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#2841 Alteran195

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:25 AM

Wonder why it wasn't easy to do? The paint apps maybe? The design isn't terribly complicated.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:34 AM

First glimpse of Eaglemoss' Franklin:

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#2843 Jay K

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:42 PM

Preview day - easily the most disappointing ship in the collection coming up for me:

#99 - Borgified Arctic One:

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And so to #100 - the Daedalus class USS Horizon (the ship from Sisko's office):

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I was really looking forward to getting this one, but it just doesn't look right - looks like a furuta model. :(

 

EDIT: My main gripe other than the overall hull colour, is the colour of the windows. The paint is too light for the blue to come across well. I'd really appreciate them being black (and to be honest, the hull colour being that of the TOS-Enterprise would be most welcome).



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:43 PM

The franklin looks nice. Hopefully the Beyond A is following.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:30 PM

Better picture of the Franklin. Paint job does seem to be lovely on this:

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:15 PM

Damn that paint job is better than I thought, can't wait for the Franklin.

The Daedalus is... interesting.

I also don't like th light blue windows, and I feel th paint apps overall are pretty lackluster.

The in game model for STO is fantastic, which they'd use it as a base.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

Yeah that's really nice. That guy they brought on board who fixed a load of errors with the other ships (Defiant etc), he's really good.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

I was really looking forward to the Daedalus too. It's always had a special place in my heart. 

 

I'll probably still buy it because I doubt I can get a better one, but I really hope they update the paint apps. 



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:23 AM

For those that might think I'm being too harsh on it, here's a comparison with Sisko's desk model:

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Now, Ben did say that he'd asked for a few changes here and there, and he showed off some beautiful CG renders of it at a convention (there's pictures somewhere, will try to find them), but I have to say that the model really doesn't reflect them.
If you check my old posts, it's clear to see I give Eaglemoss a lot of praise, but I'll always call out the 'duds' in the collection, and this one is currently at number one on that list. I really hope there's some changes in the final version (however, there rarely is by the time those publicity shots have come out). :/



#2850 Alteran195

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

Adding the copper around the deflector and changing the windows from blue to black would make it much better.

Adding some black lines to the sphere would also be nice.

I imagine doing some customizing on your own on this girl wouldn't be too hard. I haven't done it before, but may try it here.

#2851 Jay K

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:02 PM

I've honestly no problem doing that, but I'll be waiting for some detailed photos first. Windows are no problem, and I just found a chrome pen the other day (one of the guys on the facebook page showed off what he'd done to an Attack Wing Scimitar - amazing), so I'll keep an eye out for a copper version.

 

Just as I was about to post this, I noticed Ben has posted some more pictures of it on his twitter, saying the preview version is 'far from the final version':

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Hi-res: https://pbs.twimg.co...AIycgs.jpg:orig

 

 

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A little better, but it's still missing the copper ring.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

The windows definitely need a different color, you can't even see them in his zoomed out photo,




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