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Polar Lights Model Kits: 4 weeks of Christmas Part 4

posted by JamieH 9:00 AM
Monday, December 23, 2013

Before you lay your head down Christmas Eve and visions of new model kits start dancing through your heads, let’s finish up our rundown of projects in the hopper here at Polar Lights models. I hope you have enjoyed the looks the progress on Kane, the U.S.S. Reliant and King Kong kits.

We announced acquiring the Alien/Aliens license at Wonderfest. Here is a look at something we have talked much about yet, the Alien Queen! This is the digital sculpt as rendered by Bill Wieger, the same sculptor we used on the Kane kit. The model offers a dynamic look at the creature. We are still nailing down the details on the final scale and release date. We’ll announce more when we know more.

Well, that wraps up a great 2013! Please have happy and safe holidays. We’ll see you next year!

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Polar Lights Model Kits: 4 weeks of Christmas Part 3

posted by JamieH 10:00 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Santa’s coming soon and in the spirit of giving, we are presenting inside-looks at some of the projects we have in the works here at Polar Lights models. By now you should have seen our updates on Kane and the U.S.S. Reliant. We had given inside looks at earlier stages of both of those earlier in the year. This month we give the unveiling of something new.

Feast you eyes on the 8th wonder of the world, King Kong. This fabulous sculpt was done by Gabriel Marquez. I’ve kept him in mind for this project ever since he contacted me about it when we first go into the model kit biz. The sculpt is currently being reviewed by the licensor. Look for it in 2014. More details when they become available.

Next week… the Queen!

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Polar Lights Model Kits: 4 weeks of Christmas Part 2

posted by JamieH 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Continuing weekly Polar Lights Model Kit updates for the month of December, here is a look at the U.S.S. Reliant mockup that was reviewed recently. This is a much anticipated addition to our Star Trek line of 1:1000 scale kits. This is a new source and the prototype had a few unexpected flaws (like the wavy saucer) as well as the usual amount of fix up we find that is required. A slight mishap resulted in broken Starboard phasers.

Other than that the ship isn’t in too bad of shape overall, but as anyone reading this blog will know that the devil is in the details. Most notably are the grid lines on the top of the ship, not just the saucer section, but the rear end as well. We’ll get that fixed up as well as the other 20-odd points of interest pointed we out to the factory.

Next week… Kong!

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Polar Lights Model Kits: 4 weeks of Christmas Part 1

posted by JamieH 10:00 AM
Friday, December 6, 2013

My blog writing has been rather erratic this year. All I can say is that the day-to-day business of developing Polar Lights model kits is easy to get caught up. There is rarely a lull in our breakneck working pace. In an effort to make up for some of my lapses, I have weekly blogs scheduled for the month of December… or at least leading up to Christmas…

Let’s kick off the month with a check in on our upcoming Alien Executive Officer Kane resin figure kit. Right now we are looking into a production source. Once that is settled, we’ll be able to finalize its release date. Here are some pics of the rapid prototype that arrived recently.

Next week… Reliant!

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