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Is the classic Federation DD going to be cast in pewter?
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DorianGray
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Is the classic Federation DD going to be cast in pewter? Reply with quote

The old plastic DD for sale makes me uneasy since all my other ships are pewter from the starline 2400 range. I remember reading somewhere this ship was being planned to be cast for 2400.

Is this still coming out or will I have to resort to the plastic ones. This possibly the backbone of the Federation fleet.

(Is the texture and handing different? Anyone have a problem with the plastic mins compared to the pewter ones?)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Is the classic Federation DD going to be cast in pewter? Reply with quote

Dorian, to answer your questions, in oirder:
DorianGray wrote:
The old plastic DD for sale makes me uneasy since all my other ships are pewter from the starline 2400 range. I remember reading somewhere this ship was being planned to be cast for 2400.

Yes. I completed the master for the new DD engine and sent it to SVC for production.

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Is this still coming out or will I have to resort to the plastic ones. This possibly the backbone of the Federation fleet.

Accordig to ADB, they are scheduled to ship in February 2010. Here is the photo from the BBS:

They are, from left to right: DD, DDF, SC, and DDG

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(Is the texture and handing different? Anyone have a problem with the plastic mins compared to the pewter ones?)

I have over 100 Federation miniatures that we regularly use for gaming. 15 of them are the plastic, Zocchi destoryers (or kitbashed varants thereof) and several of them are plastic tugs, CA's DN's. We have not had any problems intermixing the plastic ones with the pewter ones. The scale is the same... they paint the same... they look the same on the table.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember that the zocchi plastics are what started this all.

We plan to release two packs in Feb

DDL+DDG

DDF + SC

Not sure of the price yet, but not over $16.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only functional difference I've found with the plastic Zochii ships is the need to weight the base a bit. They weigh next to nothing and tend to tip over if not one a base with some heft to it. A fender washer or two takes care of it just fine.

The biggest upside to the plastic ships is due to their being injection-molded. They are pretty much always perfect (no miss-shapes, next to no flash) and have very fine details that would be almost impossible to do in pewter (lead could come close, but not quite).
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great!

Is this going to be middle of Feburary or like Feb. 28th... ? I'd love to get my hands on these before March.

Also anyone know when the Juggernant will be on the store front ready for orders?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know yet. We'll pick a monday in February, probably the first or second one, and that will be the wholesaler shipment date, and mail orders will be a week after.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: post subject Reply with quote

MMMMM Iam looking forward to these models will they shipped over to the uk plus will they be available has single ships Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read four posts up...

SVC wrote:

We plan to release two packs in Feb

DDL+DDG

DDF + SC

Based on this, I'd say that, no - single ships packs will not be available.

But then again, why would you want just one? I'm tryingto figure out how many packs I have to order to get a bulk discount! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, were I the kind to get into more flat-top Fed ships, I'd probably sooner want more of the DDG (with that newer CC saucer) than a mix of it with other types.


That new saucer is just great.


(A shame I can't figure out where the CS I got it with currently is, or the NCF I got around the same time either for that matter... sigh.)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coughs* ahem* gentlemen.

Anyone know when the Juggernant will be on the store front ready for orders?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know any official word on release dates, but:

According to USPS tracking, the box with the seven reworked masters was delivered to Bruce Graw at a little after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 12/01.
If these reworks are sucessful, then SVC wants a limited number available for X-mas and the actual production run scheduled for a Feb '10 release date.

Of course, Steve can (and will, when he signs on) provide more accurate information.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have already issued orders to Bruce to get a production mold made for Juggy. This will take from 4-10 days, depending on many factors. He will then produce 24 ships for limited christmas sales. That will take 1 day. He will then ship them to us, which will take 4 or 5 days. So, somewhere between 9 and 16 days.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Individual DDs will be available on the shopping cart, and you can (at least in theory) get your store to special order a pack of DDGs.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: post subject Reply with quote

Does That include single ships like the scout and the aforementioned DDG & The DDF i suppose i can order what i need to fill out my fleets?.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I meant all four of them.
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