Friday, February 17, 2017

EMvTW 77: Romulan Shuttle

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

Moving right along and coming out on the other end of this month's reviews, I now bring you the Romulan shuttle as it was seen in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's episode, "In the Pale Moonlight".

There has never been an official ship classification given to this type of vessel other than "shuttle".  Even in the non-cannon universe, it was never officially named.

You can read more about the Romulan shuttle at these links to Memory Alpha and Memory Beta.

Let us take a good close look at the model from Eaglemoss...


It seems like Eaglemoss is on a roll with producing these small scale ships in thier traditional sized models.  And just like the last three models from them, this one benefits from them having a larger "canvas" to produce thier model with.  This allows them to really show off some otherwise overlooked details on these small craft.

As I un-boxed the model and looked it over, I kept thinking about the front of the ship and scratching my head.  There was something very familiar to it yet I couldn't put my finger on it until one of my fellow reviewers pointed it out and wrote, "the front end looks like the child of a reboot Cylon and Boba Fett".  BINGO!!!


All joking aside though, this is a fantastic little model.

The joins and the seams are cleverly hidden into the natural lines of the ship.

I particularly like the sculpting and molding on this model.  The panel lines and the "tail" give her that bird look and feel that we like to see in Romulan vessels.  Even along the top of the model, there is that very distinct Romulan ridge-line along her "backbone".

The bottom side of the wings are just impressive with the addition of the secondary wing assembly.  The whole thing is very reminiscent of the Romulan Warbird (D'Deridex Class (B-Type Warbird)).

As far as the paint job goes, she is a very pretty model to look at.  She is done up with two shades of green for the main body.  One of those green's is my favorite to use when painting my own Romulan ships, and it is called Metallic Green or sometimes it is called Jade Green.  Eaglemoss also went with several other colors that they have placed across her hull that highlight the various ship's components.

The Romulan logo on the one wing is a very nice touch, and Eaglemoss even managed to sneak in some tiny Romulan script writing on one of the nacelles

This is another alien model where we are treated to Eaglemoss' trademark use of clear plastic parts.  This time, they use a blue to highlight the important parts of the warp nacelles.

At the time of the writing of the article, you can get these models on eBay for around $25 (shipping included).  I am going to say that this is probably one of Eaglemoss' better models and at the price I just mentioned, makes for a very nice Romulan ship to add to 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 below.

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

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