In Part Three of my Model Remodel adventure, we fully modify the Battle Section Neck and I share more information about using Arduino including Custom Functions, Booleans, Dimming LEDs, and how to switch high currents. I also included a third Lighting Test video which shows some new features I have added as well as a sneak preview of the mobile app I have been working on!
Throughout the subscription build of their 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D model, Eaglemoss offers various ‘Special Issues’. An opt-out email is typically sent in advance, but these specials are automatically sent and are billed in addition to the monthly subscription if no action is taken. If you do not wish to receive them, you must notify Eaglemoss in advance via phone at (800) 261-6898 or via email at email@example.com.
The first of these Special Issues was the Enterprise Shuttles – Set 1, the second was the Limited Edition Print, and the third was Enterprise Shuttles – Set 2. For the fourth Special Issue, we have this Enterprise Shuttles – Set 3! Here, we have another boxed set containing two more large-scale replica models of shuttlecraft as seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe. Each shuttlecraft model is about 5″ long (12.7 cm) and includes:
- A display stand with the shuttlecraft name on the bottom (basic assembly required – it just snaps together).
- A 5.75 x 7.25″ (145 x 185 mm) magazine containing information about the shuttlecraft, plan views, a two-page Okudagram schematic, the episodes that shuttlecraft was shown in, and how it was designed.
- A 4.74 x 3.125″ (120 x 80 mm) transparent plastic Okudagram of the shuttle’s ‘Master Systems Display’ schematic with two small black supports to hold it upright.
Type 7 Shuttlecaft
“Intended as a short to medium range shuttle, the Type 7 Shuttlecraft was equipped with warp drive and capable of interstellar travel. Typically operated by a crew of two, the rear of the shuttle also offered seating for passengers. Usually, a Type 7 would carry no armaments, and had only minimal deflector shield defenses.”
Eaglemoss misspelled Enterprise on the rear of this shuttle – how did that happen?
As before, I cut a piece of white printer paper to the same shape as the plastic Okudagram card and placed it behind it. It is not a huge difference, but it does make it a bit easier to read:
Type 9A Cargo Shuttlecraft
“The Type 9A was 10.5 meters long, 4.2 meters wide, and had a height of 3.6 meters. The unarmed, standard version of the 9A was powered by two, 150 millicochrane warp engines and could maintain a cruising speed of warp 2 for 36 hours.”
In the same way, I placed a piece of white printer paper behind this Okudagram as well:
Like the previous set, these shuttles cost $60 USD including shipping, but are actually quite detailed. The details are nice on these shuttles, but I am surprised by the Enterprise misspelling on the Type 7. I also think the warp nacelles on my Hawking are bit crooked. While this is our last set of shuttles, I still feel these have been some of the best Special Issues I have received with any partwork subscription!
Since we are held up by another shipping delay, it seems like a good time in my Eaglemoss 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork adventure to do a few serious modifications. To document this, I have created a new Model Remodel series of articles around my journey to add more details, realism, and accuracy to my model. Fair warning though, I am going crazy with this one – including everything from resin windows to new lighting and sound effects!
IMPORTANT: Even though I am taking my build in an entirely different direction, I want to let everyone know that I will still be showing how to build the model in its stock form. I am actually building two separate Eaglemoss Enterprise D models at the same time, so I will continue on with my customized build using the same blue cutting mat background as before, while the standard build will use a new green cutting mat background. I will also divide the stage articles in two sections, so hopefully these differences will allow my amazing visitors to follow the build method they choose on their own builds.
After building two issues back-to-back of our Enterprise partwork model, we have run into another delay here in the US. Here is the notice posted today by Eaglemoss Customer Service USA on Facebook:
Today I am focusing on the status of the Enterprise-D build stock levels
There is no stock available for the following stages as of this morning:
(Please keep in mind that stock levels change throughout the day)
If you next shipment includes any of the above stages/mags than I am sorry to say that we will not be able to dispatch until the stock is available.
Once I have an ETA on when we can expect fresh stock for these issues to reach US soil I will update this post.
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” item being out of stock.
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.
P.S. any dates provided are subject to change
UPDATE March 30, 2022: A general update from the Eaglemoss Customer Service USA page on Facebook:
You may all be wondering why I have not been posting of late stock updates for our active collections.
We are in the process of transitioning to our new warehouse. Right now, we are not going to be able to give you accurate stock information or guaranteed shipment dates.
While we are working to restock our merchandise as quickly as possible, we are also preparing for the move. Some of our restocked merchandise is being delivered to the new warehouse in preparation.
We may show an out-of-stock pop up for you right now when you call in. Until our move is complete the inventory counts and availability is only showing for one of the warehouse locations. This means anything is in stock at the new warehouse is not going to show as available to our agents until the move is complete.
While we are starting with the oldest collections stock levels are changing so much giving a clear figures now would be confusing and misleading.
Stay tuned for more updates soon
UPDATE May 9, 2022: I have finally received a shipping notification for Stages 59-62!
UPDATE May 13, 2022: Stages 59-62 have arrived safely and will be assembled soon!