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By Will McCammon (Djdood) on Friday, July 04, 2014 - 04:22 pm: Edit

Smaller ships tend to be built in larger numbers. There are references to well over 100 Fed FFs being built.

By Jean Sexton (Jsexton) on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 04:37 pm: Edit

Get a Pound of Ships!

Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. is running a deal on "factory second" ships. These ships will have all the major parts (engines, struts, etc.), but the ships themselves will have defects, be it missing metal, too much metal, or missing detail. Each bag will usually have over 20 (a few more if the ships are on the small side) that add up to a pound in weight, so you are paying less than $3 a ship. These ships are all from the Starline 2400 series and do not include stands. (Stands are sold separately: )

The pound of ships will be packed randomly; we won't know what is in any bag, but we won't stick you with ships of all one empire. For the price of $49.95, we won't be able to pack a bag "just for you."

Many of our fans have found that these ships are good for taking to gaming sessions or for starting their miniature-painting career. These are also good for creating battle-damaged ships. Somehow it doesn't "hurt as much" to further damage an already less-than-perfect ship.

This is a special offer when we run out of factory seconds, then we run out of pounds. This deal is only available direct from ADB:

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 05:58 pm: Edit

We were able to make 24 bags before the "variety" fell to "icky" levels. I could make you a bag with six ounces of Fed NCLs, six ounces of freighters, a battleship, and some random small ship, but what's the point in that?

Jean and I spent the afternoon sorting ships then creating bags. I was going to rattle on about every bag having this or that, but Jean pointed out that the way I did things, not every bag had anything. Most bags include a battleship (randomly selected from four we had) and that every bag should have a couple of Feds, a Klingon or two, a Romulan or two, a Hydran, and a Kzinti or two, and a Lyran or two, but as Jean said, "You weren't 100% consistent and some of these bags don't have something that 'every' bag has so don't tell them anything about what's in the bags."

To make bags now, you'd get a three or four Fed NCLs and two or three FFBs and four or five Kzinti NCLs, a Hydran, a battleship, a Klingon, a Romulan, and then a few things. Most of the 24 bags don't have more than two of anything and have a lot of singletons.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 06:02 pm: Edit

Then we have "kit bash bags" consisting of one pound of leftover parts, broken ships, ships missing significant parts, odds, ends, remannts, and debris. (I think some of Wolf's treats got into the mix.) For example, I had a bunch of NCLs from one empire and when I ran out of engines I threw the six remaining leftover hulls into the "kit bash bucket". Not sure yet, but the price will be lower than the other bags.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 02:09 pm: Edit

Somebody might let the facebookers and other sites where the pound-o-ships notice went....

1. There will never be such a deal for 2500s. Under the deal, the few rejects for that line already have a place to go, and never come available for scrap sales.

2. In 48 hours we have sold 2/3 of the available inventory. If you were waiting for Christmas money I don't think you'll be getting a pound-o-ships bag in your stocking.

3. It was only possible to do this because we have two years of accumulated minis. I suspect it will be at least six months before the accumulation of more defective minis makes it possible to do more.

4. Somebody asked about the number of ships. It depends on which ships, but over 20 and most are around 25. Those bags that got a really big battleship will have fewer total ships.

By Jean Sexton (Jsexton) on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:19 pm: Edit

Half-Pound Scrapyard Sack of Ship Parts Is Available

Hey buddy! Wanna spare engine? I gotta deal for you!

The Scrapyard Sack is assorted parts of ships and some ships that are visibly broken, mangled, or bent. These are great for producing ships that were heavily damaged in battle. If you are a kitbasher, you'll love the extra engines and hull parts that you can find in these bags. Create your own ragtag fleet, fleeing the tyranny of the Andromedans. The only limit is your imagination!

So sack that scrapyard now and take home your ship parts today.

Available directly from ADB:

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:01 pm: Edit

Note that the photograph shows FIVE sacks.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:27 am: Edit

I should also note that the old KIT BASH PACKS of small parts are still available. (The Scrapyard Sacks are mostly big parts.) Also, the 0018 sensor dish set could convert 2400 or 2500 ships to scouts.

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