The FASA Star Trek Parts Listing; Page 5 of 5 9-04-2021
Compiled and Edited by Mark_XON
PAGE 5 - MINIATURES AND MISC INFO
ENTER THE FINAL FRONTIER...
Enhance the excitement of your Star Trek campaign with these highly detailed 1/3900-scale starships from FASA. STAR TREK : The Role - Playing Game space battles come to life. Take command of a Federation Starship, a Klingon Battle-Cruiser, a Romulan Bird of Prey, or any other ship models and do battle with your enemies and give your games that added dimension of realism. All ship models are designed for use with the Starship Combat Games and played on the Hex Grid. (blurb from a combination of a few back panel Starship packages edited together)
In 1981 (through '85) Ab Mobasher was commissioned by FASA to sculpt the first 22 solid Brass Master Miniatures at 1/3950 Scale (The USS Enterprise & Klingon D-7 were the first 2 of the 22 to be sculpted). FASA provided Ab, blue prints of the USS Enterprise and a plastic model with a 12 diameter saucer dish for comparison. The final brass master (approx. 3 long) was actually more detailed than the much larger, injection molded plastic model. The original master (brass pattern) was meticulously machined out of 12 brass pieces. 2-Dimentional industrial engraving machine (Kohlmann Gm II), magnifier and microscope were used to machine the 3-D master. Machining started with larger cobalt & carbide end mills and cutters. Single flute cobalt cutters with tip diameter of .002 (size of human hair) were used to add final lines, geometrical patterns and created the microscopic details. The brass masterpieces were grouped in sub-assembly sections and were reproduced in 40/60 tin-lead alloys in vulcanized rubber molds and by spin-casting process. Ab said that: They where "Licensed and manufactured by Fasa Corp. of Chicago under licensing agreement with Paramount Picture and are famous for their extreme details and micro-miniature machining that never before or after since matched." "These miniatures were so detailed that you need to use microscope and magnifier to really appreciate the workmanship or even find my signature!."(Ab is almost blind when he made these miniatures) Ab had this to say about the molds: "I understand that there is about 4% shrinkage after each casting. Wish I knew that before making the miniatures because many of the thin sections had difficulty flowing in the spin casting molds. In that process, they make a set of second generation originals and from that, they make casting, therefore more shrinkage." Ab also said that: "They usually use an alloy in the ratio of 40%Tin / 60%Lead for best flow rate and details. FASA says they are made of Lead and not for children under 10 years old. Since they come unpainted, you shouldn't handle them that much until your final coating dries. These models require assembly with a fast drying cement or super-glue. Included is a painting guide with some of the miniatures. Chris Lynch mastered 1 (Baker) and Randy Hoffa and Steve Apolloni mastered the last 11 of the 34 FASA released starship miniatures. (Chris Lynch actually had mastered his first two ships, The Ranger and Brenton classes, unfortunately they where lost in the mail on the way to FASA by UPS in the early 1980's).
1983 FASA released 22 miniature Starships ( 1/3900 Scale ). This consisted of 'real' Star Trek ships as seen on TV and in the Movies as well as FASA specific designed Starships as seen as drawings in their early Manuals and Ship Recognition Books. The miniatures where made in 1983 by FASA maker Ral Partha. Due to the popularity of the miniatures, they continued to make them through 1984-1985. In 1986 they where produced by Citadel Miniatures (GW: Games Workshop) under license from the FASA Corporation (C) The FASA CORP. There where 14 ships (with 16 names) for the U.K. players and collectors using the same Master Molds, however, Citadels miniatures contain more Tin than previously made FASA ST Miniatures, which made them Shiner, Better Quality and Stronger. In 1988 RAFM (of Canada) produced them for the FASA Corporation, this would be about the third production for FASA's use. In 1988 Rawcliffe using the same molds bought from the FASA Corporation, made the 'SS' (Star Ship) line of 13 solid Pewter miniatures out of them. The bottom, with the now connected stand was stamped as FASA and Paramount Pictures Company (PPC) also had the FASA Line Stock #. Due to them being all Pewter, there here not Ideal for game play because they bend real easy. Then again in 1991 Rawcliffe and Paramount produced only the 'seen on screen' 'RF' line of solid Pewter ships. The FASA stamp was removed this time around. (In 1992 its thought that Rawcliffe used the unused FASA molds for the TNG ships that they where working on). Sometime in the mid to late 1990's various manufactures made un authorized Resin versions of FASA ships. Its unclear if they used the actual FASA molds or used the finished ships themselves to make new molds.
