Throughout the subscription build of their 1:900 scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D model, Eaglemoss offered various ‘Special Issues’. An opt-out email was typically sent in advance, but these specials were automatically sent and were billed in addition to the monthly subscription if no action was taken.
The first of these Special Issues was the Enterprise Shuttles – Set 1, the second was the Limited Edition Print, and the third was Enterprise Shuttles – Set 2. For the fourth Special Issue, we have this Enterprise Shuttles – Set 3! Here, we have another boxed set containing two more large-scale replica models of shuttlecraft as seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe. Each shuttlecraft model is about 5″ long (12.7 cm) and includes:
- A display stand with the shuttlecraft name on the bottom (basic assembly required – it just snaps together).
- A 5.75 x 7.25″ (145 x 185 mm) magazine containing information about the shuttlecraft, plan views, a two-page Okudagram schematic, the episodes that shuttlecraft was shown in, and how it was designed.
- A 4.74 x 3.125″ (120 x 80 mm) transparent plastic Okudagram of the shuttle’s ‘Master Systems Display’ schematic with two small black supports to hold it upright.
Type 7 Shuttlecaft
“Intended as a short to medium range shuttle, the Type 7 Shuttlecraft was equipped with warp drive and capable of interstellar travel. Typically operated by a crew of two, the rear of the shuttle also offered seating for passengers. Usually, a Type 7 would carry no armaments, and had only minimal deflector shield defenses.”
Eaglemoss misspelled Enterprise on the rear of this shuttle – how did that happen?
As before, I cut a piece of white printer paper to the same shape as the plastic Okudagram card and placed it behind it. It is not a huge difference, but it does make it a bit easier to read:
Type 9A Cargo Shuttlecraft
“The Type 9A was 10.5 meters long, 4.2 meters wide, and had a height of 3.6 meters. The unarmed, standard version of the 9A was powered by two, 150 millicochrane warp engines and could maintain a cruising speed of warp 2 for 36 hours.”
In the same way, I placed a piece of white printer paper behind this Okudagram as well:
Like the previous set, these shuttles cost m3 $60 USD including shipping, but are actually quite detailed. The details are nice on these shuttles, but I am surprised by the Enterprise misspelling on the Type 7. I also think the warp nacelles on my Hawking are bit crooked. While this is our last set of shuttles, I still feel these have been some of the best Special Issues I have received with any partwork subscription!