Thursday, January 7, 2016

EMvTW 53: Klingon Attack Ship

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

[Editor's Note (February 2017): 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.]

The second ship this month for my Eaglemoss vs. The World series of articles is the Klingon Attack Ship from the 22nd Century.

I only have one of these ships so this will prove to be a rather quick article.

The ship was never given an official classification.  The ship has been described as being used by the augments to attack the Enterprise, so I initially was confused and thought they meant the "children" of Dr. Arik Soong that we meet in Enterprise episodes "Borderland", "Cold Station 12", and "The Augments".  I was even more confused though as the magazine cover art shows three of these ships and I didn't remember them having three ships at thier disposal.  Then after reading the magazine, I realized that we were talking about the Klingon augments from episodes "Affliction" and "Divergence". Ahhh, mystery solved.

You can read more about this vessel through this link at Memory Alpha.  Because the ship wasn't given an official class name, it was extremely difficult to even find that link and it doesn't look like Memory Beta has an article bout this ship type.

Let us take a closer look at the Eaglemoss model...



Eaglemoss brings us yet another unique ship that no one else has produced in the pre-built and pre-painted arena of collecting.  And quite frankly, it is a cool looking ship.  It looks sleek and fast and quite frankly, a bit deadly.

The molding of the plastic and metal details is outstanding.  Once again, they were able to show off those 22nd century Klingon exposed conduits and pipes.  And they did an excellent job of showing off the "feathering" panels on the wings.

The clear plastic parts bring a nice touch with the intake grill and exhaust ports.  I was particularly impressed with the grill as they did some sort of light green paint over-spray that makes it look less plastic-like.

The overall paint scheme on the ship is a bit plain though.  If they had done a wee bit of weathering like they have done on thier other Klingon ships, it would have made a world of difference.  I would have personally changed the color of the wing tip disruptors as well.

Te joins and seams are well executed and hidden by the overall lines of the ship.

At the time of the writing (and re-writing) of this article, you can get this ship on eBay through Buy It Now for around $25, and that includes the shipping costs.

Quite frankly, the ship is a great buy, especially if you are a fan of Klingons or the 22nd Century style of ships.  Other than the slightly lacking paint, Eaglemoss has produced yet another fine ship for the collector of small scale starships.

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

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

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