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Old March 21 2014, 01:58 AM   #931
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Anyway given it's quite a comparatively short/wide design, the model should be quite large Unlike the Excelsior which looks tiny thanks to the elongated design.
I'm hoping that they tried to get it 1:1 scaled to the Enterprise D model. Same sized saucers.
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Old March 21 2014, 04:32 AM   #932
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Yes it does. Definitely looks like the Bonchune-type CG version.
I was hoping it would be the original studio version, I kinda felt like the CGI designers got lazy and rearranged the Galaxy CGI ship rather than creating an accurate representation. In fact there were a ton of inaccuracies in the DS9 CGI models. To be fair, if Eaglemoss uses CGI models rather than studio, it makes sense to use the Bonchune variant, but they used the correct Defiant, so I thought maybe they would do the same here.
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Old March 21 2014, 02:23 PM   #933
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Old March 21 2014, 02:28 PM   #934
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I subscribed til issue 13, ordered issues 14 & 15 seperately as I told myself I didn't want all the releases, then looking at the next 10 or so to come, there's only the Xindi ship I'm not keen on, everything else looks good. Hmm might subscribe again. Do kinda regret ordering the 2 online, as people have said here would have been better to order on the phone.
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Old March 21 2014, 03:50 PM   #935
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I do like the Nebula class, but to be fair isn't it really just the TNG version of a Miranda class? ie in terms of its basic design
I suppose that's true, as far as the under-slung nacelles are concerned, but the Miranda never had a secondary hull like the Nebula does. I suspect a more closely-tied analogy would be either the Akira or the Centaur (at least, as far as canonical vessels go), neither with secondary hulls, the former also possessing a weapons pod on a rollbar and the latter actually using a Miranda-style weapons pod and rollbar, doubling as connecting pylons.
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Old March 21 2014, 06:02 PM   #936
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True, but I just meant in terms of they both have the same saucer section as the Enterprise at the time. And the same nacelles too, just underneath rather than sticking out of a drive section
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Old March 21 2014, 07:07 PM   #937
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I've just watched Equinox and realised just how ugly, lazily and unimaginatively designed that ship is. Then thinking back to the Prometheus and Dauntless ships that are also lazy.

Personally I prefer ships like the Akira, Miranda, Nebula ships that have their own style rather than copies of the standard Enterprise geometry.
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Old March 21 2014, 07:28 PM   #938
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I've just watched Equinox and realised just how ugly, lazily and unimaginatively designed that ship is. Then thinking back to the Prometheus and Dauntless ships that are also lazy.

Using the "Nova-class" was a lazy move in the first place. The design was just created for the DS9 tech manual to be the systems testbed ship for the Defiant class. Somebody just went "hey, here's a ship we can use" and made it into the Nova class.

The Prometheus looks a lot like the first Intrepid class prototype model with its arrow-head like saucer. The Dauntless just seems like they tweeked the Prometheus primary hull mesh and tucked some nacelles underneath. One of my least favorite designs. Good thing it never truly existed.
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Old March 21 2014, 08:34 PM   #939
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I was never really impressed with any of the Starfleet ships they made for Voyager, besides Voyager itself. And since they were so far from Federation space and seeing another Federation vessel was so rare, it should've been a big moment when one was finally shown, but those moments were really just...blah.

I will give them credit for making Equinox and Prometheus new classes instead of just rehashing Excelsior or Miranda for the umpteenth time.
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Old March 21 2014, 09:22 PM   #940
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The Nova-, Prometheus- and Dauntless-classes are among my all-time favourite starship designs. Beauty does lie and the eye of the beholder.
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Old March 21 2014, 09:29 PM   #941
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The Nova-, Prometheus- and Dauntless-classes are among my all-time favourite starship designs. Beauty does lie and the eye of the beholder.
Apparently!

One design on Voyager that I did like was the Relativity. I'm holding out hope that Eaglemoss eventually gets to it. In fact, I loved everything about the 29th century version of Starfleet. For only being seen once, the uniforms were very impressive to me and I liked the different division colors they used. I wouldn't mind seeing a Star Trek series about a timeship from that era.
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Old March 21 2014, 11:11 PM   #942
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The Nova-, Prometheus- and Dauntless-classes are among my all-time favourite starship designs. Beauty does lie and the eye of the beholder.
Fair enough. I quite like the Prometheus, I just think all three have such standard, lazy shapes. Oh and the Nova is the definition of fugly and badly proportioned (IMO :P)

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One design on Voyager that I did like was the Relativity. I'm holding out hope that Eaglemoss eventually gets to it. In fact, I loved everything about the 29th century version of Starfleet. For only being seen once, the uniforms were very impressive to me and I liked the different division colors they used. I wouldn't mind seeing a Star Trek series about a timeship from that era.
I think it's on the provisional list of 70 Eaglemoss put out. I imagine it will be made eventually, hopefully with the changeable colouring depending on the angle you look at it (can't think of the term for that)
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Old March 21 2014, 11:23 PM   #943
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I think it's on the provisional list of 70 Eaglemoss put out. I imagine it will be made eventually, hopefully with the changeable colouring depending on the angle you look at it (can't think of the term for that)
That would be impressive if it did have that, but I'm not counting on it.

My opinion of the Nova, Dauntless and Prometheus may change once I have the models. My memory of those ships, though, was that they were bland.
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Old March 21 2014, 11:52 PM   #944
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The Dauntless? As in the fake ship from Hope and Fear?
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Old March 21 2014, 11:57 PM   #945
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