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stumer26 Oct 2017 9:17 p.m. PST

After struggling for weeks to get the "Orwell" drawn up (as well as her sister ships) and ready to 3D print, I am finally got them ready to show! There may be additional details added before production, along with hand sculpting some of the curves that my 3D software refused to add. This fleet will be named after other great SF authors, like "Bradbury", "Heinlein", "Asimov", and others. There will be single, double, and triple ringed versions, and the lengths will likely range from 3" to 5" long. I also plan to make the variant Battle-Cruiser seen in one episode, as well as the various "Krill"-like ships.

The Hysterical Utopians:

"Asimov" is 3" Single Ring Science explorer (in one piece) $8.50 USD


"Weinstein" is 3-1/2" long Double Ring Medium Destroyer (in 2 pieces) $9.00 USD


The "Weinstein" is named for Howard Weinstein, a friend of mine who is an accomplished writer, including several Star Trek novels and comics!

"Bradbury" is 3-1/2" long Double Ring Medium Destroyer (in 3 pieces) $9.50 USD


"Orwell" is a 4" long Triple Ring Deep Space Light Cruiser (in 3 pieces) $10.50 USD


The "Heinlein" is a 5" long triple ring Heavy Battle-Cruiser $14.50 USD (Not drawn up yet)

These pre-order prices may be lower than their final costs, and you can add to your pre-orders later to combine P&H when they are finally ready in a few weeks (with luck in mid-November.) These pre-orders are for folks to save a bit while I collect enough to afford the tooling needed to make these in no-lead pewter. Check out my catalog to see what else you might want!

Hopefully this will get everyone as excited as I am to see these produced, but I also have some items coming to my Etsy store for Orville fans! I am making 2" painted resin department badges, and also going to produce painted Epaulet rank sets for folks to use in Cos-play.

Mutant Q26 Oct 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

"We need no longer fear the banana."

PzGeneral27 Oct 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

Very kewl. But being one of the unlearned, do these designs not violate some kind of copyright?

Just asking….


dsfrank Inactive Member27 Oct 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

PZGeneral –

To answer your question – Yes this is an infringement on the intellectual property rights of the owner of the original design

pretty common in the industry – especially in the area of 3D printing

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

I would have thought the Weinstein would be a more traditional tubular design

Buckaroo Inactive Member30 Oct 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

oh baby, these look pretty awesome. Looking forward to picking up a few

Captain Gideon30 Oct 2017 10:46 p.m. PST

Don't like these ships.

I'll stick with other ships from shows(includes movies)like Star Trek,Star Wars and Space Cruiser Yamato IMHO.

stumer04 Nov 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

I have added two shuttles to the Hysterical Utopians, a regular and heavy shuttle. These are not ready to be printed, since I want to get the Heinlein Heavy Battle-Cruiser drawn up and printed at the same time. With any luck they will all be ready for purchase sometime in December. Check them out here:



Lion in the Stars04 Nov 2017 11:19 p.m. PST

My friends want to see the heavy cruiser and/or battlecruiser designs.

stumer05 Nov 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

It will be based upon this design:

SITZKRIEG Inactive Member12 Nov 2017 6:19 p.m. PST

Can't wait to see the big boy that is still a WIP!

stumer17 Nov 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

I have uploaded more pics of the Hysterical Utopians into my catalog yesterday. But I've been asked about stats for the ships on another board/FB page. So whom wants to post theirs for Full Thrust or other game systems..?



stumer21 Nov 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

The Hysterical Utopians are now in stock!


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