector area in FC was flat as well.  The way the model was shot in FC didn't make it as obvious as the CG used in INS.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 07:06 AM

Well, then it's one of those great errors, lol. The look of the E with that section rounded is so superior. If you've got the model, you know what I mean. wink.gif

#5 Thomas E. Johnson

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:27 AM

The AMT model of the Ent-E is loaded with errors. AMT messed it up big time. If you want an accurate version of the FC-INS Ent-E, then pick up a 1/1400 resin model made by Alliance Models. If you want an accurate Nemesis Ent-E, then pick up the DST ship and repaint it. spock2.gif

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE (Frontier @ Aug 15 2008, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Curious if anyone knows, is the AMT / ERTL Enterprise-E model from First Contact and Insurrection the same mold?  I ask because the 'neck' area, from deflector dish to yacht/torpedo house - was redesigned in INS to be flat.  In FC, it was rounded.  I *LOVE* that rounded.  I have an old beat up FC model from when I was a kid, and that little detail makes her so much more beautiful than the AA/DST electronic ship with the flat-neck.  So... anyone know?

Interesting question. Considering AMT's track record I don't know if they'd supply differences between the FC and INS E...also, I don't believe that the E has been retooled at all for the reissues. However, I just picked up the re-issues of the E and the 1/350 Refit and they both have much improved decal sheets (especially the astecing for the 1/350). Hey...when you can pick up an E for less than $30 you can count me in anytime.




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