The Xindi ships always signal a departure from classical Star Trek design whenever they make an appearance in the collection (Check out my reviews of the Xindi-Insectoid and Xindi-Aquatic ships to see what the other Xindi ships are like). The Xindi-Reptilian ship is no exception and strikingly different from anything else we’ve seen so far. I wonder if we’ll see an appearance from the Primates and Arboreals to round off the set.
The Reptilian starship is fast, agile and powerful with a shallow profile and highly modular design. This means the model is rather small and light and made of several quite complex parts. Most of it is actually metal with only the top and bottom pieces and the long ‘stabilizers’ made of plastic so it is a reasonable weight considering its small size. It is just as well the packaging is pretty good as this is a fragile model, though I expect some people may have received damaged ships. Fortunately mine was in one piece, though I have to be careful handling it in case I snap one of the stabilizers. From afar they look cool, but close up you can see the stabilizers are undecorated and simply shaped as though they came out of a broken 3D printer. The rest of the ship is a bit better though, painted in various shades of green with black and purple highlights.
I’m not that keen on this model really. It looks perfectly fine sitting on the shelf and the long stabilizers are unique but close up the model reminds me of the disappointment I had with the Bream ship – the complex nature of both ships are hard to fully capture in such a small scale and end up lacking somewhat.
- Detailing: 3/5 – Very plain in parts, reasonable detail and paintwork in some places
- Construction: 4/5 – Lots of complicated pieces well put together
- Ship design: 4/5 – Another unique design
- Overall: 3/5 – Interesting construction but lacking in detail