Revell 1/500 USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Star Trek Into Darkness Kit First Look
|Date of Review||May 2013||Manufacturer||Revell|
|Subject||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Star Trek Into Darkness||Scale||1/500|
|Kit Number||4882||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||New Tool, Ready for Lighting, New Stand||Cons||European sale only, no Aztec decals|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||Approx $45.27|
Revell Germany has release another Star Trek model, this one is the JJ Abrams Into Darkness NCC 1701 USS Enterprise. This kit is only available in Europe so get one while you can.
This kit is not boxed in the usual Revell Germany side opening box, instead it's boxed in the standard open top boxing, I don't know why they did that. 91 white and clear parts are included in this kit, newly tooled Enterprise has recessed panel lines and no sink holes or flash was found on my copy.
All the windows are already opened up for lighting this beast and two trees of clear parts are found with a very nicely molded in clear deflector dish, windows and engine nacelle shield domes. The engine nacelles have the vent and scoop openings for lighting the nacelles just like the CGI model.
The saucer sections fit very tight together and the seam for the two halves is barely visible, no filler will be required for this.
A very nice Start Trek badge shaped base is included with the kit, and is designed with a large channel for running wiring for lighting this kit.
No lights are included with the kit.
A very large set of decals is included and they include a nice name placard for the base. No Aztec decals are found on the sheet.
The instructions are very large and they include 24 pages of assembly and Aztec paint instructions with Revell paint color callouts. When build this kit measures a little over 23 inches long.
Overall this is a fantastic kit of the JJ Abrams Enterprise and it is ready for full LED lighting. I'm sure it won't take long for aftermarket photo etch and lighting boards to be available.