As stated in October 2007: This 41 inch model was mastered by Richard Long in 2005-2006, and this was the very first cast kit from his patterns. Though it was the first cast in the world of this model kit, it was the third to be built and finished. The first two (Casts #002 and #003) were built and finished by ILM artist John Eblan, under his company banner of “The FX Company”.
The first Kuhn Global build, using Cast #001 (which I refer to as “Incarnation #001), was first painted in 2007 to replicate the USS Enterprise we viewed in Star Trek: Nemesis. Sadly, while on display, the secondary hull buckled, causing the model to fall forward, thus damaging the model significantly. I then discovered that there was no armature built into the model for strength and stability. The Enterprise 1701-E is extremely front heavy being that it’s saucer section makes up most of the model. With the model significantly damaged, in 2012, artist Marc Elkins took on the commission to fix this fantastic piece, taking it apart, and placing an armature inside of it. After doing so, he re-painted all the damaged areas and presented it to me. It was beautiful, and can be seen in one of the videos I made of my visit to see Marc. This model representation was never photographed in front of the Blue Screen, and is what I call “Incarnation #002” of this fine piece. Shortly after receiving the fixed model from Marc, the Port side Bussard Collector on the Nacelle stopped working, as it’s lights were no longer lighting. Something had disconnected, or shorted out. Instead of having Mark take it apart again, I asked Marc to instead place a battle damaged paint job on it, then making it a replica miniature of the 1701-E from Star Trek: Insurrection. The battle damaged Insurrection 1701-E is what I now refer to as “Incarnation #003”, and is what you see photos of here in this posting. Of course this would not the end of this model’s journey. Due to unforeseen mishaps over the years, eventually this model would undergo a total of FOUR Incarnations of existence using the very same Cast parts that it was made from in the beginning. The model you see in these photos is the third incarnation of this fine miniature. Marc Elkins did OUTSTANDING work!
Peace be unto you
Kuhn Global Incorporated
Modelers Miniatures & Magic
Kurt Kuhn with the Battle Damaged 41″ Insurrection 1701-E (2012)
Owner at Time of Posting: Kurt Kuhn (Kuhn Global)
USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E Designed by: John Eaves
Kit Master & Build Artist: Richard Long
Re-Build Artist: Marc Elkins
Blue Screen Photographer: Kurt Kuhn (Kuhn Global)
Kit Once Offered By: Sovereign Replicas
~Hours Vested to Final Display: Unknown
Total Vested Cost of Development and Build: Now ~$17,500 USD
2020 Estimated Value: $25,000 USD
Current Licensed Appraised Value: TBD
Statements made, or views expressed may NOT be the views of Modeler’s Miniatures & Magic
Pricing and Availability are subject to change by the Kit Maker/Vendor or Artist at any time. Modeler Magic is not responsible for maintaining the prices in accordance to the changes made by the Kit Maker/Vendor or Artist.
Professional Customer Service and Quality Control are the responsibility of the Kit Maker/Vendor or Artist selling the item of which Modeler Magic is only showing for them.
Modeler’s Miniatures and Magic has no professional or monetary affiliation with any kit makers, vendors or artists shown on this site other than showing the works and offerings those Artists, Kit Makers and Vendors wish to show on Modeler Magic in their own names. Modeler Magic promotes the art form in this way. Modeler’s Miniatures and Magic claims no trade marks or copyrights on anything shown on it’s site other than it’s own created artwork presented. Modeler Magic reserves the right to remove any material shown at any time from anyone, and we will follow all legal aspects of the art form as they are presented to us by the proven legal owners of the above stated materials and/or their court appointed representatives.