I've never cared for the "battle damaged" variations! Unless it was an accurate recreation of the Nemesis post-ramming scene ship (which would require separate tooling) those seem like cynical cash grabs!
I agree, mostly. I have the Battle Damaged Klingon BOP and the Battle Damaged Enterprise-D from generations. Both look really good for what they are. The battle Damage on the Ent-D works because the ship is such a small model of a Huge ship that the "Damage" scales down nicely. The BOP works because the Damage is mainly Scorch marks on the wings which actually ads to the detail...I have to admit though, while I've been mostly happy with this new wave, I'm kinda dissapointed in the "weathering" job they attempted on the Kelvin...it doesn't ruin the model for me overall, but it knocks it down a peg. Also, is it just me or does the secondary hull seem too "thin" on this version...again, not a big deal for a sub 20 model but still...