Late last year I joined an excellent forum called Starship Combat News
Lots of very interesting stuff for anyone who likes Sci fi ships. ….there is also a trading post/orbital shipyards section where you can get in touch with people who make their own ships to sell, one such person is Scouls502 you’ll need to join the forum to speak to him and all the other guys who make stuff.
I was able to pick up quite a few ships to fill the holes in my space fleets, Scouls502 also very kindly made me a little proxy for Starbug……pictures will follow!
Amazing detail on all his ships, and a nice guy to boot….highly recommended!
This is one time i took a hit on the scale issue! A 1/7000 scale borg Cube might actually be the size of my house so went for this model from Furuta.
I assembled it (not hard!) and gave it a completely new paint job
Here it is in combat with the Defiant
This is a little Gem of a model 1/7000 scale is small and i couldn’t really do much detailing on this. it took a long time to find someone that made a likeness in the correct scale but eventually found it on shapeways here.
It is printed in clear plastic, detail is superb, smooth and none of the texture normally associated with the basic material (white strong flexible)
With Ambassador Class
With the Liberator
With a greater Foe!
This Ambassador Class Star Ship is simply amazing in it’s detail
in 1/7000 scale and from Shapeways it is a likeness of, not an exact copy , but I really think this is one of the best Star ships available from that site. A pleasure to paint…one of my new favourites!
With a tiny 1/7000 scale Defiant!
With the liberator
This fits in nicely with 1/7000 scale and is one of a handful of ships that does, Can’t say i liked the paint job when it arrived, could have had more detailed so decided to repaint it and ty and keep the decals! So quite a useful ship from Heroclix for me.
This isn’t an exact reproduction of the paint job but it is more in the style of !!
but I like it and that is all that counts!
1/7000 scale Miranda Class Name and registry undecided…but very likely USS Reliant.
a Comparison for size with Liberator
Here is a destroyer/scout Class style Ship from Shapeways in 1/7000 scale.
Haven’t decide on a name number as yet.
Can’t say I was a huge fan of this TV series….watched it a couple of times but thought the design of the ships was fine. Having owned a larger scale version in resin it had to be replaced……here is one interpretation in 1/7000 scale from Shapeways.
Being a big fan of the Star Trek universe it was just a question of time before I started collecting these ships. I had 7 versions of the enterprise in 1/2500 scale but these were to big to game with, and i hadn’t got round to finishing them off……getting rid of them was a wrench…but I knew that i could replace them all in a more suitable size…so it wasn’t so bad.
Scale can be an issue for many reasons, mixing scales is often something difficult to swallow for those of us who are a little OCD about such things! But hey, we don’t live in a perfect universe! The way i get round such dilemmas is allow for slight differences amongst ships, but if something is well out of scale there maybe options to convert it to represent a larger Vessel, or just keep the scales seperate…which is what I’m going to do with your Constitution class Al!!!!! I think I can stretch to a mini game of T.O.S. at some point…..the detail is better at 1/3000 ish!!!
Space stations are another problem. Some would be so large that they wouldn’t fit easily on the table, so i treat them as i do the planet scenery…..accept that they have to be smaller!
So armed with this convenient get out clause, it allowed me to pick up a few things like Space Stations, and Borg Cubes! I have been able to plunder from ranges i would normally have to disregard, like micro machines, Furta, Heroclix etc. Some ships are actually in scale, or at least very close, so that is a good way to bulk out a fleet….and save painting and applying decals, but in the main I use 1/7000 scale vessels from Shapeways and fit everything around that.
So in the coming post’s expect some interesting ships!