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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
B a bit dirty
So far from the Diamond collection I have the USS Excelsior.. This ship was amazing in detail and look, I was really pleased with it .. The Enterprise B as good as it is just isn't the same quality the overall feel and look is dirty especially around the saucer section, others have commented on this .. And it's true...I've just left it with out cleaning or attempting to clean it .. Not that I'm saying it's not worth getting because it is .. Just expect your expetions lower .. Great sound effects and Generations voices .. Lights up the same as Excelsior does, stands good and stable, it's a decent size and overall detail is good ... Ideally I'd give this 4.5 stars ... It excited me opening this up .
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Factory glued the battery compartment shut!
By James Jouver
I hate to leave negative reviews, but Diamond's quality control should be public knowledge. For the record, I own over a half dozen of the ships in this scale, so I'm well familiar with the line. On the positive side, the ship looked fantastic. And I was lucky enough to get the correct name on the secondary hull (Enterprise rather than Excelsior). All good there. But when I tried to open the battery compartment, the screw was partially stripped at the factory. I've seen this before with these ships, so not a huge deal. Carefully used needle nose pliers to gently pull and turn to remove. But then the battery cover wouldn't come off. I applied a frightening amount of force and noticed one side was fused down. I tilted it and noticed a telltale sheen that showed THE FACTORY SLOPPED GLUE FROM A SCREW COVER OVER THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT. I even tried scoring it with an x-acto knife, but no luck. So back to the store it goes...
EDIT: Received my replacement ship and still have the original in hand for comparison. New ship HAS SAME PROBLEM WITH BATTERY COMPARTMENT! I almost threw it against the wall. This is ridiculous. The glue was on both sides this time, but not as thick. With plenty of effort, I got it open without snapping the plastic. What I did was pry it up with a tiny eyeglass screwdriver and then progressively wedged larger and large screwdrivers in there. Eventually, one side snapped free, then the other. Sliding the cover off after that was easy. I am leaving the two-star review because even though I can open the compartment, there is major black paint slop on this ship. The worse one goes across the impulse engines. But I also notice some large black spots that are identical on both ships. And, the bottom of the engineering hull was molded too short, so a large gap exists where the neck meets that hull. This is identical on both ships and appears in all the review pics I've seen.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. See all 86 customer reviews...
The part seems like its just not long enough
Had to replace it twice because it was poorly assembled with large gaps between glued parts. The one I am settling on has a gap between the piece above the deflector dish where the secondary hull connects to the neck. The part seems like its just not long enough, but it seems to be made that way. I have an Excelsior and it has a similar problem, just not as bad where there is an actual gap between the parts. Order it, but be prepared to inspect it carefully before settling. On the plus side, I really like the details on the ship. It has more details on the ship than Excelsior.