After a busy few weeks for me time for a new review! I’ve got a bit of a backlog to get through having received last week the Tholian ship and Romulan Bird of Prey.
The Prometheus appeared once in ST:Voyager when the Doctor is transmitted via a Hirogen communications array to the stolen vessel. Generally Voyager episodes starring the Doctor are my favourite, and as this one has two EMHs it’s doubly entertaining. The ship’s unusual feature is it’s ability to split into three separate warp capable vessels, all with their own nacelles and weaponry. The accompanying magazine makes it clear how this works.
It’s another well executed Federation model with all the details I appreciated – namely plenty of decals and features, a great hull pattern and use of different materials. The hull pattern is entirely different to the aztecing on other Starfleet ships. It’s hazy, mottled and slightly blocky in grayscale’s which covers both top and bottom of the hull. The nacelles are left plain though.
There are so many interesting details that make this model so appealing. The phaser arrays are well defined, as are windows, escape pods and sensor palettes. On the top of the hull you can see the dome of the main bridge and behind it the retracted nacelles for the top section. Even this has a little red ‘swoosh’ that appears along the main nacelles.
As you can see the USS Prometheus has four nacelles – the second in the collection after the USS Stargazer. When the ships splits into three two sections keep a pair of nacelles each. The top part has small retractable nacelles on the top and bottom. Of course you can’t see the bottom one on the model as it doesn’t actually separate. The nacelles are great – they have both the usual blue transparent inserts, plus a red transparent part of the ramscoops. A nice touch is the separate piece for the deflector dish, similar to the Enterprise E’s, but in transparent blue instead.
In summary this is yet another carefully thought through model. There is little to disappoint here, aside from a rather plain area on the underside of the main hull.
- Detailing: 5/5 (so many interesting details and materials)
- Construction: 5/5 (few obvious joins)
- Faithfulness: 5/5 (very good for it’s size)
- Ship design: 5/5 (arrow-headed design is sleek and powerful)
- Overall: 5/5 (all round excellence)