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Star Trek Models: First look at Cardassian Galor-class Cadet kit

posted by JamieH 10:53 AM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Back in May we announced the coming of a STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine themed Cadet Series 3-ship set featuring the U.S.S. Defiant, U.S.S. Saratoga and Galor-class ships. We showed the mockup at Wonderfest, but we wanted to take a minute to give a first look at the Cardassian Galor-class model test shot.

Somehow we really tend to luck out with first test shots for cadet kits in that they usually tend to snap together pretty well on the first go and the Galor was no different. The only faults I found was that one of the connection pins had been short shot and the front edge of the wings tended to open a gap. I have to say the detail is pretty great for a 5 ½” long plastic kit.

Enjoy the pics!Galor-1 Galor-2 Galor-3 Galor-4 Galor-5 Galor-6 Galor-7 Galor-8 Galor-9



77 Responses to “Star Trek Models: First look at Cardassian Galor-class Cadet kit”

  1. Kurt says:

    Very Sharp!

    Will the Saratoga be a new tool or a repurposed Reliant from the TMP kit? I assume the DS9 Defiant will be reused as well.


  2. ssquibb79 says:

    cant wait!! now we just need a Voyager set, Enterprise set, Klingon set, Romulan Warbird etc…… 😉

  3. John says:

    what is with parts to build a Celdon class ship?

  4. David Weimer says:

    How bout the cadet USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D three warp engines and 1400 scale USS Titan NCC-80102 starship.

  5. David Weimer says:

    1400 scale USS Prometheus starship and USS Centar starship.

  6. David Weimer says:

    I like to see for models kits 1/2500 scale and 1/1000
    scale of USS Grissom and USS Prometheus and USS Centaur
    USS Excelsior and USS Baker and USS Titan starships.
    that’s one things you guys need to think of to bring out

  7. Tomh, Esq says:

    Any idea of whether (or when) Star Trek Voyager will get a Cadet Series treatment?


    • JamieH says:

      I can answer more about the “whether”… Yes, it is a ship I’ve had near the top of my to-do list for some time. That said, we don’t have it on our plan for the near future.

  8. David Weimer says:

    I am glad the cadet kits will come out like USS Saratoga
    for 2500 scale how about 1000 scale ship.
    That would be cool too. I like these ships bigger.

  9. David Weimer says:

    I like to know if you will make model kit of USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A 1/535 scale soon like past model
    kits is that impossible to do dislike USS Reliant and
    Klingon D-7 movie model kit. thank you for these model
    kits to come out I love them.

    • JamieH says:

      We don’t plan on bringing that one back out (I assume you mean the 1/537 scale Refit). Most modelers don’t like the inaccurate surface texture. We took a look at fixing that some time ago, but we found that the kit would need to be nearly completely retooled to do so.

      • spock62 says:

        Does this mean that you guys will not consider bringing out new-tool kits of both the TOS and Refit Enterprises in a scale that would make the finished models bigger the the original AMT kits, but smaller then the 1/350 kits (due to cost)? I’m thinking somewhere in the 22″-24″ range which would be great for people who don’t have the space for the larger kits. Also, are there any plans to release other 1/350 kits?

        • JamieH says:

          I can see the appeal in kit sin those sizes, we tend to stick to the “common” scales (1/2500, 1/1000, 1/350) when considering new kits. I’ll never rule anything out though.

  10. fortress says:

    As far as cadet series go there is a large potential for
    new subjects in a scale that most modelers will be able
    to get more mileage out, as for me I was happy to see
    a DS9 Cadet series produced and I hope that there is a
    second series I would love to see 1/2500 scale Federation
    Runabout, Federation Peregrine attack fighter, and Jem’Hadar
    attack fighter.

    a Star Trek the Next Generation cadet series could be created
    as well the first offering would include The U.S.S. Stargazer
    Constellation-Class, The U.S.S. Sutherland Nebula-class and a
    Klingon Vor’cha-class attack cruiser all 1/2500 scale.

    That is for starters

  11. phicks says:

    Jamie – Any idea when Diamond Distribution will get the 1/1,000 Reliant to local comic book stores? I pre-ordered one months ago, and I am surprised that the Reliant has been available for over a month now by other channels, but not via Diamond. Thanks for making new Star Trek kits!

    Like many others, I would love to see a Search for Spock set of the Excelsior, Grissom, and KBOP as your next 1/2500 three set.

    • JamieH says:

      I really have no clue on that. I have to think they would have received their shipment when the kits first came in. Did you ask someone at the store about it? They should be able to check and see when it will be in.

