The USS Pasteur appeared only once in ST:TNG final episode ‘All Good Things’ alongside the Enterprise D Refit. As it only ever appeared in a future that will never occurred it’s possible this ship willnever exist either. Technically none of these ships exist of course – but perhaps this one is even more fictional than the rest. I hope so as I’m not sure the idea of a hospital ship translates well from the sea to deep space. I suppose Luke Skywalker would think otherwise.
Anyway, regardless of it’s existence Eaglemoss have included it in the collection. It’s yet another oddball Starfleet vessel, eschewing the usual saucer section with a sphere. The engineering hull is very large in comparison. I like the spherical hull, but the rest of the ship looks ungainly and quite ugly. The model itself reproduces the Pasteur in all it’s glory in pastel blue and beige with greyish blue highlights. There is no aztecing but an abundance of painted windows and raised rectangles depicting the escape pods.
The build quality is very good with few notable joins and has a decent weight to it. Whilst this is no classic design it does actually fare very well as a model and fits in nicely with the other ST:TNG models.
I’ve decided to omit the ‘faithfulness’ score going forwards as I’m always awarding 5/5.
- Detailing: 4/5 (lots of detailed paintwork and the return of red plastic ramscoops)
- Construction: 5/5 (chunky and satisfying to hold)
- Ship design: 3/5 (the sphere is excellent, the rest of the ship is hideous)
- Overall: 4/5 (another weird Federation ship)