Bandai NCC-1701 vs. Polar Light NCC-1701

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Yorpheus, May 26, 2005.

  1. Yorpheus

    Yorpheus Well-Known Member

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    I see Bandai's kit is a pre-paint, but it lights up nicely once completed. The detail doesn't look like it's as nice as the Polar Lights kit. Also, I think Bandai's kit is smaller in scale, haven't checked for sure though.

    Just wondering if anyone has both or has seen both?

    Which one is better?
  2. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Sr Member

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    Different scale.. yeah, you could say that. The PL is... oh, I dunno. About two feet longer than the Bandai kit. The Bandai are nice little display pieces, but they're rather small. The PL is a Man's Kit.
  3. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

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    LOL. Ahh, yeah, the PL kit is.....well it's 3 feet long. I have a build-up going over here:
    Now I also have my little Bandai, which is about 11 inches long but beautiful and had great lighting and is fun to make. For a fun project, pick up a Bandai, for a project that will make you feel inferior, PL baby.
  4. Hotshot

    Hotshot Sr Member

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    ditto B)
  5. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    To put it in perspective, the PL is 1/3 scale to the filming miniature. :D
  6. jakob2121

    jakob2121 Well-Known Member

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    The Bandai kit can be heavily modded, though. If you're looking for something that's going to be gorgeous right out of the box, the Bandai has amazing detail for such a small kit.
  7. Southern OR

    Southern OR Active Member

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    The bandai kits pylons are prone to droop :( but I liked the Enterprise E, NX-01, and Voyager they did. I was only disappointed with the refit.

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