What can the peorples of /m/ tell me of FASA's Star Trek stuff? I remember seeing their stuff advertised as a kid but wasn't really old enough to get into it.
>>15686440They were lead miniatures for the Trek fasa game in the 80s. They came unassembled and unpainted. I remember seeing them in a toy store or comic book store, I was tempted to get the Excelsior because I love the design, but I had no idea how to glue the parts together. Soldering I guess, or maybe superglue. They were small, most around 3 inches.Eaglemoss came to the rescue and has been making Star Trek miniatures the past few years that come assembled and pre-painted. A real good selection of Trek ships, I recommend them.
Any truth to this?
>>15687499They call it the Akiraprise because it's basically the Akira class with inverted nacelle pylons. The two share a LOT of design elements.
>>15687509>>15687499http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/NX_class_model>'Use the Akira!' came the order. They really thought no one would notice." (X) In effect, the producers at first wanted to reuse the Akira-class without any changes, "lock stock and barrel" according to a horrified Drexler. When informed of this decision, he and other members of the art department chose to oppose the imperative. (X) Herman Zimmerman subsequently commented, "We found a ship [the USS Thunderchild] that was in our archives – a minor vessel that had been used in a battle in one of the features that had been created by ILM. We did not use that ship, but we took ideas from it and from those ideas eventually – and this process took about four months, all week and weekend CGI work by [...] Doug Drexler – we finally came up with [the eventual] shape."
I think I have PDFs of a bunch of it somewhere in my stacksBut yeah I too saw them in Starlog and in the comics shops. Never got them but from my experience with the Aliens minis you could just superglue them.I got really close to getting a shitload when Local Game Store was expecting to go out of business and they clearanced a bunch of their minis. Got some of the Battletech VF-1s though.
>>15687499The Franklin from JJverse is pretty much the Loknar.
>>15686440Anything you need about the game:http://www.ststcsolda.space/
>>15687523What always amazed me about this story was the fact that television executives actually knew what an Akira-class starship was, and that it was a popular design among the Star Trek community. I'm assuming that whoever this was he couldn't have been an actual fan of the franchise because an actual fan would know that the rest of the fanbase would never approve of reusing a design no matter how popular, especially in the context of a prequel and how autistic Trekkies are in regards to consistency.
Damn. This guy sure made some stuff.http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/related_ships.php?search_source=Internet+-+Nathan+Kaiser
>>15695318I've been rewatching enterprise since a few days ago. It's such a tragedy that it was canned before the refit saw service. If I somehow make 100 million dollars, I will invest 30 million into making the next season of enterprise, bakula and all. If the based it on the novels that have come out since the series ended, things would go well.
>>15695291USS Cluster Fuck
>>15695375>bakula and allSome things might have to be reconsidered
>>15698242WHAT IN GODS NAME HAPPENED TO HER???
>>15695465I rather like that aesthetic.
>>15695797actally pretty cool>>15686440aww, memory lane! i have a few of those. i have 4 Klingon BoP's waiting to get recast guns so they can be whole again.Romulan Winged Defender best girl!!!>>15687371still best girl...
7/10 will buy toy
>>15698207This picture reminds me that a lot of the FASA ships were modelled for SFC and BC, if you're interested. It's not the same as the physical models, but you can fly and fight with them.>>15700217Holes in the saucer? Who designed it, John Eaves?
>>15695318The fucking producer was Rick Berman, and if i remember correctly he found out what the internet was at the time and saw that people liked the akira and that is why he wanted it to be the new enterprise.
>>15695152Calling Dr Bombay!
>>15687499They were literally told to base it on the Akira in production so no, there's no truth to that.
>>15707695>>15707698It's a lot better than the teaser suggested, but damn all that empty space. It's like the designer realized they were getting too close to perfection, so they had to throw in some superfluous design elements.
>>15707734Now I'm actually disappointed that it won't spin
>we want the mass effect audience
>>15707695>>15707698looks good>>15707792looks okayish?
>>15707698yeah this isn't so bad>>15707792the continuing voyages of the USS Generic
>>15707792>this ship existed before TOSlelelel
>>15707756Ladies and gentlemen: the saucer section of the future.
>>15700225>Holes in the saucer? Who designed it, John Eaves?On the concept art , it says "Drawn by JE", so maybe Eaves did design itlong nacelles are looooooooooooong
>>15708010>Saucer section is a pizza slicer>Secondary hull is a Dorito>Nacelles are chopsticksNever design Starships on an empty stomach. It will show in your work.
>>15708067>Saucer section is a pizza slicer>Secondary hull is a Dorito>Nacelles are chopsticksThanks for ruining Discovery for me. I'll never be unable to see exactly this.
>>15707979Shenlong looks like a state of the art shipDiscovery looks like a garage project that some senile admiral greenlighted before getting retired