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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-21-2002, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hey dudes, Does anybody here remember the very small (don't know the scale) TOS Enterprise models,gamepieces,or whatever they were,put out by "Gamescience Miniatures" about 15-20 years ago? They were about 2 and 1/4" long and had 5 or six parts,and very accurate for the small size. If so, are they still available somewhere? I think they were gamepieces for some ST game. They came with little stands too. Thanks in advance. P.
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Yup, I got a bunch of them on my shelf, with my first attempts at homemade decals on them. The USS Hope on my kitbash page is made from the Gamescience dreadnought. It's my teeniest kitbash . I'd love to know if they're still available too!
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Thanks John P.!!!

Hey Thanks John P.!!! You are a good guy to have around! I gotta get me some of those ships!! I've seen them many years ago,but did'nt get em'. I remember the detail was pretty decent. I would love to see a big kit (maybe in scale with the forthcoming PL TOS Enterprise) of the Dreadnaught. Love that thing. Oh, and the USS Fanboy was way cool man. You Rock!! Thanks again Pal! L.L.A.P.!!!
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YES!! You CAN get them!

They are being produced under the Star Fleet Battles/ Amarillo Design bureau label. They're being made in what's called a "Fleet Box" and I believe this particular product is being called Federation Fleet Box 2. They should be available or orderable through any decent gaming shop. I've heard some rumors that some gaming stores won't carry any of the SFB stuff, so check to see that your local store will order it. I don't have a stock # at this time... and I'm not entirely certain that they are out, but they should be according to information I saw a month or so ago.
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Look here!!

You can get them from ADB directly. Here's the link to their Federation Miniatures page which lists them as Fleet Box 2 (scroll down a little ways) and separately if you just need to fill out a couple here and there.

http://www.starfleetstore.com/MERCHA...tegory_Code=FM
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Sorry,JOE BROWN! I gave John P. the Thanks meant for you. You are good to have around too! Was'nt paying attention. Thanks for the info bro!
ummm... er, right!

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They are being produced under the Star Fleet Battles/ Amarillo Design bureau label. They're being made in what's called a "Fleet Box" and I believe this particular product is being called Federation Fleet Box 2. They should be available or orderable through any decent gaming shop. I've heard some rumors that some gaming stores won't carry any of the SFB stuff, so check to see that your local store will order it. I don't have a stock # at this time... and I'm not entirely certain that they are out, but they should be according to information I saw a month or so ago.
Actually the Gamescience miniatures are a completely different line being produced by Lou Zocchi under the Gamescience Miniatures Label under a license from Karen (originally Franz Joseph who actually oversaw and approved the originals) and they are injection molded plastic, while the ADB ones are white metal and licensed under an older paramount license. I think but I may be wrong the only ones that Lou Produced that were white metal were a Romulan BOP, a klingon Cruiser, and the Tholian Ship, all the others he produced and still currently produces are injection molded plastic, available in white, Clear (cloaked) and Glow in the dark plastic. They are all currently available through Hobby Towns too. They should be able to order them through Gamescience in the Role Playing Dice Section (as Gamescience Also does RPG Dice) and they are really affordable at between 6-8 bucks a peice. Currently there is the TOS enterprise, The Scout, The Destroyer, The Tug, and the The Dreadnought. I'm not sure if he is still making the Romulan, Klingon and Tholian or not though.

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Captain, I had the Gamescience miniatures separately when the Battle Manual came out, later in the Battle Manual boxed set and during my more active Star Fleet Battles days...

The plastic ships were put under the Starline 2200 line. They are completely indistinguishable from my original Gamescience ships... it was my understanding that Task Force Games had also liscenced the Gamescience miniatures since ADB had also liscenced the ships from the Tech Manual for SFB. The original Klingon D7 was white metal, quite soft and that miniature never stood the test of time well. The original Romulan and Tholian miniatures was very small, also white metal.

Fast forward to today... while I have no idea what Zocchi/Gamescience is doing these days in regards with the D7, Romulan or Tholian, they are supposedly supplying the plastic Federation ships for Federation Fleet Box #2. ADB has stated a number of times that these ARE the plastic ships, not new molds. I haven't bought this fleet box to confirm the contents, but I have handled it and it is quite light in comparsion to Fleet Box #1 with it's metal ships.

At one time, there was a metal casting of the Federation Heavy Cruiser. A direct comparison of the one I have shows that this mini is a totally new casting and doesn't have any resemblance to the plastic version in a number of areas. The plastic one is still superior in appearance!
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Game science minatures

I know where you can get the enterprise you are talking about. Its the set made under licence, the issue here is you would have to buy the whole set its a:

1 Dreadnaught
1 Heavy Cruiser
1 Tug with two pods
2 Destroyer/ Scouts

there made out of clear injection molded plastic with the exception of one of the Destroyer/Scout(s) which is white for some reason.

The other cool thing about them is they come with decals, so no home made jobbies needed, and enough to do more than just the set.

I cant find a supply of the klingon or romulan ships however, I wish I could because the guy offers a line of decals for the klingons and romulans too.

By the way the scale they are in is 1/3788.

The other thing is there reasonably priced and good detail. I have 5 sets of them I use. I use them for FASA Star Trek Combat simulator.
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I know where you can get the enterprise you are talking about.
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