Monday 6 April 2015

Starships Collection issues 61-65 revealed, and more

Eaglemoss' Hero Collector website has a new post revealing five more ships in the line-up for the magazine and model series, The Official Starships Collection. Continue below for the details of those issues, and more news from The Collection.

The newly confirmed issues start with the Norway class, the last of Alex Jaeger's First Contact fleet in the series, which will be issue sixty-one. This will be out in early December in the UK, with the US following in January, and other region getting it as the series catches up.

Sixty-two will be the smaller of the two Voth ships from Voyager's Distant Origin, Professor Gegen’s research vessel. Hopefully we can still look forward to the huge city ship later in the series.
Sixty-three is a design which originated from The Animated Series, and then with the addition of a crew compartment became the Antares in the remastered version of Charlie X. This will be the first 2016 issue of the series, due out in the UK early in January next year.
Issue sixty-four is Zefram Cochrane's warp ship, the Phoenix. The rendering here doesn't have the final textures or lighting yet.
And issue sixty-five is the second Xindi starship in the collection, the massive Xindi Aquatic ship.
Not content to give us only five ships to look forward to, the series manager, Ben Robinson also revealed, on his Twitter, that issue seventy-three will be the renegade Borg ship from Descent. The Collection will use this new CGI model by Fabio Passaro, and being several issues ahead of the other announcements this one is a long way from release, not due in the UK until May next year!

And that's not all Ben has let on in his recent tweets. When asked about the possibility of The Collection featuring the Peregrine class fighter he replied:
I don't think you'll be disappointed. There's the little fighters from First Duty too…
He also gave a positive response to requests for Kazon and Vidiian ships, and offered some speculation on which nuTrek ships we might see after the USS Kelvin and NX-refit specials:
I figure the Jellyfish would be the next JJ ship. Or maybe the Klingon battlecruiser from the Kobayashi Maru
Speaking of nuTrek Klingons, the D4 class has just recently arrived in the UK (a great model and very interesting magazine), and Ben posted this new photo of the model to mark the release:

And finally a new rendering of the Enterprise-C; there wasn't room for this particular image in the magazine, which is due out in the UK in about a month, as issue forty-six.

In other news, the USS Titan petition has passed another milestone, with over three-and-a-half-thousand names now requesting it be included in The Collection. That means we only need one-and-half-thousand more Titan fans to reach the five-thousand target which should allow an extra issue to be commissioned.

The more recently launched USS Aventine petition has also clocked up several hundred supporters already.

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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Fox said...

Damn... I was so excited to see the Norway, but it's just the CGIs... not the actual models....

I am -really- looking forward to the FC ships. Even more so since Eaglemoss seems to have screwed up my subscriptions and started me sending issues a month early.

Unknown said...

If they do ships from the remastered episode than I cross my fingers they will do the gorn cruiser from arena as well. I doubt it because the model wasn't close up so they didn't add textures to it. But who knows? The Gorn are a pretty iconic alien race after all.

Shadowknight1 said...

I'm surprised that the Norway is getting a model! As I recall, several files from ILM were lost after First Contact including the CGI model of the Norway which is why it was absent from Star Trek from that point onwards.

Fighters? I wouldn't mind seeing the Valkyrie fighter from Star Trek Invasion, but I bet that's a pipe dream.

As for JJ ships, the only one I want other than the Kelvin now is the Klingon Battlecruiser from the Kobayashi Maru scenario. I was so disappointed that one of those didn't make an appearance in Into Darkness, but I also understand the need for small scout ships.

Wayne said...

The Antares looks like its going to be interesting. I'm glad they decided to add it.

The Norway is awesome, although I prefer the Steamrunner from ILM personally, it's more unique.

Quite like to see a few of the Wolf 359 ships. I read somewhere the freedom class was coming, is there any truth to this?

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