1:2500 MVM Cyclone Class-Review


Recently purchased the newly released Cyclone Class Carrier in 1:2500 scale from Multi-Verse Models which looked like an interest and quite different ship to the norm.  Del (who is Multi-Verse Models) couldn’t have been more helpful and I ended up getting both the original and refit versions since the postage was the same for 1 or both.  Each kit is $25 and the postage for both to the UK was $12.75, cheaper than delivery within the UK for some companies).  And they got here in a week, which is pretty good going.

The kits are hand made masters, rather than being 3D prints like the Bonaventure.  The quality of the original and the casting is absolutely first rate and there is no flash, airbubbles or misalignment of the moulds.  In fact these look pretty much like you could assemble them straight off with no sanding or filling.

So here is what you get.

The model comes in a zip lock bag with a professionally laid out colour insert.

Cyclone
Cyclone

The kit is broken down into 5 main parts, the hull, nacelle supports and the nacelles themselves.

Cyclone
Cyclone
Cyclone
Cyclone
Cyclone
Cyclone

Can’t even see any pouring stubs, so a quick wash and I reckon you’d be able to get assembly done in a breeze.

You also get 3 small ships.  There is a troop carrier which sits on the back on the Cyclone’s main hull plus 2 shuttles.

Cyclone
Cyclone

The shuttles are very small…

Cyclone
Cyclone

You get 3 small sheets of decals which give you various options to choose from.  The decals don’t cover absolutely every surface so they could be supplemented but should be more than sufficient to get a really good result.

Cyclone-Decals
Cyclone-Decals

And there is a placement guide to go along with it.  And you can see in the top right sheet the full decals for the shuttles as well.

Cyclone-Placement Guide
Cyclone-Placement Guide

And finally each one comes with a base and support rod in clear acrylic.

Cyclone
Cyclone

The refit version has the same main hull but different nacelles and supports, which fit it into the Enterprise-E period.

Cyclone-Refit Nacelles
Cyclone-Refit Nacelles

And comes with a different set of decals.  It’s a slightly smaller set because there aren’t quite so many options.

Cyclone-Refit Decals
Cyclone-Refit Decals

And obviously a slightly different placement guide.

Cyclone-Refit Placement Guide
Cyclone-Refit Placement Guide

Overall these are excellent kits and although I was going to get them and park them for later building I’m really excited by them and keen to get them built, so expect to see them on the Cutting Mat quite soon.

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2 thoughts on “1:2500 MVM Cyclone Class-Review”

  1. Hello,

    This is a really great site. Thanks for showing all your work.
    You are responsible for getting me to buy the Multiverse Cyclone Star Trek ships! I was at Wonderfest in Louisville, KY a few weeks ago and Multiverse was there. I had never seen these ships before and thought that they were extremely well done and fit well with the stuff you see on TV. I was trying to not spend a lot of money, so I did not buy them.
    But when I come back from Wonderfest my Star Trek interest is always re-ignited. Your review pushed me over the edge! : )

    Really great site and it is very helpful on multiple levels.

    Mark Morris
    Champaign, IL

    1. Hey Mark

      Glad it helped. It’s an excellent kit and I must get it finished off soon. It’s a long way done and wouldn’t take much to get it done.

      Alun

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