1:3900 FASA reproductions

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1:3900 FASA reproductions

Postby tarriel » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:00 am

Hi All

My first post here, what great forum by the way !

I have been trying for ages to get some FASA minis without much look. I saw a post here about a company called Protowarfare which make resin replicas of the original FASA Minis.

However there website seems to be broken as it will not let me place an order via the shopping cart, Does anyone know if it is still in business ?. Or maybe a contact email for them ?

Also been looking at shapeways but I am a bit unsure of the scales of the ships as most of the designers just give measurements and no scales, can some one give me a heads up as to how the sizes represent the scales ?

This designer has this Enterprise but I am not sure what scale it is as I would be looking for them to match the FASA 1:3900 scale if possible

http://www.shapeways.com/product/J4LZN8 ... d=59294088

Any help would be great

Thank you

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Re: 1:3900 FASA reproductions

Postby shiftdel » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:43 pm

This one is about 1/4700. The simpler way to get the right size is to multiply the size in centimeters by 39, (which is a way to simplify the mat, by removing the conversion from centimeters to meters), the size should match the real object size, which is 302 m (it should be 7.74 cm in 1/3900)

Ex: if you have a Klingon K'Tinga (which real size is 214 m), and you have a model with 2.5 cm, multiplying 2.5 x 39, will give 97.5 m, so too small for 1/3900.

The inverse is also possible, if you want to know the needed size in 1/3900 for a given ship, divide the real size in meters by 39 and you will have the size that it should have in centimeters.

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Re: 1:3900 FASA reproductions

Postby tarriel » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:50 am

Ok I understand the maths you have explained thank you, that the Enterprise should be 7.74cm long. At least I can use that formula to look for the models on shapeways now.

Now heres the BUTwhich has me scratching my head a bit

I have a FASA Enterprise (TMP) and I have just measured it and it is 7.1cm long which means they are not true 1:3900 scale but smaller correct ?.

Also have a FASA D7 which measures 5.4cm long which comes out as 210metres which is fairly close to the 214 example you gave

Or is it something to do with the model being the UK games workshop/citadel version and not a US FASA version ?. I would have thought they would have just been direct copies

Just as a matter of intereset is 1:7000 the most popular scale then ?

Thanks Pete

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Re: 1:3900 FASA reproductions

Postby ecs05norway » Tue May 23, 2017 4:40 pm

1/7k is popular with people who play TNG-era stuff, because the ships there are much larger than a Constitution or the like.

1/3900 (or maybe 1/3788, I forget which is which) is the old FASA standard (the other is the Starline 2400 SFB standard).

I prefer 1/3125 (Starline 2500 SFB standard) myself because the models are big, beautiful, and fun to paint. :)

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Re: 1:3900 FASA reproductions

Postby kobayashimaru » Wed May 24, 2017 5:28 am

that's close to Romando for those scales,
or F-Toys new wave if you like JJ-Trek nuTrekWars ships.

FASA was real consistent, unlike the Starship Attack Wing/Heroclix 'box scale',
even then, it did break scale for shuttles and stuff too,
much like ST:Online does for ships under 130m.

though, nowadays, you can get 3D made to order ones
at a cost effective proposition for most ships of that era.

I look forward to seeing how you go with the Trek Tabletop gaming :D

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Re: 1:3900 FASA reproductions

Postby Chadot2002 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:30 pm

We make a whole Slug of 1/4100 and 1/3125 scale FASA style ships come on over and check us out
We also can do custom scales when asked

1/3125 scale section
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/crazy_e ... e+trek&s=0

1/4100 scale section
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/crazy_e ... gaming&s=0

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Re: 1:3900 FASA reproductions

Postby Vahmp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:45 am

Add this multiply that, subtract that other thing and divide the other whatchamacallit! :o :shock:
To much for my head!! :lol:
I use ScaleMaster program, for all my scaling needs.
It's really easy to use, just choose what equation you want to do, add the number into it, click the button, and you get your answer.

You can download it here: http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/scalemaster.htm

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