(written from a Production point of view)
Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection is a British partwork magazine which is published by Eaglemoss Collections. It is available in a number of countries worldwide and is authorized and licensed by CBS Consumer Products.
Each fortnightly issue includes a hand-painted ABS and die-cast metal scaled replica of a starship from the Star Trek universe. Notably, Eaglemoss is producing a sizable number of starship designs that have not been manufactured by a licensed company before.
Ben Robinson, the project's manager, utilizes original CGI studio models for reference whenever they are available. For starship designs without available digital 3D models (or when production-used models are deemed unsuitable for practical use), designers including Rob Bonchune, Doug Drexler, Greg Jein, "Mojo" Lebowitz, and Mike Okuda have built or supervised the construction of new ones. Some of these models have been recreated by independent contractors including Fabio Passaro's Meshweaver Productions and Ed Giddings of Cgreactor. Robinson, a Fact Files veteran, oversees the preparation of the magazines and the commissioning and decoration of the starship miniatures.
The 3D starship models are converted into tooling masters at the Holinail Group, Eaglemoss' manufacturing partner in Shenzhen, China and 2D renders are often used for the publication's illustrations by its editors in the UK. Reference photographs of studio models, production stills, concept art, and newly-created orthographic views are also used extensively.
Each accompanying twenty-page magazine (measuring 220 × 285 mm) features comprehensive articles about the design, filming, and on-screen appearances of the original studio model(s). New interviews were conducted with a number of Star Trek production staff for the publication. Detailed "in-universe" information about the vessel's history, crew, weapons, and technology is also included.
An online version of each issue is made available to subscribers. Most products are also available through the company's webshops and are commonly retailed by newsagents and booksellers, and through comics, collectibles, and gaming shops affiliated with Diamond Comic Distributors.
Mirror universe, Non-canon, Shuttlecraft, Special, and Large Scale issues are also offered to subscribers and the public, separate from the regular issues. Resin dedication plaques, binders, and a hardcover book have also been produced. Convention-exclusive models are made available to convention attendees and subscribers.
UK issues Edit
|1||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
|2||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (2271)
|3||Klingon Bird-of-Prey (B'rel Class)
|6||USS Voyager NCC-74656
|7||K't'inga-Class Battle Cruiser
|8||USS Excelsior NCC-2000
|9||USS Defiant NX-74205
|11||USS Reliant NCC-1864
|12||USS Thunderchild NCC-63549
|14||Cardassian Galor Class
|15||USS Equinox NCC-72381
|17||USS Dauntless NX-01-A
|19||USS Stargazer NCC-2893
|20||Klingon Attack Cruiser
|21||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E
|22||Krenim Temporal Weapon Ship
|23||Nebula Class (USS Honshu)
|24||Xindi Insectoid Warship
|25||USS Prometheus NX-59650
|26||Tholian Starship (2152)
|27||Romulan Bird-of-Prey (2152)
|31||Romulan Warbird Valdore
|32||Starfleet Runabout (USS Orinoco)
|33||Cardassian Hideki Class
|34||Vulcan Surak Class
|35||Klingon Bird-of-Prey (2150s)
|36||Oberth Class (USS Grissom)
|37||Andorian Battle Cruiser
|38||Starfleet Delta Flyer
|40||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
|42||USS Pasteur NCC-58925
|43||Species 8472 Bioship
|44||United Earth Starfleet Intrepid
|45||Malon Export Vessel
|46||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C
|47||Klingon IKS Negh'Var
|48||Armored USS Voyager (2378)
|50||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (2266)
|52||USS Centaur NCC-42043
|53||Klingon Augments' Ship
|54||Steamrunner Class (USS Appalachia)
|55||Vulcan D'Kyr Type
|56||Saber Class (USS Yeager)
