It’s been a sad time for Trek fans recently with the passing of Leonard Nimoy and Harve Bennett. I meet Leonard Nimoy once a few years ago at Collectormania, Milton Keynes. He was as decent and a pleasure to meet as you would expect, happy to chat for several minutes. I will miss him.
Now, something I need to make clear straight-up: this model deserves the full five out of five, absolutely no doubt. This is the most intricate, beautiful and well constructed model of the collection so far. Let’s take a look at it.
The Romulan Drone is outstanding for its colourful turquoise hull. The patterning is very detailed with criss crossing lines and sections of differently hued green. All over are the oval black and gold holo-emitters, several of the large ones and dozens of the smaller. It’s a really great effect. Elsewhere there is a strip of red at the top of the grill wrapping around the main hull. The inner hull is complex in its shape and is a dirty grey, contrasting well with the curvier turquoise pieces.
The varied antennae are impressive in their quantity as there are seven large and ten small ones at the bow and nine underneath. They really set the model apart and along with the curved hull pieces it is very intricate.
The build quality is very good. I suspect some people may have had their model delivered with broken or bent antennae, but mine is perfect. The design works well with being able to obscure most joins, though there is a rather unfortunate one on the bow that is very obvious.
- Detailing: 5/5 (the most detailed model so far)
- Construction: 5/5 (one visible join, and no bent pieces)
- Faithfulness: 5/5 (no problems here)
- Ship design: 5/5 (very unusual and different to most other Trek designs)
- Overall: 5/5