|Headquarters||Fujin City, Centauri|
Takuetsu Starships (卓越) is a model manufacturer based in Fujin City, Saisei, Centauri founded in 2894. They hold the reproduction licenses from spaceship manufacturers and engineering companies such as RSI and Anvil Aerospace. Takuetsu are well known among collectors to make superior, highly detailed models. They produce perfect replicas of personal, commercial, military and even alien spaceships in various scales. They also design and manufacture spacecraft components and weapons as well as space stations.
Takuetsu Starships produces die-cast metal, ultra-realistic replicas of spaceships throughout history, they are known for acquiring ships and taking them apart to get the most accurate measurements of a ship components in order to create perfect duplications. Each series, and thus each model, is limited edition. Some lines go as low as 500 models produced. Takuetsu takes pride that no series will ever be duplicated without at least some changes. The models' prices vary in the galaxy based on each system's demand.
Each model is part of a clearly identified collection with a dedicated enclosure that features a space and a plaque for each model within this collection. For example, the MISC-2944 collection features three ships from that manufacturer.
The boxes containing the model are very simple; made of plain cardboard and are wrapped in two layers of paper, one of brown paper, the other glossy and printed on. Normal boxes, which are the most common, are branded with the collection name, ship name, manufacturer logo and Takuetsu Starships name and logo.
The collector shelf's design is classy, prestigious, appropriate for professional offices, meeting rooms or museums. The shelf is branded with the collection logo and name (MISC collection) and the Takuetsu Starships logo and name (think citadel miniatures). The shelf is made of glass and the ships within are held in place with inconspicuous brackets attached underneath each ship.
Missing ship models have their free space on the shelf. Plaques with the name of each available ships are shown. While ships are missing, the lighting on that spot is at a minimum.
- Takuetsu (Kanji: 卓越) is the Japanese term of excellence.
- Takuetsu models are the most common type of subscriber flair, and they are usually included in the concept sale of a ship.
- The real world ship models sold by CIG also used Takuetsu Starship as their brand.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Subscriber Flair: Freelancer Model. Transmission - Comm-Link
- ↑ Constellation Model Sale!. Transmission - Comm-Link