Tuesday, January 27, 2015

EMvTW 22 - Krenim Temporal Weapon Ship

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

[Editor's Note (March 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 22 of my Eaglemoss vs. The World series is going to be one of those super short write-ups.  I apologize, but only one company has ever produced this ship.  These sorts of articles make me uncomfortable as I am really writing these for comparison purposes.

I am of course referring to the Krenim Temporal Weapon Ship that we see in Voyager's two part episode called "The Year Of Hell".  And here is the only one I own.



On a side, but funny note, when you first look at this model, I am given the impression that it is a Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver, rather than a ship.


Given that there is nothing to compare, I guess we will just skip over the size comparison part of my article and go right into taking a closer look at the Eaglemoss ship.

Eaglemoss

 
 
 
 

This model is one of those ships that show why Eaglemoss is a great company to invest your money into if you like star Trek ships.  Let's face it, Eaglemoss is the only manufacturer to have produced this vessel in a pre-built and pre-painted state.

The rear of the model is all metal, making it a bit butt heavy.  This coupled with the very unique stand will cause you to pause while you try to figure out how to get it to cradle on the stand correctly.

The sculpting and molding of the ship is really well done and it is very hard to figure out where the join seams are on this thing.

The painting of the ship is very well done, which includes a very interesting pixelated pattern all over most of the ship.  The photo-etched ports on the round section of the ship are a super nice touch as well.

I particularly liked thier used of the clear blue plastics on this model.  they give the weapons portion of the model a nice eerie and ominous look to the model.

Conclusion

And that wraps it up for the comparison and review part of my article.  Yeah, I copied and pasted that bit from a previous article.  :-)  Which brings us to the pricing portion of my article.  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 = $23

My articles always conclude with me giving you my opinion of which model would give you the "best bang for the buck", which is my rough way of telling you which one is the best buy.  And of course, I'll just skip over my thoughts there too.

Anyway, I hope you found this article useful and informative.  Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below.

So for now, "Live Long And Prosper!"

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