  12. phicks says:

    The online version of Previews magazine shows what ships each week from Diamond. E.g., Moonbase Alpha hits stores today:

    But comic shop owners have no way of knowing when Diamond will ship models, toys, etc. Merchandise is solicited 3 months in advance of release, but actual shipping dates are bizarre mysteries. I received the TOS Romulan ship via my comic store before anybody on the internet got one. Conversely, the Vulcan Shuttle came out about 2 months after hobby stores received theirs. Diamond is a lousy distributor for goods other than comics, but they are pretty much my only option in a city without a model store.

    Anyways, I was just checking to make sure it wasn’t a situation of your warehouse being sold out or something like that.

    • JamieH says:

      My LCS can usually check for me if a certain comic is coming or is currently available. I would think they could get the same info on everything else, but I’ve never had them check on other products.
      I heard earlier today that we are running low enough on our warehouse stock that we’ll be triggering a second production run soon.

  13. spock62 says:

    I’m sure others have asked, but have you guys considered doing the following:

    a)Cadet Series Enterprise TV show set (NX-01, Klingon Battlecruiser, Romulan BOP)

    b)New-Tool Cadet Series TOS Enterprise (accurate like 1/350 version)

    c)Enterprises C-E in 1/1000 scale

  14. David Weimer says:

    I love to see models kits from Star Trek 3 USS Excelsior
    and USS Grissom too in 1\1000 scale and 1\2500 scale kits.

  15. Tomh, Esq says:

    Slightly off topic, but is there any update on the 1/1000 Sulaco, from Aliens?

  16. David Weimer says:

    Thank You guys for bring out these model kits.
    I too like to see USS Sulaco model kit to come back out soon I miss the model the last time.
    I like to see more star trek model kits to come out
    1/2500 and 1/1000 and 1/537 I hope still bring out model kits of USS Vengeance 2013 and USS Enterprise 2009
    USS Kilven 2009 models think about it in the next set.

  17. David Weimer says:

    I know you guys here the model kits of Original Battlestar Galactica Shuttle craft that I like to see to
    come out and the rapter shuttle craft too come out from the new Battlestar Galactica kits soon is that is impossible to do.

  18. spock62 says:

    This is off topic, but since you guys own the MPC molds, are there any plans to reissue the Disney Haunted Mansion/Pirates of the Caribbean kits? There seems to be a lot of interest in these kits and, if you can find them, ebay prices are through the roof.

  19. Shabo451 says:

    I’m guessing that includes all Disney properties. Was going to ask about “Black Hole” models. Would love to see a Cygnus molded in clear plastic.

  20. David Weimer says:

    I like to see more star trek model kits come out soon
    1/2500 scale or 1/1000 scale kits of USS Vengeance 2013
    and USS Kilven 2009 and USS Enterprise 2009 and 2013
    impulse engine deck two ways to make it.

  21. Ensign Eddie says:

    I’m happy to see the Hindenburg re-release, but please tell someone on the AMT side of the house that the Hindenburg is a zeppelin, not a blimp. At least the box is right. 🙂

    • Jim Small says:

      Actually, the Hindenburg, as well as ships like the Akron and Macon, are more accurately classified as “rigid airships”. A rigid airship has a metal frame into which gas bags are placed and are covered with a skin stretched over the frame which is why you see those longitudinal ribs.

      “Zeppelin” is also technically incorrect but accepted for RIGID airships but was actually a brand (the Zeppelin company) named after the man of the same name… kinda like we call all facial tissues as “Kleenex” even if they are produced by a different company that cannot use the name.

      “Blimps” are actually the name given to non-rigid airships like the Goodyear and Fuji blimps. These airships have no skeleton and the shape of the envelope is maintained by the pressure of the lifting gas (helium) and the adjustable ballonets inside.

      The word “Blimp” apparently comes from a man named A.D.Cunningham, the commanding officer of a British air station in 1915 who snapped his thumb against the fabric of the nonrigid airship SS-12 and voiced the sound effect he’d created. “Blimp” stuck, and that’s why they are so called. Betcha didn’t know that, eh? 🙂

  22. David Weimer says:

    it would be cool to have for the first time for a model kit USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D cut-way ship showing deck by deck of the ship and USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A movie model kits.
    do you think that’s impossible to do?.

  23. David Weimer says:

    will you guys think about the next three ships set will come out as USS Excelsior NX-2000 and USS Grissom
    NCC-638 and KBOP Klingon from Star Trek 3 The Search for
    Thank you.

