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Varisous bits...

Postby RogueWolf » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:53 pm

Ages ago when I worked the private sector in IT, I found a use for the space holders from a laptops PCMCIA slots...

SPACEDOCKS!!!!

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I've got a tone more of them, well maybe not a ton. Maybe enought to bang out two or three more docks...
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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby Moongrim » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:21 pm

Well I'll be....

Hmmmmmmm.
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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby dJiPi » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:38 pm

Nice space dock,
Any pics of the Ship docked inside ?
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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby RogueWolf » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:53 pm

Wow, talk about raising the dead...thread. But since you asked, here is a pic;
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I was thinking along the lines of a cargo ship, I only ever got so far as to rough it in by mashing up a Red October sub. I still have her around somewhere, I think...

Oh and another pic;
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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby DefiantClient » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:40 am

Love the cargo ship.

Ahem... Are those 1/2500 Cheyenne nacelles? Is there a 1/2500 Cheyenne class I don't now about?

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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby dJiPi » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:30 am

And the conning tower was used for a Challenger class ?

Two ideas I' d like to share with you :
bits from Wh40k table top game :
The Tau drones as sensor pods, I think I will use one on a kitbashed excelsior.
The bases (there are many sizes) as saucers, you can use an upside down black one with a clear one on top and you get the basic shape of a nice saucer. Then add details and fill the gaps with putty/plastic sheets as usual.
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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby RogueWolf » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:36 pm

DefiantClient wrote:Love the cargo ship.

Ahem... Are those 1/2500 Cheyenne nacelles? Is there a 1/2500 Cheyenne class I don't now about?


No kit that I am aware of, sorry. I might have a spare set of nacelles kicking around, PM me if you are interested and I'll check.

dJiPi wrote:And the conning tower was used for a Challenger class ?

Two ideas I' d like to share with you :
bits from Wh40k table top game :
The Tau drones as sensor pods, I think I will use one on a kitbashed excelsior.
The bases (there are many sizes) as saucers, you can use an upside down black one with a clear one on top and you get the basic shape of a nice saucer. Then add details and fill the gaps with putty/plastic sheets as usual.


I think the TAU Drones might be a bit on the small size, but I've heard that suggestion before, thanks! Any pics of the Bases?
For sensor pods, I'd recommend the Bandai MS Radome 01 parts kit, here is a pic next to the F-toys Defiant for size:
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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby DefiantClient » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:09 pm

Tau drones would be about the size of the smaller domes you have there. There's also bigger drones recently released, but it's not worth buying a $120 mech kit that should really only be worth $60

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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby dJiPi » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:38 pm

Thanks for the idea of Bandai drones (but cannot find the full set ont the web, maybe later)
Regarding Tau drones, depends of the size of the ship you want to fit it to, anyway there are bigger drones in resin from forgeworld, these should be ok for a Nebula or an Orion class in the sacred scale.
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Re: Varisous bits...

Postby RogueWolf » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:04 pm

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