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MacrossMartin Inactive Member07 Jun 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Coming soon from Studio Bergstrom – The Anton class Cruiser!

Built on the basic hull of the Coventry class, the Anton provides more internal volume to that most ubiquitous of Federation cruiser designs.

The angled sections also provide greater structural strength and armour, an essential requirement introduced during the Four Years War, to counter the common Klingon tactic of attacking the broad dorsal and ventral surfaces of the Coventry.

Fans of the old FASA starship combat game will of course know the Anton as the predecessor of the Reliant class, but it was never available in miniature – until now!

As you can see, the Anton is built by the simple but cunning contingency of adding top and bottom pieces to the basic Coventry. At last, BOTH these classes can claim the title of ancestor to the Miranda class! :D

Keep your sensors set to maximum for more updates on the availability of ships in the Woomera Shipyards range. There's a lot of printing, moulding and casting happening as I write this, so things should get pretty productive soon!

- Martin

Captain Gideon07 Jun 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

MacrossMartin I have at least 2 Anton's in my Fasa collection.

I know that FASA never made it but someone did and in metal and I know it's not official but to me it's just as good.


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

Well done, Martin and Drew!

Michael, you know what they say about 'if there aren't pictures…' ;->=


stumer07 Jun 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

Actually, the top piece has since been modified to include the cylinders on top of the nacelle pylons, but essentially the same look when assembled.


Captain Gideon07 Jun 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

Doug I can provide pictures of the Anton mini I have but I don't know how to add pictures here can you tell me how?


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

Well, there's instructions somewhere from the front page…

Ah, TMP Home Page > Masthead > Frequently Asked Questions, *click*, Formattting, *click* and more info than I can put here.



Captain Gideon07 Jun 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

I went there and I couldn't find the proper answer which is how do I upload pictures from my Computer?

See I simply can't click copy and paste so what do I do?

Ghostrunner07 Jun 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

Interesting take…

Reminds me of a cross between the original Coventry design and the Saratoga that fought at Wolf 359.

Any explanation for the 2 domes above the areas where the shuttlebays are on the Miranda?

Are they somehow tied to the 'Mega-Phasers'? I'll admit, I really wish they had just left the Reliant with the regular hull phasers like the Connie refit (she had them, just didn't use them).

MacrossMartin Inactive Member07 Jun 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

Michael The technique for posting an image here on TMP is… let's say, 'Antiquated'.

You need to upload the image to a 'cloud' storage such as Photobucket or Flickr (which I use) which will then give the image its own 'web address'.

The storage site will always have a means to generate the address (sometimes you just need to open the pic in its own window, and copy the address from the address bar) which will look something like this:

", etc, etc… .jpg"

as long as it ends in '.jpg' your pic should be good to go. paste the address into your TMP message, and the forum should recognise it as a pic, and convert it from the address to the image.

I hope that helps!

Oh, and I also already have Antons in my collection too, although mine are Micromachine conversions. ;)

Ghostrunner the domes are supposed to be deflector crystals, similar to the type seen atop the impulse drives of the movie-era Enterprise and Reliant. So, not tied into any 'Mega Phaser' idea intentionally.

I'm adding elements of different technologies to some of my TOS-era Trek ships, to indicate the gradual adaptation of new tech. (The little Arrow class, for example, has linear-type warp nacelles, although it is definitely a TOS design.)

I agree with your thoughts about the so-called 'Mega Phasers'. In 'Wrath of Kahn' I think ILM just generated the phaser effect from that particular point on the Reliant because of the angle she was approaching Enterprise.

Given that at point-blank range they could only punch a line of holes through the Enterprise's hull, without tearing her in two at a supposed 'weak point' (according to certain fan technologists)… they aren't very 'Mega' are they?!? :D

Captain Gideon07 Jun 2017 8:18 p.m. PST

If this works here are 4 ships which are:

Anton,Durrett,Brenton and Thufur







MacrossMartin Inactive Member07 Jun 2017 11:32 p.m. PST

That sort of worked! :)

That mini of the Anton is a curious beast; looks like a movie-era primary saucer with TOS nacelles. Actually, I think there's at least one 'official' FASA 3-view which shows it that way, but with the nacelles upside-down! I think someone in their art department was getting REALLY close to the deadline for printing.