|57||Romulan Bird-of-Prey (2260s)
|58||Borg Tactical Cube
|59||USS Relativity NCV-474439-G
|60||SS Botany Bay
|61||Norway Class (USS Budapest)
|62||Voth Research Vessel
|66||USS Raven NAR-32450
|67||Klingon D7-Class Battle Cruiser
|68||Federation Attack Fighter
|70||Voth City Ship
|71||Goroth's Klingon Transport Ship
|72||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A
|73||Borg Renegades' Ship
|75||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Captain's Yacht (Cousteau)
|78||USS Voyager's Aeroshuttle
|79||Harry Mudd's Class-J Starship (Stella)
|80||Federation Mission Scout Ship
|82||United Earth Starfleet Warp Delta
|83||Bajoran Assault Vessel
|84||United Earth Starfleet NX-Alpha
|87||Federation Timeship Aeon
|89||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-J
|90||Romulan Scout Ship
|91||USS Saratoga NCC-31911
|94||Suliban Cell Ship
|95||New Orleans Class (USS Kyushu)
|96||Orion Scout Ship
|97||USS Rhode Island NCC-72701
|98||Academy Flight Trainer
|99||Arctic One (assimilated)
|100||Daedalus Class (USS Horizon)
|TBA||Apollo Class (T'Pau)|
|TBA||Bajoran Antares Class|
|TBA||Challenger Class (USS Buran)|
|TBA||Cheyenne Class (USS Ahwahnee)|
|TBA||Klingon D5-Class Battle Cruiser|
|TBA||Smuggler's Combat Vessel|
|TBA||USS Curry NCC-42254|
|TBA||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (Phase II refit)|
|TBA||USS Enterprise (Planet of the Titans) (version 1)|
|TBA||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Probert concept)|
|TBA||USS Enterprise XCV-330|
|TBA||USS Jenolan NCC-2010|
|TBA||USS Yeager NCC-65674|
|TBA||Vulcan Long Range Shuttle|
|TBA||Vulcan T'Plana Hath|
Mirror universe issues Edit
|M2||ISS Enterprise NX-01
|M3||ISS Defiant||110 mm||1:1550|
Convention-exclusive models Edit
In total, five thousand copies of the first model were retailed at the New York Comic-Con and the Destination Star Trek Europe conventions in October 2016. A magazine was not included. Subscribers were able to purchase the ship at a discount  and some additional "limited stock" was also sold to the public by the company's webshops.
|1||N/A||SS Yorktown NCC-1717
|2||N/A||USS Enterprise (Planet of the Titans) (version 2)|
Non-canon issues Edit
Following successful online fan petitions championed by The Trek Collective , two issues will feature apocryphal (non-canon) starships that primarily appear in Star Trek novels, video games, and calendars. The ships are slated for release in late 2017.
|1||USS Titan NCC-80102|
|2||USS Aventine NCC-82602 (β)|
Special issues Edit
Eaglemoss received licensing to release starships from Star Trek's alternate reality as "Special" issues, alongside unique starships and space stations from Star Trek's prime reality. Special issue models are considerably larger than the standard releases and retail at roughly twice the price. The company plans to release them on a quarterly basis and subscribers receive a small discount when they opt to purchase them as they premiere.
|SP1||Deep Space 9
|SP2||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (alternate reality)
|SP6||NX-Class Refit (SS Enterprise NX-01)
|SP7||Spock's Jellyfish Ship
|SP11||Deep Space Station K-7|
Large Scale issues Edit
On 7 October 2016, the project manager announced that models of "all of the Enterprises" and other "hero ships" (including DS9's USS Defiant, the USS Voyager, and possibly the Delta Flyer and USS Excelsior) would also be produced in a larger scale than the regular models.
The first issue is available for pre-order at company webshops and Diamond-affiliated shops in the UK and North America.
|1||USS Enterprise NCC-1701
|2||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D|
|3||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E|
Shuttlecraft issues Edit
Shuttlecraft issues were first previewed to subscribers in Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg in January 2015. In those countries, "Premium" subscribers (who have paid a small additional monthly fee) receive a shuttle every twenty issues. The first shuttle reached subscribers in November 2015. 
