Name: Battle Cruiser
Magazine #: 7
Release Date: 2014
Material: Die-Cast & ABS Plastic
Manufacturer: Eaglemoss Collections
The K’T’inga Battle Cruiser is the seventh release in the Eaglemoss Collections Star Trek Starships Collection. First making an appearance in Star Trek: The Motion Picture as well as Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the K’T’inga has a unique look. Unfortunately it’s not a good unique for me, rather it’s something you add to the collection and look forward to the next ship. This is by no means a slight towards Eaglemoss since they didn’t design the original ship. To be fair, well read on to see what I think…
K’T’inga Battle Cruiser, Initial Impressions
My initial impression was nice model, ugly ship. The ship looks like it’s made well, but it’s just an ugly looking ship. It has squat wings with a long neck that leads to a bulbous head. It’s just, ugly. The details on the ship look excellent and accurate to what you’ll see on screen. The red impulse drives and gold impulse core plate are nice touches to an otherwise dull grey ship. The entire ship is painted gunmetal grey, and with just a few minor colored areas it comes across as drab and boring. Again, it’s not a knock on Eaglemoss’ quality, it does look rather good quality wise, but it’s just a boring, ugly ship.
As with the other models, it 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 will little wiggle room. A welcomed change to a couple other ship stands I’ve dealt with so far. The stand is inserted into the rear of the ship on the outer wings and fits very snug and holds it in place.
As with each collection piece, a numbered collectors magazine is also included. The is issue 7 of the series and as with the prior magazines I the detail the magazine goes into regarding the ship is impressive. The issue gives a detailed profile of the ship with images from the various movies. The issue also discusses the concept design of the ship as well as interviews with those that worked on the design and construction of the ship for the various productions. All in all, it’s an interesting addition to the ship itself.
Overall, I was not all that impressed with the K’T’inga Battle Cruiser. It’s clear that Eaglemoss went to great lengths to get all of the little details of the ship right, it’s just that it’s not a pretty ship to look at. I can’t blame Eaglemoss for this one. While it’s an addition to the collection, it’s not something that I would be displaying unless I had plenty of space to do so.