Saturday, 28 February 2009

HMS Camden Lock

This little beauty is a scratch built model created by the very talented Velbor. The ship is the HMS Camden Lock from Hyperdrive, the BBC 2 sitcom that I worked on. The ship design is a joint effort by writer Andy Riley, modeller Andrew Glazebrook and myself. Velbor created this from very little reference, guessing at sizes and proportions. He's got it almost spot on. The detail is great and its a very nice addition to my collection that means a lot to me. He's now got some proper reference and dimensions so he's planning on making one about two thirds of this size.
In Velbors own words: H.M.S. Camden lock , made from a leftover pillar from a gothic building kit, Various bits of tubes from broken toys, Plasticard and Milliput. Scale about 1/3000th . Diecast titanium shown for scale comparison.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Corgi Enterprise D

Celebrating 40 Years of Star Trek, Corgi released this die-cast replica of the USS Enterprise D from Star Trek, The Next Generation complete with a special Starfleet emblem stand.
Its a nice piece, my main complaint is that the surface work is too heavy. It looks pretty good in pictures but seems very dark to the eye when compared to the ship we're used to seeing on the TV.
The model is made from a combination of die cast metal and plastic. The saucer section is kept in balance by being made of the lighter plastic, the metal is kept for the engineering section.
The nacelles look quite nice in when the light catches them and passes through the coloured plastic.
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm.
  • Boxed-product Weight: 481 g

See my earlier post on all things related to the Enterprise D here