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Your Two Cents: IN-EX Experimental Warp 5 Ship

The following are reader's opinions of the IN-EX Experimental Warp 5 Ship made by Sci-Clone.

Reviewer   Martin Burkey
Date Reviewed   Mar 11, 2003
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments A nice kit, but under magnification, there's more flash than first glance, and you want to be careful and have a good 3-view drawing handy particularly on cleaning up the detail at the back of the saucer between the booms. But that doesn't require great skill. engraved panel detail is way big for this scale but can serve as a nice guide for painting panels if you like or you can just fill and sand. The profile of the trailing edge of the right nacelle pylon was a bit askew and there was a small void near the nacelle attach point - at this scale not too noticeable. Mating points between the nacelles and pylons is a bit vague but not too difficult with a 3-view drawing to guide you. Might be worth cutting off the pylons outboard of the booms and replacing with sheet stock. Decals include some nice-to-have details that you wouldn't expect at this scale and look good at any normal unmagnified viewing distance. Placement/painting instructions are well done. Shape and outline look good, though the warp nacelles seem a little chubby. Again, a problem lessened with little effort with sandpaper. Overall, It's not as clean as some of the small scale ships and shuttles offered by folks like Federation Models. But it's a nice addition to other starships in this scale and at a decent price.

Reviewer   Sven Forstner
Date Reviewed   Mar 14, 2003
Overall Rating       Well worth getting.
Comments this is a very great kit I make this ship in scrach build then i live in germany an it comes nit to me

Reviewer   Jim James [Arronax]
Date Reviewed   Mar 17, 2003
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments I would give this five stars if the buyer already had the other six ERTL Enterprises in the same scale - it's a pefect addition to that set. I'm adding it to my wall mounted Enterprise set.

Detail on the nacelles a little soft. Paints up nice in spite of the out scale panel lines (I painted it with Testr's Gunmetal Metalizer and dry brushed it with Stainless Steel Metalizer followed by a light polish).

Given the size of the decals, I would have liked them spaced out better on the decal sheet.

Nice model for the size.

Reviewer   Jeffrey Griffin
Date Reviewed   Dec 22, 2004
Overall Rating       Well worth getting.
Comments Was lucky enough to get my hands on this kit not too long ago. Nicely detailed, tho not entirely accurate where scale is concerned. It has no decals, but is still a sweet little kit.

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