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Metal Trek Kits

Postby Xen » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:11 am

Meccano meets Trek. Check out the TOS Enterprise. Yuck.

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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby MEATLOAFr » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:14 am

Yeah, I've seen those before

Just makes be wonder how bad a "metal paper cut" can be
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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby Julien » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:28 am

I tried it once, with the TOS Enterprise...

I didn't like it... Lots of effort for a poor display, and I screw up at some point, so I went for another kind of display ...

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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby curt » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:14 pm

Actually the kits them selves arnt that bad. They are the same as any paper model but with photo etch metal. My wife has the BOP, and the Vor'cha Cruiser. She enjoyed putting them togeather. Yes there are small parts and you have to pay attention to what your doing.. but it is another form of model building that is fun :) I my self did stay away from the ent D and the tos though as I found the star wars sets more apealing.

Oh and as to a metal paper cut.... I have had them a few times from foil the thick heavy duty stuff. Let me just say they suck. Brings a new sence of pain to your life...

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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby Moongrim » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:52 pm

I've got a couple, I'm waiting for my enthusiasm to return before venturing out on them.
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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby Lonewolf » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:33 am

I just picked up a four-pack of those from a seller on eBay. They arrived last night, so I haven't had much of a chance to look at them yet. But four of them for $19, with free shipping . . . couldn't pass it up.
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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby pengbuzz » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:10 am

From what I saw, the TOS-E looks like it could use some solder on areas as well as perhaps some re-shaping on the undercut of the saucer (I was thinking a plastic hammer, a bag of sand and some gentle effort here).

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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby dJiPi » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:50 pm

Bought the 2 klingon ships, maybe for adding details to plastic/resin kits :mrgreen: like photo etched parts
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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby NCC1966 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:33 pm

There is a lot of them for sale in eBay from a few bucks to more expensive prices. I always had curiosity about them but after to read the testimonies above I think that's better to stay away from them. It definitively won't work for me.

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Re: Metal Trek Kits

Postby Vahmp » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:18 pm

I have 2 sitting on my desk/bench.
The TOS Ent and the Kling Vor'cha.

My daughter gave them to me as B-Day gifts.
I've opened the "envelope", and they aren't bad looking...
At least the Vor'cha isn't bad looking, and could possibly be adapted to the sacred scale as some other Klingon ship Since it's about 10cm in length), or for PE parts or just parts (as dJiPi said).
Now the TOS Ent... Well... She leaves a lot to be desired. The saucer's abit bigger than the sacred scale Ent-Refit/A, and is way too boxy looking.

I just haven't touched them because I don't want to hurt her feeling by not building the things as they came. (She's always looking at my ship models, and may spot them if I just use the parts.)
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