Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Model Building 101 - Display Shelves

My small scale fleet collection all started with my getting Hallmark Ornaments for Christmas presents.  As the years progressed and my collection grew, I decided that I wanted to display those ornaments along with the rest of the collection.  I accomplished this by redesigning some bookcases to allow me to hang up the ornaments.  This worked well because for some of my models, I've installed eye hooks to allow them to be hung as well.  Over the last two years, the size of the collection has exploded.

Bookcases 1-3 = Star Trek Starfleet Ships
Bookcases 4-5 = Star Trek Alien Ship
Bookcase 6 = Space Battleship Yamato Ships


Thursday, May 14, 2015

EMvTW 33: Cardassian Hideki class

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

[Editor's Note (February 2016): I decided to do a quick check-up on this article as it is referenced by my Galor Class article.  There really wasn't much that needed to be done with it..]

As I said in the last article, it's been a busy month.  I'm still unpacking my fleet and as such, the time for writing has been eaten up by all this move business.  But here we are, the second of this month's Eaglemoss ships, the Cardassian Hideki class ship.


This ship was first seen in the second season of Deep Space Nine during the episode titled, "Profit and Loss".

I have to say that it is nice to get a second Cardassian ship into the collection though.  If you have never read it before, be sure to check out my comparison article on the Cardassian Galor Class.  You can read that at THIS LINK.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

EMvTW 32: USS Orinoco NCC-72905 (Danube class)

THIS ARTICLE IS UNDERGOING SOME EXTENSIVE REFIT WORK.  PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!  THERE WILL PROBABLY BE SOME BREAKS AND TYPOS AS THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.  YOU MAY WISH TO CHECK BACK IN A DAY OR TWO AS WE WILL HAVE FINISHED RE-WRITING THE ARTICLE BY THEN.

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

[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 been a busy month for Triple-D Enterprises in that we moved locations.  I had to pack up my fleet for the move.  I'm happy to say that all of the ships survived the move.  Sometime early last week, my latest Eaglemoss ships arrived in the mail and this is the first time that I've had a chance to sit down and write anything up.

This month's first ship is the Danube Class Runabout called the USS Orinoco from Deepspace Nine.

Unlike the last couple of Eaglemoss vs. The World posts from me, I actually have some other manufacturers's ships to compare it with.


My current collection consists of an Eaglemoss, a Furuta, a Hallmark and a MicroMachine model.