Friday, April 27, 2018

Chimera Class

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What happens when you are an avid kitbasher and see a picture of a weird ship that people are making fun of?  Well, if you are me, you accept the challenge and try to build your own.


What you see above is not only the picture that inspired me to build, but also a similar angled shot of my finished project.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

EMvTW 121: SS Xhosa (Antares Class (Federation))

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Eaglemoss' second release in the U.S. this month is the SS Xhosa, an Antares Class, Federation based vessel.


We first meet this old vessel in the Star Trek: Deep Sapce Nine episode titled, "Family Business".

Friday, April 20, 2018

EMvTW 120: USS Bozeman NCC-1941 (Soyuz class)

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It is a new month, which means we have another two models from Eaglemoss to examine.  The first of the two is the USS Bozeman (NCC-1941).


We first get to see this ship in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled "Cause and Effect".

Friday, April 6, 2018

EMvTW Special 12: USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution Class refit, Kelvin timeline)

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I REALLY want to hate this model and be angry with Eaglemoss...

The 12th Special Edition model from Eaglemoss had me scratching my head, as they decided to bring us another rendition of the JJverse USS Enterprise.


My confusion was increased when my original thoughts of, "Oh!  They are bringing us the 1701-A from the end of the third NuTrek movie!", were dashed by someone's confirmation that this model WAS NOT that particular Enterprise.

What Eaglemoss has decided to give us this time around is the USS Enterprise as she appears in the beginning of "Star Trek: Beyond (2016)".  You know, the ship that lasts maybe ten minutes into the movie and then is totally shredded and then crashes.  Oh, and then they flip it over just to make sure we understand that the ship is now dead..

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Kitbashing Old Printer Cartridges

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I actually made an attempt at kitbashing back in the 80's when I was just a kid.  I owned a dot matrix printer that used ribbon cartridges.  Apparently, I got the bright idea to make starships out of a pair of them.


The end result was two interesting designs that had a tiny bit of Millennium Falcon feel to them with thier rotating radar dishes.  The white model was built for my Space Battleship Yamato collection, while the grey model had been built for my Star Trek universe.  The initial models were never painted and in some cases, they received some major overhauls in the last 4 years.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

EMvTW 119: Hirogen Holoship

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Our next Eaglemoss vs. The World article is going to focus on another alien ship.  This time, we will take a look at the Hirogen Holoship.


We are introduced to this form of starship in the Star Trek: Voyager episode titled, "Flesh and Blood"

Monday, March 26, 2018

EMvTW 118: USS Firebrand NCC-68723 (Freedom class)

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Eaglemoss is continuing with thier line-up of resurrecting some of the more unique kitbashed ships that were built for the sole purpose of dying in the Battle of Wolf 359.  We see this fleet of ship very briefly in the Star Trek: The Next Generation's episode titled, "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II".


The USS Firebrand (NCC-68723) is definitely a unique ship.