In 1984 (Origins 1985) FASA Corporation of Chicago received the famed H. G. Wells Science Fiction Award for these Star Trek Starship miniatures (Vehicle 1985). In 1985 (Origins 1986) FASA Starship Miniatures won Best Vehicular/Accessory Series which was Presented to Ab Mobasher. In 1987 (Origins 1988) FASA Star Trek Miniatures won Best Vehicular or Accessory Series which was Presented to Randy Hoffa and Steve Apolloni.
(Be sure to read my painting guide page as well for help on the colors)
FASA Starship Miniatures ( 1/3900 Scale )
Game Rule Notes:
The Enlarged Stand Holes:
Official Hull Colors:
Here's some pictures of various packaging FASA used for their Miniatures:
Citadel FASA Starships
Here's some pictures of packaging Citadel used for there Miniatures:
Rawcliffe FASA Starships
ENTER THE FINAL FRONTIER...
Voyage to strange, new worlds. Venture to ancient alien civilizations. Boldly face the
challenges of the unknown. All this, and more, is now possible.
The new (1983) STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Kahn
miniatures series is the first line of figures specially designed
for use with STAR TREK: The Role Playing Game. Each of these
accurately crafted, highly detailed figures will make a welcome
addition to any adventure.
Unlike the Starship Miniatures, FASA didn't produce more than one run of these Figures. Nor did they license them out.
Here's some pictures of various packaging FASA used for their Miniatures (1983):
FASA BOXED MINIATURES SETS
The Official STAR TREK COLLECTION miniatures have also been
designed for use with STAR TREK: The Role Playing Game -- the game
of strategy, interaction, and decision making in the final frontier.
The idea of this particular list is to help sort out the relevance of RPG info in the
books and to find revisions, since FASA indicated the latter printings and material are
the correct information when certain areas of the RPG are redone, such as history, world
information, corrected rules etc...
1-55560-009-3 Sept(Oct85) :: 2003 Star Trek Starship Tactical
0-931787-08-4 spring96 :: 2008
Other ISBN's / Known or Unknown
0-931787-06-08 :: 2006 Star Trek Starship Combat Role Playing Game (same ISBN? as 1ED Starship Combat Game)
0-930787-07-5 xxx :: 2007 The Triangle??
How to help:
ISBN: These numbers usually can show the overall printing order of the products, but due to delays the ISBN number may have been obtained prior to the book being complete. Most ISBN searches don't have all the books listed and tend to show either a false release date or the last release date. So there not so reliable.
FASA Price: The last segment of the ISBN has the price of the book such as FASA1000 for $10. If you examine the initial release price and compare it with a later printing you may find the FASA price has risen indicating a new printing of the book.
In Book Text: Some of the books have text indicating a following product will be released after another. This is helpful information.
Catalogs/Order Forms: These are of importance to tracking printing order as well. But become less important the further the years progress and don't always show when a book was re-released.
Reprinting: Some of the books where reprinted and re-released, sometimes with some errors corrected or text added, in a few cases this has happened such as with the Starship Combat Games like the STCS which seen atleast two different versions without any indication or warning on the books that they have been revised. Atleast one known section of the STCS had text removed in latter prints, presumably by mistake.
Mag Reviews: Usually there the same month as when the book was published, perhaps a month after.
FASA Printng Schedule: The Best source, but this probably isn't available.
