1. RPF Premium Member Electronic Lids's Avatar
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    Toronto, Canada
    Apr 19, 2016, 8:59 PM - Polar lights NCC-1701 lighting kit #1

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    Hi folks, Im looking for the best lighting kit to go with the more recent release of Polar Lights Enterprise, i.e. the one pictured.
    If anyone cant point me in the right direction Id appreciate it.

    I dont want to start building anything until I have it obviously. If anyone has a kit they'd let go I can buy or trade. Open entirely.
  2. Duncanator's Avatar
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    Jan 2013
    Apr 19, 2016, 11:19 PM - Re: Polar lights NCC-1701 lighting kit #2

    Voodoo Effects makes a lighting kit for the nacelles on that model. Say hi to Randy for me if you do.
    He also makes a kit for the movie Enterprise; and I'm if you need additional lighting, he could sort you out.
  3. JMChladek's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    Bellevue, NE
    Apr 20, 2016, 8:25 AM - Re: Polar lights NCC-1701 lighting kit #3

    If you have plans to light the bridge interior and/or the shuttle bay, your only real choice is the factory Round 2 lighting system since you get clear parts to do either of those assemblies (parts that aren't available anywhere else). Combine those with the Paragrafix etch set to act as light blockers and they can look incredible.

    The factory Round 2 system does have some issues with it, but the problems it had early on have been pretty well sorted out and it is the closest thing to a "turn key" lighting system you can find with solderless connectors and hardware. Plus, this is the lighting system that the styrene kit was designed for. Naturally, soldering is the better way to go in spots and on mine I added quick release connectors to mine so I can do updates later on as needed. Yes it uses geared electric motors for the bussard collectors and yes they do make noise, but the appearance looks right. You can always replace them with something else, such as the solid state Tenacontrols bussard boards if you feel the need to do so.
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    Jul 2017
    Jul 17, 2017, 7:41 AM - Re: Polar lights NCC-1701 lighting kit #4

    i cant seem to find the company "factory lighting systems"

    anyone have a link?
  5. Member Since
    May 2013
    Hialeah FL
    Jul 17, 2017, 9:51 AM - Re: Polar lights NCC-1701 lighting kit #5

    avandss said: View Post
    i cant seem to find the company "factory lighting systems"

    anyone have a link?
    I do believe they are referring to this, the factory standard Round 2 lighting kit for the 1/350th enterprise. See the link below:

    You might be able to find it elsewhere for different pricing/availability, but starshipmodeler is pretty great.
  6. Member Since
    Jan 2010
    Jul 17, 2017, 3:16 PM - Re: Polar lights NCC-1701 lighting kit #6

    I have this if you want it,pm me

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