Oh, how I laughed at the sheer lack of will power that some other wargamers have. Just because a magazine in their first issue offers a throwaway bargain doesn't mean to say "you have to buy it"! Have some "will power" and don't succumb to those adolescent style fantasies, naming no names of course (cf David Crook).
Yes of course I got one too!
I'd buy a three legged hairy troll for £1.99 if it looked good enough so I snapped up Pecard's Enterprise, much to the interest of my three children who were loitering with me in the Co-Op sweetie isle when I spied 'The Enterprise" in the magazine section.
Note: The price I paid for the "sweeties" was more than what the Enterprise cost me! Those kids sure know how to take advantage of a distracted daddy ...
However I now have the "Next Generation Enterprise" (See below):
For the record, I am no hard core Trekky but it is a nice looking spaceship for as yet an unspecified Sci-Fi 'Federation' adventure (the old middle-aged RPG'er friends of mine be warned, take note of this for a planned Xmas special coming to an area near you, start making your excuses now).
Head on she is mightily impressive (see below):
The typical Klingon Bird-Of-Prey 'attack view' of her (see below):
Note: Although 'die-cast' there are plastic pieces attached, as my 'Klingon' three year old son soon found out, detaching the starboard-side warp engine in a fierce 'space' battle (he has a strong grip for such a small child). Luckily daddy had some 'super glue' and 'plastic glue' to hand so I didn't cry that much. Hmm, I don't think I remember seeing this particular TV episode.
While the Romulan could always 'de-cloak' and get underneath for their attacks (see below):
Still no matter which angle you attack from there is always the 'business end' of the USS Enterprise to deal with (see below):
"Fire photon torpedoes Number One". I think more Sci-Fi is to come as I saw 'the second in the series' is out in the shops.
Ah those adolescent years, oh I also had a crush on Kate Bush too ;)