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U.S.S Voyager (04992)

1:670 Revell

 

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The USS Voyager is a series set in the world of Star Trek, some treckies liked it, while some not so much. The series followed the adventures of the USS Voyager NVV-74656 an Intrepid Class Starship captained by Kathryn Janeway. The series ran from 1995 and followed the adventures of the ship which was transported to the Delta Quadrant (35 years travel from Earth)  and its 7 year journey to return to Federation Space. 

 

 

 

 

The Kit

This boxing is a re-release of Revell's original tooling from 1995. The kit has a relatively low parts count at 67 and is not as detailed as some of the Star Trek kits out there. However the large moulding from Revell are very detailed and with some nice painting will make this an impressive model at 514mm long. As well as the kit in the box is a generic Star Trek base.

 

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Construction is fairly simple begins with inserts to the two large upper hull mouldings. Once all these are in place they can be joined together. More inserts are added to the lower hull mouldings and then these can be joined with a top part also filling in. At the from the reflector array is made up and added. The lower and upper hulls can then be joined up. 

 

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The supporting structure for the engines is now built up, as are the engines them selves. Once built up these can be added tot he main hull. A single part shuttle is provided for the rear shuttle bay. Lastly the base is made for the model to be displayed on.

 

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Markings

There is a large decal sheet for the model kit with many smaller decals to apply.

 

 

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Decals are by Cartograf as can be seen from the small "c" at the end of the code, which is a guarantee of good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin matt carrier film cut close to the printed areas.

 

 

Conclusion

It's good to see this kit re-released but it is a bit simple. Its a shame there is no landing gear for the kit as the ship did have the ability to land on planets in the series.  Also Revell could do with tooling some coloured clear insets rather than having the modeller colour the clear ones. Overall though recommended if you are a fan of the series.

 

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Is it me or are Revell trying to emulate Polar Lights/Round 2 with their packaging?

 

This is a nice kit to build but if you want to light it then it takes ages to open the windows up!
 

Cheers,

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1 hour ago, Madmonk said:

Is it me or are Revell trying to emulate Polar Lights/Round 2 with their packaging?

 

This is a nice kit to build but if you want to light it then it takes ages to open the windows up!
 

Cheers,

The box art has been fairly standard along the kits release line;

 

1995

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2009

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The Moogram boxings were a little different.

 

Do you do a lighting kit for this one?

 

Julien

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  • 1 year later...

I've just picked up the 2009 release from a seller on eBay.....Quite looking forward to getting round to lighting it up once I've refurbished the Enterprise D.

 

 

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Last week on telly, I was watching Star Trek: Voyager and they played the episode Demon where you got to see the vessel landing upon the planet and was treated to see it's undercarriage open before it set down. Apart from the Federation Models landing gear set, does anyone else do a conversion set for the Intrepid Class ?

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