Thanks for sharing, Michael!

Part time gamer08 Jun 2017 4:26 a.m. PST

I thought the pic of the Anton looked a bit 'beefy', until I saw the 'exploded' view. Thats the Anton I recall.
I just had to run dig out my FASA Fed. Ship Manual (1985).
Having only 4 phasers, always considered her more accurately an Escourt Cruiser.
But loved the design just the same.

*Captain Gideon
The one downer about TMP, your pics have to be 'stored' on a 'third party' as *Macross pointed out.
Your links worked pretty well. The 'Anton 1' I believe would be the Saratoga: Next Gen (Wolf 359).
When I saw the "Anton 2" (not familar w that one) looked like the Brenton class cruiser, when it opend, it was!
I had seen the write up of it in FASA' earlier recognition manual. Really unique design for a Fed ship.
Great looking model. Where did you find that?

There are makers on Shapeways that produce quite a few ships in various scales.
1/7000 seems pretty popular.

Captain Gideon08 Jun 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

Part time gamer first off I put the pictures on Photobucket.

Now the Anton I acquired from a fellow who made it and I have at least 2 in metal.

As for the Brenton I bought it off eBay from a person in the UK and I got 2 of them,but there were some problems first the pylons to the nacells were too short,there was no bridge and I think the impulse engine was on backwards.

So my friend was able to fix all of these problems since this was a resin miniature,then another fellow I know took a look at the Brenton and said he could cast it in metal so I sent him one and sure enough he did some more improvements and then I got back from him 2 painted,in metal and it came up with decals.

And these are just the beginning as I have the following Federation,Klingon and Romulan ships either in Metal of resin:




Part time gamer14 Jun 2017 12:00 a.m. PST

Quit a collection. Your friends are to be commended on their repairs & improvements.
W/out going back to my book, the bridge of the Brenton IRC, was unusual itself in that it was 'split' down
the middle & wider than an other Fed ship I had ever seen. I think that would have been the biggest challenge.

Its one reason when I did conversions on my TF games 'elite' mini's, I never tried to make a larger saucer
section for 'my' DN. I was content to 'cannibalize' 1 of the 3 CA's for that 3rd nacelle to make the 2 DN's.

MacrossMartin Inactive Member14 Jun 2017 4:30 a.m. PST

Regarding the Brenton, here's the poor, ugly little monkey:


I suspect someone at FASA took the dorsal view of a Connie-refit saucer, cut it down the middle, and did a spot of 'connect the dots' on the bridge. Hey, they had a whole book of ships to do, fast! ;)

When I get around to doing Movie-era ships, I don't think the Brenton will be on my priority list, I fear. I have not heard the drumming of gamer's feet racing to demand one from 'Drew!

Actually, I will probably run a sort-of poll to determine just which ships I'll do… It's mostly the Fed ships that'll be entirely new sculpts, I think. A lot of Klingon designs can be called 'upgraded' with new command booms and engines.

Oh, then there's the Romulans, of course… hmm…

Captain Gideon14 Jun 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

MacrossMartin I personally like the Brenton it's not a bad design and I'm very pleased to have 2 very nicely painted with decals.

I think I mentioned that I acquired off eBay 2-Brenton's which were resin and from those came the metal ones.

I also have several Star Trek ships that came from Shapeways and eventhough they're very nice and detailed they're also very fragile.

Part time gamer26 Jun 2017 2:15 a.m. PST

I don't think the Brenton will be on my priority list,.. I have not heard the drumming of gamer's feet racing to demand one from 'Drew!
I think the look was a bit 'too' untraditional to most TOS fans.
The design certainly took me by surprise when I first saw it, maybe thats why I kind of liked it. (tried scratch building something 'close to it' {eons ago} it wasnt pretty lol.)
I just couldnt bring myself to cut a Connie's saucer section in half, hence the 'close to it' result.

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