Tuesday, November 25, 2014

EMvTW 08 - USS Excelsior NCC-2000 (Excelsior class)

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Moving right along with my Eaglemoss vs. The World series, we now take a look at issue #8, the USS Excelsior.  We are first introduced to this ship in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock where she tries to chase down the USS Enterprise as it escapes from Spacedock.


My collection of this ship is relatively small as there were not a lot of choices to go with when collecting a small scale version.  Currently, I have an Eaglemoss, a Hot Wheels, a Furuta, and two MicroMachines models.

Friday, November 21, 2014

lomqa' QuQ Class

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Since my last two articles were Klingon in nature, I figured it was time to share this ship with my readers.  I will hold off any witty comments until the "Real Universe" portion of the article.

IKS Gre'thor
lomqa' QuQ Class
1:2500 AMT Kitbash


Parts used: AMT TOS Romulan Bird Of Prey, Head and neck from an unknown sized Klingon D-7 (I’ve had the model for over 20 years), warp nacelles from a 1:2500 K’Tinga class cruiser, sheet styrene, a piece of PVC pipe, and one bussard collector from a Polar Lights NX-Refit kit.

D-7 & K'Tinga Class Variants

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Now that I have finished my Eaglemoss vs. The World article on the K'Tinga Class Battlecruiser (Read that article at THIS LINK.), I decided to share some of my kitbash work that share an ancestry with that ship classification.

The K-Tinga Class is the direct descendant of the D-7 Battlecruiser, hence the reason they look a lot alike.

Since I like kitbashing in 1:2500 scale, I have purchased a lot of AMT Round 2 3-Ship sets over the last two years.  And because of this, I ended up with a lot of D-7 and K-Tinga kits in my stash.  I eventually found some source material that gave me some ideas on what to do with those kits.

While doing some reading about the D-7 design history, I came across a Matt Jeffries set of drawings on Memory Alpha of his different concepts for what this ship was going to look like.


This gave me the idea to try to build a couple of these concept drawings and make them into "real" ships.  The reality is, I could have used either the D-7 or the K'Tinga kits for these builds due to the similar body, neck and head structure.

EMvTW 07 - Klingon K'Tinga Class Battle-cruiser

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My seventh installment of "Eaglemoss vs. The World" article will focus on the K'Tinga Class Battle-cruiser that we are first introduced to in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture".  This article will be a relatively small and short one as far as comparisons go.  I only have two renditions of this ship in my fleet, Hallmark and Eaglemoss.


Yup, that's it, pretty exciting huh?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

EMvTW 06 - USS Voyager NCC-74656 (Intrepid Class)

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My sixth installment of the "Eaglemoss Vs. The World" series is going to focus on the USS Voyager from the series titled "Star Trek: Voyager".


Compared to some of the other ships I've reviewed from this series, this is a rather small selection of models to share.  I have an Eaglemoss, Furuta, Hallmark and MicroMachine model in my collection.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

EMvTW 05 - Romulan D'Deridex Class (B-Type Warbird)

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Welcome to the fifth installment of what I am now going to call the "Eaglemoss vs. The World" series.  In this article we are going to take a good look at the Romulan D'Deridex Class Warbird.


My current collection of this type of ship is comparatively small when compared to my Galaxy, Constitution Refit and NX class ships.  I currently have an Eaglemoss, a Furuta, a Hallmark and two MicroMachine models.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NX Class Variants

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Having just finished up my Eaglemoss Vs. The World review on the NX class ship (Click HERE to read that review.), I have decided to take a quick break and share with you some of the NX class variants that I've built.

Johnny Lightning Kitbashes - Back Row: NX-R class, NX-D class, and NX-S class

EMvTW 04 - Enterprise NX-01 (NX Class)

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The fourth article in the Eaglemoss vs. The World series focuses on my favorite Enterprise.  I always liked the series "Star Trek: Enterprise" because it represented a time where we really didn't know what we were doing.  Captains made mistakes and literally ran things by the seat of the pants.  This series had so much potential in being able to tell some of the back stories of things we all take for granted from TOS and onward.  Unfortunately, when they finally got the formula down to tell good stories, mostly by telling them over two to three episodes, the series was canceled.


My current collection of (standard) NX Class ships consists of a Hallmark (hanging from the wire), and then along the front row, an Eaglemoss, F-Toys (Prime and Mirror), Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning and a knock-off MicroMachine.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EMvTW 03 - Klingon Bird Of Prey (23rd Century)

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It is time for the third installment of my Eaglemoss vs. The World series, and this time, we will take a look at the Klingon Bird Of Prey.  I found it a little hard to write this article as this is not one of my most favorite ships.  I don't know what it is, I just find them a bit ugly as starships go, but I will look past that as I compare and review this design.

I know that there are other manufacturers versions of this ship out there, so I'll once again remind my readers that my collecting tastes tend to try for the 6" length range as well as affordability at the time that I bought these.


The picture above shows the collection that I own of this ship.  Currently, I own the Eaglemoss, Furuta, Hallmark, Hot Wheels and two of the Micro Machines variants.

Friday, November 7, 2014

EMvTW 02 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (and -A) (Constitution Class Refit)

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It's time to move along with my Eaglemoss vs. The World series and talk about the second ship in the collection.  The ship we will review this time round is the Constitution Class Refit, known as the USS Enterprise (NCC 1701 and the NCC 1701-A).  I will group both of these together as they are in essence the same type of ship.  In fact, the studio models used in the movies for both of these ships was in fact, the same model.

Just a quick reminder as to what this article will review... My collecting tastes tend to stay with the small scale starships.  I like the ships in my collection to stay under 6 inches in length as they tend to display better.


The picture above shows the various versions I own of this ship.  Across the front row, you can see an Eaglemoss, two Furuta, a Hot Wheels, and a MicroMachine variation of this ship.  Hanging on the wire is my AMT model and a Hallmark model.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

EMvTW 01 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Galaxy Class)

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Welcome to the debut article for a series that I'm going to call Eaglemoss vs. The World.  As I stated in one of my previous blog entries, I will do a review of the ships in my collection as they are released by Eaglemoss.  I may change that policy later but for now, this will be the format I go with.  My collecting tastes tend to stay with the small scale starships.  I like the ships in my collection to stay under 6 inches in length as they tend to display better.

And without any further procrastination, the first ship in our series is going to be the Galaxy Class and more importantly, the most famous of these class of ships, the USS Enterprise (NCC 1701-D).


The picture above shows the collection that I currently have of this mighty ship.  Hanging on the wire are two Hallmark ornaments from 2012 and 1993.  Across the bottom, I own a beat up Galoob Die Cast model from 1987, a Hot Wheels model, the Eaglemossmodel, and on the right is a Furuta variant.  Sitting in front of the Furuta model are two tiny MicroMachines.