Lots of updates from Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection today, including news of mirror universe, TOS remastered, and Star Trek Beyond ships, as well as the latest dedication plaques, and more.
First up is the first look at the Romulan shuttle model. We've known this one was on the way for a while, and while we still don't have an issue number, the fact we can see the model already surely means it's not too far off. Series manager Ben Robinson posted the first image here on Twitter, while Trek effects artist Doug Drexler shared another shot Ben sent him on Facebook:
Ben also hinted on Twitter that there are more Romulan ships to come - There aren't many designs that could be, but Ben hinted at the Romulan scout ship from The Defector.
Also seen for the first time via Ben's Twitter is the second mirror universe variant, the ISS Enterprise NX-01. Like the previous ISS Enterprise NCC-1701, this will be a regular sized issue, but available outside the normal run of issues. Ben says this should be arriving in a couple of months.
Not quite as far along is the scout ship from Insurrection. Like all the Insurrection ships, Eaglemoss are having to rebuild the models, as the original CG assets are lost. This rendering, again from Ben, shows the ship without any texturing, but still oodles of detail!
been confirmed to be in the currently planned 110 issue run of the series: Voyager's Aeroshuttle, the Aurora, the Gorn ship from Arena, and the Orion ship from Journey to Babel. All but the Aeroshuttle are new designs created for the remastered version of TOS.
Curiously, despite having previously suggested there is a new CG model of the Soyuz class in the works, when asked about it more recently Ben has suggested it might not make it to the 110 issues (maybe he's just saving it for the third extension to the series?!). Another not in the 110, but of interest to Ben it seems, is the Xindi superweapon.
reveal of the USS Franklin (which he noted that "the finished ship looks a little different") he mentioned the Enterprise is one of them - Given Eaglemoss have already done the nuTrek Enterprise, hopefully this wont be a reissue with minor changes... maybe a post-crash refit, or surely not an Enterprise-A already?
One other note on the ships front: When the Academy training ship was shown recently you might have noticed it rather oddly featured a Cobra logo, borrowed from the world of G.I. Joe. Alas, while this is accurate to the original miniature, Hasbro have asked for it not to be present on the new model.
Eaglemoss do more than little models of ships too. They also have a growing series of dedication plaque reproductions. The latest, now available to order from the Eaglemoss online shop, is that of the original USS Enterprise.
Ben also shared a photo on Twitter of the NX-01 plaque and box, so this one will probably be on the way soon too.
Finally, the latest issue released was number sixty-five, the Xindi Aquatic cruiser. Now listed on Eaglemoss' online shop too, here are a couple of new photos:
For a listing of all the ships in the Starships Collection, including links to all my previous previews and reviews, see my index page.