Just picked up the 1:2500 scale Bonaventure Class ship from Delta Quadrant and wanted to post some pictures and review on it, so here it is.
The Bonaventure is probably best placed in the pre-original series period. Some time between the NX-01 and the NCC-1701 series and features a very unusual hybrid of the saucer and secondary hull. Almost like someone has driven it through by accident. It appears that there are shuttle bays on the sides of the saucer and the deflector is in the front. This makes for a streamlined ship which is very pleasing to look at.
I believe the original is 3D printed from computer files rather than being a freehand sculpt or kitbash.
Casting is first class with basically no flash and just a few pouring stubs. The very small deflector is the only piece what will require careful clean up and a centre piece will need to be found for it.
And a comparison with the refit Constitution class.
Unusually for a garage kit this one comes with a full set of decals which includes those for an aztek pattern over the entire ship. And it was cut to fit into the box rather than as some strange jigsaw puzzle. Banners are supplied for both NX and NCC styles.
Instructions are pretty non-existent but this is a simple build. Only real issue is working out where to place the decals.
Overall a really great model and really looking forward to building this one up.