Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

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

  1. t_smitts

    t_smitts Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In the midst of a dull day of working from home (which I should really get back to, BTW) I got a welcome delivery of a couple of ships I ordered off the site nearly three weeks ago: The Klingon D4 concept and the Cardassian weapon platform, both of which look wonderful.

    The D4 is this great mix of the texture and cabling we saw on the Klingon ships on "Enterprise", with the basic shape and "head" of the D7. I actually think you could call the D6, as this theoretically could've been an intermediate design between the "Enterprise" era ships and the D7. I wish they'd done a remastering of the episode "Unexpected", where they put this ship in instead.

    The Cardassian weapon platform has relatively little volume but quite a bit of heft to it. I actually think it's all metal (in other words, basically, the opposite of the holoship from "Insurrection"). The shape and curvature of the arms are very reminiscent of DS9. It's a pity the arms don't close, but if they're not gonna do that for Voyager, they're not gonna do that for this one.

    Well done on both, Eaglemoss.

    My only regret is that Irishtrekkie apparently hasn't put out a review for either model, as my tradition is to unbox any new model along with him.

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    Just waiting on the couple of models and binder I ordered off of eBay now.
     
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  2. drt

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  3. dantini

    dantini Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The T'Plana-Hath seems to look exactly like the CG and prototype models we've seen. As a regular model I would've bought it, but at twice the size and twice the price it's not accurate enough for me. I wonder why they printed all those fine lines on it, but not the hull details it actually has in the movie.
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    I'm gonna need to take a closer look at the Borg cube to see how well it matches the movie version, but at first glance I like it.
     
  4. pst

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    looks pretty good for the scale, i'm sure we'll be getting a special-sized cube from picard next year too.

    i appreciate that they've included the borg sphere port:
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  5. Tuskin38

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  6. Kpnuts

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    I like how the windows around the middle of the saucer are all small and the ones on the outside are enormous. And how the lights are exactly mirrored. No lazy designing there. No sir.
     
  7. thribs

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    They could be multiple windows that are so close together that they look like one big window.
    The magazine comes with some nice tidbits from Drexler on its design. I like his explanation for the small nacelle struts.
     
  8. Tuskin38

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    I like the Box Art/Book Art for the STO ships
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  9. mswood

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    Well I am certainly glad they are doing a real Borg Cube. I’ve been a little surprised they didn’t do an XL or special size. But we will certainly get they new cube design for Picards line of ships.

    I still think I’d rather have a best of both worlds version. But I think that would be far harder to make look accurate to any real degree.
     
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  10. 137th Gebirg

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    They kind of did a large size cube for subscribers back in the beginning, but it was horribly inaccurate. The Deagostini Cube for Japanese subscribers was a little bit smaller, but arguably more accurate to the original TNG version. Super hard to find and stupid expensive on eBay.
     
  11. Dukhat

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    It’s a sad day when a 24th/25th century STO ship looks better then the actual 2399 Starfleet ships shown on screen.
     
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  12. thribs

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    And that’s not even one of the good ones. :)
     
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  13. TPezz

    TPezz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I’m still hanging out for the previously revealed Discovery XL! I was hoping it might have came in this next wave :wah:
     
  14. mswood

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    Yeah I threw that piece of garbage in the trash the day it arrived. And I wasn't that impressed with the Japanese gift, but it was absolutely a significant improvement of what everyone else got.
     
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  15. Paul755

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    it looks like a “Discovery” era ship with slightly updated nacelles.
     
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  16. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    That's harsh. Why didn't you sell it on?
     
  17. Dukhat

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    Well, yeah, it’s the 25th century version of the DSC Shepard class. But that wasn’t the point of my comment.
     
  18. Markonian

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  19. thribs

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    That’s been an article there for years. I use it to see upcoming models.
     
  20. mswood

    mswood Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I've don't think I've ever resold anything. If I think something has some value I will give it away. But I literally thought it was crap, I wouldn't sell crap, heck I thought it was bad enough that I wouldn't give it to Goodwill. I used to collect lots of things over the years, probably the biggest things were comics back in the day and Playmates Star Trek line in the 90's. When I no longer got pleasure from them I just found people who I thought would like them.
     
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