The Krenim Temporal Weapon Ship appears in only two episodes of ST:Voyager, same as the USS Equinox. That makes it a fairly obscure vessel (though not as obscure as the likes of the USS Thunderchild), but being the antagonist’s vessel in the well known ‘Year of Hell’ two-parter many will recognise it.
It’s good to see a ship in the collection that differs considerably in design to most others. Only the Solar Sailor and Borg Sphere can boast a more unusual shape.
The ship is mostly made of plastic, with only the claw like rear hull being made from metal. That piece must be solid as it’s quite heavy and makes the model’s centre of mass within the smaller secondary spherical hull. At first look I was impressed with the number of pieces required – about 18, but I later realised quite a lot of models have a similar number of components.
Most of the hull is decorated with a pixel-like pattern of dark and light grey shapes, whilst most details are picked out in blue or turquoise. Two large circular patterns on the main spherical hull are photo printed and there are long running pieces of transparent blue plastic on the insides of the weapon’s claw. The only undecorated parts are the insides of the two rings but it is not noticable. The use of the transparent pieces is a good idea as whilst I don’t think there are actually parts of the ship they are used to give the impression of energy emanations.
- Detailing: 4/5 (plenty of decoration and varied components)
- Construction: 5/5 (joins are not obvious considered complexity)
- Faithfulness: 4/5 (pretty much as near as you can get for a model this size)
- Ship design: 5/5 (unusual and a break from twin-nacelles styled vessels)
- Overall: 5/5 (an excellent addition to the collection)