The USS Excelsior has been a fan favorite since its debut on the big screen in 1984’s Star Trek offering, “The Search for Spock.” Bigger, sleeker, and more powerful looking than the Enterprise, the Excelsior promised to be the next “big thing” for Starfleet. So it was with no small amount of humor that […]Read more "Kit Review! 1/1400 Scale Starcrafts NX-2000 USS Excelsior (ST III Version) PLUS WALLPAPER DECALS!"
When Polar Lights released their much-anticipated large model of the 1/350 scale movie Enterprise kit back in 2005, the Sci-Fi modeling community raised their collective voices in joy over the accuracy, decent fit, and excellent molding quality of that particularly prodigious pile of plastic. We’d been waiting for a model of that caliber for many […]Read more "Kit Review! 1/350 Scale USS Reliant Resin Conversion Kit"
When I had finished my Phobos class and Miranda class rebuilds, I set them down next to my existing Enterprise A kit and looked at the grouping. I have to admit my lips twisted in mild distaste at the sight of my old Enterprise A compared to her newer shinier display mates. So with a […]Read more "Construction Log: 1/1400 Scale Enterprise A"
I built my first Starcrafts reliant model close to 20 years ago, and I have to admit that it was looking…..a little rough. While I was building my USS Luna, Phobos-class starship, I thought I would try resizing the Arthur Pendragon Reliant decals and seeing how they fit on a smaller kit. Here are […]Read more "Kit Review & Build Log! 1/1400 Scale Miranda Class Starship"
What’s the best way to follow up with a completed build of a Miranda class vessel? Pull out another one….and start chopping it up! When Multi-verse Models came out with their Soyuz class conversion kit in 1/1400 scale, I leapt at the chance to pick up this slightly odd, over-gunned (or over-sensored), version of […]Read more "Kit Review! 1/1400 Scale Soyuz Class Conversion Kit"
“The movie that got the AX” may be little more than a hopeful geek’s dream now, buried under the weight of studio restrictions and backroom drama. Despite that, we shouldn’t deny one aspect of the legacy that the startup mini-movie has left us with: some remarkably well designed ships […]Read more "Kit Review! Starcrafts Vulcan Perimeter Ship"
When Starcrafts first released his Original Series Constitution class Enterprise, he was almost immediately requested by the nascent online community to build sister ships for the Enterprise — the extended fleet that we first saw in the Franz Joseph tech manual, as well as the fan designed ships that have cropped up over the many […]Read more "“Retro-Review” Kit Review: Starcrafts’ 1/1400 scale Original Series Tug!"