In the California-class [line], there are three types of hull painting: there’s blue, red, and yellow.
We’ve extended the visual metaphor of the uniforms to the ships, and the Cerritos has yellow on the hull because it’s primarily a second contact engineering ship. They show up to planets that need engineering stuff done on them in order to be able to communicate with the Federation.
There’s also, you’ll see in the show, blue-hulled California class ships, which are usually deployed to places where there has to be more medical expertise, and red-hulled ships that are like for moving around ambassadors and doing more command-level stuff.
Hallmark has a long history of making Event Edition ornaments that were simple ornament repaints using previous production molds. Past repaints include:
2009 Uhura Gold (2007 Uhura Red)
2011 USS Defiant (2006 Enterprise)
2013 Kelvin Damaged (2013 Kelvin)
2016 Enterprise Pilot (2016 Enterprise Gold)
2017 Enterprise C Damaged (2015 Enterprise C)
2019 USS ISS Enterprise (2016 Enterprise Gold)
If we can just get a USS Cerritos ornament there are years worth of Event Edition repaints available. There appears to be six California-class paint schemes. The simple yellow striping that we have seen on the Cerritos and on other ships in red and blue. We also have the more full coverage paint scheme of the same three colors.
Besides the Cerritos, the other 27 known California-class ships now include…
A U.S.S. San Diego would be fun for a certain pop-culture convention.
A 2011 Defiant ornament went up for auction in July that had a few red flags. The seven day auction was originally launched with a $350 “Buy it now” option. In less than 9 hours it had received three bids before it was listed as sold, six days prematurely, for $51. It seems the ornament was relisted on eBay by the original seller and sold for $299.
Well, I received an update today from the would-be buyer that explains how everything went down.
“This was a rip off. I bought the ornament from Nacho at first he ended the auction because he had a buy now at $350 so he ended it I paid $51 then relisted it for $299 so I was the same buyer both totaled $350 which was the buy now price. I waited 2 weeks and he never shipping it. I opened a case he then shipped it but it was not a 2011 Enterprise in fact it was a part for a RV. I don’t believe he ever had it. I got all my money back and left bad feedback warning others to stay away!”
Fortunately, this buyer was able to get his money back. We appreciate him filling us in on the details.
A 2011 Defiant ornament went up for auction yesterday. The seven day auction was originally launched with a $350 “Buy it now” option. In less than 9 hours it had received three bids before it was listed as sold, six days prematurely, for $51.
UPDATE: It seems the ornament was relisted on eBay by the original seller and sold for $299. Things were certainly sketchy with this whole auction where it appears the seller tried to circumvent the system to maximize his profit. Little does the seller know, this ornament has been getting $1200 – $1900.