Monday, December 29, 2014

EMvTW 13 - Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser

NOTE:  You can click on most pictures to get a larger view of them.

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".

Per Memory Alpha and Beta, "The Jem'Hadar battle cruiser was a large battleship used by the Dominion.  A large number of battle cruisers were part of the first wave of Dominion ships to pass through the Bajoran wormhole, following the incorporation of the Cardassian Union into the Dominion in 2373."

If you would like to read more official stuff on this type of ship, feel free to check out the following links:

Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser Information: Memory Alpha LINK and Memory Beta LINK

Eaglemoss vs. ITSELF

My intent when writing these articles was to provide my readers 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 struff that everyone else has done and as a result, 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 some comparisons.



As I did the major re-writing of this article about 3 and a quarters years later, I finally took a much closer re-read of the magazine, especially the section that pointed out and labeled all of the ship's key components.  I've had this model for over three years, I I never realized that the bridge was actually located on the bottom of the ship on that long protrusion that runs along the bottom of the vessel.

This is a nice hefty little ship weight wise.  It feels solid too.  It seems like Eaglemoss did a very nice job recreating a ship that we very rarely saw up close on the TV screen.  Quite frankly, I don't have any complaints about her.  

The sculpted and molded details on both the top and bottom are well done.  The model is covered with all sorts of panels, and lines and grills that are shown in great detail.  Overall, you have a very crisp setup giving you a very dangerous and intimidating looking ship.  In fact, this thing looks like you could stick it on the end of a pole and stab people with it.

The paint work is intriguing as well.   While a majority of the model is decked out in silver, there are plenty of other areas of the ship that have been given a variety of colors to make the model visually eye catching.

I particularly liked that Eaglemoss painted tiny windows on the model to give you a sense of size for this ship.

The ship's impulse engine assembly has been rendered out really nicely with both the molded details, as well as the painted details.


You might be as surprised as I am to learn that those things on the end of the wings are not warp nacelles, but they actually are fuel storage pods.  As you can see, the excellent sculpt work and colorful painting has held true to even this section of the ship.

That level of details of the appendages even carries over to the two ion propulsion engines that stick out from the top of the model.

There are no clear plastic parts, but this goes in line with the fact that we really never saw anything actually glow on these ships.  

Even the join and seam lines are well done and blend well into the model.


As I said, this was going to be a very quick and short article.  Which brings us to the pricing portion.  As usual, I will continue with the tradition of rounding up the most inexpensive Buy-It-Now prices from eBay at the time of this article's writing.

Eaglemoss = $27

NOTE: Prices were researched last on March 27th, 2018.  As of the writing of this article, you can also currently order the Eaglemoss model right from the company themselves for around $23 (shipping unknown).

Obviously, I won't tell you which one is the best one to buy.  But like the Akira class, this is yet another ship that shows why Eaglemoss has become a very good contender in the small scale starship manufacturers.   Once again, Eaglemoss has given us another new ship that has never been produced before, AND it is very well made.  If you are a fan of star Trek alien ships, then this one is a must for your collection.


Every once in a while, I'll have a little extra stuff to share with you that sort of fits in with my comparison articles.

Eaglemoss later released a Jem'Hadar Fighter in Issue 29 of the collection.  Feel free to check out my review of that model at THIS LINK.

As always, I hope you found this article useful and informative.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to comment below.

So for now, "Live long and prosper!!!"

Additional Links To Photos Of My Collection:

Other Reviewers Take On The Eaglemoss Model:
Some Kind Of Star Trek
Star Trek Starship Collection

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