Tuesday, December 30, 2014

EMvTW 14 - Cardassian Galor 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.]

As promised, we are actually getting back into doing some comparative discussions with my "Eaglemoss vs. The World" series.  This article is going to focus on the Cardassian Galor class ship.


My current collection of this type of ship consists of an Eaglemoss, a Furuta, and a MicroMachine.  There also is a MicroMachine version of the Cardassian Keldon class pictured to the right.  I was too lasy to remove it from the picture.

Monday, December 29, 2014

EMvTW 13 - Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser

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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.  Fortunately, do to it's small size, there wasn't too much work that actually needed to be done]

And now we are on to lucky number thirteen in my series of "Eaglemoss vs. The World".  Unfortunately, Eaglemoss is the only one to have made a small scale version of the Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser.  So, like the Akira Class, this is going to be a super short article as well.


My intent when writing these article was to provide my viewers with some comparative data on the various small scale ships available to collectors like myself.  This is something I wish I had access to when I first got into collecting, so I don't mind sharing that I feel a bit off writing a comparison article with nothing to compare.  The good news about this lack of comparisons means that Eaglemoss is doing something right.  It means that they are not just focusing on the same fair that everyone else has done and we are getting some nice new stuff to look at.  That being said, I promise that the next article will get back in to doing comparisons.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

EMvTW 12 - USS Thunderchild NCC-63549 (Akira 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.  Fortunately, do to it's small size, there wasn't too much work that actually needed to be done]

Article #12 of my "Eaglemoss vs. The World" series is indeed going to be the shortest.  This is the first Eaglemoss ship that no other small scale ship manufacturer has built in a pre-built and pre-painted format so it's going to be tough comparing her to anything.


I didn't bother taking a "collection shot" as it seemed kind of dumb to do that for one ship, so with out further stalling, here is my write-up on Eaglemoss' model.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lewis Payne Class Dreadnought

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USS Payton Drexler (NCC-51111)
Lewis Payne Class Dreadnought
1:2500 AMT Kitbash

 

Designer Name: Patrick M. Dougherty Sr.

Dimensions
Length: 337.5 meters
Width: 231.25 meters
Height: 156.25 meters
Specifications
Decks: 21
Crew: 850
Speed: Cruise: warp 7.5 / Maximum: warp 9.6
Armaments: 13 Type-X Phaser Arrays, 8 Forward Facing Torpedo Launchers, 4 Aft Facing Torpedo Launchers
Defenses: Deflector Shields
Auxiliary craft: 10 Work Bees, 30 Fighters (10 Peregrine and 20 Valkyrie), 7 Shuttlecraft, 3 Shuttlepods



Chiroptera Class

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USS Noctule (NX-1971)
Chiroptera Class

1:2500 AMT Kitbash

The ship name comes from the Greater Noctule Bat of Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. The ship classification name comes from the order classification of a bat.

Although the ship has a Starfleet registry, it is in fact a privately owned vessel that is supposed to do the occasional covert mission for Starfleet.



 
 
 
 

Spartan Class Heavy Rescue

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USS Soteria (NCC-18769)
Spartan Class Heavy Rescue
1:2500 AMT Kitbash

There is a saying among the high command at Starfleet, and it says, "When all hope is lost, send in a Spartan." There is another saying among those familiar with the Spartan line of ships that says, "Spartans dare go where angels fear to tread."

 
 
 
 

Miranda Class Variants

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The Miranda class seems to be a favorite among Star Trek fans.  This is probably because it was the first Starfleet ship to be shown on screen that wasn't a Constitution or Constitution Refit class.



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.  Although the Miranda class is not my top favorite, I can't deny that her unique hull and that oh so popular "roll bar" and weapons pod open this model up for some very interesting kitbashes.

Friday, December 12, 2014

EMvTW 11 - USS Reliant NCC-1864 (Miranda 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.]

If the Borg Sphere was my shortest article in the "Eaglemoss vs. The World" series, then this will probably be the longest as I have quite a collection of Miranda ships in my fleet.


My Miranda Class collection is made up of a Hallmark, Eaglemoss, Furuta, two Hot Wheels, two standard MicroMachines and one of the Saratoga MicroMachines variants.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

EMvTW 10 - Borg Sphere

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[Editor's Note (February 2016): I've been doing do major over-hauls to my earliest articles to get them in line with the latest articles.  There was not much that needed to be done to this one.]

And we move on to my tenth "Eaglemoss vs. The World" review and this will be one of the shortest ones to date.  Let's take a look at the Borg Sphere.

Eaglemoss vs. Furuta

Well, there you have it.  All two of them,  Not much in the way of a comparison either, which shortens this article even more.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

EMvTW 09 - USS Defiant NX-74205 (Defiant 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.]

And now we are on to number nine of my "Eaglemoss vs. The World" series.  It's time to focus on a cool and tough little ship, the USS Defiant.


I've managed to collect several versions of this ship, in the form of Eaglemoss, Furuta and Hallmark, not to mention a MicroMachine and a clear resin MicroMachine, which is supposed to make it look like it is cloaked.