  24. David Weimer says:

    I was wondering the ship called The Phoenix from
    star trek 7 the first contact will that ship will come
    out or not in 1/1000 scale model kit.
    I like to see it to come out.

  25. David Weimer says:

    USS Saratoga model 2500 scale in the Cadet kits only
    or will it come out soon in 1/1000 scale or not that will be cool too.

  26. phicks says:

    There was a little bit of news at iHobby that R2 will be selling the Cadet ships individually, and pre-painted/decaled. Can we expect that everything in the existing Cadet 3-packs will be in this new line? Any idea when they will hit shelves, or MSRP?

  27. Futurabat1 says:

    Now the Kardashians are getting thier own model kit?!? What on earth do we have to do to stop this family!? They’re just famous because…what? Oh really? Apparrently this blog is about a model SPACESHIP, not a family of untalented rich people. My bad…continue.

  28. Futurabat1 says:

    On the serious side, I know very little about this particular ship, but I know what I like! From what I see above it’s shaping up nicely.

  29. David Weimer says:

    Thank You Guys and Girls for the round 2 models kits I cannot wait for more models kits like star trek and
    another model kits keep up good work.
    When you bring out Aliens model kits next year I hope.

    • JamieH says:

      I’m happy to announce that XO Kane will be coming out this Spring! I have recently reviewed test shots and they are 99% of the quality of the prototype we have been showing. A buildup is underway and I’ll be sure to pass along pics of that as soon as it is done.

  30. spock62 says:

    Has there been any updates done to the upcoming reissue of the Cut-Away Enterprise to make it more accurate, besides an updated decal sheet?

  31. Rob says:

    Any chance we will see the Galileo before Christmas? It would make a great gift!


  32. Tomh, Esq says:

    I just saw the first look articles up at Allscaletrek and Cybermodeler – The DS9 Cadet Kit looks great! I’m excited about picking it up!

    Is there any chance of an update? It’s been a while since the last posting here.

    I’d love to hear whether Round 2 is considering any more Cadet Series kits; What’s happening with the Romulan Bird of Prey; and what the latest is on the Alien/Aliens 1/1000 Sulaco.

    Keep up the great work!

    • JamieH says:

      Sorry about the gaps in posts. I hope to get something up today about the RBoP. We’ll always consider doing more Cadet kits, but none are on the horizon at the moment.

  33. phicks says:

    Jamie – BTW, further to my post on Sept 10, Diamond released the 1/1000 Reliant kit to comic stores yesterday, November 19. No idea why that took so incredibly long.

    Any idea which quarter we will see the Space:1999 lab pod Eagle? Please please please do a 22 inch Eagle at some point!

    • JamieH says:

      Yeah. Diamond scheduling is… hard to get a handle on…
      The Deluxe Eagle will be out right around the turn of the new year. It may be here by Christmas, but I’m not in a position to make that a promise.

  34. David Weimer says:

    that will be cool about RBOP for the Cadet kits come out soon next year about Klingon D7A movie for the cadet kits that will be cool.

  35. steve says:

    I have written at least 100 requests to round 2, over the last year. I would like a update of the shuttle craft model kit. I don’t care about the date, but I would like a answer. polar lights seems incapable of answering that. how about something easier, I asked about a personnel kit for the new bridge kit something in the order of about 10 people. a security guard for the turbo lift doors, a few tech in tech jump suits, a few more people to man the eight plus stations manned during red alert on the bridge. and maybe even a F-104 pilot in orange flight suit, or a romulan commander.

    • JamieH says:

      We don’t have an update to provide about the Galileo right now. I hope to have something soon (as in by Wonderfest). We have no plans to do additional crew figures on their own right now, but your suggestion has been noted. I appreciate your persistence, and thanks for your suggestions.

  36. fortress says:

    I am hoping that Round2 Models in the coming years will expand their Star Trek kits series with a wider variety of subjects from the various television franchises, so far they have done an excellent job bringing collector’s the core subjects but I am hoping they will go deeper perhaps some iconic character figure kits like Khan from Star Trek WOK or Admiral Kirk from Star Trek TMP Heroes and Villians, that sort of thing, also in 1/1000 scale I think a accurate U.S.S. Excelsior is in order, as well as the Klingon Bird of Prey.

    Finally in 1/367 scale (I think?) I would like to see more capital ship from Star Trek the Next Generation such as Federation Nebula Class Starship, Constellation Class Starship U.S.S. Stargazer, those subjects have been seen thoughtout the show and movies and I feel are fan favorites as much as the Enterprise-1701-C or the Klingon Attack cruiser was
    So please take another look at those unsung heroes Round 2 Models.


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