Star Trek Starships 11 USS Reliant

And finally we get to one of my favourite Star Trek Ships, the USS Reliant from what remains my favourite Star Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan. That movie made a big impression on me as a kid and as a result the design of the Reliant has always influenced what I thought a star-ship should look like.

Fortunately this model has turned out well. A comparison with the Excelsior model is interesting. Counterintuitively the ‘smaller’ ship (the Reliant) gets a bigger model than the ‘larger’ ship (the Excelsior) because of the ratio of length to breadth and the standard box size.

Once more there is an issue with the model not wanting to stay on the stand so be careful. (It’s a bit bewildering that the makers of this series can make some models stay on their stand very well such as the Enterprise NX-01 or the USS Defiant, yet other models are a lot looser and take little encouragement to fall off.)

But again the detail is pretty nice and is a big improvement on the Enterprise Refit model that came in issue 2. Note the “Aztec” pattern and the individually numbered shuttle bays.

Now I’m off to quote lines like “Revenge is a dish best served cold”.

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