Thursday, October 29, 2015

EMvTW 40: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B (Excelsior class refit)

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

[Editor's Note (June 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.]

Issue #40 of my Eaglemoss vs. The World series brings us a ship that had about 15 minutes of screen time, the USS Enterprise B.


My current collection consists of an Eaglemoss, Furuta and MicroMachine Model.  I also have a Round 2 model that I did up as a practice run back when I got back into model building.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

EMvTW 39: Romulan (Holo) Drone

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

[Editor's Note (June 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.]

Next up with my Eaglemoss vs. The World series is the Romulan Holo Drone that we see in two back to back episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.  This is one of the finer examples of why Eaglemoss will continue to come out as one of the best ways to collect small scale versions of the ships we all love.


So far, Eaglemoss is the only manufacturer who has produced a pre-made, pre-painted model of this ship.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, these guys are a great investment if you want to populate your small scale collection with new a different ships that no one else has done before.

Monday, October 26, 2015

EMvTW 38: Delta Flyer

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.]

Next up for my Eaglemoss vs. The World series of articles is The Delta Flyer.


My current collection only consists of two versions of this ship, one from Eaglemoss and one from Hallmark.

I'm a big fan of this ship.  She's sleek, she's fast, she's tough for a small vessel, and she's versatile enough to take on a bunch of different roles.  The Delta Flyer just plain looks like a cool spaceship.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

EMvTW 37: Andorian Cruiser (Kumari class)

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.]

Moving right along with my catching up on my Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, we'll focus next on the Andorian cruiser, better known as the Kumari class.


My collection only consists of one manufacturer's rendition of this ship so this will be a relatively short article.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

EMvTW 36: USS Grissom NCC-638 (Oberth class)

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 has been quite a while since I've written any of my Eaglemoss vs. The World articles.  As I stated in a previous post, life got in the way of my modeling and collecting.  Now I'm back with what I hope to be a good revitalization of posts.

The first of the next six comparative articles will focus on the Oberth Class vessel that we saw very briefly in Star Trek II: The Search For Spock.

I have never been a big fan of this class of ship.  It seems like it was simply designed to be nothing more than cannon fodder or if it was lucky, a personnel transport for a brief walk on appearance in an episode.  When you sit down and actually read the specifications on Memory Alpha and Memory Beta, it really isn't well suited to do any sort of deep space exploration unless it was part of a small fleet of more heavily armed vessels.  Although it is unique in it's looks, there are some design issues with the ship that have caused all sorts of fan confusion in regards to the secondary hull and what it is actually used for and whether it is manned or not.

Although there have been some companies producing a pre-built and pre-painted version of this ship, they have tended to be on the small side, like MicroMachine size small.  There also isn't many model kits of this ship either.


My current collection consists of an Eaglemoss, a Furuta, several Cozmo Heavy Industries resin kits and a MicroMachine model.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

State Of The Universe Address

I've been on hiatus for a while now. I figured I'd give a little update on the status of my universe.

After the move, finances were a bit tight and I had to cancel my subscription to the Eaglemoss collection. Given that I've pretty much received all the freebie gifts except for a gaudy looking Borg cube, I think I'll continue collecting by buying from various reputable eBay sellers instead of renewing the subscription. The good news is, I think I'll be able to start collecting them again so those comparative reviews should start flowing again. As a treat for this month, I'll have 6 of them in a row.  :-)

As for building anything, I've been in a bit of a rut. The week of the move, I got dumped. Which was ironic since I was moving to be closer to the girlfriend. A little while later, I started dating someone else and just wasn't in the mood to work on anything. Now I'm single again and trying to rekindle the building fire. I really need to do this as I have three incomplete builds on my "bench" and several new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 kits to build.

On an upside, I don't know whether FaceBook fixed the issue, or my upgrading to Windows 10 did it, but I apparently can re-arrange the photo albums again so I don't need to transfer the photo collection offsite.

So there you go. Keep an eye on my feed, things should start becoming lively again.

---DSP