Here's a list of material mentioned by FASA (or other), either in a Mail Order Form, A Catalog or in one of the rulebooks. Some of this material was scrapped, unfinished, abandoned or wasn't approved by Paramount. This list now also includes articles that where made but never seen print or public publication.
(If I'm missing anything, please let me know.)
2003 Star Trek Starship Combat Game - This was listed with the old STIIISCRPG game description, but pictured as above. Remember that FASA didn't use the new FASA logo until sometime in the last quarter of 1985. Listed on a FASA April 1985 order form with an ISBN# = to the current STSTCS. This looks like a fluke in their order form because fasa was still selling there STIIISCRPG game, and its not listed again until several order forms/catalogs later. Listed in the FASA Fall 1986 catalog with cover art and title on cover with an ISBN# 0-931787-06-8. This ISBN is just recycled from FASA product 2006 STIIISCG and STIIISCRPG and was later changed once FASA changed the title of the game too STSTCS.
2003 and 2003A Star Trek Starship Combat Game and Starship Combat Rulebook - FASA uses the same generic title for the STCS on all these forms, So this is the STCS game and its Rulebook sold separately since the time of the catalogs and forms where of 1987/1988/1989. Listed as Star Trek Combat Game on FASA order form March 1987. Listed as separate releases on FASA order form 8802 with prices effective January 1 1988. Also Listed as separate releases on FASA order form 8901 with prices effective January 1 1989. Just FAS2003 Star Trek Starship Combat Game was also listed on order form 8910. Again just FAS2003 Star Trek Starship Combat Game was also listed on the order form for 89-90 with an ISBN# = to the current STSTCS. Again this is the STCS.
2009 Star Fleet Ground Forces Manual - A rules supplement providing all the background information needed to generate ground-based military personnel and shipboard marines. A system for creating these character types is included for all major races, along with descriptions of their military organization and listings of the major pieces of equipment used. Players will also be able to add to the background of the STAR TREK universe using the complete and concise history of the ground forces of the UFP also provided in the manual. This book is a must for the well-rounded STAR TREK enthusiast. Listed on a FASA April 1985 order form with availability for Jun 1985. Listed in the FASA spring 1986 catalog and spring 1987 catalog, cover art was provided. Listed in order forms and flyers circa 1987 or 1988 simply titled as 'Ground Forces Manual.' as "upcoming" (with no FASA#). Mentioned in the G.M. V1N9 magazine May 1989 as 'Star Fleet Ground Forces Manual' Listed as "Watch out for...look out for..." Listed in Space Gamer / Fantasy Gamer #84 Dec 1988 as "scheduled to be released soon" with a title of 'Star Trek Ground Forces Manual.' Listed on the FASA 1989-90 order form as 'Star Fleet Ground Forces Manual' ISBN: 0-931787-09-2 Copyright: 10-01-1989
2010 Operation Armageddon 1: The Klingon Theater - (Wargame Simulator) Operation Armageddon is the name of Star Fleet Command's Staff College wargame exercise, which all officers must take prior to graduation. This game has finally been declassified. This is more than just a game, it was several games in one. The first operation is titled The Klingons Cross The Line, and deals with an invasion of Federation space by the Klingon Empire. The second operation, titled Road to the Stars, deals with a Romulan incursion into Federation space. The third operation, titled The Enemies Entangled, deals with an outbreak of war between the Romulans and Klingons. In all three games, players assume command of one of the major powers and attempt to fill the victory conditions for each scenario. Of course, for those who wish to tackle the big one, there is Operation Armageddon, in which all the powers go to war with each other at once. Too be included in the game was an easy-to-read rulebook, over 2,000 playing pieces, dice, and maps of the entire Star Trek universe, measuring 78" x 66". That's over 35 square feet of playing area-- truly a monster game. 'Supposedly designed by Bob Marinan.' Listed on a FASA March 1985 order form as "2008 Operation Armageddon: Federation and Klingons" with availability for 1st quarter of 1985. Listed on a FASA April 1985 order form with availability for Aug 1985. May have been listed in the circa Fall 1986 catalog. Listed as "Operation Armageddon" in the spring 1987 catalog with cover art and title on cover. Was due out summer of '87 ISBN: 0-931787-10-6
Struggle For The Throne - The
Klingon Emperor is dying and the Struggle For The Throne has already begun between the
powerful Thought-Admirals. Each Admiral uses bribery, assassination, spies, threats, space
battles, and even deals to gain power while the Emperor still lives. Klingon diplomacy is
intense, for when the Emperor is no longer around, it will be open war among the Admirals
vying for the throne.
