Monday, February 13, 2017

EMvTW 76: Baxial (Drexia Class)

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

The next ship we are going to take a look at in my Eaglemoss Vs. The World series is Neelix's ship from Star Trek: Voyager, The Baxial.

To quote Neelix himself, "...I thought she was the ugliest thing I ever saw. But she grew on me. Eventually, I couldn't imagine being without her.".

Although, an official class name was never mentioned in any of the cannon materials, an unofficial class name of Drexia Class was given to this type of freighter.  If you would like to read more about this ship, check out these direct article links on Memory Alpha and Memory Beta.

Let's take a closer look at this model from Eaglemoss...


And once again, we are treated to a super detailed model, thanks to Eaglemoss producing the larger scale version of another rather small starship.

Unlike the previous issue's Captain's Yacht, this model feels like it has a LOT more metal in it, thus producing a much heavier model.

The joins and seams are well hidden by the ship's construction and under-slung cargo holds.  They flow very nicely with the rest of the ship's details.

Speaking of details, the sculpting and the molding of this model is fantastic.  There are tons of crisp and angular aspects to the model.  Looking at her, you know that she is meant to be carrying cargo.  I love how they have connected the cargo holds and they look and feel like they could be jettisoned in an emergency.


I like the docking ring and windows on either side of the ship.  They were a really nice touch.

The paint job is rather colorful with the primary two tones, offset by grays on other areas of the ship.  I think that the only thing they could have done to make this an A++ model would have been to weather the heck out of her.  This ship was a very dirty girl and they failed to represent that with this model.

We get a rarity in an alien ship with the addition of some clue blue plastics for the rear engine components.  This just adds to the wow factor of the entire model.

I don't usually talk about the stands as they are not part of the model, but this one is a little weird in how it clamps around the engine housing.  It is a little awkward to connect, but once you get it, it is nice a secure.

If you purchase this ship through eBay, you are looking at spending around $20 to $25 (shipping included) depending on whom you buy from.  And quite frankly, given the amount of attention that went into this model, your are getting one heck of a deal at that price.  Whether you are a fan of Neelix or not, this little ship would look great in anyone's collection as something unique.

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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