Showing posts with label cruiser. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cruiser. Show all posts

Friday, December 22, 2017

Trekkie Dad and Super Sophie Episode 9 - Challenger Class, Tellarite Cruiser and Enterprise XCV-330

Last video for 2017.  We look at the Challenger Class Starship, Tellarite Cruiser and the USS Enterprise XCV-330 Special model from the Star Trek Starships Collection from Eaglemoss.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I'm a Ladbroke Holiday Superstar (apparently!)

Another blast from the past, discovered while my Mum was sorting out her wardrobe.  As well as loads of old school work, she also found this - a certificate which I won whilst we were on Holiday at Seashore holiday camp in Great Yarmouth during the mid 1980's (probably 85 or 86).

Do you remember Starcruiser?

I can't remember what the Q Quest was - I think it involved us having to search the holiday camp for answers to certain questions, and I'm sure the only reason I won was because nobody else bothered to take part.  That sounds about right considering my usual lack of luck at winning anything remotely good!
I'm sure I won some other prizes too which are all now no doubt hidden in the depths of some landfill somewhere.
I wonder if her name really was Vicky Micky?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Star Trek - The Official Starships Collection Issue 6 and 7 Review (USS Voyager and Klingon K't'inga Battlecruiser)

I was pleasantly surprised when these two models came through the door on Monday - a full three days before one of them was even due in the shops (the other is due in two weeks time).  For this month, we have the Intrepid class USS Voyager, from Star Trek Voyager, and the Klingon K't'inga class battle cruiser, as seen in Star Trek : The Motion Picture

Firstly, USS Voyager...

I've never been a great fan of this ship - I love the TV show, but never liked the design they went with for the main star of the show - the ship itself.  This model is a faithful recreation, with the Defensive Shield Grid, Upper Sensor Palette, escape pods, and phaser arrays clearly visible and detailed.  However, the finer detailing that was seen in issue 1's USS Enterprise NCC1701-D is absent again, not helped by what seems like an extra coating of paint which makes it look as if the real detail has been painted over.  The other little niggle is the join between the main hull and the warp nacelles which is visible because of the assembly of the ship during production of the model.

With all that said, it is a nice addition to the collection.  As mentioned earlier, Voyager is not one of my favourite Starfleet vessels, but it's possible to get some good views using this model, and I still think it's worth the price.

The Klingon K't'inga class battlecruiser is a great model, but unfortunately does have a few minor flaws as well which is a shame because I've been waiting for this model since the series started.  It's important to note that this model is based on the vessel seen in Star Trek - The Motion Picture, hence the lack of paint detailing as seen on the ship in Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country, and various episodes of Deep Space Nine.  Hull detailing is good, albeit very grey, but because the neck of the ship is made from plastic, it does seem to bend a bit.  Fortunately my model isn't too bad, but I've seen some which have needed to be returned.

Again, the deflector grid is visible, along with forward and aft torpedo launchers.  Detailing is good as long as you don't mind the lack of colour.  Overall, an impressive recreation of one of my favourite starship designs.

I'm really pleased with these models, but I do hope that Eaglemoss listens to their customers and start putting the extra attention to detail that made the Enterprise D so fantastic.  It's odd that the best model of the collection so far was the one that only cost £1.99!

Roll on next month for Captain Sulu's USS Excelsior and the USS Defiant from Deep Space Nine.  Word on the web is that the first special issue will also be available in the next few weeks - the Deep Space Nine space station.

The fleet it getting bigger!  I'm gonna need a bigger shelf.