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A Starship Is Reborn

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 re-creation of the Federation flagship, as seen in J.J. Abrams' blockbuster film.

To look at this stunning model is to be transported through 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

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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.

Very Special 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.

Superior Construction

 

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.

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.

Hand Made in the U.S.A.

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 QMx Concierge Service, including a personal concierge to help you with your order and any customization requests.

If you have a customization request, please let us know in the Notes field 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.

 

Specifications

Dimensions

Ship

34 in long x 15.75 in wide x 7.5 in high (13 in high when mounted on the base)

86.36 cm long x 40 cm wide x 19.05 cm high (33.02 cm high when mounted on the base)

Base

36 in long x 18 in wide x 1 in high

91.44 cm long x 45.72 cm wide x 2.54 cm high

Materials

Armature

Welded steel and brass

Ship

Fiberglass, polyresin, enamel paints, lacquered iridescent pigments, MDF, polyjet resin,acrylic.

Base

MDF, mirror acrylic, grey hammered finish, aluminum plaque.

 

Shipping

The Star Trek (2009) Enterprise Artisan Replica comes packed in special protective cushioning foam in a hand-built wooden crate, just like the crates used by the studios for shipping and storing filming props. The crate comes boxed in cardboard for extra protection.

All Artisan replica orders must ship via FedEx Express only.

If you choose any other FedEx Ground service, (i.e., Ground or SmartPost), we will contact you about upgrading the service level to better protect your replica and adjust the shipping charge.

Due to the special nature of Artisan products, the shipping quote generated by our system is an estimate and must be confirmed by your concierge. The actual price might be higher or lower. 

After your order is placed, your concierge will reach out to you and confirm the amount.  Please note that all Artisan orders must be shipped by FedEx Express Services to ensure proper delivery with full insurance. This will be factored into the final shipping quote. If you have questions or concerns about your final shipping quote, please contact your concierge.

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