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Saturday, July 21, 2012
This week's Half Price Books score
I'm not that big of a Star Trek fan, but I couldn't pass up this Hot Wheels model of the Enterprise-D from the Next Generation series when I saw it.
In a move sure to make collectors cringe, I took it out of the box and threw away the packaging. This thing is meant to be played with, not sit inside plastic.
As you can see, it's got a lot of detail. However, I think I will apply an ink wash to bring out those panels and windows. It was just seven bucks, and although I'm unclear on the scale, I can probably figure out a way to use it in a starship game. If not, it will go on display at home or at work.
My happiness in finding this is somewhat diminished by the fact that as I was leaving the parking lot, a woman backed into my car! Luckily, it didn't seem to do any damage other than leave a slight mark on the side of my vehicle. Still, if I hadn't stopped at HPB, she wouldn't have hit me ....