Old closet treasures-- FASA ships

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  1. Skidmarks_Diecast

    Skidmarks_Diecast Active Member

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    Just dug these out of the closet last night. Built them between 1987 & 1988. I wish they were still in production.

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  2. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Old closet treasures

    Nice KBoP. :D

    Are those metal?
     
  3. vismus

    vismus Active Member

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    Re: Old closet treasures

    Yours is the BIGGEST hand I've seen. ;-) VERY COOL STUFF!
    Tfm
     
  4. Skidmarks_Diecast

    Skidmarks_Diecast Active Member

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    Re: Old closet treasures

    Yes. They're "pewter", really a mixture of tin/zinc or maybe tin/lead. Glued them together with CA- typically about 4 to 6 pieces each one. They were released by FASA as kits (to go with FASA's ST game) and, some years later, by Rawcliffe Pewter as assembled, unfinished collectibles with pewter stands instead of the transparent plastic.
     
  5. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Amazing to see a FASA movie Enterprise that doesn't have the pylons going every which way (they were in scale, but that lead was a bit TOO flexible for my tastes) or a KBOP without the guns busted off. I've got a couple of those still in my stash. My favorite is the Andor class heavy cruiser with its protected warp nacelles. Locknar was also nice (I made a refit by adding refit engines from a trashed Enterprise). The only two I wish I had which I know were issued but weren't out very long were the Ramora class escort and the Northhampton class (weird nacelle configuration). Some of the Federation designs (of those not made into minis) were hit and miss. But some of the Klingon designs were VERY cool looking IMHO. The mini designs provide some nice ideas for kitbashes in larger scales.
     
  6. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Nice collection! I had a lot of those way back. I think the Romulan Winged Defender would have to rank as my favorite...
     
  7. Blackbirdcd

    Blackbirdcd Well-Known Member

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    I found my collection of FASA ships recently. The Deep Space Freighter (Star Trek III) was particularly nice. I never got their version of the Kobyashi Maru, which I felt was a really neat design.

    Great pics, thanks for sharing!
     
  8. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    I used to have a bunch of those and Micro Machines I used for Starfleet Battles.
     
  9. bullitt3980

    bullitt3980 New Member

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    That brought back a memory--I bought a couple many years ago--unpainted and I knew where they were. So I dig them out and the TOS Enterprise engines have wraped below the secondary hull on the same side--looks like a transporter accident!
     
  10. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    I remember seeing ads for them in the back of Starlog and other magazines as a kid.
     

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