Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hotwheels Enterprise

Its been a while, hasn't it? I've been very busy over the last couple of years, but my love of all things small and sci-fi remains undiminished. So I do intend to continue posting here, even if it is on a very irregular basis.

Lets get going with a new addition, Hot Wheels USS Enterprise from the 2009 movie. As far as I know this hasn't been widely available in the UK, in fact there has been hardly any representations on the new ship on the market. 

This is a mix of die-cast metal and plastic. The main hull is metal, while the nacelles and the saucer are plastic.It measures 16 cms in length and is supposed to be 1:50 in scale.
 





Here it is next to my Corgi Enterprise D. The length of the enterprise D is intended to be 642 meters, while the 2009 Enterprise is somewhere between 610 and 910 meters. The relative sizes of these two models would be about right if the 2009 Enterprise was at the lower end of that scale. Personally I can't picture it being larger than the Enterprise D!


My model has an annoying irregular bulge on the top of the saucer section, seen below. There are two raised parts on the top, which are symmetrically positioned, but the other bulge isn't meant to be there. I'm not sure what's caused it, but it must be something to do with the production process. Its a shame as it does spoil the look of the model. 

It would have been nice if the level of detail was a bit higher, but over all its not a bad little model.



Monday, 26 July 2010

Sci-fi Airshow


I will be back with more posts soon, but in the meantime have a look over at this fantastic site:

http://www.scifiairshow.com/index.html

Its got some brilliant CG work of classic spaceships placed in real world locations.

*UPDATE* As Glazy pointed out this is NOT CG. Its glorious real-world models and props.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Big Spaceships

This is slightly outside of the remit of this blog, but I couldn't help to share this fantastic video of the Space Shuttle. Simply breathtaking stuff!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Wish List - HMS Endeavor

This strange little ship is the HMS Endeavor from the Micronauts comic of the late 70's, early 80's. The shape is very distinctive and would make an interesting addition to ancollection. I don't know if anyone has ever tried to scratch build this but I have found a 3D computer model on the web somewhere.