1. RPF Premium Member sapper36's Avatar
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    Jul 1999
    Jan 11, 2011, 7:11 PM - Vintage Enterprise Kit from Japan - Holy Cow! #1

    KSN Star Trek Enterprise Plastic Model Airplane Kit - eBay (item 360333573596 end time Jan-11-11 12:26:18 PST)

    Look at thar price! Anybody got any details on this kit or pics of a build up? I was casually watching it when the top bid was $20
  2. Sir Wattle of Gobblelot RPF Premium Member Mike J.'s Avatar
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    Jan 11, 2011, 10:17 PM - Re: Vintage Enterprise Kit from Japan - Holy Cow! #2

    Aside from similar box art from the same kit (or re-pops) on Flickr, I can't find anything.
  3. dcarty's Avatar
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    Jun 2002
    Colorado Spgs, Colorado
    Jan 11, 2011, 10:25 PM - Re: Vintage Enterprise Kit from Japan - Holy Cow! #3

    There was an excellent history of Starship Enterprise models in Trek magazine years ago. It's hard to tell but I'm looking to see if it has a propeller in it anywhere--it might be some of that stuff in the baggie with the small metal glue tube. From what I recall you attached the model to a thread or fishing line and it flew with a wind-up propeller located where the shuttle bay normally would be.

    First time I've ever actually seen one of these!
  4. Joseph C. Brown's Avatar
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    Oak Ridge, TN
    Jan 28, 2011, 8:29 PM - Re: Vintage Enterprise Kit from Japan - Holy Cow! #4

    Here's a pic of two of the KSN Midori Japan Trek kits: a lightable clear kit, and the propeller driven kit.

    Several years ago I picked Toshio Okada's book "Lost Plastic Models" and it's a great reference for sci-fi kits that Japanese model companies made. It's written in 100% Japanese -- which I cannot read -- but the book is still very handy. Trade-paperback sized, 159 pages.

    It's become a rather hard to locate book, but if anyone needs to hunt one down, it's ISBN number is ISBN4-7663-3268-7
    Last edited by Joseph C. Brown; Jan 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM. Reason: spellin'
  5. Member Since
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    Columbus, OH
    Jan 28, 2011, 11:47 PM - Re: Vintage Enterprise Kit from Japan - Holy Cow! #5


    I've heard about those Japan Enterprise kits with the propellers and wheels.

    People say they're actually good presentations of the Ship once you get rid of the eccentric extras!

    Honestly, the best Japanese Enterprise kit I saw was a submersible, propeller-driven Refit Model. Some fellow shot underwater video of it moving through the water in a swimming pool. With the right backlight (or lack of it), it really does look like the 8-footer in the first 6 movies. Water is such a great element for models like this. It's such a naturally thick, viscous medium that you don't need fancy things like motorized, computer-controlled cameras. The models really do move through the water like semi-agile yachts!

    P.S. -- Also saw an Enterprise-D submersible model but it just didn't impress me as much as the Refit Enterprise that I saw.
  6. robn1's Avatar
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    Woodbridge, VA
    Jan 29, 2011, 5:07 AM - Re: Vintage Enterprise Kit from Japan - Holy Cow! #6

    Trek magazine did an article on Star Trek kits in the 70s, and they mentioned the Japanese kits with the wheels and propellers. One had a wind up wheeled base that would roll across the floor! I had a poodle that would have loved that, though she would have torn it up playing with it
  7. Gone but not forgotten.
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    Dec 2001
    Jan 29, 2011, 5:16 AM - #7

    I saw one of these at wonderfestival last year for 60bucks - kicking myself now

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