15mm Star Trek Away Team 50th Anniversary Astro Miniatures

15mm Star Trek Away Team: Happy 50th Anniversary!

Last September (2016) was the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.  I did paint these at that time in ‘tribute’ to the show and universe. I would add though, I’m not a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination – I like it, but we never really gelled, unlike that other famous sci-fi franchise 😉

That aside, these “Space Explorers” were available from a small US business called AstroMiniatures which I believe have since stopped trading (boo!). No doubt some cease and desist order played a part in that. I’ve a few Klingon-types and Romulan-types still to paint and these are about half of the Federation-types I bought as I traded a handful with a fellow gamer sometime back.

I’m glad I did paint them up as they look better painted than in lead and I may never have bothered to put a brush on them had it not been for the anniversary.

At the same time I painted up the little u-haul six wheeler and trailer from GZG. Nice. Also pictures is a grav sled-thing from 15mm.co.uk that was kicking around and seemed to fit for photo purposes.

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2 thoughts on “15mm Star Trek Away Team: Happy 50th Anniversary!”

  1. I also own these magnificent models. However, as far as I know it was merely that the reason for Astro Miniatures closing business was that owner grew tired of the range and sold all his stock on ebay. There was a TMP thread, but I’m too lazy to search for a link.

    1. Right O Florian. Thanks for the info. (I just know some ‘infringement’ stories that would make your toes curl and imagined that this could be such an instance).

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