Eaglemoss' Hero Collector site has posted details of six new ships for the magazine and model series, Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection. Continue below for details of what will be issues seventy-one to seventy-six, coming from April through to July next year in the UK, and following in other regions later.
The first of the new reveals is probably the most surprising (in so far as we've had hints that all the others were in the works), although it has been suggested we will get every Klingon design ever at some point, so it was only a matter of time before we got this briefly seen and unusual Klingon design from the Enterprise episode Bounty. This horseshoe crab-eqsue design is more saucer shaped than most Klingon ships; almost like the head section alone of the more familiar Klingon configurations. For being so odd it's one I've been looking forward to, and of course being rather obscure this will be the first ever model of the design.
The final Enterprise from the main-line run of ships (leaving just the more obscure starships Enterprise such as the J and the ringship), this one has been a long time coming. After a slightly disappointing take on the refit Enterprise back at the start of the series, we should be looking forward to a new and hopefully much improved paint job on this second Constitution class refit in the run.
This issue number for this ship had already been announced, so no surprise here. A new image of the new CGI model by Fabio Passaro was posted though. This won't be the first ever model of this ship, but it's quite a rarely produced one.
This Bajoran ship apparently comes from the original production CGI model, which was thought lost until Star Trek visual effects artist David Lombardi uncovered a cache models that were built by Digital Muse. I believe this will only be the second ever model of this ship, following the much smaller Micro Machines version.
Hero Collector posted this nice rendering of the new Fabio Passaro CGI model of the Cousteau, but series manager Ben Robinson has previously given us a look at the physical model too. This will be the first of the reconstructed models from Insurrection, after the hunt for the original production models proved fruitless. This is another design which has had a couple of models before, but is pretty rarely made.
Finally we have Neelix's ship, which was another one retrieved by David Lombardi. As far as I can tell this will be the first ever model of this ship.
A couple of other little bits of news: On Twitter, Ben Robinson mentioned the Enterprise-J has recently been "briefed" to the factory, so surely that will be coming a long pretty soon.
Also, the starship focused YouTube channel Trekyards recently did a feature on the USS Titan, with Titan designer Sean Tourangeau on as a guest to talk about it. One thing Sean mentioned, in the second part, is that Eaglemoss have made contact already to start work on modelling the Titan. Exciting!
For a listing of all the ships in the Starships Collection, including links to all my previous previews and reviews, see my index page.