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Ships I'd like to build

Postby patrickivan » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:16 pm

I'm posting in construction because I'm unsure how to proceed. I have some SU models I made, but want to make physical versions. I'm just not sure the best way to proceed. Scratch from x materials, or printed. But printing is super expensive.

Even at 1:2500, printing may be too cost prohibitive. Especially the long tug. And the two I want in 1:350 may be too complicated for my skills to custom make. Though I'm thinking a combination of balsa, foam, and model sculpt may be best.

Anyway- anyone have suggestions?

I'd want to do these in 1:2500
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And these two in 1:350
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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby RogueWolf » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:32 pm

Some interesting design's there, I like the lines of the TNG era ones, 1/350 would do them nicely though. But most of these are gonna be small in 1/2500. But don't let that stop you, jump in and have fun!

You could always start by kitbashing the TOS designs, the nacelles should be readily available in several different scales to fit your needs. I've heard some here do their mock-ups in paper first before cutting styrene.
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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby Tesral » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:48 pm

patrickivan wrote:I'm posting in construction because I'm unsure how to proceed. I have some SU models I made, but want to make physical versions. I'm just not sure the best way to proceed. Scratch from x materials, or printed. But printing is super expensive.

Even at 1:2500, printing may be too cost prohibitive. Especially the long tug. And the two I want in 1:350 may be too complicated for my skills to custom make. Though I'm thinking a combination of balsa, foam, and model sculpt may be best.

Anyway- anyone have suggestions?

I'd want to do these in 1:2500
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The Leno class?


patrickivan wrote:And these two in 1:350
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Yachts I assume?
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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby patrickivan » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:56 pm

RogueWolf wrote:Some interesting design's there, I like the lines of the TNG era ones, 1/350 would do them nicely though. But most of these are gonna be small in 1/2500. But don't let that stop you, jump in and have fun!

You could always start by kitbashing the TOS designs, the nacelles should be readily available in several different scales to fit your needs. I've heard some here do their mock-ups in paper first before cutting styrene.


I suppose if I print top, bottom, side in a card stock, I can rough up the ship pretty quickly? Just glue... Make templates and cut from styrene. Use parts from other kits as needed... I don't see why I shouldn't at least try. LOL.

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patrickivan wrote:I'm posting in construction because I'm unsure how to proceed. I have some SU models I made, but want to make physical versions. I'm just not sure the best way to proceed. Scratch from x materials, or printed. But printing is super expensive.

Even at 1:2500, printing may be too cost prohibitive. Especially the long tug. And the two I want in 1:350 may be too complicated for my skills to custom make. Though I'm thinking a combination of balsa, foam, and model sculpt may be best.

Anyway- anyone have suggestions?

I'd want to do these in 1:2500
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The Leno class?

patrickivan wrote:And these two in 1:350
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Yachts I assume?


There's a Leno class? I had no idea. Any pics? I did a quick search and didn't find it.

I designed this a couple of years ago. Based on the Sikorsky Sky Crane heli... Hence the Sikorsky Class designation. THought I was being original.

The bottom 2 are indeed yachts. Did the interiors to go with it. Used Enterprise D bridge concepts for interior ideas on the first one.
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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby DefiantClient » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:15 pm

patrickivan wrote:There's a Leno class? I had no idea. Any pics? I did a quick search and didn't find it.


It was a joke. Jay Leno is known for having a big defined chin, though not as majestic and amazing as Bruce Campbell's :lol: . Your ship must have reminded Tesral about it.3

To contribute, I really would love to see you build one of those Yachts. They look like interesting projects.

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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby shiftdel » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:20 pm

You can try unfold your model in Pepakura, and build it in card; the tug would be perfect to this, due to its almost geometric lines.

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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby Tesral » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:13 pm

DefiantClient wrote:It was a joke. Jay Leno is known for having a big defined chin, though not as majestic and amazing as Bruce Campbell's :lol: . Your ship must have reminded Tesral about it.3
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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby patrickivan » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:05 pm

I can only dream of my ship being as cool as Bruce Campbell! 8-)
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Re: Ships I'd like to build

Postby DefiantClient » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:29 pm

patrickivan wrote:I can only dream of my ship being as cool as Bruce Campbell! 8-)


This is literally the only thing cooler and I think Bruce (and Ash) would agree. It did travel through time, so it could be considered a ship :lol:

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