Wednesday, November 2, 2016

EMvTW 68: Federation Attack Fighter (Peregrine Class (Canon) Fighter)

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

October brought with it some extra candy for my collection and I was able to add 6 new Eaglemoss ships to it.  The first of these ships that we will look at is the Federation Attack Fighter.

I only have one manufacturer's version of this model so this will be a relatively short review.
I did a brief cursory look through the magazine and it doesn't look like Eaglemoss caught the fact that is type of ship is called the Peregrine Class Fighter.  This fact IS backed by the Memory Alpha: Peregrine Class and Memory Beta: Peregrine Class website articles.

Now that I got that out of the way, let us look at Eaglemoss' model.


The best word that can describe this model is SIMPLE.  Let's face it, it's a two man vessel that has been blown up to a large scale.

As is usual, Eaglemoss sculpted us a nicely detailed ship that translated wonderfully in the molding process for both the metal and plastic parts.

The  modular look of the ship does well in allowing Eaglemoss to hide the joins and seams all along the model.

There are no clear plastic parts on this on as the sections of the ship that would normally glow are concealed within its hull.  Eaglemoss would have been severely challenged trying to squeeze those plastics into the model.

The reason I said SIMPLE at the beginning of this article is probably because of the paint job.  Don't get me wrong, it's not bad at all.  It's just, well, sort of plain as far as the coloring goes.  I guess I should expect this as the ship is supposed to be an older design that had been re-purposed into a fighter.  In fact, they did a slight bit of weathering across the wings to give it that older look, but it still seems plain to me.

Given that this is one of those rare models that no other manufacturers have produced in a pre-built and pre-painted format, the $25 (shipping included) that I paid for mine on eBay was well worth it to add this ship to my fleet.  I have mine parked next to my (Maquis raider) (Ju'Day Class) model.

And that is all I have to say about that.

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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