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  1. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    And one for Andre: :D
    Stephen wrote 4 hours earlier  » 
    Click the picture for video on photobucket.

    Please do not post this on other forums, it is for CBD member only.
    :thank:
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  2. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    This info comes directly from the QMX website:
    Custom-built electronics in the QMx Enterprise Refit control a complex lighting system that sports a total of 130 LEDs, including:
    •Blue LEDs for warp-engine illumination.
    •Warm white LEDs for interiors.
    •Blinking formation lights.
    •Anti-collision lights that flash in a pulse-strobe pattern.
    •An active deflector dish that ramps up to an amber glow and brightens to blue when warp engines are engaged.
    •Firing photon torpedoes that flash red and white
    Oh, and thanks for opening this thread! :thank:
     
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  3. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Aha, very nice. Thanks!
    ES500 winds up to an open ES though.
     
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  4. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    What an amazing replica... :drool:
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  5. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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  6. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    RobotOnLine wrote 9 minutes earlier »
    You going for an Enterprise Lars?

    Kev, I'd love to get a little bit more into models like that, maybe one or two pieces alongside the Falcon.
    Realistically though, 5k is just way to much to say I'm considering to buy one. This being QMx, there's also precious little chance to see it showing up on the aftermarket.
    The only scenario I could see me having a shot at one would be in the wake of a collection reshuffle (aka slim-down), seeing that I'm approaching critical mass again in terms of displayable items. As of today, the sacrifices to free up that kind of budget would be too big though.
    The proposed ES serves as an excuse to draw this decision out indefinately, too.
    But it sure would be an awesome fit. :love:
     
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  7. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    The full description of the QMX Enterprise...note that the edition size has been set at 250 pieces...
    The Continuing Voyages of the Starship Enterprise
    She's arguably the most famous space-exploration vessel ever: the iconic Constitution-class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. Launched in 2245, it underwent a refit in 2270 — and today it can be yours as a breathtaking Artisan Replica from QMx.
    Our most ambitious work to date, this 1:350 scale filming-quality miniature recreates
    perfectly the starship featured in the first three Star Trek motion pictures. It measures 34.5 inches long and 7 inches high (14 inches high when mounted on the base). And it includes more features, more visual effects, more detailed painting that any licensed ship replica from any major Sci Fi movie or TV show to date.
    Design features include:
    * Decorated VIP lounge complete with crew members.
    * Botanical garden with foliage and people.
    * Illuminated cargo/landing bay, including shuttles and work bees.
    * An individually-numbered, brass dedication plaque on the mirrored base.
    Semi-transparent pearlescent paint is applied by hand in overlapping layers using multiple masks to create an Aztec patterning.
    Custom-built electronics in the QMx Enterprise Refit control a complex lighting system that sports a total of 130 LEDs, including:
    * Blue LEDs for warp-engine illumination.
    * Warm white LEDs for interiors.
    * Blinking formation lights.
    * Anti-collision lights that flash in a pulse-strobe pattern.
    * An active deflector dish that ramps up to an amber glow and brightens to blue when warp engines are engaged.
    * Firing photon torpedoes that flash red and white.
    All lighting systems are operated by a four-function remote control and are powered by a 12-volt AC/DC transformer.
    It takes our artisans about 100 hours to hand assemble the styrene, resin, acrylic, brass and MDF parts that go into this legendary starship, hand applying 26 different paints, and adding special decals and hand-painted stencils.
    As with all QMx Artisan replicas, the Enterprise Refit is made to order in the U.S. Not only does this allow us to offer you a replica of great intricacy and beauty, it also allows you to make your Enterprise Refit uniquely your own.
    Customers purchasing the Enterprise Refit Artisan Replica are eligible for all the benefits of the QMx Concierge Service, including a personal concierge to help you with your order and any customization requests.
    If you have a customization request, please make note of it in the "Comments" field on the third page that appears when you check out. A concierge will contact you to discuss your ideas and see what's possible. Please note that customizations may result in extended build time and additional costs.
    Although every Artisan replica we make is, in a real sense, an edition of one, we understand having an edition number is very important to collectors. That's why we've set the edition size for U.S.S. Enterprise Refit at 250 ships total. Each hand-built starship is $4,995.
     
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  8. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks for that information Andre, I need to pick over that when I have more time.
    For now here's some new shots of this piece, and a few of the Viper with engines abalze. Putting Cinemaquette aside for one moment, these two pieces were my next best in show.
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  9. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Thank you for these new shots Steve, that Enterprise sure is pretty! :love: And seeing the Viper with engines on makes the wait even harder...
     
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  10. Darknight Demands Audiences

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    Qmx should really attempt a Millennium Falcon.That would be cool!
     
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  11. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    yup these things are way way cool and amazing how they got those tiny people in there, just amazing, :top:
     
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  12. snappahead Little Miss Chatterbox

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    They got people in there?! That's too cool. Where, on the bridge?
     
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  13. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    snappahead wrote 5 minutes earlier »
    They got people in there?! That's too cool. Where, on the bridge?

    * Decorated VIP lounge complete with crew members.
    * Botanical garden with foliage and people.
     
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  14. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    250 is a much better number, thanks Andre.
    Looks like the 500 underwent a reality check.
    I'm sure Steve has still a lot to say about this piece, so will wait for his detailed report.
     
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  15. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    J.J. Abrams Enterprise
    This piece was announced back in 2009, and i doubt it has made it into full production because i haven't seen anything from it. Maybe there were a couple made, but there's no reference anymore on QMX's website, i could only find this old page :hmm: Maybe i'll send an email to QMX to find out what happend to it. Anyway, the Enterprise they had on show at SDCC looks nicer if you ask me...and it's from the old movies which in itself makes it way more interesting and worth the cash.
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  16. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Andre check uot the illusion thread, I took pictures of the new Enterprise at SDCC (it was unveiled on Friday). It is going into production with the same price tag and ES as the regular Enterprise.
     
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  17. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Correction, maybe I didn't post a picture of the new Enbterprise in the other thread. :hmm:
    Here's one just in case...
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  18. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Thanks for clearing that one up Steve...hell, TWO Enterprises! :baffled: Anyone who's going to buy both of them has some serious cashflow! But they are two of the best collectibles out there period, and with the new ES set at 250, i guess the pricing is justified.
    Are you still dreaming about it Steve? :D
     
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  19. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Darknight wrote 21 hours earlier  » 
    Qmx should really attempt a Millennium Falcon.That would be cool!


    :yes:
     
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  20. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    http://www.comicvine.com/sdcc-2011-quantum-mechanix-collectibles-booth-tour/112-1601/
     
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