Hi guys. Well turns out the starclassic i was looking at wasn't fake, it was the maple series which have translucent finishes. It's also one of the older models which apparently had a big starclassic logo and a small tama logo at the bottom of the kick skin.
here's an older pic with some crappy old cymbals
here's what it looks like at the moment, as you can see i've got a couple of decent cymbals and put both the toms on top. Now i really need a floor tom.