Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

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  1. ialfan

    ialfan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I placed a fairly large order when Eaglemoss had a 20% sale at the end of August that I haven’t gotten yet. I then placed a smaller order two weeks later which I already received.

    Now I’m getting emails to review a ship in the first order I don’t have. Is this normal? :guffaw:
     
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  2. Michael

    Michael [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl] Moderator

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    Ordered the three Star Trek (2009) ships (of which the Armstrong has already arrived yesterday, looking awesome), the Valiant prototype (finally!) and Steth's ship (didn't remember that one, but it's a cool design) in what is probably one of my final starship orders from them. I'm still waiting for a couple of models, especially the Cerritos, but I guess with the main line coming to an end the days of larger multiple model orders are over for me. Makes me kind of sentimental, because this really has been – and still is – one of the coolest Trek merchandise lines ever. They've earned their place in history with that one.
     
  3. mswood

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    Yeah for everything they messed up, done wrong, or just late shipping. I can't really express how much I have loved getting this ships.

    Really my biggest current gripe is I really wished that the lines didn't increase size. Because I literally have no place to keep all of them....Had to give up on saving boxes a long time ago...
     
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  4. thribs

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    Surprised these JJVerse ships are so popular. They don’t look that great to me.
    I’ll get that red (Vulcan?) one if they make it
     
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  5. saddestmoon

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    Not surprised at all! These are great looking starships, IMO - and ones I’ve been wanting EM to produce right from the get-go :)

    I would also love to see the Armstrong-Class red Vulcan starship produced.
     
  6. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    So! After over 2-and-a-half years of waiting (since its initial release in March, 2019), I'm FINALLY getting the Fesarius from the original main line subscription. This tells me that they haven't forgotten about those holes and that they're keeping track. Seems like that one cargo ship that's been stuck out in the Pacific ocean for weeks has put in and rolled my model off the deck. :lol:
     
  7. publiusr

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    Good!
     
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  8. t_smitts

    t_smitts Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, an order I placed exactly one month ago today still hasn't shipped, apparently, so after ordering my first space station yesterday (Regula I, which was on sale), I'm not exactly holding my breath. I'm guessing those supply line issues I hear about in the news might have something to do with it.

    On the plus side, it means my card won't be charged for a while.
     
  9. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    It took me over a year to get my 13th Doctor figurine I ordered, because my credit card number changed between when I ordered it and it would've shipped thanks to a potential data breach somewhere, and I thought the email telling me I needed to update my order info was a glitch because it referred to my order of one (1) figurine as a "subscription," and when I finally realized my mistake, they were out of stock, and when they were back in stock, my card number had changed yet again, though that time, I was able to get it updated in time.
     
  10. Brefugee

    Brefugee Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    I ordered some ships (all three of the recent Kelvinverse ships and the regular La Sirena) last Monday from the UK shop, used a proxy address service from An Post. The package got delivered to their warehouse in London on Tuesday and was delivered here in Ireland on Thursday morning.
     
  11. Cradok

    Cradok Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Was that AddressPal? Did you get hit with customs charges?
     
  12. Brefugee

    Brefugee Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Yes it was and yeah, there was a fee, but it’s no biggy.
     
  13. t_smitts

    t_smitts Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, pleasant surprise today. I was expecting a delivery of some ships tomorrow, but they ended up showing up today. (Since I ordered it over a month ago, I wouldn't exactly call them "early", however).

    The first was the Vahklas. I always liked the Vulcan ships from "Enterprise", so I was happy to get this. (I believe the D'Vahl is the only one left, but not currently available on the site). The detail on the top is very nice. That's about it.

    I also got the Axanar cargo ship. Frankly, if they were going to cover a ship from that episode, I'd have rather gotten the menacing "harvester" ship from that episode, but I still think they did an excellent job on this one. It's very detailed, as most "Enterprise" ships tend to be, with numbers on the cargo pods. Not a bad look.

