Friday, August 19, 2016

EMvTW 66: USS Raven NAR-32450 (Raven Type or Aerie class)

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It's been a month and I apparently did better than I thought financially so I'm able to bring you another two Eaglemoss vs. The World articles.  The first of these articles is going to be about the USS Raven.


We were introduced to the USS Raven in Star Trek: Voyager.  We first saw her as a crumpled up wreck in the episode titled "The Raven" and then as a fully function starship in the "Dark Frontier" episodes.  The ship was never given a canonical classification name and according to Memory Alpha is just called a Raven Type.  According to Memory Beta though, this class of ships is called the Aerie Class.  Supposedly, the ship is capable of planetary landings, but also houses a small shuttle in it's rear shuttlebay.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

(Tret) Akleen Class Weapons Platform

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My son handed me a highlighter marker that he had gutted and asked me if I could do anything with it.  This little space station was the end result.


The model is made entirely from recycled parts that were never part of any model kit.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

EMvTW 65: Xindi Aquatic Cruiser (22th Century)

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Moving into the home stretch and article number four of four for this month's Eaglemoss vs. The World series, I bring you the 22nd Century Xindi Aquatic Crusiser.


As is often the case these days, I only have one manufacturer to show off so let us jump right into the review.

Friday, August 5, 2016

EMvTW 64: Phoenix

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The third of my newest four Eaglemoss vs. The World articles covers The Phoenix, Earth's very first warp capable vessel.


This article is a bit of a treat as I actually can share two different manufacturers this time.  My collection consists of an Eaglemoss and a Furuta model.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

EMvTW 63: SS Antares NCC-501 (Antares Type)

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As I shared in my last Eaglemoss vs. The World article, finances have been tight lately so I fell a bit behind in my collecting of Eaglemoss models.  I did pick up four more this month so I'm happy to present to you the second of four new reviews.

As I started getting into collecting small scale starships and wanting to expand my collection, I found a serious lack of  comparative data out there showing the various small scale pre-built and pre-painted models available to the collector.  And so I set out to provide this information myself and hopefully help someone make a wiser decision in which model to buy.

This article will focus on the Antares Type cargo hauler.



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

EMvTW 62: Voth Research Vessel

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Finances have been tight lately so I've fallen a bit behind in my collecting of Eaglemoss models.  I managed to have a little extra this month and decided to pick up a couple to continue with my collection and reviews.

As I started getting into collecting small scale starships and wanting to expand my collection, I found a serious lack of  comparative data out there showing the various small scale pre-built and pre-painted models available to the collector.  And so I set out to provide this information myself and hopefully help someone make a wiser decision in which model to buy.  I share this information every time I write an Eaglemoss vs. The World article because I want my readers to know the angle at which I write these things.

I have taken a look ahead at the current line-up in the Eglemoss collection and it appears that we will actually see very few actual comparative articles coming from me in the future.  I'm sad, as it means that my sole purpose for writing these sorts of articles is coming to an end.  But, I'm also happy in that Eaglemoss has far surpassed my wants in a manufacturer who would make models of ships that no one else has produced.   And even though Eaglemoss is re-releasing certain models with varied paint schemes as is the cases of the Mirror Universe ships, they are not wasting the subscribers time by forcing these on us.  We can buy them if we want to, but our collection is not being inundated by the same ship on purpose.  Unlike what Hallmark is doing by wasting production time by force feeding us the same ship in an updated format every several years.  If you don't know what I mean by this, feel free to check out my articles on the Galaxy Class and TOS Constitution Class.

Apparently, I've developed a small following that seems to like my writing style, so I've decided to continue writing reviews of the Eaglemoss models since I've been told that I'm still providing some sort of helpful insight into what you would be buying.

Which brings us to the first of my next four reviews.  This one is about the Voth Research Vessel.


As I've pointed out, I only have one manufacturer to show and that would be Eaglemoss.