2016 Star Fleet Marines - "The Star Trek Boardgame Of Ground Combat" This is a boardgame of tactical ground combat set in the Star Trek universe. Players simulate battles between the Marines of Star Fleet and the Klingon Imperial Marines. Each game contains basic and optional rules, full-color mapsheets, and playing pieces representing the various units of the opposing forces, including tanks and armored personnel carriers. This platoon/company level tactical game is a must for the burgeoning generals of Star Fleet or the Klingon Empire. Listed in the FASA Fall 1986 catalog with cover art and title on cover. Listed in the FASA Spring 1987 catalog. ISBN: 1-55560-010-7
2103 USS Reliant 7.5mm Deck Plans - These deck plans show every interior detail of the USS Reliant, the ship featured in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. All plans are drawn at a scale of 1 inch = 6 meters. Full space station plan descriptions and explanations are also included. Listed in FASA's Catalog 2 - 1983. With a availability date of September 1983.
2103 ST:TNG USS Enterprise Blueprints - Official blueprints of
the Starship Enterprise from the hit television show STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. These
blueprints show every deck (The plans show the layout of all _forty-two_
decks) of the Enterprise from stem to stern. Including: The Bridge,
The Captains Quarters, The Holodeck, The Transporter Rooms, Engineering, The Shuttlecraft
Bay, The Conference Room, Sickbay. FASA sent them off to the Paramount
legal department for their O.K. on everything; they could be out
within two months. These plans where actually completed by
Whitefire back in approximately 1989 ("it took 2 1/2years before they
where ready to be inked") but FASA never got around to printing
them before they lost there licenses. Listed on FASA Mail Order Form
(8910) with prices effective October 1, 1989 and in the FASA 1989-1990 catalog. Listed in Space Gamer / Fantasy Gamer #88
March/April 1990 as "soon to be released" titled: Star Trek: The
Next Generation - Galaxy Class Blueprints.
Original Plans Are Available:
For those of you who would like to obtain printed copies of his full size sheets, Ed agreed to sell custom drawing tubes which will feature a free full size copy of his plans. These plans consist of 13 sheets B&W, 22x34 inches in size. There is a purchase price for Ed's drawing tubes (2010: $35 including shipping and handling) and may be ordered by contacting Ed Whitefire on the web via e-mail (Check the Links page to find him!). (Ed "disappeared" for a little while pre-2010 but as of December 17, 2010 Ed said he's back online and selling these prints again.) In 2018 Ed has updated his plans, in design and added color and is selling those as well.
2104 "Space Lab Regula One 7.5mm Deckplans" - The plans of the Star Trek II space station. These where actually made and released but they are provided as the second book of FASA product #2226 Listed in ? possibly for 1983.
2211 Military Forces Manual - Most likely this title was dropped for the Star Fleet Ground Forces title show above. Listed on a FASA July 1984 order form with prices effective for July 1 1984.
2224 Scavenger's Run - Listed on a FASA April 1985 order form with availability for Jul 1985. ISBN: 1-55560-002-06 See 2227 Below.
