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Anyone used the Star Trek Cadet TOS models in their game?

 
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Captain Nebula
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Anyone used the Star Trek Cadet TOS models in their game? Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone has used the AMT Cadet Series TOS models in their game.

http://www.round2models.com/models/amt/startrek-cadet-series

It says they are 1/2500 scale. Is that the same scale as the Starline 2500 series?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Starline 2500 minis are 1:3125 scale (and Starline 2400 are 1/3788 scale).

I've toyed with the idea of using the 1/2500 scale model kits, as "macrotures". It would take the floor of a good sized room to play, but it would be fun.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only place I ever seen this done was at Plattcon one year like 2 decades ago. The lobby had a 4 or 6 inch hexagonal pattern floor tile. A quick run to the hobby store snap them together and pow! Commence awsomeness.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool that they're all in the same scale.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like 1/2500 scale, there are a zillion and one options out there.

That scale was defined w-a-y back in the late 1980s by AMT, when they did the original 3-Enterprise set (TOS 1701, 1701-A, 1701-D). They later expanded it with another 3-ship set (1701-B, 1701-C, and 1701-E) in the same scale and the DS9 station model is close enough that most folks just lump it in. All those are now back in production, under Polar Lights' brand (along with the new Defiant model they bundle with the DS9).

That's just the "official" models. There is a thriving cast-resin "garage kit" industry out there. You name the Trek ship, it's probably been done in 1/2500, 1/4400, or both.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have used them with ACTA and they are closer in size than I thought they would be. Just the K'tinga, Constitution and Constitutiin Refit though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may send you to collectibles stores, but when Johnny Lightning (not Hot Wheels) had the license, they put out a series of assembled and painted ships. The Heavy Cruiser is dead on 1/2500 -both the classic and the movie version. The D-7 is a bit bigger, 1/2300th, as were Hollywood's idea of an "early years cruiser" and "new light cruiser." The latter is only where it is really noticeable, as you can directly compare the warp engines and the saucer (well, the front half). Alas, the Romulan War Eagle is about the scale size of a Vulture or aft hull of a Condor. There are a few variants made; CAs painted with different names and numbers, the D-7 in Romulan colors and even clear/cloaked, some ships with damage applied, all the way up to the front of the saucer gone like in that movie where they blew up the ship.

[edit: stuff I forgot]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an excellent resource about the various Trek kits available, in the various scales -
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/trek/Trekscales.cfm
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen pics from gaming conventions and playing with the large ships just looks like a blast!
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