Monday, 2 December 2013

New views of the Starships Collection's Jem'Hadar cruiser and Galor class

StarTrek.com has posted a preview of two forthcoming issues of The Official Starships Collection, including new high res images of the models, and details of each issue.

Due out in the UK in early February, and toward then end of March in the US, is the thirteenth issue of the series, the Jem'Hadar battle cruiser. Here's what StarTrek.com had to say about this issue:
The Jem’hadar battlecruiser is the larger ship that the Jem’hadar used on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and is the equivalent of a large Starfleet vessel such as the Galaxy class. The first version that appeared on screen was a practical model, which was then replaced by two subtly different CG versions, and the die-cast model is based on the last of these. The magazine profiles the ship and the Jem’hadar themselves as well as takes a look at John Eaves’ original concept drawings.

Following that, another familiar vessel from the Dominion War, the Cardassian Galor class. This one is also out in February in the UK, while it's the first April issue in the US.
The die-cast model is based on the Lightwave version that was used on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but it has also been compared to the original practical studio model that made its debut on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The magazine profiles the Galor class, reveals Rick Sternbach’s concept drawings and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Cardassians.

The Collection's Facebook page also recently posted an updated cover for issue ten, the Borg Sphere, which is out in December in the UK, and a couple of months later in the US. It's not as radical an update as some of the previously changed covers; the Sphere image appears to have been mirrored since the previous version, the standard background has been added in, and all the Borg Sphere stats are now present, in Borg green text-blocks:

For a complete listing of issues in the Starships Collection, and links to my previous previews and reviews, check out my index page.


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