Tuesday, December 30, 2014

EMvTW 14 - Cardassian Galor class

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As promised in my last article, 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.  We first get to see one of these types of ships in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled, "The Wounded"


My current collection of this type of ship consists of an Eaglemoss, a Furuta, and a MicroMachine.

Monday, December 29, 2014

EMvTW 13 - Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser

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


We are introduced to this formidable starship in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode titled, "In Purgatory's Shadow".

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

EMvTW 12 - USS Thunderchild NCC-63549 (Akira class)

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Moving along to issue number 12 of my "Eaglemoss vs. The World" series, we are now going to be treated to one of the shortest articles in my fledgling writing career.  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.


It feels out of place not taking a "collection shot", but there is only one ship, so with out further stalling, here is my write-up on Eaglemoss' model.

We are introduced to this ship in the movie "Star Trek: First Contact" where the USS Thunderchild takes part in the Battle of Sector 001.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lewis Payne Class Dreadnought

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This next kitbash that I'm going to talk about started out as a picture that I saw on a FaceBook Group and then is rapidly progressed into this formidable beast.


What I really like about this ship design is that it really messes with the techie heads.


Chiroptera Class

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Sometime you see a design that someone has built and think, "Hey, that would be cool to build."  But as you start gathering parts and start dry fitting the model together, it goes in a completely different direction.  


This is one of those builds.

Spartan Class Heavy Rescue

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I had been following with a lot of interest the production of a movie that would have been called "Star Trek: Axanar", which would have covered the time of the Federation/Klingon war that occurs between the ENT era and the TOS era.  Sound familiar?  Unfortunately, the guy producing this movie got a little too over zealous in his endeavor and attracted the attention of CBS & Paramount who basically sued him into submission.  They then went on to produce thier own series and told a rather botched story arc of the same time period.

Anyway... I am trying to avoid getting on my soap box.  LOL.

There were some neat ship designs to come out of Axanar that led nicely into some ship designs that make appearances in the Star Trek (2009) movie.  All those twin engineering hulled ships got me thinking and after many hours of consulting and planning, I produced a compact, yet tough little ship.


This is that ships's story...


Miranda Class Variants

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EDITOR'S NOTE: As of 03/10/2018, this article has been replaced by several smaller articles.  You may read on if you like, however, I will provide links to all the sub articles at the bottom in case you want more up-to-date information and pictures.

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 Refit)

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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.  The Miranda class is probably one of the highest rated fan favorites in the franchise right after the TOS Era Enterprise and her TMP era counterpart.Refit.  We are first introduced to this style of ship in the form of the USS Reliant (NCC-1864) which graces the big screen in the movie, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".  We then get to see this class of ship used quite a bit in several of the series.


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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

EMvTW 10 - Borg Sphere

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And we now move on to my tenth "Eaglemoss vs. The World" review and this will be one of the shortest reviews I've written to date.  Let's take a look at the Borg Sphere.  We are first introduced to this ship in the movie, "Star Trek: First Contact".


Well, there you have it.  All two of them,  I own an Eaglemoss and a Furuta model. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

EMvTW 09 - USS Defiant NX-74205 (Defiant class)

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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, which we are introduced to for the first time in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode titled "The Search, Part I".  After that, the ship continues to make it's presence known throughout the series as well as in the movie Star Trek: First Contact.


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