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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Jul 2017 9:30 p.m. PST

Which starship models should be in every wargamer's collection?

Try to make your suggestions as specific as possible.

roving bandit22 Jul 2017 9:43 p.m. PST

X-Wings & TIE Fighters (for space dogfighting)
Enterprise, Warbird, and Bird of Prey (for capital ship engagements)

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 9:54 p.m. PST

The Death Star, accept no substitutes! Although I also have a soft spot for Babylon 5 Vorlons and Shadows.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

Space Shuttle, NASA.

C57D from Forbidden Planet.

Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space.

UFO from The Invaders.

Generic flying saucers for various invasion scenarios.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Honorable mention to the Squadron Hanunebu II German Flying Saucer.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 2:49 a.m. PST

Enterprise D and/or E
Klingon bird of prey
Promepheus/deadalus from Stargate
Ha-tac also from stargate

Dynaman878923 Jul 2017 3:16 a.m. PST

Space Battleship Yamato.
Andromeda (from SBY, not that other show).

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 4:27 a.m. PST

Star destroyer from Star Wars
Borg Cube from Star Trek
Battlestar Galactica
Mimbari Sharlin from Babylon 5
Shadow Dreadnought from Babylon 5

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 4:59 a.m. PST

Ones they can play with!

Honestly, its hard! Today I say…

Poe Dameron's T-70


Luke Skywalker's X-wing

Millenium Falcon.

Plucked chicken…aka White Star from B5

Shadow cruiser, or dreadnought from B5

skippy000123 Jul 2017 5:07 a.m. PST

Eagles and Hawks from Space 1999

Babylon 5 station

Gemini/Apollo/LEM-various configurations


Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon Rocket Ships with Sparky-Bit Engines


I'm not crazy about fighters-no criticism, just me.

I have C-57D in 1/72nd scale-recomend it-still haven't put it together.

I have the Invader Saucer which is approximately 1/72nd also.

And the ship from Treasure Planet.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

TIE fighter
Millennium Falcon
USS Enterprise NCC-1701 "No bloody A, B, C, D, E, or Bleeped text-ing reboot!"
Klingon D7

But my list is longer than that!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Only five? Hmmm …



The Classic UFO

Neo-Sov Patrol Craft

The Big Boy

… and the Driver's Ed Model

parrskool23 Jul 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Yes…. but where can you get Space1999 eagles…. and who would they oppose? And then there are the Hawl craft from the same series.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

I think the answers are actually to a different question and topic, specifically:

5 Spaceships Every Modeller Should Own

Which starship models should be in every modeller's collection?

Try to make your suggestions as specific as possible.

Cacique Caribe23 Jul 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

Is this specific enough?

Enterprise (original series)
Icarus (POTA)
NSEA Protector (Galaxy Quest)
Serenity (Firefly)
C-57D (Forbiden Planet)


Covert Walrus23 Jul 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

Parrskool, you might find these useful –




More can be found if you search on the site :)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

5 Spaceships Every Modeller Should Own

Nah … mine are all wargaming ships, not modeling ships. I think most of the above are as well.

The Death Star, accept no substitutes!

Well, I have the Death 'Shroom …


… the ultimate weapon of the Gnomelactic Empire!

BlackWidowPilot Fezian23 Jul 2017 6:27 p.m. PST

1) USS Enterprise (any series or film variant will do).

2) a flying saucer such as from Forbidden Planet or Mars Attacks.

3) A rocket ship ala the 1950s B budget sci-fi movies.

4) a Klingon D7 battlecruiser

5) the Millennium Falcon. Fastest hunk a junk in the galaxy!evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

I think most of the above are as well.

And I disagree about the 'most' part.

On the other hand, I also think a clue from the 'Spaceship Gaming Message Board' crosspost suggests that grounded models are less in keeping with the theme, as well.

I agree that something from X-Wing, given the popularity, should be in a gamer's collection. Alas, just one or two, or even five, is difficult to be playable from what I've seen.

Maybe a player can fill the blank. SINGLE blank.

Definitely an Enterprise. I'm a non-fan of SFB, but a proper gamer should be ready. Or FC. Or FT varient. Or…

BSG, and live with fighter tokens.

Brigade Models New Jersey BC; properly nothing particular, but so able to proxy some very iconic beasts.

I would have suggested an older GZG NSL dread, but the newer sculpts don't have the brick quality for I want for this list, so BM's ONESS Pomeranian II.

I'll look back tomorrow; should have a completely different list then. ;->=


Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

I'd say:
Millenium Falcon
Space 1999 Eagle
Flying Saucer
Battlestar Galactica

There you have the ability to do all sorts of gaming, from space skirmish to roleplay.

parrskool24 Jul 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

ta Mr walrus.

Gulik2324 Jul 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

These were always on my list--still need to get a good Bird of Prey to game with!!

TOS Enterprise
Klingon Bird of Prey
Battlestar Galactica
Star Destroyer

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

And I disagree about the 'most' part.

Nah, well over half were ST, SW, and B5 … all of which have space fighter wargames. Add in the generic UFOs and pulp rocket ships that are necessary to land an intrepid adventurer on a strange, hostile world (even including LiS … the ship is the start and end of all adventures!) and you end up with a good, solid most.

