FIRST LOOK: AMT's Miniature Starship Model Kits
The U.S.S. Enterprise Refit, Klingon K’Tinga and U.S.S. Reliant are set to return to action… as plastic model kits. AMT, a brand of Round 2, will – in late 2012 -- add to its popular 1:2500-scale Cadet Series of model kits with the U.S.S. Enterprise Refit and Klingon K’Tinga, first seen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and the U.S.S. Reliant, which was featured in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
The trio of model kits will be produced from new molds. The K’Tinga will come molded in gray plastic, while the Enterprise Refit and the Reliant will be molded in white plastic. Modelers will not only get to use the all-new molds, but AMT will also offer fresh graphics, ideal for putting the finishing touch on each build. Surface details for each ship have been thoroughly researched, and that extra effort will be reflected in the decal sheets that come with each individual ship.
“We’re proud to bring these new ships to modelers,” said Jamie Hood, senior designer at Round 2. “Our Cadet Series is a popular line, and these three ships are a great addition to the fleet.” Hood went on to note that the new models are being created with beginning builders in mind. They have only a few parts and snap together for a quick and easy build. The Cadet Series will also appeal to more-seasoned model builders, and that’s because, at a final finished size of just 4” each, the models task the modeler with getting all the small-scale details perfect.
As noted, AMT’s latest Cadet Series model kits will be out later this year, available at hobby stores and at www.autoworldstore.com. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional news about the model kits.