Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Great Galaxy Yamato Class Battleship

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

One of the things I like about kitbashing is that it gives you a way to add ships to your collection that you normally can't buy in the store.  This ship is one of those weird looking ones that I figured I could build with some planning.



The Dai Yamato Zero Go, also known as the Great Galaxy Yamato Class Battleship is a ship from a very short lived series called "Dai Yamato Zero Go" or "Great Yamato #0".  The show occurs 1000 years after "The Quest For Iscandar" and the iconic ship that we all know and love has undergone some radical changes.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lexington Class Battle Carrier

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

The Lexington Class Battle Carrier was a hybrid that the E.D.F. had built in response to the need to match the fleet capabilities of the Gamilons.  The E.D.F. used the already existing platform of the the successful and quickly built Borodino Class Battleships and modified it to be able to carry a larger compliment of support craft.



Thursday, April 9, 2015

EMvTW 31 - Romulan Warbird Valdore

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[Editor's Note (May 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 we will jump right into the second of this month's Eaglemoss vs. The World ships, the Romulan Valdore Class.


This is another one of those ships that only Eaglemoss has produced in a pre-built and pre-painted format.  You can purchase some resin models of this ship, but if you want to take the quick and easy way out for a little less money, then here you go.

We get to see this ship in action doing battle along side a sister ship of the same class, in the movie Star Trek: Nemesis.

EMvTW 30 - Nausicaan Fighter

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[Editor's Note (May 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.]

It's that time of the month again!  I love saying that!  LOL.  Anyway, I received my next shipment of Eaglemoss ships so let's get this party started and present you with the next edition of my Eaglemoss vs. The World articles by taking a look at the Nausicaan fighter.


This is another one of those ships where Eaglemoss is the only manufacturer has made a pre-built and pre-painted version of this ship.  that being said, this is going to be short article.

Federation Class and Federation Class Refit

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[Editor's Note (April 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

Ever since I became a Treckie, I have always been fascinated with the mighty Federation Class Dreadnought.  Once I started collecting small scale Star Trek ships, I have always wanted a Federation Class dreadnought in my collection.  Let's face it,they just look bad-ass.

As I built the various renditions of this ship classification, I wrote the "story background" for them from the point of view that is based in MY Star Trek "alternate" universe.  Although my universe bears a lot of striking resemblances to the cannon universe, there WILL of course be a few items that differ.


The Federation Class Dreadnought was a much bigger ship than it's Constitution class counterparts of the time.  As such, they were also more powerful and wielded much more firepower.

You can read more about the Federation Class at the Memory Alpha website by clicking on THIS LINK.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vogon Class

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USS Kuklinski (MSD-5115)
Vogon Class Heavy Construction Vessel
1:2500 Cozmo Heavy Industries kitbash
Inspired by Jean-Paul Jesstiece


I saw a ship on the Star Trek Modelers Group page on FaceBook that Jean-Paul made using a Constellation and an Excelsior body and he had said that it was a heavy construction vessel. The concept behind the ship was to deliver construction workers and supplies to deep space construction jobs. I asked for permission to play with the idea a little bit and decided to go with a much bigger secondary hull.

Dimensions
Length: 325 meters
Width: 137.5 meters
Height: 68.75 meters
Specifications
Decks: 24
Crew: 600 to 650
Speed: Cruise: warp 7 / Maximum: warp 9
Armament: 6 Dual Phaser Banks, 4 Forward Facing Torpedo Launchers, 4 Aft Facing Torpedo Launchers
Defenses: Deflector Shields
Auxiliary craft: 8 Workbees, 8 Sphinx Workpods, 6 Shuttlecraft

Designer Name: Patrick M. Dougherty Sr.

Galactica Class

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This ship was one of those projects that came about from trying out different scrap pieces of model with other scrap pieces of model.

USS Montgomery Scott (MSD-2015)
Galactica Class, High Speed Repair Vessel
[1:2500 Scale Cozmo Heavy Industries Kitbash]

 Extended Mode

I built this model with two versions of the spacedock.  One of the versions is in the extended mode and is actually large enough to house my other 1:2500 Constitution Class and Miranda class ships. I also built a retracted spcedock to show what it would look like while traveling. The docks are not glued on which allows an easy swap out.

Retracted Mode

Dimensions
Length: 400 meters
Width: 181.25 meters
Height: 87.5 meters with collapsed gantry / 200 meters with extended gantry
Specifications
Decks: 11
Crew: 450 to 550
Speed: Cruise: warp 7 / Maximum: warp 9
Armament: 15 Dual Phaser Banks, 2 Forward Facing Torpedo Launchers, 2 Aft Facing Torpedo Launchers
Defenses: Deflector Shields
Auxiliary craft: 4 Workbees, 4 Sphinx Workpods, 4 Shuttlecraft

Designer Name: Patrick M. Dougherty Sr.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Resin Kit Review: Resin Modeler 1:1400 Earth Colony Ship (Pioneer class)

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

I'm going to shift gears slightly and go back to a Resin Modeler kit.  This one is his 1:1400 Earth Colony Ship.

Resin Modeller's Recommended Paint Scheme

This ship never appeared on screen but was mentioned in an early episode of Star Trek: Enterprise when they went to investigate an old Earth colony.  The SS Conestoga was the ship that had delivered the colony and was then dismantled for it's materials to make the colony.  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Resin Kit Review: Cozmo Heavy Industries 1:2500 Pre-TOS Adversary Set

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The next resin kit that I'm going to review is another one of Cozmo Heavy Industries' revived line of kits.  The 1:2500 Pre-TOS Adversary set is unique in that it gives you three different ships.  The kit includes a Federation Daedalus class, a Romulan ship and and a Klingon ship.

C.H.I.'s eBay Advertisement

The kit itself is reminiscent of the AMT Round 2 sets that contain three ships.

 
 

So, if you have bought and built any of these kits, then this set from C.H.I. will blend in well with your collection.