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.
The kit is broken down into 5 main parts, the hull, nacelle supports and the nacelles themselves.
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.
The shuttles are very small…
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.
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.
And finally each one comes with a base and support rod in clear acrylic.
The refit version has the same main hull but different nacelles and supports, which fit it into the Enterprise-E period.
And comes with a different set of decals. It’s a slightly smaller set because there aren’t quite so many options.
And obviously a slightly different 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.