Category Archives: Full Thrust Ships

Destroyer/scout Class Ship


Here is a destroyer/scout Class style  Ship from Shapeways in 1/7000 scale.

Haven’t decide on a name number as yet.

Destroyer/scout Class

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NX01 Enterprise


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.

NX01

 

 


1/7000 scale Trek


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!

 

 


Terran Federation Destroyers, Bulking out the Fleet


Given that The Terran Federation seem to be limited to Pursuit Ships in the TV series (although they mention other types) I decided that I needed to bulk out their Fleet if they were to stand any chance in battle against anyone other than the Liberator!

I didn’t want 40 of the same ship so decided to see if there was anything out there that might fit the bill. One of My friends who is a regular contributor on here and Warlord games Forum (where i occassionally hang out) Where he is known as BigAl, suggested several sites one of which was GZG Having had a long browse the Islamic Federation Fleet looked a possibility…so when a set of 4 Destroyers came up on ebay I jumped at the chance to pick up some ships for a bargain price!

The only problem I had was mixing the right shade of “Panzer Primer” to match the Pursuit ships….I think i got away with it.

They certainly don’t look out of place amongst The Pursuit ships. There is a kind of basic design that is common to both, so it isn’t a great leap of faith to think that the destroyers are part of the Fleet……But if they are painted the same and hang out with Servalan, then hey…..they are federation!!!!

Federation Destroyer

Federation Destroyer

Terran Federation Fleet

 


Fleet Scale Fighters………..Buck Rogers Earth Directorate Starfighter


This Fleet Scale Fighter Type Looks like the One that Buck Rogers used to fly….I remember an Episode where a certain “General Gordon” also flew one……a bit of a Paradox that…..anyway, again difficult to paint on account of size more conventional paint scheme…can you spot Bucks Ship?

Again from Bergstrom Studios

 

Buck Rogers Fighter Group

 


Fleet Scale Fighters……….. Advanced Viper


Been meaning to post these for a while….!

This was the remaing part of my 1st  Studio Bergstrom order. The Fighters!!!!

Being fleet scale, they are very small. They come with a flight base designed by Bergstrom to enable 6 fighters to be mounted.  2 issues with that,  one, all my flight bases are the same type so these would look a bit odd, but my main problem was i coud not get super glue to fix the little fighters to the pin heads and just gave up with them.

I decided the answer was to use my normal flight stand and create something for the fighters to be placed on. I had a sheet of clear plastic and decided to make a triangular clear base…it needs to be fine tuned, but I’m happy with it, and 3 Fighters to a stand is enough.

These little Fighters are a Development of the Viper model from B.S.G. it would seem…..I decided to paint them a light Blue colour,  just to make them stand out….it isn’t easy painting something this small, so it was a basic job, a bit of dry brushing works wonders!!!

I was lucky enough to get an extra fighter in my order…so decided to paint that one Red…perhaps an indipendant hero type…have to give that some thought. Any way as normal, as an idea of scale I normally use the Liberator to give an impression of size…so likely a shot of that in there too!

Advanced Viper Fighter

Advanced Viper Fighter with Liberator DSV2

 

 


Full Thrust Ebay listings…Live for the next 7 days!


Ok anyone out there wants to buy my spare Space ships and some Planet scenenery can now do so on ebay Click on the link , you’ll then need to click on “see sellers other listings” for full list…..Good luck

Postage will be combined on multiple purchases.