2225 Parish by the Sword/Galaxy Exploration Command - 2 book set. (adventure/sourcebook combo) Listed in the FASA spring 1987 catalog with a release date of February. ISBN:1-55560-007-7
2227 Scavenger's Run / Existence Zone - 2 book set. (adventure/sourcebook combo) Listed in the FASA spring 1987 catalog with a release date of March. ISBN:1-55560-004-2
2228 Hostile Bivouac / Civilians - 2 book set. (adventure/sourcebook combo) Listed in the FASA spring 1987 catalog with a release date of April. ISBN:1-55560-023-9
2228 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - It was the mission of the USS Enterprise to go where no man had gone before. Star Trek: The Final Frontier takes the reader there too! It is filled with information from all five motion pictures. This is a complete sourcebook for all enthusiasts, fans, and players of the popular role playing game. Listed on a 1990 Mail Order Form and Listed in the FASA spring 1991 catalog. Listed in Space Gamer / Fantasy Gamer #88 March/April 1990 as "soon to be released" titled: Star Trek Final Frontier - Sourcebook. Also information I found on the web about canceled books indicates a title of: STAR TREK: THE FINAL FRONTIER with an ISBN: 1-555600-23-9 Its rumored that this book was one of the final 3 products finished and sent to Paramount.
2229 Operation Buchman/Adventure - 2 book set. Listed in the FASA spring 1987 catalog. ISBN:1-55560-005-0
2229 Star Trek: The Next Generation - 2nd and 3rd Year Sourcebook - no description given. Listed in ? Also information I found on the web about canceled books indicates a title of: STAR TREK: 2ND 3RD YEAR SOURCEBOOK with an ISBN: 1-555600-25-5 Its rumored that this book was one of the final 3 products finished and sent to Paramount. Listed as general terms in Space Gamer / Fantasy Gamer #84 Dec 1988 as "be on the lookout for more The Next Generation products"
2304 Ship Recognition Manual - The Romulan Confederation (First Edition) - This 32-page, full-color supplement contains the game stats, combat charts, and scale drawings for fourteen different Romulan ships. It features a wide variety of ship designs, each fully described and beautifully illustrated. Listed in FASA's Catalog 2 - 1983. This manual was released in a 2nd Edition format just as "The Romulans", FASA product #2303
2304 Ship Recognition Manual - The Gorn and Minor Races - Now all the major Gorn ships are presented to the public. This edition contains all currently available information on the Gorn Navy and includes ships from the Orion Colonies, independent manufactures in the Triangle, and other minor races on the fringes of the Federation. Listed in a FASA March 1985 Orderform with availability 1st quarter of '85. Listed in the FASA 1985 catalog and spring 1985 catalog. ISBN# 0-931787-44-0 Also information I found on the web about canceled books indicates a title of: GORN:SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL with an ISBN: 0-809200-43-3
------- Ship Recognition Manuals: Listed as "planned," 'Four New Ship Recognition Manuals' in Space Gamer #73 March/April 1985
2304 Ship Recognition Manual: Gorn - Listed as "upcoming" in FASA order forms and flyers circa 1987 or 1988; Listed on FASA Mail Order Form (8802) with prices effective January 1, 1988. Availability was June/July
------- A Chance For Peace - A complete adventure - At long last, the Gorn have agreed (reluctantly) to sit down at the conference tables with Federation diplomats to discuss a lasting peace. The Klingon Empire, uneasy with the possibility of Gorn/Federation cooperation, will attempt to sabotage the negotiations at any cost. Listed as "New Adventures coming this year" in FASA's Catalog 1 - 1983; Listed as "Coming Attractions" in FASA's Catalog 2 - 1983 The title may have been changed to the released adventure; Demand Of Honor.
