Friday, January 19, 2018

EMvTW 97: Starfleet Academy Flight Training Craft

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And moving right along with last month's large purchase of models, I now bring to you the Eaglemoss vs. The World article for the Starfleet Academy Flight Training Craft.  We are first introduced to this ship in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled, "The First Duty".

Thursday, January 18, 2018

EMvTW 96: Orion Scout Ship

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I've been busy rebuilding my photo libraries on FaceBook and getting myself situated for re-writing some of my older articles.  In the mean-time, I've had several Eaglemoss ships warp in to my desk area so I figured it was time to get started on reviewing them.

First up for review is the Orion Scout Ship that we are introduced to in the remastered Star Trek: The Original Series episode titled, "Journey to Babel".

Friday, December 29, 2017

State Of The Universe Address - End Of 2017

Hi Folks!!!

I just wanted to let you all know that things have been going well for me financially and it appears that I'm back on track with the Eaglemoss Star Trek Starships collecting.

At this point, I have a total of seven reviews to write up, so you have those to look forward to in the coming weeks.

There has been a slight delay in that writing and that can be blamed on FaceBook.  For years, I've used my DeepSpace Pat FaceBook page as the repository of all those pictures that I take for my massive collection.  During the last round of reviews though, FaceBook seemed to start acting up when I went to manage the albums and sort them out.  My guess is that I hit a barrier.  I have spent the last few weeks setting up some new FaceBook accounts and spread the photo album load out among 6 separate pages.  I will no longer post new picture albums to the main account. HOWEVER, I will share the new albums there as they are posted in the other locations.  I will also continue to post links to new articles from that main account as well, so if you wish to follow anything, that would probably be the one to follow.

Here is a breakdown of those FaceBook pages.

DSP - Generic Non-Space Models

DSP - Multi-Genre Space Models

DSP - Star Trek - Starfleet & Terran Models

DSP - Star Trek - Aliens Models

DSP - Space Battleship Yamato - Earth Defense Force Models

DSP - Space Battleship Yamato - Aliens Models

PLEASE NOTE: FaceBook is very weird in how it sorts posts and albums.  As a result, I do not accept friend requests on any of those accounts simply because I grew tired of resorting the albums when someone liked or commented.  The way the albums are set up, you can still like and comment without being a friend and it won't annoy me in thee least.  :-)  My suggestion is that if you like one of those above pages, simply go to that my FaceBook page and click on the [Follow] button up in my banner picture.

I've also been asked to start sharing my older Eaglemoss vs. The World reviews on a FaceBook group and as a result, I've forced myself to retake LOTS of pictures of the collection using a photobooth of sorts that has better lighting (I hope).  During this sharing phase, I'll be re-writing the articles to reflect some changes that I've made to how I present my materials.  this should be a fun project that will take sometime.  i hope to have an article each week updated.

Anyway, I hope all of my readers have had a great year, and may 2018 be a truly awesome one for everyone.

And as always, "Live long and prosper!"

Thursday, December 14, 2017

EMvTW Extra 05 - Shuttlecraft Collection Set 3

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I just received a pleasant surprise in the mail the other day.  I had purchased this a few weeks ago and then forgot about it because it was a pre-order sort of thing.  Imagine my surprise when Eaglemoss' third set of shuttle graced my desk at work.

Inside the box, we receive yet another 4 small models of shuttlecraft as well as 4 smaller magazine and 4 of those neat little Okudagrams.  I'll take more about the Okutagrams shortly.

I say that these ships are smaller, because these models are not your standard size Eaglemoss ships.  And the accompanying magazines are equally smaller, and contain a lot less information.

This shuttle set comes with each of the following types of ships: Type 17 (Argo Type), Type 11, Mark II-B Travel Pod and a Cargo Management Unit (AKA CMU or Workbee).

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

EMvTW 95: USS Kyushu NCC-65491 (New Orleans class)

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And bringing up the rear from November's Eaglemoss vs. The World purchases is the USS Kyushu (NCC-65491), a New Orleans class ship that we sort of get to see in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled, "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II".

Monday, December 4, 2017

EMvTW 94: Suliban Cell Ship (Spherical Variant)

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Next up in my Eaglemoss Vs. The World Series, is the Suliban Cell Ship (Spherical Variant).  We were first introduced to these types of ships in the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot episode "Broken Bow"

Friday, December 1, 2017

EMvTW 93: ECS Horizon (J-Class)

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It has been a while since we reviewed a freighter, in fact, I forgot that this type of freighter even existed.  So let us now take a look at the ECS Horizon, a J-Class Freighter, which we were introduced to in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode titled "Fortunate Son".