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Norrins14 Sep 2015 6:44 a.m. PST

Took the plunge about a month ago and bought some model starships off Shapeways – it helped that first time orders had free shipping!

Picked up some old and new designs to fill out my Federation fleet for 5150: Star Navy.

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There's some close pics and more importantly some size comparisons with ADB ships here – link

Gulik2314 Sep 2015 7:36 a.m. PST

Nice! I like the TOS Reliant.

billclo14 Sep 2015 9:32 a.m. PST

Sweet. Better stock up before they are C&D'd. :(

daveshoe14 Sep 2015 5:02 p.m. PST

Norrins, which Shapeways store are these from?

Norrins15 Sep 2015 2:54 a.m. PST
SymphonicPoet15 Sep 2015 11:48 a.m. PST

Very nice. Shapeways can be a great source and those are some nice looking ships.

billclo15 Sep 2015 11:59 a.m. PST

Ah yes, I got some of the reduced scale Scampers; very nice fill-in for a Star Trek Runabout.

Part time gamer13 Dec 2015 1:00 a.m. PST

I hate to sound like a button/bean counter, but just a.. friendly reminder, there was no 'Reliant', in the world of The Original Series. She came along in the Wrath of Kahh(great movie).
HOWEVER.. if you remove the 'rollbar', which was the trademark of the Reliant (Miranda class cruiser) you have a great Anton class cruiser. Which, depending on which source book you go by, did exist during the time of TOS.

For those that may have some Micro Machines know this, (I didnt for a while) the Reliant, w/ out the rollbar, but with the 'narrow' engine nacelles, was the Saratoga class cruiser. SO.. with this one model, depending on the type of engines and w/ or w/out the rollbar, you can have any one of three cruiser variations.

Shapeways does some great stuff. Most of all THANKs for the side by side with ADB, that is something I have wanted to see for a long time.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2015 6:32 a.m. PST

Finally, recreating a shot from Star Trek 2.

/queue the music in my head/ ;->=

Thanks, seconded for the comparison shots.

Does the rollbar come separate in the shapeways version? I assume 'printed' on. Wasn't there a NG version that tarted up the bar even more?

I really need to get Blu-Ray versions of 2 and 3. I'll skip scenes through the DVDs for a quick fix of ships burning in the aether, but bookmarks to same would be SO useful.

Doug

Part time gamer19 Mar 2017 11:54 p.m. PST

@Norrins,
Right off, do you recall what scale these are? 5000, 7000 or other?

TheBeast
Does the rollbar come separate in the shapeways version? I assume 'printed' on.
I would tend to agree, likely 'printed on'. However, I have 'read' that some are more 'models' than miniatures.
That is 'some' Do Have parts that have to be added on. But for the most part, I think there 'one piece printed' miniatures.
Wasn't there a NG version that tarted up the bar even more?
Now THAT would be something I'd like to see if you find it @TheBeast.

Eclipsing Binaries03 Apr 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

I got a few from that seller as well. The frigate and the escort were okay, but of those two the frigate seems a little big beside my ADB ships. The freighter without the saucer is great though, and the little set of light transports are perfect.
I think my main dislike was the bridge areas on the two ships with saucers doesn't match our expectations of Starfleet ships, where the transports does.

(Major Disaster)03 Apr 2017 5:45 p.m. PST

@ Part time gamer

The scale of those ships looks to be roughly 1/3788 or thereabouts wink

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Wasn't there a NG version that tarted up the bar even more?

Now THAT would be something I'd like to see if you find it @TheBeast.

Sorry, PTG. I finally did some diggin', and have to assume I was thinking of the Saratoga that went down at Wolf 359.

Had weird 'horns' off the sides of the main hull, but I thought were on a 'rollbar.'

Doug

Part time gamer15 Jun 2017 3:02 a.m. PST

Sorry, for not cking back sooner Beast.

TheBeast
I finally did some diggin' and have to assume I was thinking of the Saratoga.. at Wolf 359.

Had weird 'horns' off the sides of the main hull, but I thought were on a 'rollbar.'

OK now Im curious.. again.
The "weird horns" you speak of, (think; Wrath of Kahn) the 'phaser emitters' were mounted ON the 'rollbar', {FP/FS}.

Foot Note:
Done some 'google' diggn' myself, came across a version listed as the Saratoga (Ive Never seen IN MY Life).
It DID show 'weird horns' (perfect term) and they were 'off the side' of the ship.
The only one Ive seen was by Micro Mach. basically the Reliant minus the 'roll bar'. The only difference between Saratoga & Maranda (Reliant).

I IR, '2500 scale Cadet Series DS9" model set. Has the Saratoga, Defiant, & Galor cruiser.
This link (if it works) is the box art of the model.

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demiurgex15 Jun 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

The only canon ship from TOS was the Constitution cruiser. We never saw any other starfleet vessel. The Franz Joseph technical manual included the Federation DN, Saladin DD, the tug, etc. Those were given Rodenberry's blessing, and a bit of the information made it into the first three star trek movies.

Interstingly enough the huge sales of the technical manual, which made the NY Times bestseller list, was one of the pitching points to have paramount proceed with producing the second series, which eventually became the movies with Star Wars success.

The Reliant was officially a Miranda class ship. It's not cannon that it existed in TOS era, but that's a fan interpretation that it was a refited ship, just like the new Enterprise at that time.

The Saratoga and Bozeman were both based on the Reliant model.

demiurgex15 Jun 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Also the Saratoga was Benjamin Sisko's ship, he was XO when it was lost at Wolf 359. His wife was aboard and died. He had considerable anger to Capt Picard in the pilot episode over the fact the face of the enemy was Locutus/Picard.

Love the fleet btw – I did one like that to use in a scenario where a time lost Mirror Universe Terran Empire ran into TNG era starfleet. :D

Part time gamer24 Jun 2017 2:16 a.m. PST

demiurgex
The only canon ship from TOS was the Constitution cruiser. The Franz Joseph tech manual included the Federation DN, Saladin DD, the tug, etc. ..were given Rodenberry's blessing,
True that was the only ship ever appeared.
I read an article yrs ago in which his dau. said that her father was Not happy when he saw that they had added the 3rd engine, creating the DN. She said he felt it put too much attention on military aspect rather than the exploration idea he had for ST.
The Reliant was officially a Miranda class ship. It's not cannon that it existed in TOS era,..
No of course. However in the 'story line' the forerunner, the Anton did 'existed' during TOS period.
Later it became the CL Saratoga (Wolf 359), which became the Miranda (research cruiser)
The Saratoga and Bozeman were both based on the Reliant model.
I have no doubt of that. They took the Reliant & worked 'backwards', creating a design history for the ship.

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