Star Trek Starships 8 USS Excelsior

I’ve finally got around to taking some photographs of the latest Star Trek Starships models. So here is the first of five new posts, this one featuring the USS Excelsior from Star Trek III The Search for Spock.

The Excelsior was a brand new design for that movie and represented the next step up from Constitution-class ships like the Enterprise. Indeed after the Enterprise was destroyed in that movie many fans would have assumed that Kirk and his crew would be given the Excelsior in the next movie.

Eventually a decade later the Enterprise-B was revealed to be an Excelsior class ship in the seventh movie.

Here are some photos of the model. It’s a bit smaller than I would have liked but the size of the model is constrained by the standard box size they are using for most of these models. The Excelsior is a very long ship so it ends up being a small narrow model. At least there’s some “Aztec” pattern on the hull.

Be warned, this is another model that does not want to stay on its stand. Otherwise it is a decent representation of the ship with the caveat that I would have liked it to be a bit bigger.

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