Due to the numerous ongoing delays in global shipping as a result of the pandemic, Eaglemoss does not have any stock of Stage 45 of our 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork model. Or, at least that is what I am being told. Either way, our build is delayed again.
I have seen other builders over in the UK have received up through Stage 58, so at least I know what is coming up. We will finish the top of the saucer hull and most of the port warp nacelle by the end of Issue 15. We can also look forward to starting on the lower skeleton of the saucer.
In the meantime, I am going to play around with some lighting ideas for the warp nacelles and see what I can come up with. More soon…
UPDATE November 17, 2021: I received a shipping notification that Stages 43-46 are on the way!
UPDATE November 18, 2021: On Facebook, Eaglemoss Collections Customer Service USA posted this update today with more info:
I wanted to provide a stock update on this collection and explain why some customers are “held” on shipments currently.
There is no stock available for the following stages as of this morning:
If you next shipment includes one of the above stages than I am sorry to say that we will not be able to dispatch until the stock is available.
Looking for the silver lining – stage 20 is due into port today, stage 26 should be in-bound to the warehouse and stage 52 will be booked in as available stock soon.
Once these stages are in the system, your shipments will resume as normal. If you are not waiting on the above stages and have not received a parcel for some time this may be due to a “free bonus” item being out of stock.
USA subscriptions are set up differently from the EU/UK and any “free bonus” items are locked into the cycle, this means the service team are not able to skip if out of stock.
I arranged for the introduction of an IOU notice as a trail run, this has now been adopted for most of our subscriptions. If any “free bonus” item is out of stock an IOU will be included and once that item is available, it will be included in your next parcel.
The highest stage we have in stock now is stage 58 with stages 59 to 70 due to reach US soil between now to the 5th of Dec.
We advise that there is at least a minimum of 14-day difference from port to warehouse and once on site the stock will be booked into our system.
I hope the above helps to explain the current situation for this build
N.B. any dates provided are subject to change
UPDATE November 23, 2021: I have just received Stages 43-46 and also learned that Stages 47-50 are on the way!