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ADB Marketing03 Nov 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

ADB Releases the Sixth Wave of Ships!

On November 1-2, 2017, Amarillo Design Bureau released its sixth wave of ships (85 in all, for over 300 available ships) in its store on Shapeways.

The Federation gets the scout which has an abundance of sensor dishes. They also get four fighters: the A-10 "Warthog," A-20 "Avenger," F-14 "Tomcat," and F-15 "Eagle." Especially exciting is the release of the second of the Franz Joseph ships, the Federation scout with no visible sensor dishes. This is the official Franz Joseph design offered by ADB, Inc. under its contract with Franz Joseph Designs. (We plan to release all five of the Franz Joseph Federation ships over time.)

The Klingons get plenty of ships! To better match the original metal Starline 2500 miniatures with their molded-in windows, they have the F5B frigate, D5WB war destroyer, F6B battle frigate, and the HF5B heavy war destroyer. The smoother-winged Klingon ships include the F5S frigate scout, F6 battle frigate, HF5 heavy war destroyer, and SD7B unrefitted strike cruiser. Aztecked designs include the F5WK refitted war destroyer, F6K refitted battle frigate, HF5K refitted war destroyer, D6SK cruiser scout, F5K refitted frigate, F5SK refitted frigate scout, D7K refitted battlecruiser, and SD7K refitted strike cruiser.

The Romulans add the SaberHawk heavy war destroyer, SkyHawk-A destroyer, and War Eagle cruiser.

The Tholians add their command cruiser, web caster command cruiser, dreadnought carrier, scout destroyer, and mighty battleship. For those who use the pinwheel battle formation, there is a stand topper so you can add your destroyers and variants to it. There is also a one-piece destroyer pinwheel with standard destroyers.

The Kzintis get their destroyer and scout frigate.

The Lyrans and their wayward county of the Lyran Democratic Republic get their PF/gunboat tender, war PF/gunboat tender, and transport tug with two Lyran pallets.

The Seltorians add their strike carrier with its escorts: an escort light cruiser and destroyer escort. The Seltorians licensed from the Klingons their Z-Y fighters, which were released earlier.

The Frax get the first of their submarine ships, a frigate, to startle young Klingon cadets when it fires while cloaked.

Probr ships are built from a combination of one of more of the "basic hulls" and various wings are added on. The dreadnought is the latest addition to their fleet.

The Drex from the Omega Octant are introduced with their battlecruiser and battledestroyer.

The large auxiliary cruiser shows up to protect systems from raiders and pirates.

Most empires used these generic ships: a large freighter (presented in ballast mode with no pods), a small freighter (also in ballast mode), and a large ore carrier.

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CorpCommander Inactive Member04 Nov 2017 12:03 p.m. PST

Looking good! I am guessing the 2500 line would be very expensive with print on demand. Glad to see so many designs up!

ADB Marketing08 Nov 2017 4:41 p.m. PST

The 2500 line is the same size as the 3125 Scale ships. They are pricier than the same ship in 2400/3788 Scale, but for the smaller ships, they are quite affordable and highly detailed.

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