The first four shuttlecraft saw a small initial production run and were initially available only as a four-pack in other markets. These ships may be offered as individual issues at a later time and alternate deco variants of them may also be manufactured in the future, if further production runs occur.  The shuttles are made of metallic resin, include stands, and are individually packaged within the four-pack box.
An eight-page booklet (measuring 150 × 210 mm) which exclusively contains "in-universe" information accompanies each model. It features master systems display illustrations (okudagrams) newly created for each issue by Mike Okuda. These schematics are also printed onto translucent plastic sheets (measuring 120 × 80 mm) which can be mounted on (included) plastic clip stands.
|02||Shuttlecraft Type-6 (Goddard)
|03||Shuttlecraft Type-10 (Chaffee)
|04||Shuttlecraft Type-9 (Cochrane)
|05||Executive Shuttle (SD-103)
|06||Shuttlecraft Type-7 (Hawking)
|07||Shuttlepod Type-15 (Aldrin)
|08||NX Shuttlepod (Pod 1)
Starship sets Edit
Each set includes a fifty-page booklet (measuring 168 × 216 mm) which contains content covering all of the starships in the set, compiled from the previously released individual magazines as detailed above. The third set's booklet has sixty-five pages to accommodate the content for the four-pack's extra ship. The starship models are identical to their earlier releases and are packaged individually within the outer box.
Starship dedication plaques Edit
Painted metallic resin starship dedication plaques are made available through the webshops and retail outlets. The first release was previously distributed to subscribers as a gift premium.
|1||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Dedication Plaque
|2||USS Voyager Dedication Plaque
|3||USS Defiant Dedication Plaque
|4||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Dedication Plaque
|5||Enterprise NX-01 Dedication Plaque
|6||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Dedication Plaque
|7||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Dedication Plaque
|8||USS Franklin NX-326 Dedication Plaque|
Gift premiums Edit
Gift premiums (known here as "loyalty gifts") have been delivered to subscribers. These free items include a binder for holding the magazines, a cast resin USS Enterprise-D dedication plaque, a three-nacelled Future USS Enterprise-D model, and a battery-powered, LED-illuminated PVC Borg Cube.
In Japan, early subscribers received a smaller LED-illuminated PVC Borg Cube after De Agostini, the magazine's local publisher, declined to release the UK version of the Borg Cube and manufactured their own. De Agostini also released a key ring as a gift in lieu of the UK's free magazine binder.
Although they were initially advertised as subscriber "exclusives", the UK version of the Borg cube, the Enterprise-D plaque, and the Future Enterprise-D model were later retailed to the general public through Eaglemoss' webshops.
Distribution issues have resulted in some subscribers receiving their gift premiums months later than the scheduled intervals indicated on the magazine's subscription sites. Nonetheless, the magazine's Terms and Conditions state that the company has the right to modify this schedule (and the gifts) unilaterally.
For American and Canadian subscriptions, the gift premiums are scheduled for much later subscriber milestones than is the case for all other territories.
|1||N/A||Magazine Binder||300 mm||N/A|
|1†||N/A||USS Enterprise Command Division (TOS) Key Ring||45 mm||N/A|
|2||N/A||USS Enterprise-D dedication plaque||216 mm||1:1.6|
|3||N/A||Future USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D ("All Good Things...")||139 mm||1:4610|
|4||N/A||Borg Cube||150 mm||1:20600|
|4†||N/A||Borg Cube||80 mm||1:37500|
Premium magazine bindersEdit
Premium binders with starship illustrations on their covers have been made available to supplement the standard binder design (as seen above).
Designing Starships reference bookEdit
In October 2016, Eaglemoss premiered the first volume of a reference book series comprised of starship design articles compiled from the Collection's individual magazines.
