Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby dJiPi » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:14 pm

Thanks DfC, I don't have STO but sometimes I come across nice pics on the web, I didn't find yet what I was looking for.
a little pic here below of one of my Miranda refits (all will get MVM Cyclone refits nacelles)
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parts not yet glued and the Nebula pod need some cleaning due to the casting. I will probably re-coat all model in light grey once I've found the correct shade in the Tamiya spray can range.
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby DefiantClient » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:08 pm

dJiPi wrote:Thanks DfC, I don't have STO but sometimes I come across nice pics on the web, I didn't find yet what I was looking for.


Doing a quick search, this was the texture I was talking about.
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It shows some good placement options for "class of 96'" escape pods on the Miranda class, which is what I thought you were asking for in a previous post. Not a fan of the phaser strips of other things, but I always appreciated the addition of the escape pods to the ship. I want to say there are square versions as well, but I may be thinking of an alternative Akira Class Texture. I think that's as good as you're gonna get with a decent aesthetic of where to place them.

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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby dJiPi » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:35 pm

Thanks DfC,
I can see they are on the edge of the saucer, the flat part, I thought they'd be near the bridge module on the angled area ?
As for the phaser strips I will add some to be consistent with modern era ships.
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby DefiantClient » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:52 pm

I think they'd be hogging space up there with the phasers, bridge, name, and registry. Also, they'd be scrunched together if they were closer to the bridge. Aesthetically, I think the way they are at the edge of the saucer is a good choice. The final decision is ultimately up to you of course.

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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby dJiPi » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:19 pm

These are good reasons, on my ship, lifeboats are on the main deck, not so close to the conning station !
So the phaser strips (2 pcs) should be at the position of the previous system (I think it's the yellow squares ?).
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby dJiPi » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:52 pm

WIP:
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:arrow: Dreadnought
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby dJiPi » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:57 pm

WIP:
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:arrow: Heavy Frigate (or light cruiser ?)
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby shiftdel » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:06 am

LIke the Heavy Frigate, seems a logical choice for me.

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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby dJiPi » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:40 am

Hi Shiftdel,
I have two other Ent-E kits + 1 second Venture on its way. I want to build a Sovereign style family of ships. There should be an Oberth style (unless I use a Luna saucer) ship with the secondary hull taken from an Eaglemoss model. Maybe a destroyer/scout with a single warp nacelle (I was hoping that OS will release one but he is busy). A twin hull ship (alike the Bradbury class is also expected).
There are many cool designs on Deviant Art (from the Mirror Universe.
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Postby dJiPi » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:04 am

Top view of the Heavy Frigate: fitting/adjusting the Sovereign neck piece is quite difficult, it is not exactly how it should be (sitting to much high apparently but I prefer it that way, anyway I never understood how this piece should be fitted even after looking on the pics :mrgreen: )
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