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CriticalGeek Inactive Member28 Feb 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

Hi all,

I have decided to dive into Starship gaming, but it seems to be difficult to source miniatures in the USA unless I am missing something. Most manufacturers seem to be from the UK and EU, but even they don't seem to have US suppliers. Any tips, tricks, advice?

Thanks!

CriticalGamer

DesertScrb28 Feb 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

Look at the Galactic Knights line by Monday Knight Productions: mondayknight.com

stumer28 Feb 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

I'm a one-man-operation in the USA, and I also ship worldwide!

studiobergstrom.com

Toaster28 Feb 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

Try asking here star-ranger.com/Home.htm
It's the best site for the subject.

Robert

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

Both MKP and Studio Bergstrom are great. I've only had a few orders with MKP but they've all gone well, but I have tons of Studio Bergstrom stuff and it's all awesome. Most ships are ready to paint after a washing, no filing or trimming needed.

Shapeways is another choice, lots there and it'd all be printed in the US for you.

Starblazers metal minis are also in the US, but that's a pretty specific project.

Covert Walrus28 Feb 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

And don't forget the resin ships of Ravenstar Studios, which to my mind are some of the most innovative designs available – As well as the old Cold Navy ranges ( ravenstarstudio.com ).

Perris070728 Feb 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

Ummm??? Bug??? Where is the most important battle topic?

Micman Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

While not in the US, Ground Zero Games has great spaceships, free rules and fast service.

I just placed an order yesterday, it shipped today and I should see it within 7 days or so. That is UK to Washington state.

All the options listed here are very good by the way.

Oberlindes Sol LIC28 Feb 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

Of course, space ships are pretty easy to scratch-build, if you enjoy doing that.

Balthazar Marduk28 Feb 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

In addition to Ravenstar, there's Starfighter Shipyards, which picked up their Battlestar Galactica line up. I feel like those two go pretty much hand in hand.

Balthazar Marduk28 Feb 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Oh… And you can get the Halo line on the Warstore. Most UK manufacturers have US distributors.

Allen5728 Feb 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Look at Odysee shipyards on Starship Modeler link
Agent One of Agents of Gaming for Babylon Five miniatures https://agents-of-gaming.myshopify.com
Utar link
Future Legends link
Ravenstar ravenstarstudio.com
Starship adversaries link
Star Blazers starblazersonline.com
Shapeways link

There are others. Check the forums on Starship Combat News star-ranger.com/Home.htm and good luck in your hunt for the perfect fleet.

Gokiburi28 Feb 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Scalecreep carries most of Brigade Model's starship range in the U.S. (AFAIK only the Cimexians are missing), if any of those fleets appeal to you. link

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 5:06 p.m. PST

Quoting myself from Project Vehemence's similar questions:

I'm a big fan of model plane weapons for various spaceships, and aeronefs, as long as you're trying something 'different.' ;->= [even some of the 'instrument packages' and racks]

Do you see 'lava rocks' as landscape decorative material? It's light enough to put on a stick, and paints to some really evocative asteroids.

Doug

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 5:17 p.m. PST

Brigade Models available from me in the US:

ScaleCReep.com

Stogie28 Feb 2017 6:54 p.m. PST

Silent Death has miniatures available in the USA: silent-death.mx

vtmobius28 Feb 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

all of the above are great!, here some more

War Rocket
link

Khurasan Starships
link

CriticalGeek Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the replies, everyone! It took me a while to find my topic again since it bugged out.

I definitely have my work cut out for me picking where to start as there are so many great ranges!

CriticalGeek Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

I think I am going to going to (for starters) order some of Ravenstar Studios Cold Fleet range. I really like the lines on them and they don't have too much detail that the model looks like a moving blob of random elements.

I love all the lines everyone has suggested, so I'm sure I'll get around to all of them as I design a Starship game and ground combat game for my father and I.

Allen5701 Mar 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

You are welcome. Good luck

I don't see the Star Wars "X-Wing" or "Armada" game miniatures in the lists. Pre painted and nice models if Star Wars floats your boat. The Armada models are generally smaller than the X-Wing models.

You should probably also look at eBay for the heroclix starships.

Lion in the Stars01 Mar 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

Don't forget hitting Hobbylink Japan ( hlj.com ) for the various anime starships, like Space Battleship Yamato.

Field Marshal01 Mar 2017 6:53 p.m. PST

Battle of Tanhauser Gate or the Assault on the shoulder of Orion. Just to tie the topic title into the thread

Queen Catherine30 Apr 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

Sounds like a PTSD flashback with C-Beams, 'Marshal!

I dunno, there's so much to say about space ship gaming, it's too much to cover in a quick reply. I think that the important things are:

- perceived scale
- genre / story behind your fights [whether commercial or made up yourself]
- remember, tech DRIVES naval warfare of all kinds
- what do you want it to look like? Star Wars, Babylon 5, Star Blazers all have STYLE to them.
- When in doubt, pick up a few pre-painted plastic toys to try out your real interest. generic space ships of many kinds can be had for nearly nothing, and spending $300 USD on a project to discover you don't like it is quite disheartening.
- don't forget cards and paper, again, just to try things out.
- physical size of minis? If you're going to play on a 12x6 foot table with 8 people, you need minis the size of the WoC Starship Battles minis. If you're going to play 1-1 on a dining room table, then you can get small ones from 1-4cm long, such as the fleet sized Star Blazers minis.

Hope this random pile of thought helps!

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