Friday, December 11, 2015

EMvTW 49: ECS Fortunate (Y class)

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.]

My next article in the Eaglemoss vs. The World series is on the ECS Fortunate, a Y Class freighter from the 22nd century.  This will be yet another short article as I really don't have anything else to compare it too.

If you follow my articles, then I'll sound like a broken record, but Eaglemoss has really been a game changer when it comes to pre-built and pre-painted models of Star Trek ships.  The two new ships a month has completely buried Hallmark's selection and has far surpassed Furuta's deceased collection.



Right off the bat, I have to say that this is a fan-freaking-tastic model from Eaglemoss.  This is probably my all time favorite when it comes to the amount of detail they worked into it.


They have molded so much detail into the plastic and metal parts that it leaves your head spinning.  There are so many little details that were put into this ship.  The ship has little fins and antenna array that beg to be accidentally broken off, but they also give it a really nice look.  And then they painted in such a way to not only highlight those details, but really bring out other parts too.  She has that old used look, yet you can make out all kinds of little details.  For instance, each of the cargo holds is individually numbered.  Although there isn't any clear plastic parts, they did a nice job of painting the warp nacelles to give them a glowing look.

My only complaint is in regards to the stand and not the model.  The instructions they give are not the easiest to follow as where they want you to mount the stand is hard to do.  I've been told to take the plastic piece off the base before trying to attach it to the ship.  I found it easier to either turn the ship around and mount it at a downward angle or just connect to the first set of cargo pods like I did in my first picture.  I won't detract points for this as I'm concerned with the actual models when I do these reviews, not thier display stands, but I figured I would offer some friendly advice while we're at it.

I checked on eBay at at the time of the writing of this article, you can get one, with the shipping included, for around $25.  Honestly, go get one.  This is one of those Eaglemoss models that is worth way more than that based off what you will get.  And it is so different looking than your standard starships that it will easily stand out in your collection.

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

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

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