Magazine #: 14
Release Date: 2014
Material: Die-cast Metal & ABS Plastic
Manufacturer: Eaglemoss Collections
The Cardassian Galor class ship got its start early in the production of Star Trek: The Next Generation and it has become a fan favorite among the spaceships within the Star Trek universe and it’s the next review from the release of the Eaglemoss Collections Star Trek Starships Collection. The Galor class composed the majority of the Cardassian Union’s fleet. Due to its lack of firepower compared to more modern Starfleet ships, Galor class ships often travelled in packs of three and were proficient in maneuvers that benefits multiple ships. Let’s take a look at this ship…
Galor Class, Initial Impressions
My initial impression was neither positive, nor negative. The ship looks nice and the detail on it is the usual excellence, but it’s not necessarily a ship that stands out for me. I’ve never been a fan of the way the ship looks. It has a unique design, and unlike other warp capable ships it has no discernible warp nacelles. The accompanying magazine states that it has an “embedded warp engine”. The Galor class has a shape that is very reminiscent of the Cardassian Union logo. The ship has a raised command section in the front and the rear of the ship has a pincer shape to it. The ship is in the familiar Cardassian brownish gold color that we’ve seen from the various series. The only non-brown section of the ship is the small deflector at the front of the hull, which is made of transparent red plastic. There is plenty of details along the ships lines, from raised sections to the various Cardassian symbols, but the underside of the ship is rather plain. As I’ve already stated, it’s not a ship that is aesthetically pleasing to me, so I can only judge on how well it’s modeled, and for that I can definitely say that Eaglemoss did a good job with it. Fans of the Galor class ships will enjoy it, without question.
Each model also comes with a stand to display the ship, the base of the stand was solid and sturdy, and the piece that attaches to the base and holds the ship seemed to hold it well with little wiggle room. The stand attaches in the rear of the main saucer section and gives the ship a nice angle to display it at. It’s nice when the stand works well and makes the ship easy to display.
As with each collection piece, a numbered collectors magazine is also included. The Galor class is issue 14 of the series and as with the prior magazines I was impressed with the detail the magazine went into regarding the ship. Eaglemoss gives a detailed profile of the ship with images from the various television series. They do the usual where they discusses the concept design of the ships as well as interviews with those that worked on the design and construction of the ship for the various productions. It also has a section that discusses the filming of the ship for the various series and the approach that was taken to highlight the ship for television. All in all, it’s an interesting addition to the ship itself.
Overall, it’s a nice looking ship, but it doesn’t really stand out to me. Perhaps it’s because I’ve never really been a fan of the Galor class, I always thought it was a bit plain looking. That’s not to say that Eaglemoss didn’t go to great lengths to get all of the little details of the ship right. They did, the ship looks good for what it is and it has a nice heft to the weight, and the ships sits well on its stand. As usual, the detail that went into producing the accompanying magazine makes the Galor class a worthy addition to the series. Fans of the ship will love the way it looks and the quality of the work behind it.