So, I got this little beauty from an Ebay seller. The ship was sold out on Eaglemoss’s web store, that’s why I went to Ebay. It’s a 5.5 inch recreation of the Phase II Enterprise from the lost series in the 1970s.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this purchase. The model sells for $25 from Eaglemoss, when it’s in stock, plus shipping. I got it for $28, free shipping. So, not bad at all. The quality of the model is really nice. The saucer is die cast metal, the rest is plastic. I don’t know why it uses two different materials, but it does. The paint is pretty nice, but the windows on the underside don’t match up with the indentions for them. Apparently, this is an issue with Eaglemoss ships. But, it’s actually not bad and mostly isn’t that visible unless you look closely. The only minor negative is the seam in the engineering hull, but it is what it is. I still like the model, and it’s nice to see that Eaglemoss is doing even concept ships and other ships that have been seen less in Star Trek. The CGI model that this is based on was created by Ed Giddings, and I really like his rendition. The model also came with a cool magazine:
The magazine is nice. It’s not really long, but it’s got some cool info on it, including a write-up on David Gautreaux, who was going to play Lt. Xon, Spock’s replacement. He did play the commander of Epsilon IX in the movie, but Xon was written out of the film at his request when Leonard Nimoy agreed to come back as Spock. Unfortunately, the person who sent me the magazine and model put them in too narrow of a box and bent the magazine. I hate it when people are that careless when shipping stuff. But, otherwise, it’s a cool set and I’m glad I bought it. I have other ships and magazines on the way from Eaglemoss. 🙂