Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by trekker670, May 21, 2013.

  1. Dac

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  2. Toxteth O´Grady

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    I'm not too familiar with the details on the runabout, so this model looks pretty damn good to me.
     
  3. Dac

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    Even in this tiny, dark screenshot you can pick out the panelling. The Futura model managed to include this yet the EM one doesn't even have it painted on.

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    Again, this is likely an early prototype that they're showing, so what we actually get may be different than what we're seeing here. Also, there's a substantial difference in the lighting between those two photos. The Eaglemoss model is evenly and brightly light, whereas the Futura is more dynamically lit, which highlights the detailing.
     
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    I have the the Futura and that lighting is not doing any favours for the detailing. The panels are etched in very clearly. The Eaglemoss one comes out in 2 months time and they've showed prototypes of models that are 6 months or more out. I hope it isn't, but by all likelihood the Runabout is final or near final.

    That version of the EM Runabout at least does not have panelling on the forward hull, and is missing the finer panels in the mission pod and warp pylons. I hope its sorted out by release, but its the latest model we've seen this close to its release for quite some time. People have been asking about the Runabout for ages for it to fall on deaf ears. I really hope it comes out OK, but if it looks like it does in those photos I will not be a happy customer.
     
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    I just started my subscription last week. Not sure I can wait the 21 days for the E-D to come in.
     
  9. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    You've waited over a year, what's another three weeks on top of that?
     
  10. SicOne

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    Thanks for the info and tips, Trekker670.
     
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    Thanks for the info, folks. Think I'll go the eBay route.
     
  12. Tosk

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    The one you called the Futura version is actually the Revell model kit.

    This is the Furuta...

    http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Furuta?file=Furuta_Model_Vol.3b_Danube_Class_2006.jpg

    It does have more pronounced paneling though, not arguing that at all. I think I prefer the sleeker dimensions of the Eaglemoss, loathe as I am to side with them on this one. Let's hope a lot of the missing detailing will be there on the finished piece. :)
     
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    It's such an obvious oversight, i can't imagine that that is the final design this late in the game. Though i have to admit i didn't realise the lack of detail until it was pointed out, from an aesthetics point of view i think EM looks better but i would prefer the extra detail as it's more accurate.
     
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    I like that the Runabout is going to have the roll bar. The micromachine, furuta, or Hallmark ornament never did. So this'll be nice to have one that does.

    The old model kit back in the 90s had the roll bar as optional, but I doubt many of us have that. I do somewhere... lol.
     
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    I just got one of these, mainly out of curiosity. I picked up the Stargazer and, I gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed. The model's proportions are not real good, the surface details are soft and inaccurate, and the paint scheme doesn't seem to be based on anything in particular.

    Though, the magazine that came with it is kinda cool, but the $20 asking price is steep for a pretty cool magazine attached to a worthless crap model. If there was a way to get the paper but without the lackluster toy, I probably would do so.

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    Unfortunately, you probably got one of the ones that should be least used to judge the whole line. There have been many models before and since that one that are of a far better quality. And, to be fair, it's not really the model's fault. The CG version of the Stargazer was considerably less detailed than the studio filming miniature and out of proportion. Check out the Akira, K't'inga, Galor or Reliant. I think they're better gauges for the quality of the series.
     
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    I only just started collecting with the first issues i received being 10 (borg sphere) and 11 (the reliant). Issues 1 to 9 i got on ebay and the best I'd have to say so far are the nx, E-D, romulan warbird and the klingon BoP. Really looking forward to the Akira and the krenim timeship.
     
  18. Toxteth O´Grady

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    The Akira is fantastic! One of my favorite models so far. And the Krenim Timeship is one of the ones I was looking forward to the most since this collection was announced. For a species that only appeared in two episodes, they really knocked it out of the park with the design of the Timeship. The model is awesome!
     
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    Received my DS9 special today and I'm a bit... underwhelmed by it. I guess I was expecting it to be larger considering it's price was double that of a regular issue. I also am disappointed it didn't come with any kind of stand. That really seems to be a major negative as every other model has one and I was usually impressed by the heavy & sturdy stands.

    The next two specials I'm not particularly looking forward to as one who isn't a fan of nuTrek. However, the compulsive completest in me won't allow any models to not grace my shelf... :(
     
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  20. Dac

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    Wow, my bad. I have the Futura one though I put it up in the loft with the rest of those Japan/Johnny Lightning models when I started getting the Eaglemoss ships. Could have sworn thats how it looked.
     
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