Federation Kearsarge-class New Light
Cruiser, and stablemate Heavy Cruiser, are
good-looking starships. At right, paired
with a Battlecruiser (future USS New
Zealand) for scale, I like the tucked-in and
chunky look of the new Cruisers. I also
really like the modular, logical, concept of
fielding starships that use common
components like these.
strike a profile that says they're ready for
combat and mean business. I knew I wanted to
christen my first NCL USS Repulse, NCC-1503,
even before I got one in Mongoose
Publishing's Squadron Box #7: Federation
Reinforcements. It wears custom waterslide
decal markings created by Tenneshington Decals.
with my War Destroyer gaming mini, I didn't
have a great deal of work to put into
assembling this pewter Starline 2500 item.
In fact, it was the best one I've purchased
to date. Sure, you do have to remove seams
and surface artifacts left over from the
creation of the casting masters, but it's
quick work with a couple of flexible fine
grit sanding sticks and a wire brush in a
battery-powered Dremel Tool to polish them
up nicely for painting and finishing.
Light Cruiser's hole for mounting on a stand
was a perfect fit to the Gamescience item.
my War Destroyer too, this is my first
miniature in any scale of the Federation New
Light Cruiser., and everything about putting
it into service in my mini fleet went quick
and without a hitch.