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Lee
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Anybody collect these? What do we all think of them?

I developed an interest by chance, when I decided that since I liked the Steamrunner so much, why not get one from their range? So I went on eBay, and next thing you know I'm sort-of collecting them in a half-arsed kinda way.

I started small. Since I was getting the Steamrunner, I reasoned, why not get all the FC ships? They were a large part of the reason why this place exists, anf why I'm here, after all. So I got the Akira, Norway and Sabre.

But then I thought, well, I like the Dauntless, and the Centaur, and the Prometheus, so why not get them too? Along the way I acquired an ENT-era Intrepid too when a seller sent me the wrong model, but refunded me and let me keep it. I also got a Nebula on a whim. And then the Reliant. And, after our recent discussions about deep space explorationm, the Cheyenne.

So I really should stop there. Except I just bought a Saratoga, and am now considering completing mny set of Miranda variants (there's the Soyuz, and the Antares, and possibly a Lantree too? not sure). I also rather fancy a Stargazer.

And since my mid-life-crisismobile convertible has come to be known as the Defiant, well, it would be rude not to...

And then there are the Enterprises. I'm not sure if I want to go down that road. Because there are SO MANY!

NX-01
NX-01 Refit
1701 (Cage)
1701 (Discoprise)
1701 (TOS)
1701 (refit)
1701-A
1701-B
1701-C
1701-D
1701-D (AGT)
1701-E
1701-F
1701-J
1701 (Abramsverse; I don't *think* there's a model of the Kelvinverse 1701-A... yet...?)

It's absurd, really. I might call it a day soon, if I can get maybe a couple more I want at a reasonable price.

There isn't a single one of the Discovery ships that tempts me at all! I saw recently that the guy runs the range for Eaglemoss had Tweeted that he'd received four sets of CAD files from the Picard show people, so I guess there's a La Sirena on the way - but still not getting that. The other three now... I wonder what they could be? At a guess, the ships used to attack Mars, a new Romulan warbird, and the Inquiry-class. As I'm only interested in Starfleet ships, this last might tempt me. We'll see.

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Shik
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I'm half-assed about them. Like, they interest me in a "that'd be neat to have" way, but for all the quality they touted, the reality seems to be kind of half-assed in the details, like the old Corgi toys. It's just enough to annoy the hell out of me. Also, I see they're doing STO designs now?, which just infuriate me.

The pictures of some, like Norway, have been invaluable to me, though.

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If they were to scale, or even some semblance thereof (even a couple of scales), I'd be all over it.

I do have DS9 from them, I think, and have considered other ones. However, so far, I have managed to avoid the crack. If I get tempted I load up my to-scale SketchUp ships and rotate them around and such . . . it's not tactile, but it gives me sufficient fizz.

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I'm actually fond of them. I bought the Ambassador-class and then the XLsize of the same, and also the ringship Enterprise. I love that unique design. (Forgot that one btw Lee!) I was thinking of buying the Saberclass, my second favorite starship. I like all the pics were getting as well.

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Lee
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Since I got the Cheyenne, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting all the Wolf 359 ships - New Orleans, Springfield, Challenger, Freedom, Niagara... but there are also the assorted Excelsior and Nebula study models which also qualify, but that way lies madness...

The scale issue is a problem. It also causes issues with larger ships, with the Excelsior an oft-cited example. The Memory Alpha page lists the scales: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Official_Starships_Collection

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Shik
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Oh man, that Defiant scaling's gonna make Frank have kittens.

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Oh, the Wolf359-ships...

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The regular ships are just too small to make for decent display models IMO.

The Discovery starships are larger, but of course the issue with these is that the Klingon ships don't even look like ships and most of the Starfleet vessels only look decent in the three-quarter view.

Haven't seen the XL models in RL.

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quote:
Originally posted by Shik:
Oh man, that Defiant scaling's gonna make Frank have kittens.

I'm with him, then. There are people who think the Defiant should be 120m, and then there are people who are wrong.

Of course, in this new gilded age of senseless JJ-verse and Disco-verse ships, those who still care about the mistakes of Stipes can still get along.

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I admit some sound quite tempting.
As yet I only have the 1701-D that came with the first edition test magazine for 1.99 Euro.
Definitely a bargain and worth every cent.

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I subscribed to their XL line last summer. Actually, I tried to subscribe in the spring, but the model I selected was out of stock, so they didn't send anything to me for a couple of months, and then they told me why, and I was like "seriously" so I canceled and resubscribed and again, out of stock, but third time was the charm and I finally got the Enterprise-A as my first model.

I've also picked up a few at various sales or promotions. The Enterprise-J is en-route now. I also have:

NX Enterprise
Enterprise-B
Enterprise-C
Enterprise-D
Enterprise-E
Thunderchild
Runabout
Excelsior
Defiant
Deep Space Nine
Reliant
Romulan Warbird
Klingon Battlecruiser

I think that's it. I've also bought some of their other models: the Runabout, Enterprise-E (both from before I subscribed), the Enterprise-C Probert Concept, USS Titan, the Enterprise-series Intrepid-Class, and the Mirror-Universe Enterprise NX (which I technically didn't buy they shipped to me by mistake and then never responded to my email asking if I should return it). I also have their special edition Enterprise (2008 film) and Buran from their Discovery Collection.

Also some of their BSG stuff: the Laura, Vipers Mk 2, 3, and 7, Raptor, Galactica, and Pegasus.

For the most part, I think they're great! I am running out of space to display them. I hope they expand the XL-line; but if not I'll need to turn to the regular line to pick up some essential models like the Oberth-Class and the Borg cube, and certainly I wouldn't mind scooping up a bunch of the Wolf-359 ships!

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Shik
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There's a guy on Instagram who figures out paint matches to paint over the printed registries & makes custom decals for the Eaglemoss stuff. Goes by bobmat343 over there.

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Lee
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Plenty of custom decal sets being sold on eBay, too.

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