Name: USS Prometheus
Magazine #: 25
Release Date: 2015
Material: Die-Cast & ABS Plastic
Manufacturer: Eaglemoss Collection
The USS Prometheus had its only on screen appearance in the Voyager episode “Message in a Bottle”, its unique design gives it a pleasing look and is a welcomed addition to the Eaglemoss Collections Star Trek Starships Collection. The Prometheus, a Prometheus-class ship, was the first of its class. An experimental prototype Starfleet vessel, it was designed for deep-space, tactical assignments. The Prometheus was also the fastest and most innovative vessel in Starfleet with regenerative shielding and ablative hull armor it was able to separate into three independent parts, allowing it to employ a multi-vector assault mode during combat situations. Th ship was also outfitted with holoemitters throughout the ship, allowing its emergency medical hologram, the EMH Mark II (also a prototype), to operate freely throughout the ship.
U.S.S. Prometheus, Initial Impressions
I loved the ship the first time I saw it on screen, and I’m happy to say that Eaglemoss did not disappoint with this model (for the most part). It’s highly detailed with a lot of attention being given to the hull pattern and paint. The aztecing on the hull is unlike other ships the line, giving it a unique look. The different textures on the hull also give it a unique look, making it stand out from the crowd of Starfleet vessels. The phaser arrays are clearly defined, as well as the sensor palettes. Sadly, and it’s an all too common complaint, the windows look to be misaligned. As you can see in the images below, the windows aren’t aligned correctly with many being crooked for the way the hull flows. Unfortunately this is an all to common issue with Eaglemoss ships, just imagine how much better they’d look if they actually got the windows to align correctly.
The ships four nacelles are well designed and executed, blending the gray with the translucent blue and red plastics, it really lets them pop. The ships deflector dish is also a separate piece of blue plastic. On the underside of the ship there is detailing on the secondary hull section, but the bottom of the main hull lacks anything to make it standout, other than some aztecing. There are a couple of areas where the seams seem to be a little separated, making it noticeable, but it’s nothing too bad.
As is standard with each model, the Prometheus 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 will little wiggle room. The stand is inserted into the rear of the saucer and fits very snug and holds it in place.
As with each collection piece, a numbered collectors magazine is also included. The Prometheus is issue 25 of the series and as with the prior magazines I was impressed with the detail the magazine went into regarding the ship. The issue gives a detailed profile of the ship with concept images as well as the design process. The issue also discusses how they came up with the idea, and put it in motion, of splitting the ship into three separate parts. They also discussed the bringing in the different characters, including the new EMH. All in all, it’s an interesting addition to the ship itself.
Overall, I was quite impressed with the USS Prometheus. It’s clear that Eaglemoss went to great lengths to get all of the little details of the ship right, and it looks and feels great. The ship has a nice little heft to the weight, and the quality of the ship itself and the detail that went into producing the accompanying magazine makes this well worth the purchase. The Prometheus is a worthy addition to the series.
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