Due to unexpected high demand, we have temporarily suspended new orders so that production can continue on schedule.
Since its debut, the U.S.S. Enterprise featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie has drawn much attention with its sweeping lines and powerful silhouette. A highly anticipated redesign, with curves and dimensions that diverge from the TV series and earlier movies, this Enterprise still owes much to its forbears, incorporating at least one aspect from each earlier ship design. Yet the new Enterprise – a paradigm of engineering and style – boldly goes where no starship has gone before.
The latest Enterprise has existed only as a flight of imagination in pixels until now. The QMx Star Trek (2009) Enterprise Artisan Replica is the first and only screen-accurate, studio-scale recreation of the Federation flagship, as seen in J.J. Abrams' blockbuster film.
To look at this stunning model is to be transported in space and time. Drawing directly from the same digital master files used to create the visual effects in the movie, QMx’s design team developed the nearly three-foot-long replica of the latest starship Enterprise from the ground up. No detail was spared, from the hand-painted graphics to the tiny shuttlecraft docked in the shuttle bay.
Screen-Accurate in Every Respect
The Artisan Enterprise is entirely airbrushed by hand with some 24 colors of metallic and flat paint. A technique known as Aztecing overlaps color layers, multiplying the color effects and giving the finish an extraordinary degree of depth, while precisely matching the hull plating seen in the movie. An automotive base lacquer underneath it all – the same technique used to prepare filming miniatures for hours under hot studio lights – primes and protects the replica.
The model itself was created using master components generated directly from CG files supplied to QMx by Industrial Light & Magic. The sculpture consists of thousands of details, many of which are only barely glimpsed on screen. You could spend hours studying this replica and still find new surprises around the next curve.
Simply put, the combination of meticulous sculpture and expertly applied paint makes the QMx Artisan Enterprise one of the most detailed and accurate replicas of a Star Trek starship that's ever been offered for retail purchase.
But what filming miniature would be complete without special lighting effects? Our Artisan Enterprise features approximately 200 custom-built lighting effects that truly bring the starship to life. These effects include:
- Static interior and exterior lighting.
- Anti-collision and formation lighting (flash and strobe).
- Fluid plasma effect inside the impulse engines.
- Bussard collectors – Custom circuits and motion effects reproduce the look of the forward end of each warp nacelle.
- Illuminated deflector dish – The dish itself is a specially-built lighting element – not just lit up by a bulb – with light lines radiating out from the center of the dish, just like in the movie.
- Interior lighting for the shuttle bay.
- Four-function remote control – The QMx Artisan Enterprise comes with a custom remote for interior, warp and impulse, formation and auxiliary lighting.
The QMx Artisan Enterprise replica is constructed with only the best materials available, including resin, laser-cut acrylic and styrene, and features an internal network of brass tubing and steel rods that help ensure rigidity and longevity. Only the ship’s registry number and name are applied as decals: All other graphics are hand painted.
- 34" long x 15.75" wide x 7.5" high
- Stand adds 5.25" to the overall height
The U.S.S. Enterprise Artisan Replica sits on a stand that’s principally a large, rectangular mirror – perfect for showing off the details on the underside of the ship – framed with a faux metal hull plate and bracketed by four brass plaques. Plaques on either side of the ship include the ship's name and edition number.
Studio Pro Shipping Container
The Artisan Enterprise comes packed in a foam-padded, hand-built wooden crate exactly like the "apple crates" used by the studios for shipping and storing filming props.
As with all QMx Artisan replicas, the Enterprise 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 uniquely your own.
Options available for customization include:
- Shuttle bay doors. Placement of the shuttle bay doors – have them open, partly closed or completely closed – it's your choice.
- Battle damage. At your request our artisans can apply battle damage and additional weathering to your Enterprise, making her look like she's just gone 10 rounds with the Narada! (Note: Applying battle damage to replicas will incur an additional charge. Additional cost will be determined when you detail your order with your QMx Concierge.)
- Custom-engraved base. At your discretion, you can have the base inscribed with a phrase of your choice, for an additional charge.
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 and any customization requests.
If you have a customization request, please make note of it in the "Comments" field on the third page that appears when you check out. A concierge will contact you to discuss your ideas and see what's possible. Please note that customizations may result in extended build time and additional costs.
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 Star Trek (2009) U.S.S. Enterprise at 250 ships total. Each hand-built starship is $6,995.
|IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PREORDERS, THE BUILD-TO-ORDER PROCESS & RESTOCKING FEES|
|Depending on the current backlog in build orders, customers can expect orders to take up to 90 days to be fulfilled once their build begins. The speed with which your build will start will depend on the number of customers ahead of you in the build queue.|
When you purchase an item as a preorder, funds are collected immediately and placed into escrow until your replica is ready to ship. You will be notified when the creation of your replica is about to begin, and you are entitled to a full refund up until that point, if you decide to cancel your order. If you change your mind about your Enterprise Refit before we start construction on it, please let us know, and we will make your replica available to another customer and refund your money.
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.
PROJECTED SHIP DATES ARE BEST ESTIMATES AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.