I've been off work for a good few months due to illness, and have ended up going through a lot of Star Trek on Netflix to stop myself from going crazier. I decided I wanted some models of various ships. I considered getting one of the large-scale model kits, but quickly realised that getting one to look screen-accurate was going to be such an insane amount of work that I'd likely never finish it.
So I bought these:
They're from that monthly subscription magazine that launched a few years ago. I was never going to spend £20 a month to receive such beauties as the Malon waste barge
or Harry Mudd's tin bath tub
, but I discovered they now sell individual issues at their standard price, no subscription required.
They're actually quite nice. When the magazine's advert started showing on TV, I expected them to be little better than the badly-molded Micro Machines I had as a kid, but these have some really nice detailing.
They're not perfect, but at £10 for a mass-produced and hand-detailed model with die-cast bits, you wouldn't expect them to be. They do come with stands, but I'm going to 3d-print myself some brackets to attach to the top of my monitor. I want to get the Enterprise-E, Enterprise NX-01 and the Defiant, but they'll have to wait until next payday.