Eaglemoss Star Trek Voyager
The Intrepid class was designed as a long range, multi-role exploration vessel. With enough fuel for three years. They could operate at the edge of Federation space and into the unknown and use Star bases for resupply. They are a drastically smaller ship than the popular Galaxy Glass. Crew complement comes in at a relatively small 141 personnel.
It could do over warp 9 for 12 hours but warp 6 was the Intrepid's cruise speed.
So they made a very cool and technological ship. But I have a confession to make...I only saw the first season of Voyager. It just didn’t seem to resonate with me. A big part was the setting. All the reasons I don’t like the show is pure athletics. I like the Next Gen area of space. I like its allies and I like its villains. Overall I loved DS9 but wasn’t a fan of the dominion.
So because of this it made it more difficult to like for me. For what it is I look for in the show. They also played a lot of things pretty safe especially in the romance department. 7 and the First Officer. The prettiest girl with the prettiest guy. Enterprise also with T’Pau and Trip. Not exactly a stretch. DS9 had some great relationships where the more unexpected characters had quality relationships. Leeta and Rom for one. But overall the writers went with what was comfortable and they went with it over a less conventional relationship elsewhere.
But I also don’t like Voyager as a ship. It's unbalanced and I like balance with my ships. Eaglemoss has a variant of this vessel with long engine nacelles and I like it a lot more.
So I got the Voyager ship for completionism. It is up to Eaglemoss standard and if you are a fan of the show or the ship I don’t think you will be disappointed. It comes with a booklet which discusses the class of the vessel and how the model guys made it. These are nice. I wish they came with a few more pages and added some more information. Deck plans would be nice. They sometimes miss basic info like crew sizes. But overall the booklets are nice and have cool pics of the ship.
The model has some weight to it but it isn't as heavy as some of the other ones and none of these ships are in scale to each other. Excelsior is a tiny model in comparison even though it is a beast of a ship. The detail is overall very good. The paint work is excellent. So the only part that feels a little flat is the underside shuttle which could do with a little more definition. Otherwise this is a excellent model all around and if you are a fan of Voyager then this will look very pretty on your desk or in a cabinet.
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