Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by trekker670, May 21, 2013.
Wow. That’s horrible. Total bait and switch, if true.
There's been talk about it ever since they released the first pictures on the web shop. I was hoping it might be merely an unfinished prototype, but the first models have been delivered now... (The pictures are from here.)
Definitely a render. Look at the paneling on the saucer, no way there'd be that kind of detail on the real model. So, you know, at least the magazine pictures will be accurate.
Some things can only be expressed through Spongebob memes.
The concept Reliant seems to be a nice model though, mine will probably arrive on Monday.
That's really sad.
That's one of the ships (like the XXL E-refit) that I would have definitely gotten - if it were correct. As is, it's too similar to the (honestly amazing) original Enterprise model, so not worth a purchase for me...
Got the DS9 Special Issue today. Very nice. heavier than I thought it would be.
I've read in a recent review that the lower pylons are bent on the XL just like they were on the original. Is that accurate?
It is unfortunately. It is just a larger copy of the original model, warts and all...
...which really sucks. I'm still cut about it.
I tend to buy a couple models each year from a local retailer at comic con but because of the virus the con is cancelled, so I ordered the Discoprise and the Doomsday Machine from him for delivery today.
Last week I ordered shirts from another mom and pop shirt vendor I buy from at the con each year.
Sorry about the messiness I'm not sure how to post images it's been a long time
Any chance of a pic of it with some of the ships, for scale?
This isn’t good:
Totally understandable, but I think shipping interruptions have already occurred, in all Trek lines, as well as the DeLorean build, due to extensive widespread CV problems in China. Only going to get worse, I’m afraid. It must be bad, because Eaglemoss has never sent out a communication of this (or any other) nature to its customers, outside of marketing announcements for new releases. We’ll see...
My Doomsday Machine and Discoprise arrives today, but I didn't have much time to look at them. This is the reg Discoprise, not the XL. It feels... Flimsy. Is that what all the Disco line is like? It looks cool but seems super fragile....
Nah, the other ships are actually quite compact and sturdy. I suppose the Buran might be a little on the more splayed-out end of the spectrum with the four engines on long pylons, but even that seems well put together.
TBH, with the exception of the Polar Lights kits (that excelled in their engineering) all the Connie models had the unfortunate design flaw of flimsy nacelle pylons and eventually broke after a few years. The Discoprise is no different in that regard.
Just got word the 4 store exclusive ships I bought should be here Saturday. That’s the D4 Concept, Cardie weapons platform, Friendship One, and the Reliant Concept. Makes up for not having had a comic book day this week due to quarantine.
Issue 180 is the First Contact Borg Cube
Yes! Let's hope they don't fuck it up. Also, Ben promises the La Sirena (and other ships from Picard) for this time next year.
That's the first time in ages that I can remove a ship from my wishlist.
I hope they're really recreating the surface structure of the First Contact version in some way and not just use the similar VOY CGI model.
They're different? I'd have thought VOY just reused the available material from FC.
Unless that was a physical model, instead of CG.
The FC ship was a physical model (well, a couple of physical models). The VOY cube was intended to be a bit of a hybrid of the FC and QW models, though with the technology of the time, most of the detailing was faked with texture maps (and the cubes were only three-sided, since you can only see at most three sides of a cube at once, and it let them cram more data in the model).
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