Trek has been an inspirational and leading icon of the Science
Fiction genre for decades. Starting in the late 1960's, and through
2014 with recent movies, it's created countless characters, aliens,
and new worlds to billions of fans
worldwide. Kirk, Spock, Uhura, McCoy, Sulu, Chekov, all became
course, the ships of the various series take front and center
with a multitude of model kits. AMT has been making Star Trek
models since the 1960s. Indeed, their 18 inch USS Enterprise kit
was on a continuous production run for decades, as one the longest
runs for a model kit of all time. It was also literally used on
the TV show (see that small Enterprise circling K7? That's an
AMT kit. The drooping warp nacelle is a dead giveaway!)
Dozens of kits have been produced by AMT, as well as Polar Lights,
both from Round2. Just about every year recently a new Star Trek
model kit comes out. Even Revell came out with a newer version
of the Enterprise (from the last couple of movies), as well as
the classic TOS Enterprise, and even a Klingon D7 to go with it.
You would be hard pressed to find a Scifi fan who hasn't built
at least one Star Trek model kit, and at least one AMT Enterprise.
You can't go wrong with a Star Trek models today, as the older
molds have been fixed up and revised for the better by Round 2.
new Polar Lights kit are good kits, and the 1/350
USS Enterprise is the best Star Trek kit ever produced.
Will there be more in the future? We hope so. Maybe a large Galileo
II Shuttle, or even a 1:350 Klingon D7 to go with the USS Enterprise
would be awesome.
till then, there are dozens of Star Trek kits yet to be built.
Better get started...