The 160-page hardback book also incorporates thirty pages of newly-published articles, concept artwork, and other content. It was co-authored by Ben Robinson and Marcus Riley and focuses on more than thirty starships including seven named Enterprise.
- The Enterprise, pp. 8-13
- Redesigning The Enterprise For The Planet Of Titans, pp. 14-19
- Redesigning The Original Enterprise, pp. 20-23
- Enterprise NCC-1701 Refit, pp. 24-27
- Enterprise-D, pp. 28-31
- Enterprise-C, pp. 32-35
- Enterprise-B, pp. 36-39
- Enterprise-E, pp. 40-43
- Enterprise NX-01, pp. 44-49
- Galileo Shuttle, pp. 50-55
- The First TNG Shuttles, pp. 56-57
- 'Speedboat' Shuttle, pp. 58-61
- USS Reliant, pp. 62-65
- USS Excelsior, pp. 66-69
- Stargazer, pp. 70-71
- Akira Class, pp. 72-77
- USS Centaur, pp. 78-81
- ECS Fortunate, pp. 82-85
- SS Botany Bay, pp. 86-89
- Borg Fleet, pp. 90-97
- Borg Tactical Cube, pp. 98-101
- Ferengi Marauder, pp. 102-105
- Bajoran Solar-Sailor, pp. 106-111
- USS Dauntless, pp. 112-115
- Krenim Weapon, pp. 116-119
- Romulan Drone, pp. 120-125
- Species 8472 Bioship, pp. 126-133
- Malon Export Vessel, pp. 134-137
- Hirogen Warship, pp. 138-141
- Tholian Starship, pp. 142-145
- Nausicaan Fighter, pp. 146-147
- Surak Class, pp. 148-153
- Vulcan D'Kyr, pp. 154-157
UK test marketing Edit
The first five issues were test-marketed at retail in England's South West region beginning in May 2012. The company's website also began to solicit UK subscriptions at that time. Due to unexpected heavy demand and the resulting production and distribution challenges, new subscriptions were suspended at the end of July 2012.
Upon receipt of the first five issues, subscribers were advised that the magazine had been suspended and that confirmation of forthcoming issues from the publisher was pending. Free gift premiums were not distributed to subscribers. This type of early "test release" is a common practice for partwork publishers.
UK and Ireland marketing Edit
In September 2012, a Facebook page was established for the magazine and Eaglemoss subsequently announced that a full UK roll-out of the line was slated for February 2013. New subscriptions resumed on 17 September 2012 and the company confirmed that gift premiums and more issues were forthcoming.
At the very inception of the project, a production run of fifty issues was foreseen,  but by the time the project was gearing up for its regular run, the company had plans for seventy issues and displayed a provisional list at the Destination Star Trek London convention in October 2012. Since the provisional list was first shown, a number of possible additional issues have been identified by the magazine's project manager through social media. Residents of the Republic Of Ireland were added to the UK subscriber base in early 2013.
On 9 January 2013, the company announced that the line would be indefinitely placed on hiatus until a new manufacturer was found, following the closure of their contracted production facility by Chinese authorities. The starship models produced by the first factory were used for the UK and Japanese test releases and a number later appeared in large-volume online auctions from Hong Kong. Notably, the early Klingon Bird-of-Prey, USS Enterprise-D, and Future USS Enterprise-D models display paintwork that differs markedly from later releases.
In early April 2013, Eaglemoss sent emails to subscribers stating that the magazine was back in production at a new factory and indicated that shipping would resume in August 2013. This re-launch date was confirmed on the line's newly redesigned website in May 2013 and the first issue was re-released on 21 August 2013.
Data Base Factory manages Eaglemoss' subscription, webshop, and customer services for the UK market. Eaglemoss and Data Base Factory are sister companies and are both subsidiaries of the Financière Aurénis Group.  COMAG UK distributes subscription mailings in the UK and Ireland. Most products are also available through Diamond Comics-affiliated shops.
