Fans of the USS Kelvin, seen in Star Trek (2009), will be pleased with the news that a model from Moebius Models will feature the ship.
This is the second release in the series, following the release earlier this year of the USS Franklin (Star Trek Beyond).
Here is the official press release about the USS Kelvin: “The fan-favorite USS Kelvin, from the opening sequence of Star Trek (2009), is recreated as a precision-tooled, styrene kit. Measuring eleven inches long and seven inches wide, the USS Kelvin model kit is based on actual digital visual effects files. This ‘skill-level 3’ kit includes clear engine details and deflector dish, as well as a Starfleet registry plaque display base. The kit also includes decals and a full-color instruction booklet, including detailed painting tips. Packaging features box art by noted Star Trek production illustrator, John Eaves. (Kit requires paint and cement — sold separately.)
The USS Kelvin, Starfleet registry NX-0514, is noted for its deadly encounter with the Romulan ship Narada, which emerged from a black hole created by the detonation of a red matter device. In the ensuing combat, Lieutenant Commander George Kirk assumed command of the ship, sacrificing himself and the Kelvin by ramming the Narada at full speed, effectively disabling the enemy craft and allowing remaining crew members, including Kirk’s pregnant wife, Winona, to escape via shuttlecraft. It is notable that George Kirk’s son, James Tiberius Kirk, who would grow up to become the famous captain of the legendary USS Enterprise, was born during the escape.
The series of new Star Trek movies launched in 2009 to critical and popular acclaim, bringing Star Trek to a new generation of film-goers. The films include Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016).”
The USS Kelvin model is 1/1000 scale, and the model kit contains fifty-eight parts. The Moebius Models USS Kelvin will cost $59.99 (SRP) and will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018.
To pre-order the USS Kelvin, head to the link located here.
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