Polar Lights Universal Dome Base First Look
|Date of Review||February 2012||Manufacturer||Polar Lights|
|Subject||Universal Dome Base||Kit Number||MKA006|
|Media||Plastic w/Metal Post||Pros||General purpose display base for spacecraft and other subjects|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Polar Lights, part of the Round2 Models line-up produces a nice array of science fiction spacecraft from a variety of venues. Together with AMT (another Round2 brand), Polar Lights has reissued a variety of subjects as Round2 rebuilds the product offerings previously produced by these companies. One recent release from AMT was a nice display base that was added to the Klingon Battlecruiser kit which would have been very useful for other kits in the Round2 family. Here is that display base now being released as a separate add-on that will work with nearly any in-flight subject.
The base is 5.5 inches (almost 140mm) in diameter and the stainless steel rod provided inserts into the center of the dome. On the other end is a ball and socket set that mounts to a hole drilled (or pre-molded) into the bottom of your subject. As the illustration shows, this was intended for the UFO Mystery Ship or the Lief Erickson spacecraft, but it will work just as well with many aircraft models as well. You'll have to drill a hole and reinforce that spot on your model, but you will be able to display the model in-flight with the ability to adjust its attitude thanks to the ball joint mount.
This is another nice enhancement from Polar Lights and will definitely be a useful option for your spacecraft and even aircraft display requirements.
Recommended for experienced modelers!
My sincere thanks to Round2 Models for this review sample!