Bajoran Assault Vessel

This is the third and likely final Bajoran ship in the collection after the Solar Sailor and Raider. The assault vessel is larger than the Raider but also has no warp engines, only impulse. It follows a similar vaguely utilitarian design of a single hull with wings with very little concession to aesthetics. That has led to a simplistic, un-adorned design that lacks a certain something compared to the Raider. The fore is pointed, like an almond whilst the aft is a flat end with a oddly esoteric impulse engine at the rear. The wings are quite nice, gently curving down at the ends and sweeping forwards a bit like a Klingon Bird of Prey, but without the bristling weapons.

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The model is a pretty good reproduction, though I’m not keen on the limited palette of pastel greens that decorate most of it. The detail on the wings is very good, with plenty of panels and doodads to see. The underside is even better with exposed machinery painted in striking gold. Its a really great look. The build quality is good as any other model – the main hull is two pieces of plastic and the wings metal, but as they are so large the model has a pleasing weight to it.

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I certainly think this is the least interesting of the three Bajoran ships in the collection, but it is by not means a bad model. It suffers from having a fairly uninspiring, rudimentary design but the execution is very good with enough detail and paintwork to make it a reasonably nice model.

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  • Detailing: 3/5 – Simple, but interesting enough with neat gold sections underneath
  • Construction: 4/5 – Hard to go wrong with a three piece model
  • Ship design: 3/5 – Not particularly original, though wings are nice
  • Overall: 3/5 – Well made but uninspiring ship with no major complaints

 

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4 thoughts on “Bajoran Assault Vessel

  1. I agree with most everything you write. Except… for… “pastel greens”??? I see blue-ish greys in these photos.

    And I promise I do not mean this as a put down of any sorts, but really an honest question because the color descriptions are sometimes so far off from what you and I see, that it makes me wonder yet again: Have you ever been tested on color blindness?

    Other than that, thanks for another thorough review!

    1. It’s a good point, I had to double check! You’re right in the pictures the model is a grey blue, but in my hand it is more of a very light green. I hadn’t noticed before but the lighting conditions do change its colour. On the Eaglemoss shop the model looks green, so it probably says more about my photography skills than anything!

  2. This is the Eaglemoss version of “the dress”. It does have a very faint greenish tinge in the photos above. But I can also see the light blues.

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