Thursday, 28 May 2015

Starships Collection's Centaur class, Klingon Attack Ship, TOS shuttlecraft, and more

The latest two issues in The Official Starships Collection have been solicited, giving us a new image of issue fifty-two, the Centaur class, and the first look at the Klingon Attack Ship model from issue fifty-three. These two issues will be reaching the UK first in August, with the rest of the world following as the series unfolds in different markets. Note, I've tweaked the colours here of the images that have been released, which were insanely over-saturated.

The Klingon ship's cover hasn't been released yet, but the Centaur class has. Continue after the jump to check out that, plus the first look at the TOS shuttlecraft model, and other updates from the series.

On Twitter and Facebook, the series manager, Ben Robinson, has released the first images of shuttlecraft Galileo. This is the first of four shuttlecraft models on offer, available as part of a premium subscription model in the most recently launched European markets. Other parts of the world are expected to be able to get them too, by a different means, but how exactly has yet to be revealed.

Ben also revealed there will be some cool new artwork to go with the shuttles:
While I'm at it, I have an announcement. Mike Okuda is creating new MSD okudagrams to go with the shuttles. He's done the artwork for the TOS dedication plaque too. He is a very fine man.
Which also confirms there will be an original USS Enterprise joining the USS Voyager and USS Defiant ones previously mentioned.

Ben has also talked a little about the forthcoming ISS Enterprise extra issue, noting some of the different details the regular USS Enterprise:
ISS registry and swords through planets but I'm not convinced by the DST color scheme. Regular saucer but Pike nacelles
Meanwhile in other parts of the world, it appears later production runs of the model ships are meaning slight revisions are being made to the models, including correcting the backwards markings on the USS Defiant, the typo on the USS Equinox, and removing the weird tiger stripes on the Ferengi Marauder. As this photo comparing the UK and Japanese versions shows (via Izo Iscariot‎ on The Collection's Facebook page).

For a listing of all the ships in the Starships Collection, including links to all my previous previews and reviews, see my index page.

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1 comment:

Fox said...

Ooh. I wonder if the new issues of the Akira-class actually have properly-applied deflectors.

I'm not a big fan of the attack ship, but damn, the Galileo and Centaur look really good.