International marketing Edit
Following the successful roll-out of the magazine in the UK and Ireland, Eaglemoss launched the magazine in a number of other territories worldwide.
English-language magazines distributed outside of the UK are identical to the UK releases. A small number of models with minor painting errors have had these paint issues corrected during subsequent production runs.
Aside from those countries where it has entered into joint ventures with established outside publishing partners, Eaglemoss has utilized its sister company, Data Base Factory, for its customer services, distribution, translation, and editorial services for non-English language areas. 
In Japan, the line is published and distributed by De Agostini and carries its imprint on the cover. The first six issues were retailed in 2012 in a test marketing run, similar to the UK's initial test release. De Agostini's subscriber website went live in April 2014 and the first issue was re-released on 20 May 2014.  The magazine's outer packaging and running order differ from the UK version and only regular issues are available to Japan. An extension of the magazine to 110 issues was confirmed in October 2016.
In May 2013, the company launched their US website and American subscribers began to receive issues in October 2013. At the same time, the line was also made available for retail sale by US retailers affiliated with Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. A US webshop has also been launched.
The line was made available to Canadian retailers through Diamond Comics commencing in August 2013 and issues began to reach shops in October 2013. The subscription website went live on 25 January 2014 and issues began to reach subscribers in May 2014. Eaglemoss' UK office administrates Canadian subscriptions and LS Distribution Logistics distributed the magazine in Canada. Only regular issues are offered to subscribers at this time but plaques and special, mirror universe, and shuttlecraft issues are available at local Diamond retailers.
Subscribers have received up to issue 39 but have not received any subsequent issues since February 2016 when Eaglemoss' distributor changed ownership. The publisher hopes to have new distribution under way again as soon as possible and is currently studying the feasibility of Canadian access to the US webshop.
Early imported issues began to reach retailers in Australia beginning in December 2013. An Australian subscriber website went live in February 2014. Subscriptions and wide retail availability commenced on 31 March 2014. Shuttlecraft issues have not been offered to Australia. Bissett Magazines Pty. Ltd. distributes the line. 
Imported early issues began to reach some New Zealand retailers beginning in December 2013. On 9 August 2014, a New Zealand subscriber website went live. Subscriptions and wide retail availability commenced in October 2014. Netlink Subscriptions, a division of Netlink Distribution Co. Ltd., distributes the line.  Emails sent to subscribers announced that the 2009 Enterprise would be the first special issue available to New Zealand and was shipped in December 2015. No further special issues have since been offered.
After a five-issue test marketing run and website launch in early 2014, the magazine fully relaunched in Germany in January 2015. The magazine's running order differed from the UK's until issue 28. It is distributed by Interabo GmbH.
Availability to Austria was included in Germany's online subscription launch in January 2015.
Availability to Luxembourg was included in Germany's online subscription launch in January 2015.
Subscriptions for the residents of the Netherlands began in July 2015. No retail availability is planned.
Subscriptions for the residents of France began in July 2015. No retail availability is planned.
Subscriptions for the residents of Russia began in 2016.
On 3 October 2014, the company announced that online subscriptions would begin for Spanish subscribers in March 2015 but this did not appear to occur and there has been no further comment on the matter. No retail availability is planned.
The rest of the worldEdit
On 3 October 2014, Eaglemoss announced that they had acquired licensing for all of Europe and stated that the line would begin to be released in the remaining countries of Europe commencing in 2015. The company also stated that it hoped to release the line in other territories in the future but did not offer specific dates or countries. The magazines list additional details for South African, Malaysian, and Singaporean distribution, though the latter has stated that they don't presently carry the magazine.
In a number of countries, retailers have imported issues of the magazine from the UK for resale.
Future issues Edit
Following CBS' and Eaglemoss' decision to increase the number of regular issues to a revised total of ninety in August 2014, project manager Ben Robinson did not discount the possibility of further issues. In an 8 March 2015 Q&A session on the Collection's Twitter page, he wrote, "It's a question of economics, though. If enough people are buying, we'll keep going. We're already doing more ships than anyone ever imagined. Hurrah!"
