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Norrins25 Jul 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

I know I'm late to the Attack Wing party! I picked up the starter set earlier this year and have been collecting the odd ship here and there. However, the ship models are some what lacking. Bad paint jobs and the scale is all over the place! As a result, I started to swap out Attack Wing ships for Eaglemoss Star Trek ships.

Here's the results. This is my ST:TNG Federation fleet.

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What do you think?

Bob Applegate25 Jul 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Those look awesome.

Ravenstar Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

great ideal

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

Very good, indeed. I was under the impression the Eaglemoss were larger; I wondered why there was so much talk of using them.

Yes, I'm thinking, between these, the resin Mongoose/ADB, and old Bandai candy toys, scale-appropriate gets closer all the time.

Need a spreadsheet, though. ;->=

Doug

Norrins25 Jul 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

The Eaglemoss ships are designed to fit a box. As a rule of thumb, the majority of the Next Gen ships are relatively in scale with each other with the exception of the Sabre class.

The original movie ships (Enterprise, Reliant) are a larger scale and dwarf the Next Gen ships – that said the Sabre and Equinox models are the right scale.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Having played with Micro Machine spaceships forever, I'm very used to 'box scale.' You actually give high praise if mostly consistent within generation.

The Bandai are also 'box scale', though the box varied a bit with the last wave, from what I've seen.

Someday I'll sit down with what I have, make up that spreadsheet, and hope others will expand with the Eaglemoss to which I've no access.

Doug

Fergo11326 Jul 2017 3:09 a.m. PST

The Furuta miniatures from Japan(?) are also a good scale to fit in with Attack Wing / MicroMachines / ADB's 2400 scale miniatures. I use them for A Call To Arms Star Fleet.

I use the Nebula class and the Galaxy class from Furuta (see here: link

and here,

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You can get them fairly cheaply of eBay. They are smaller than the Eaglemoss miniatures. But I also use some Eaglemoss for ACTA's like the Romulan Warbird. These are a nice scale fit with Attack Wing miniatures also.

Norrins26 Jul 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

Here's my Klingon fleet.

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The Vorcha is an Eaglemoss model. The D7 is from ADB, the replacement Raptor is a FASA D2, the B'rel is from Studio Bergstrom and the K'vort is an Attack Wing model. I've tried to pick models that at least look like they are in scale with each other.

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Trying to simulate the difference in size between B'rel and K'vort Bird of Prey ships.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

D'oh! Furuta, of course!

Never played with them, but I've a fairly large pile, and our mileage definitely varies.

I thought they were 'big', but looked to maybe run well with ADB's 2500.

Doug

kabrank12 Sep 2017 4:36 a.m. PST

Is the first picture above photo shopped as I would have expected the Enterprise D to fall over on that base

Norrins12 Sep 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

Nope not photo shopped. The saucer section is made from metal, so I drilled a hole for peg where the centre of gravity is – same for the Excelsior model.

It was that or try and weigh the bases down.

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