I won’t be receiving Issue 9 of my Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D build this month. Apparently, the final Free Gift (the Display Stand) is on backorder with no ETA. Since Eaglemoss can not or will not skip it, my deliveries are now on hold. The wait begins…
If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork build-up, you will receive four FREE gifts along the way. The first gift was a Collector’s Binder, the second a Screw Box, but this third one is a T-shirt!
This heather-grey T-shirt is 100% cotton and has a full color silk-screen graphic on the front. When I heard about this gift, I called Eaglemoss and told them to send me a size XL and they did. I really like this gift!
I thought it might be helpful to put together a page about the colors used on this build. Both the base colors used by Eaglemoss and the paints, markers, and washes I have used on my own build are included. Enjoy!
If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork build-up, you will receive four FREE gifts along the way. The first gift was a Collector’s Binder, and the second gift is this fancy Screw Box.
There is nothing super special about this plastic box, but it does have a big color ST:TNG sticker on it. Inside, it has twenty-four (24) compartments. Based on my previous partwork experiences, that may not be enough!
It is worth noting that the vertical dividers can be moved around as needed. This is helpful to store larger items and perhaps make smaller compartments for screws:
Only time will tell if we actually receive more than 24 different types of screws during the build!
If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork build-up, you will receive four FREE gifts along the way. The first gift is this Collector’s Binder to safely store your issues.
Something I started doing recently was using double-sided tape to attach a 9 x 12″ clear vinyl envelope to the inside cover. This can easily hold the introduction foldouts and the full-scale photography sheet:
While the first Collector’s Binder is included for free, future binders are $8.99 USD each and will be charged to your credit card automatically during the build. If you are not interested in receiving these additional binders, let Eaglemoss know by calling them.
I originally subscribed to this Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1071-D partwork back in March 2019 when it was first announced. However, Eaglemoss ended up putting the build on hold to redesign the model. Early feedback from fans showed serious concern about the lack of windows around the saucer’s rim, the colors in the deflector dish, and many other incorrect/missing details. For example, this image is a comparison of the 2019 version and the new version that would eventually be released in 2021:
Almost two years after subscribing, I received an email from Eaglemoss reminding me that my subscription was still alive and the new Enterprise would be released soon. They also told us that the price of each stage would be increasing by $2.00 to cover the additional production costs. However, as a thank you for being an early subscriber, they sent this free mug with my first shipment.
This is actually a really nice mug. It is two-layer vacuum insulated, made of metal, and includes these silk-screened color graphics. While I don’t build these large-scale models for the gifts, this one will actually get some use. This mug is in addition to the following free gifts we should receive as the build moves along:
- Collector’s Binder
- Screw Box
- Enterprise T-Shirt
- Display Stand
If you are building any of the die-cast metal large scale models out there, you are probably familiar with the pain around driving screws into metal parts. In my experience, some of these screws have a tendency to bind up, strip threads, or simply snap off. Not only does it cause frustration, but it could cause a long delay in your build waiting for replacement parts.
For a while now, I have read about other builders that were using a little oil on their metal screw threads to help reduce the risk of damage and the effort needed to seat these screws fully. Up until this point, I had taken my time to carefully pre-thread metal screws, but it turns out they were on to something. I recently picked up some 3-in-One Multi-Purpose Oil (from the WD-40 Company) and it has changed everything!
I simply dip the tip of each metal screw into a tiny drop of this stuff and they go right in and without any drama. I should have done this sooner! If putting a little oil on the end of a metal screw is not feasible, you can also use a toothpick or other small tool to apply the oil directly into a screw hole before installing the screw.
I highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this oil (or other similar lubricant). It will surely save you time and headache!
I have had many visitors ask about the tools and supplies that I use to build my partworks, so I have created a ‘Shop‘ over at my main build site with Amazon links to most of the items I have used along the way. All proceeds go towards supporting my site costs, not for profit. I hope you all find this helpful!
If you want to build this specific partwork, check out the Eaglemoss 1:8 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D ordering page!
Those infamous words heard throughout the Star Trek universe still ring true today. In March of 2021, we are going where no one has gone before, tackling the Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork build-up. Welcome aboard, make yourself at home, and we will get started soon!