Starship Comparison Chart explains why some ships seem smaller.
If you have ever played our version of Star Trek Full Thrust (or Babylon 5 or Star Wars starship games) you will realise that there are two major issues, firstly getting models of the relevant ships and secondly getting ships which are in scale to each other.
The latter point is more difficult as often the ships would be of vastly different sizes to begin with.
A nice series of comparison charts can be found on this website.
As you will see some ships are really tiny, really tiny.
I recently talked about how I had found some new Star Trek models from a Japanese company called Furuta.
It would appear the boxes I saw were from the second series of models that the company have released and that my first assumption that they contained only the original series USS Enterprise, it now appears that each box contains a random ship – which makes it annoying if you want to collect the entire set!
Those of you who have looked over my website will realise that I have quite a large section devoted to Star Trek Full Thrust which covers using GZG’s excellent Full Thrust rules in the Star Trek universe.
I have a large collection of MicroMachines Star Trek ships and sadly these are now no longer available.
I was in Forbidden Planet and have found a potential source of models from a Japanese company called Furuta. Forbidden Planet only seemed to have one model, the USS Enterprise, but it looks like they could be useful as they may be bigger than the MicroMachines models.