The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D From Eaglemoss

I recently bought my first Star Trek starship model – it’s the The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D From Eaglemoss.

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I’ve wanted to have my own collection of Star Trek Starfleet starships for a long, long time. I’d thought that it would be very difficult and almost impossible for me to get my own collection going – I live in India and I am not rich or anything and these models, by different brands, are not sold in India and to purchase them from abroad might cost me an arm and a leg.

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EBay & Amazon are the great rescuers and even if their Indian branches didn’t have these options, I could use the American ones. In 2011 I tried and could only manage to find one ship from AMT, which I bought via eBay India’s “Options from abroad” section. I didn’t like the model that much plus I do not like decals at all.

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Since then I haven’t really attempted any other purchase as I didn’t have much money plus I didn’t have a credit card and you need a credit card to buy them on eBay as PayPal is the preferred and usually the only option for payment for most of these sellers. My bank doesn’t have a tie up with PayPal so the debit card was not an option but I applied for a credit card (finally) just so I could make purchases like these and for other reasons.

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Credit card finally in hand my very first purchase was to go to eBay and look for the cheapest rates for Eaglemoss’s starships. The reason I liked the Eaglemoss ones were their designs are the closest to the real life models created for the Star Trek tv series & movies. So I found a seller in Hong Kong who had a few to sell and I selected the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, the ship captained by Jean-Luc Picard and his fine crew of Riker, Data, Troi, Worf, LaForge & Dr. Crusher and seen in the 7 seasons of Star Trek The Next Generation and the movie Star Trek : Generations.

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At the end of Generations, the ship was damaged beyond repair and hence a new ship was commissioned for Picard & crew. But this ship is no less iconic and probably only the original NCC-1701 Enterprise is more popular, beloved and recognized. This is just the first of my collection. More will come soon.

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