On 10 December 2015, the company announced the extension of the magazine to 110 issues, excluding special, mirror universe, and shuttle issues. Eaglemoss plans to continue to focus on canon starship designs with few exceptions.  Like prior releases, most upcoming starship variants will not simply be repaints of existing designs but will instead feature newly-created toolings (or parts) which reflect hull modifications made by Star Trek's original production staff. As before, "battle-damaged" starship decos are not generally planned.
Regarding future plans, the project manager stated that he considers every Andorian, Borg, Dominion, Kazon, Klingon, Romulan, Suliban, Tellarite, Vidiian, Vulcan, and Xindi ship to be "essential" to the collection and hopes the magazine will eventually reach 140 to 150 regular issues or more. "Roughly half" of the upcoming starships between issue 70 and 110 will be from the Federation and the company hopes to produce all of the ships seen in the remastered Original Series.
More ships seen in the Battle of Wolf 359 will join the collection and there will be additional ships from Deep Space Nine, The Motion Picture, Insurrection, and the Delta Quadrant. Due to the immense popularity of previous ships named Enterprise that were produced for the Collection, more are forthcoming. At least two more shuttlecraft four-packs are planned.
Ben Robinson also indicated that Eaglemoss was inquiring about acquiring licensing to create starships from the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series. In late February 2016, he received very encouraging responses from John Van Citters of CBS Consumer Products who tweeted, "You gotta keep the starships coming Ben. There’s new ones on the way...". Robinson then asked if Eaglemoss had gained the rights to the new series and Van Citters replied, "Take us to Warp 150. We'll get it done." 
Robinson quipped that he was "not allowed to say anything" about Discovery at a panel discussion on 4 September 2016 but indicated that he'd be able to say more in the near future. The Collection was expanded to encompass 130 issues plus a number of additional Special, Shuttlecraft, Convention-exclusive, and Large Scale issues on this date. Additional starship reference volumes are also planned.
Remaining provisional issues from the 2012 convention listEdit
- Borg probe
- Borg Queen's vessel
- Jem'Hadar battleship
- Son'a collector
- Son'a command ship
Additional ships seen on the 2012 promotional posterEdit
- Captain Proton's rocket ship
- Nebula class variants:
- Romulan science vessel*
- Tamarian deep space cruiser
- Tellarite cruiser
- USS Bozeman
- USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F (β)
- Additional Wolf 359 starships:
- ↑ John Van Citters, Vice President of CBS Consumer Products' Product Development, supervises the magazine for CBS and formally announced the expansion of the magazine to ninety issues at The Official Star Trek Convention which was held in Las Vegas from 31 July to 3 August 2014. 
- ↑ Ben Robinson has previously used live-action production CGI studio models to create illustrations for other licensed Star Trek print publications, in the process becoming, at least where the Star Trek franchise was concerned, a pioneer by doing so. He commissioned Rob Bonchune (and others) to render these models for use in the Star Trek Fact Files and its US magazine derivative. Robinson served as project manager, editor, and writer of many issues of those publications (incidentally published by one of Eaglemoss Collections' two original constituent parts, GE Fabbri), foreshadowing his similar role at the Official Starships Collection.
Regarding the availability of production-used digital models, Robinson has stated, "There is an excellent archive of ships from Voyager and Enterprise. Less so with the other shows."  To alleviate this shortage of models, Robinson solicited the input of former Digital Muse Effects Supervisor David Lombardi who turned out to still have a partial database of digital models that Digital Muse had specifically constructed for Deep Space Nine.   Years earlier, Lombardi had constructed a digital model of the Enterprise-E as Digital Muse's solicitation model for possible use in Star Trek: Insurrection and it was his model that was used for the orthographic views in issue 21 of the Collection, alongside the beauty views of the later Star Trek Nemesis version created by Digital Domain. (see: Sovereign-class model)
- ↑ New or replacement CG models that Fabio Passaro's Meshweaver Productions has provided for the Collection, as identified online, include issues 12 (not a new build, but a re-rendered version of the Digital Muse model), 14, 20, 47, 54, 56, 61, 64, 73, 75, 79, 80, 85, 86, 95, 100, M1, SP3, SP4, SP5, and SP7.