------- Forward Into The Past - A complete adventure - A culture that is an analog model of Earth's own Medieval period is discovered, and unique landing party is dispatched to mingle with the native culture and study it for a report to the Federation. The survey team is composed of medievalists enthusiasts from the investigating starship's crew, who have made a hobby of studying and recreating Earth's medieval culture. But how will they handle real dragons, and what appears to be real magic, as they travel through this epic Quest. Listed as "New Adventures coming this year" in FASA's Catalog 1 - 1983; Listed as "Coming Attractions" in FASA's Catalog 2 - 1983
------- Spores Of Hatred - A complete adventure - The society of Ekos is being reshaped into a humane, productive civilization by the new government (once the underground), but there still a hard-core Nazi underground with a hidden nuclear device that only the Federation can find. Listed as "New Adventures coming this year" in FASA's Catalog 1 - 1983; Listed as "Coming Attractions" in FASA's Catalog 2 - 1983
------- Enemy Contact: Bridge Alert - (never made) This may have
been the "Command and Control" Rules intended to be made as a
or perhaps as a slightly different spin on said rules. Here's the lengthy description:
---- Starship Combat Book - (never made) One can only assume it was to be some sort of supplement to the STCS since the time of the article was around May of 1989. This was listed in the magazine; G.M. V1N9 May 1989 issue labeled as "Watch out for...look out for..."
2535 USS Enterprise (Galaxy Class) - A miniature. RAFM actually made the Enterprise-D which separated! and it was sent to Paramount, But never made it to full production.
2536 Ferengi Cruiser - A miniature. RAFM actually made the Ferengi Marauder and it was sent to Paramount. But never made it to full production.
About more Miniatures - On the Catalogs and Mail Order Forms I have there seems to be a bunch of miniatures that never where made listed. I haven't bothered to look into it. FASA/RAFM where working out scaling issues with the Romulan Warbird, its unknown if it was ever completed.
Captain's Log - A monthly Star Trek Gaming Magazine, the title at release was changed to Stardate Magazine.
Stardate Manuscript "The Wanderers" (unpublished) - FASA ST adventure called "The Wanderers". An adventure that was intended for publishing in Stardate Magazine - not a bon-a-fide FASA corp adventure. Signed by the author; Dale L. Kemper. (The author has made this manuscript available in the summer of 2005, it sold on ebay.)
Space Gamer / Fantasy Gamer #89 - Mentioned in Space Gamer #88 March/April 1990 that "Star Trek RPG" is coming next issue. I don't think this issue was ever printed.
Project notes that never saw print - On an old web site of Guy W. McLimore he announced that ".... in the future will appear some of our notes for projects that never saw print, including the Star Trek adventures produced by Guy and Greg as RPGA tournaments." - Guy W. McLimore. The author is now looking for these articles (stated back in before 2010). However in 2020, I have not yet seen them release them or if they where even found.
Thorns of a Silicon Rose - by Michael Todd. It was made for the FASA
Star Trek game and was to be included in the Challenge #78 magazine, but that issue(#78)
was never published. The author is now looking for this article (2010). He can only assume its
packed away in storage. If he runs across the actual manuscript he'll let us know. Here's
Far & Away Magazine #3 (unpublished) - unknown FASA article(s). Number Three was finished & with Pacific Rim but it never came out. I still have a copy of it, though..." -Dale Kemper
Rumored Completed Manuals: There was rumored back in 1990-91 that FASA actually finished 3 or 4 products and sent them to Paramount for approval. 2103 ST:TNG USS Enterprise Blueprints, 2228 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, 2229 Star Trek: The Next Generation - 2nd and 3rd Year Sourcebook, and the fourth manual is unknown, there may have been only the three. Today, 2020, only the TNG Blueprints where proven finished.
Final FASA Starship Miniatures: FASA had more miniatures for RAFM to do. Paramount had gotten the Enterprise-D -- which separated! -- and the Ferengi Marauder, and they were working out the (scaling issues) of the Romulan Warbird when the license got pulled. Some years before, today, 2020, its been proven that Ent-D and Ferengi ships had a mold but just where never produced by FASA, but Rawcliffe. They also put out the Romulan ship too.
About FASA Trek and Manuscript Materials: Apparently the mechanics of the FASA star trek game where sold to an individual (2001) that was apparently going to re-release star trek as a different game theme, its been at least a decade (2011) since this was first brought to light, with no new game. Apparently he poses the unfinished works of the FASA star trek team, but the extent of what the FASA Star Trek team had completed is unknown. Here's some info from and about Eric Smith:
(If you can add details to any of the above information, please let me know.)
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