I’ve clearly ascended to a new level of nerdom as I now have a monthly subscription to Star Trek ship models. Yes, subscription. I think I get two a month and they come with little “magazines” about each ship.
I’ve never really been into ship models, more of an action figure man, myself. Nevertheless, Eaglemoss, the company making these, is planning on releasing SEVENTY ships and the completist in me started salivating. Having one or two models felt very meh, but 70? Sign me up!
Gotta say, I’m pretty impressed. The ships have a lot of heft at the smallish size and the detailing is just spectacular. The translucent materials really pop, too. They aren’t in scale with each, sadly, but I can’t pretend to be shocked given how huge some ships would be next to the smaller ones. One neat thing is the display stand cradles the models so there are no peg holes imposing on the sculpt.
Best of all is after 6 months, I get a free, scale replica of the Enterprise-D dedication plaque! What a wondrously geeky world we live in.