The First Starship Enterprise
The U.S.S. Enterprise XCV-330, with its distinctive ring-shaped engines, is a starship of myth, seen only as an illustration or painting -- until now.
QMx is thrilled to present an extremely limited edition of this supposed precursor to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.
The XCV-330 was originally conceived by designer Matt Jefferies for Gene Roddenberry’s planned follow-up to Star Trek: The Original Series. Although that show was never greenlit, this amazing retro ship appeared as artwork in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise and in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
For the 2013 J.J. Abrams blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, our Artisan prop and model shop, QMx FX Cinema Arts, was asked to illustrate the history of starflight in the new Star Trek time line. The 14 filming miniatures we created can be seen stretching across the credenza in Admiral Marcus’ office, starting with the Wright Flyer and ending with the U.S.S. Vengeance.
In the History of Starflight collection, the XCV-330 fills the role of Earth’s first sub-light, interplanetary and interstellar space vehicle.
Making the Ships
QMx built an idealized version of U.S.S. Enterprise Ring Ship for Star Trek Into Darkness (STID) from scratch by hand. It is a unique, one-of-a-kind miniature.
When developing the collectible model, QMx FX Cinema Arts combined elements of 3-D files supplied to us by digital artist Mark Rademaker with the filming miniature used in STID to create a final model that is both modern and retro, and looks entirely functional and believable. Rademaker's Ring Ship design, which takes Jefferies' original drawings and renders them into a much more realistic, modern ship, can be seen in the 2011 Star Trek Ships of the Line Calendar.
Our custom-built Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica is made of cast resin and is reinforced with a metal armature. It is hand painted with colors taken from both the Star Trek: The Original Series Enterprise and the Star Trek (2009) Enterprise.
Externally and inside the ring, the QMx Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica has been carefully masked and hand painted with multiple layers of automotive paint to create a textured Aztec pattern.
The ring measures approximately 7.75 inches in diameter. The ship is 12 inches long and is 13 inches high when placed on the included custom-built display stand. The display stand is cast from the same molds as the stand seen in Star Trek Into Darkness.
The QMx Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica is a static model, with no lights or electronics.
Each QMx Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica has been built by the same artisans who built the Enterprise Ring Ship for Star Trek Into Darkness. Each ship in this limited edition of 25 comes with a numbered plaque.
The Artisan Ring Ship and display stand are packed in individual foam-padded boxes that are placed together in an another larger box for added protection.
Hand Made in the U.S.A.
As with all QMx Artisan replicas, the Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica is made to order in our U.S.-based model fabrication facility by special-effects artisans (who build models for movies when they're not working on your replicas).
Not only does this allow us to offer you a replica of great intricacy and beauty, it also allows you to make your Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica uniquely your own.
QMx Concierge Service
Artisan customers are eligible for all the benefits of the QMx Concierge Service
, including a personal concierge to help you with your order.
Although every Artisan replica we make is, in a real sense, an edition of one, we understand having an edition number is very important to collectors.
That's why we've set the edition size for the Enterprise Ring Ship Artisan Replica for just 25 ships total. Each numbered, hand-built starship -- complete with commissioning papers signed by the QMx Artisans who built the ship -- is $1,499.95.
|IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ARTISAN SHIPPING & RESTOCKING FEES|
Edition numbers will be issued based on when orders are placed.
ALL ARTISAN REPLICA ORDERS MUST SHIP VIA FEDEX EXPRESS SERVICES ONLY. If you choose any FedEx Ground service (Ground or SmartPost), we will contact you to collect additional funds to accommodate an appropriate shipping method.
All orders include mandatory insurance already factored into the shipping charge. QMx is not responsible for any tariffs or import fees levied on international shipments. We highly recommend our international customers factor in any local customs fees that might be applied at the product's destination.
A restocking fee of 20 percent may be deducted from the refund of a QMx Artisan product that is returned and has not incurred material damage and is not missing components included in the original shipment. Note that shipping costs may not be refunded.
For a product that has been damaged after delivery, you may be charged an additional restocking fee of either 25 percent or 50 percent of the original purchase price based on the severity of the damage.