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Old September 26th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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I recently e-mailed Allen Ury of Fantastic Plastic and asked had any models based on Traveller starships ever been discussed, specifically I mentioned the Type S Scout/Courier.

I attached several links to deck plans of the Type S to best illustrate the ship and suggested the model be available in 1/72 or 1/100 scale. Also mentioned a lift-off upper hull to reveal interior details would be most welcome to Traveller referees and players alike.

So should other interested parties contact him and show the potential market for model kits of Traveller vessels in resin or styrene, perhaps in 2011 we might find ourselves holding a Type S Scout/Courier in our non-virtual hands !

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"....We've gotten requests for several designs based on videogame craft, but the overlap between model builders and videogame players is a pretty thin one. It's great you were able to get so much data on Type S. I'll give it closer study.

- Allen....."

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"....We've gotten requests for several designs based on videogame craft, but the overlap between model builders and videogame players is a pretty thin one. It's great you were able to get so much data on Type S. I'll give it closer study.

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Interesting. Does he think Trav is a video game?
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I Could Really Get Into Purchasing some Plastic Models of Certain Craft.

IF THE QUALITY WAS REALLY GOOD!

One question tho, what about scale?

Should we perhaps persue this with the company?
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1/72nd scale would be best for miniatures. An enormous range of them is out there in that scale.
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1/72nd scale would be best for miniatures. An enormous range of them is out there in that scale.
In which scale, a 37.5x24x7.5m Sulieman is 52.1cm x 33cm x 10.5cm... almost 2' long, a foot wide, and 5" tall...

Big honking model.

There are no shortage of moderns, tho', and WWII, in that scale.
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.....In which scale, a 37.5x24x7.5m Sulieman is 52.1cm x 33cm x 10.5cm... almost 2' long, a foot wide, and 5" tall.....

Maybe model train N scale (1/160) or HO scale (1/87) might work, there's always the popular large aviation model of 1/144 too.

Lots and lots of readily available things to dress out a spaceport or simply fill a ship with crew and freight.

Pardon my not listing the URL for Fantastic Plastic's website, the bottom two links show model spacecraft with cutaway details..

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/CON...TLE%20PAGE.htm

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/REV...HIP%20PAGE.htm
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Maybe model train N scale (1/160) or HO scale (1/87) might work, there's always the popular large aviation model of 1/144 too.
1/160: 23.4 x 15 x 4.7 cm

1/87: 43.1 x 27.6 x 8.6 cm

1/144: 26.0 x 16.7 x 5.2 cm
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I wonder what the issues would be getting it licensed? Seems to me the minis are in a bit of a legal limbo at the moment iirc. Could make any such ideas difficult to see through.

And of course there are alternatives...

...Adrian's fine work here:


The ship:
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~adrian/miscpics/scout2_small.jpg

With the top removed so 15mm miniatures can go aboard:
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~adrian/miscpics/scout3_small.jpg

View through the aft airlock into the engine room:
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~adrian/miscpics/scout4_small.jpg


Or this one here:

http://web.archive.org/web/200707110...ler/typej.html

(DRAT!! The pics seem broken They were ok a couple weeks ago. They were also sweet. Maybe they'll come back... )


Of course it takes some time and extra work
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Love it! How much time did it take to assemble? And are you going to do drop in trays for the upper deck crawl-ways or lower cargo area?
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Love it! How much time did it take to assemble? And are you going to do drop in trays for the upper deck crawl-ways or lower cargo area?
You'll have to wait for Adrian to drop in and answer that (I think he has an account here... ). Or pop over to the MGT forums and ask in the thread here:

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/ph...ic.php?t=44469

As for the other one, I seem to recall letting the creator know I liked it and had linked it here some years back, but I don't recall if they popped in to comment or not.
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