This is the second Jem’Hadar ship in the collection, after the Issue Thirteen Cruiser. The fighter is a small manouverable ship similar to the Maquis Fighter or Starfleet Runabout, though considerably more powerful.
If it wasn’t for the colour scheme of silver with purple and blue pastels the design is quite different to the Jem’Hadar cruiser. The ship is made of three main sections: a thin front hull which has nacelles at each side; a fat segment behind this like an insect’s abdomen and sitting above this two joined wings, also reminiscent of a insect.
The model is constructed well with some good thought placed upon how the different components fit together. This means there really are no noticeable joins as they all follow natural breaks in the design. I feel the build quality of the models has generally improved over the collection’s early days with very few recent models having excess glue or wonky pieces. As usual the paintwork is up to scratch and the hull is well detailed. There is a minor let down on the underside of the wing pieces lacking decoration but aside from that the detail is consistent. The nacelles make use of transparent plastic like many other models, and this time a new colour – a smoky purple/blue.
I expect this is the last Jem’Hadar model we’ll see in the collection, but that’s ok. That leaves plenty of opportunity for other antagonistic races.
- Detailing: 4/5 (plenty of hull decoration and pleasing colour scheme)
- Construction: 5/5 (really well thought out)
- Faithfulness: 4/5 (the design appears accurate though less garish)
- Ship design: 4/5 (insectile and aggressive)
- Overall: 4/5 (well made model of a DS9 classic)
Next issue is another fighter, this time more obscure – the Nausicaan Fighter.