    Finally, I got the Tarellian ship. With a few rare exceptions, the first few seasons of TNG didn't give us a lot of memorable alien ship designs. While the "Haven" was kind of an uneven episode, the Tarellian ship does stand out. We have a ship full of people who must self-isolate because of a worldwide virus (sounds timely, somehow). The energy bubble in the center of the ship is a neat feature. Also, as anyone viewing the model up close can tell, it's not a perfect sphere, but rather split in two, and separated a bit. The whole thing kind of reminds me of an alien handheld communicated or tricorder.

    I'd really like the aforementioned D'Vahl and Kes' shuttle. Hopefully, they become available again soon. In the meantime, however, I have some tough choices to make about how to display these, as both my bookcases are pretty much full and I've got few other options of where to put them.
     
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  14. mswood

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    I pretty much am for any of the original designs from Enterprise getting published (seriously a filler episode that has 3 completely new ship designs, no kit bashing from other CGI files, ect loved it). I really enjoyed that era for what it produced. That's not a dig against the rest of the Berman era, but TNG was hampered by cost and time of physical models, first 5 seasons of DS9 pretty much the same, and the last two of DS9 and really season 3 to 7 of Voyager got to use CGI and of course new ship designs increased, but they still heavily recycled parts of other ships created in CGI as part of the form to save money and thus time.
     
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  15. t_smitts

    t_smitts Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I feel like, even before the transition to CG, DS9 was a little better in introducing some new designs. Even setting aside any "hero" spacecraft (DS9, runabout, Defiant), in the first five seasons, we got 3 new Bajoran ships (scout ship, impulse raider, interceptor), 2 new Cardassian ships (Hideki and Groumall), the Maquis/Federation fighter, the Miradorn ship, the Wadi ship, the Boslic freighter, the Flaxian ship, the Karemma ship, and of course the Jem'Hadar attack ship and battle cruiser.

    That said, yes, "Enterprise" was able to show us a lot more new ships. Heck, they ended up giving us no less than six different Klingon ships, which is more than had been introduced in all previous shows and movies combined. Clearly, the series had the good fortune of being made in a time when buildng and filming digital models had become much cheaper than building and filming physical ones.

    This also allowed them to come up with some design concepts for familiar races that hadn't really had any up to this point, like the Vulcans and the Andorians (although I think recycling a Xindi design as a Tellarite ship after only a year was a mistake).

    Still a few I'm holding out for.
     
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  16. dantini

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    I just noticed that the Armstrong type, that Eaglemoss had to rebuild, still appeared in Star Trek Beyond. The VFX of that movie weren't done by ILM anymore, but by Double Negative, who must have either built their own model or received the model from ILM around 2015. So, in just the few years that passed before Eaglemoss started looking for the model, at least two companies managed to independently lose it?

    By the way, I wonder why Eaglemoss have ruled out making the Salcombe. This individual was able to build a pretty good model of it.
     
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  17. Michael

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  18. F. King Daniel

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    The Armstrong in STB was modfied. IIRC, there were extra supports between the saucer and the centre hull, and I'm pretty sure it was a centre hull and not a third nacelle.

    My headcanon is that it's the Kelvinverse version of the Stargazer, which was mentioned over the PA immediately after it's shown.
     
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  19. mswood

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    There is no question that the overall production of Trek over time better managed resources to develop ships for their respective shows (regardless who was staffing the design departments). And as the bang for your buck increased, the expectations overall for what the audience expected from a science fiction program also dramatically increased, so Enterprise absolutely hit at a great period for this. And yes Enterprise also did the things that the others had to. Throw a different paint job on a model and make it someone else's ship, or use part of another CGI ship and build onto it, all as cost and time saving factors. And yeah I loved, loved seeing so many Klingon and Vulcan ships, I would have loved to have more designs for Andorians and yes not only something original but multiples for the Tellerites.

    The fact that by and large I generally liked the designs didn't hurt. Though I really, really want the Klingon Freighter.....
     
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  20. Dukhat

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    Are you talking about the ship in the background in this shot?

    https://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/st-beyond-4k/ch03/st-beyond-4k-0357.jpg

    I don't think that's the Armstrong type at all. I think it's a kitbash of the Abramsprise parts in an Armstrong configuration, except with a center hull instead of the third nacelle as you mentioned.
     
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