Lion in the Stars24 Jul 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

Big Ships:
NCC-1701 (TOS version, no suffix)
Klingon D7
K7 Space Station (while Trek, it's sufficiently generic for me, and you can get a near-gaming-model-scale version of it from AMT)
Space Battleship Yamato
SDF-1 Macross
Imperial Star Destroyer

Fighters (in pairs, you can mix and match settings):
TIE fighters
Colonial Vipers
Cylon fighters
Bab5 Starfuries
Bab5 Raiders or Shadow fighters (though all the other race's fighters aren't bad options)
Macross Valkyries
Zentradi battlepods
Space: Above and Beyond Hammerheads
S:AAB Chig fighters

And of course the various dropships:
Aliens UD4 Cheyenne
maybe a Trek Shuttle, but I prefer the original Jeffries design to the flying breadbox-without-wings

a flying saucer of some flavor
GW drop pod
choose your pulp rocketship

Ghostrunner28 Jul 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Not really innovative:

A version of the Enterprise – the 'measuring stick' for spaceship naval combat in all its incarnations.

A Klingon – the natural opponent.

A Romulan – to give some different tactical options

A DY-500 – this makes the perfect 'freighter in distress' to fight over, or to create a 'no-win' scenario to make Cadets rage-quit the Academy.

A Federation Shuttlecraft – either small or large… preferably both to tie the 'in-space' battle to the planetside action.

Red Line31 Jul 2017 1:26 a.m. PST

USS Enterprise
USS Excelsior
Klingon ship, either cruiser or bird of prey
X-Wings (Porkins)
Tie fighter
Vader's Tie
Millenium Falcon
Lunar Class Cruiser
Murder Class Cruiser
Cobra mk III
The dreaded Thargoid…

ecsnorway07 Aug 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

Top 5?

USS Enterprise. No Bloody A, B, C, or D. Accept no substitutes.

Klingon D-7 Battlecruiser. (Or K'Tinga, if you wish.)

Imperial Star Destroyer.

Space Battleship Yamato.

SDF-1 Macross.

If you have budget after that, I'd add the Millennium Falcon, USS Enterprise Movie Refit, Romulan Bird of Prey, Serenity, X-Wing and TIE fighters, Battlestar Galactica (both versions)…. but I could drone on forever, here.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

Fireball XL5

Gamma 3 Space Station (The Green Slime)

GypsyComet07 Aug 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

"where can you get Space1999 eagles"

I've seen the model kits at Hobby Lobby in the last two months, so they are likely in production.

Part time gamer13 Dec 2017 12:39 a.m. PST

Gypsy Comet
If your OK w/ 3D printed miniatures: check Shapeways.
Over all, Im not really impressed with 3D yet. All seem to state "have "grainy feel" too them, because of the WSF (white soft flexible) material.

Space Cruiser C-57D
Sounded familar, cant beleive I forgot the name of the "ship" from one of my Favorite movies of all time. Forbidden Planet.

TOS USS Enterprise
USS Reliant / Miranda (yea I know the irony)
Klingon D-7 Battlecuriser
TOS Battlestar Galactica
The new one's cool, but the 70's will always be 'my' BSG.

X Wings and Tie fighters
Mon Cal cruiser
Imperial clas Star Destroyer
Nebula Frigate
Used by both Emp. and Reb. A simple but versatile design for gaming.

williamb13 Dec 2017 8:06 a.m. PST

Millenium Falcon
Battlestar Galactica
Shadow Omega
Leonov from 2010 movie
Raza from Dark Matter

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

PT Gamer? I'm going to start calling you JC for your repeated ability to raise the dead…

@skippy0001 Sorry I missed your comment back in July. "I'm not crazy about fighters-no criticism, just me." No, not just you, though I can play in a fighter-on-fighter game, they get a bit silly to me when they dominate big ship dust ups.

We'll just to have to be the list's curmudgeons…


Akalabeth13 Dec 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

Earth Alliance Omega Destroyer
Narn Regime G'Quan Cruiser
Centauri Primus Battlecruiser
Minbari Sharlin Warcruiser
Shadow Vessel

Legion 413 Dec 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

What space vessels I own … is classified …

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Damn, I thought we had him!


Legion 414 Dec 2017 3:29 p.m. PST


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 10:04 p.m. PST

* Sulieman class Type-S Scout/Courier from Traveller RPG!

* Fireball XL5 from the eponyous TV show
YouTube link

* Thunderbird 3, from Thunderbirds
YouTube link

From UFO:
* SHADO Interceptors
* UFOs
YouTube link

Part time gamer16 Dec 2017 1:00 a.m. PST

PT Gamer? I'm going to start calling you JC for your repeated ability to raise the dead…
Really? I thought this was to simply ask: Whats your favorite SciFi ships/models, not to take religious 'pot shots'.

Akalabeth16 Dec 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

He's just saying that you're responding to old threads. If a person replies to a thread that hasn't been active in months it is commonly called necroing the thread, as in, necromancy or raising dead.

Legion 416 Dec 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Amen ! wink But yes, he's referring to "Necroposting" as I understood the term, which is fine with me. AFAIK there was no religious "pot shots" meant or implied … IMO there is nothing wrong with mentioning JC here … E.g. TMP link

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

Thread's not dead til the Poll runs!

And even then it picks up a brief resurgence of natural life 'cause the Poll itself will link back here.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

I was actually being grateful, having reminded me to reply to a missed comment.

No offense intended.

@miniMo PT Gamer has revived a number of threads of late, most not poll related. Has been interesting, of course, though in a number cases, some of original participants have gone silent over time.

And, NO one flagellates a moribund equine like moi. ;->=


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