Moebius Models is about to release a ship that spans the Star Trek timelines. The USS Franklin was one of the best things to come out of Star Trek Beyond, a pre-Federation ship that’s a predecessor to the NX-01 from Star Trek: Enterprise. Before it disappeared in 2164, the aging Franklin was pressed into service to help in the Romulan War that lead to the founding of the United Federation of Planets in 2161. And in the alternative Kelvin timeline in 2263, the ship was returned to service for one last mission by the stranded crew of the USS Enterprise.
We first saw an early prototype of the Moebius USS Franklin last summer at San Diego Comic-Con. The high level of detail seen even in just a first 3D printed prototype was impressive. Moebius Models is now ready to release the final model kit, it will be available in early-April, at a retail price of $69.99.
The USS Franklin from Star Trek Beyond is the first in an all new all-new series of model kits from Moebius Models based on the new Kelvin-universe Star Trek movies. The kit is a 1:350 scale model. Measuring over 15 inches long and nearly 9 inches wide, this precision-tooled styrene kit features screen-accurate detailing, based on actual digital visual effects files.
This skill-level 3 kit includes clear bussard domes and clear windows, as well as a Starfleet insignia display base. The kit also includes decals (with “worn” and “new” options) and a full-color instruction booklet, including detailed painting tips. Packaging features box art by legendary Star Trek production illustrator, John Eaves.
As a premier manufacturer of specialty model kits, Moebius Models has the pop culture world covered, from nostalgic gems like Lost in Space and Batman the Classic TV Series to modern blockbusters like Batman v. Superman and Star Trek Beyond. For more info, visit their official site at moebiusmodels.com.