Praised by Lebowitz for their high level of detail, Ed Giddings' pre-existing Centaur and Excelsior models, constructed for the canceled 2000 Unseen Frontier reference book project, were deemed as quite suitable for use in the Official Starships Collection, as was his 2010 spin-off build of the refitted Excelsior-class which he had built for Bonchune's USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual reference book.  New or replacement CG models that Ed Giddings' Cgreactor has provided for the Collection, as identified online, include issues 8, 40, 42, 46, 52, 59, 90, 98, and SP1.
- ↑ The magazine states the size of the Prometheus is 126m but other sources (and its onsceen appearances) indicate that a more appropriate size for the ship is 415m, placing the scale at 1:2964.
- ↑ The magazine states the size of the Bajoran Raider is 33.1m but other sources (and onscreen appearances) indicate that a more appropriate size for the ship is 8.5m, placing the scale at 1:71.
- ↑ In conjunction with the expansion from seventy to ninety issues, Robinson was able to divulge at a later time that former Star Trek Producer Dave Rossi had made the entire starship database of the remastered Original Series available to the publication.  From this acquisition, Robinson really scored a coup for his project as it constituted the first time that the remastered Original Series ships, particularly those specifically constructed for the production,  were made available for products produced for the general public. This availability enabled Robinson to incorporate several of these into the starships lineup past issue 50 (including issues 60 and 63) and the run increase enabled him to slate more for release in later issues.  Rob Bonchune contributed new meshes for issues 57 (though strictly speaking, this was Bonchune revisiting the model he had already constructed for Robinson in 1999 which had made its debut in Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 4) and 62 as the remastered TOS CG models had not reached Robinson by the time the models were first required. However, these models were not quite production-ready as CBS Digital had used Autodesk Maya software for their CGI effects at the time and the models needed to be converted into LightWave 3D, the software package of choice for the vast majority of Star Trek digital modelers. Robinson assigned Fabio Passaro, among others, to this chore.  Ironically, CBS Digital had originally bought the majority of the "hero" ship models from Finnish digital modeler Petri Blomqvist but had to convert them to Maya as he had constructed his models in LightWave. (Sci-fi & fantasy modeller, Vol. 26, p. 48-50) If his models were to be used (such as for the planned Terran Empire Enterprise extra issue), then they need to be reconverted back into LightWave.
- ↑ Following an unsuccessful search and appeal to a number of past Star Trek production artists, it appears that the original CG models created for Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek Nemesis have been lost, necessitating Robinson's decision to commission all-new models for the Collection.  
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official Australia website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official Canada website
- Star Trek: La Collection Officielle Des Vaisseaux Spatiaux - official France website
- Star Trek: Die Offizielle Raumschiffsammlung - official Germany website
- スタートレック・スターシップ・コレクション - official Japan website
- Star Trek: De Officiële Ruimteschepencollectie - official Netherlands website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official New Zealand website
- Модели кораблей "Звездный путь" - official Russia website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official UK and Ireland website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official US website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official Facebook page
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection at Twitter.com
- Ben Robinson (project manager) at Twitter.com
- Hero Collector - official Eaglemoss Collections collector website
- Glykokalyx Blog @ Wordpress.com - fan-proposed Starships Index
- Irish Trekkie @ Youtube.com - Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection Reviews
- Some Kind of Star Trek - Official Starships Collection Resource
- Star Trek Starships @ Wordpress.com - Star Trek Starships Collection Review
- The Trek Collective - Starships Index