Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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

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[Editor's Note (February 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

Article number eight of my "Eaglemoss vs. The World" series will now focus on the USS Excelsior in my collection.


This is a relatively small collection of this ship 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 f rom 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, 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 Battlecruiser

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[Editor's Note: This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

My seventh installment of "Eaglemoss vs. The World" 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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[Editor's Note: This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

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 other ships I've reviewed from this series, this is a rather small selection of ships.  I have an Eaglemoss, Furuta, Hallmark and MicroMachine in my collection.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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

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[Editor's Note: This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

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.


This is a comparatively small collection of ships 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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[Editor's Note: This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  This article gets referenced by my NX Class article so I decided to touch it up a bit as well as update it with some other ships that have finally joined my fleet.  Consider this the REFIT version of the article.]

Having just finished up my NX Review for my "Eaglemoss Vs. The World" series, I have decided to take a quick break and share with you some of the NX variants that I've built.


The collection consists of six NX class variants.  Two of them are located elsewhere in my house and are not pictured here.

EMvTW 04 - Enterprise NX-01 (NX Class)

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[Editor's Note: This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

My fourth article for the Eaglemoss vs. The World series focuses on my favorite Enterprise.  I always liked the series "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.


Yes, I know these are not all NX Class ships.  The back row is taken up by my NX variants that I've built from Johnny Lightning toys.  The actual NX class ships pictured here are from Eaglemoss, Hot Wheels, Hallmark, Johnny Lightning, F-Toys and Micro Machine.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

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[Editor's Note: This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the article.]

It is time for the third installment of my Eaglemoss vs. The World series, 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.

 
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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[Editor's Note: This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the article.  That's actually kind of humorous... a refit to the article about the refit ship.]

It's time to move along with my Eaglemoss vs. The World series and talk about the second ship in the series.  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.  so there you go.

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.  I currently own an Eaglemoss, two Furuta, a Hallmark, a Hot Wheels, and a MicroMachine variation of this ship.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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

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[Editor's Note: This will mark my third re-write of this article.  The second re-write was done because I finally added the Hot Wheels' version of the Enterprise D to my collection.  I had felt it necessary to re-do this article as a way to re-kick-start this series.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the article.]

With that being said, welcome to the first article in my Eaglemoss vs. The World series.

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.

The first ship that we will take a look at is 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 I have of this mighty ship.  Besides the Eaglemoss, Hot Wheels, two Hallmarks, Furuta, and Micro Machines variants, I also happen to have a beat up Galoob Die Cast model from 1987.

Sitting behind those ships is the Eaglemoss gift which is a resin copy of the dedication plaque from the Enterprise D.  If you would like a better view of this plaque, check out THIS ARTICLE after you are done here.

You can read more about the Galaxy Class line of starships by clicking on these links for Memory Alpha and Memory Beta.