Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

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Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby TonyG2 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:55 am

Eaglemoss have kept to their word and released models of the Lunar Class USS Titan and the Aventine as special models outside of the main stream releases. These are, unfortunately, in the standard size release boxes and not the larger "specials" that have been coming out from time to time.

Received mine this weekend and they are both pretty nice albeit small models. The Titan is to 1:3243 scale (140mm) and the Aventine is 1:4800 (also 140mm). The paint finish of the Aventine is excellent, reminds me of the Enterprise E from Nemesis. It is however very very small.

The Titan has a less detailed scheme and the upper pod on my example was slightly askew but it is still a nice model overall.

The downside is that these are commanding insane prices on ebay. I got lucky with mine and didn't pay too much but I have seen the Aventine listed at over £50.00 and that is WAY to much for a model that size especially given the quality of resin kits in established scales that are available.

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Re: Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby el gato » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:21 pm

Any pics you can post?

The ones I am interested in are the Shenzhou and the Discovery. I heard they would be roughly 2500
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Re: Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby TonyG2 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:59 am

No camera at present but will see if I can find some screen shots. Can't recall seeing any details of the Shenzhou and the Discovery but will have a look at my usual sources.

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Still looking for the Aventine

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Nothing I can see on the Star Trek Collective website but they are usually way behind on the release details and are still saying the Aventine release date is to be confirmed.....

Memory Alpha is both more reliable and provides model size and scale (unfortunately for some reason I cannot see any of the linked photos...). However I am not seeing anything listed there for the Shenzhou and the Discovery either. The most recent "new" trek items have been the Franklin and the Altamid swarm ship models.

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Re: Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby mophius » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:40 pm

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Re: Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby TonyG2 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:54 pm

Definitely a cheaper option that getting it on Ebay. The sharks are charging an arm and a leg for the Aventine in particular.

I have heard some horror stories about ordering direct from Eaglemoss though. Delays in sending, forgotten orders, damaged due to poor packing (although I also hear they are pretty much a no quibble replacement policy).

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Re: Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby TrekMD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:24 am

I have the Titan that I ordered at the US store. I guess I'll have to get the Aventine from the UK store because I'm not paying EBay prices for it!
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Re: Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby TrekMD » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:29 am

Well, every time I tried to order the Aventine from the UK site, I was taken to the US site. I had to sign up to be notified when it is available. Apparently in 4 days.
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Re: Eaglemoss USS Titan and USS Aventine

Postby TonyG2 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:23 am

I'm guessing that Eaglemoss release issues earlier in the UK than the US as my Aventine arrived (via Ebay) a week or so ago.

My experience is that if you are looking to buy via ebay it is worth waiting until after the initial release. Pricing seems to go through 4 stages.

1. Initial release - decent vendors selling at maybe £5.00 over standard price
2. Shortly after initial release - major escalation in price to well above £25.00
3. Months after initial release and model becoming hard to find - massive hike in prices to approaching £50.00
4. Interest has died down - prices slump to something manageable....

For example I missed out on the initial release of both the Mission Scout and the Aerowing shuttle. I got one of each but the price was over £20.00 each.

The other day I got another example of each both being less than £10.00 Granted without the magazine but that wasn't a problem for me.

Patience can pay off but some models never seem to drop back into a reasonable level (or if they do they are quickly snapped up).


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