Round 2 hosted their first YouTube live stream to showcase some upcoming car and sci-fi model kits. Jamie Hood of Round 2 used the platform to display models that he currently has physically in-hand. He didn't really want to talk about things that may be in a planning or wish-list stage.
Here are the ones that may be of interest with genre / sci-fi modelers...
- AMT 1:25 Supernatural 1967 Chevrolet Impala (kit number AMT1124)
- MPC 1:48 Space: 1999 Eagle 2 Laboratory Pod (kit number MPC923)
- MPC 1:48 Space: 1999 Spine Booster Kit (product number MKA043)
- MPC 1:48 Space: 1999 Eagle 2 Laboratory Pod Supplemental Metal Parts Pack (product number MKA044)
- Polar Lights 1:1000 Star Trek: Discovery U.S.S. Enterprise (model number POL973)
- Polar Lights 1:1000 Star Trek: Discovery U.S.S. Enterprise Lighting Effects Kit (product number MKA041)
- Polar Lights 1:32 Star Trek: The Original Series Shuttlecraft Galileo (kit number TBA)
- The Chevy Impala kit is a new tool and accurate to the car used in the long-running (15 seasons!) television series!
- The Space: 1999 Spine Booster Kit includes clips to mount the finished model on top of the 1:48 Eagle kits in exactly the same manner as the original filming miniatures. Very cool!
- The 1:1000 Star Trek: Discovery U.S.S. Enterprise Lighting Effects Kit will include motors for the spinning Bussard collector blades effect!
- The 1:32 Galileo will not include an interior mainly because of the real-life size / scale discrepancies between the full-scale mock up and the filming set piece used on the original television series.
- Round 2 may possibly create a "Galileo Club" (much like they did with the "1701 Club" before the Polar Lights 1:350 TOS U.S.S. Enterprise kit was originally released) where people can join a special, committed early-buyers group where they would also receive in-scale resin figures of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy.
- Jamie also revealed that another 1:1000 Star Trek kit will be coming. He couldn't tell viewers what it is, but did hint that it is a capital ship. My guess is that it will be a 1:1000 Klingon K't'inga. Fingers crossed!
- One problem with an always-requested 1:350 U.S.S. Reliant kit is researchable source material. Basically, it's difficult to find and made especially so since the original filming miniature was sold off in 2006 at the Christies auction.
- Another large-scale Star Trek kit may be announced in 2021 or 2022.
Check out below for some screen shots from the presentation!