Orion Wanderer

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Kremin
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Orion Wanderer

Postby Kremin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:17 am

Playing about with some kit parts see if I can get it to look good

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Tail section where engineering lives

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the largest piece of the nose section

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the rough cut outs for the top of the nose

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the rough casting for the bridge after much cleaning sanding and shaping of the super structure this ended up fitting better backwards

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the Nose was attached to the lower bulkhead

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some Plastruct was used as spacer between the top and bottom of the nose section then filler to close it up and shape the curve then a metal beam melted through both sides of the engineering section to mount the nacelles on

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a resin cast from a cooking spoon was trimmed to give the curve for the forward structure and sheet styreen cut slightly wider than the flat shape was curved over to form the rear superstructure

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then I melted mount holes in the nacelles and put them on to see how they look

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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby Kremin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:18 am

Glued everything together added some detailing and sprayed a mixture primer and silver for most of the body with touches of black for the engineering section, still undecided on a final colour weither to go with the greys blacks and silver or go with something brighter. the slung weapons pods, the oval structure added under the nose section ans the recessed navigational deflector to do

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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby trekriffic » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Impressive work so far. Looks like some tiny divots to fill on the front port side of the bridge dome. Unless those are meant to be windows.
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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby Kremin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:28 pm

trekriffic wrote:Impressive work so far. Looks like some tiny divots to fill on the front port side of the bridge dome. Unless those are meant to be windows.


there are a few areas that need filling before the final colour and finish go on

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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby Kremin » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:07 am

I've been sitting on this design for over 6 months trying to work it out. The ship always felt to me like it was based on an insect, sort of ant like, so when I was at the model show I was looking through hundreds of kits for shapes that wound fit that image; boats, planes, rockets, spaceships and kitchen utensils were all checked, there were some odd looks when I started looking at boxes upside down

There are parts from multiple kit sources don't know if anyone can spot them :D :D

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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby Tesral » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:47 am

Interesting build. I do believe the FASA version of that is in my collection.
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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby kobayashimaru » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:18 am

neat! excellent build up kremin
the nose is very familiar;
it's almost Klingon BoP beak-like, but then its also the curvy orion syndicate look too;
it looks like a sleeker version than the "80s curves" versions of orion craft found in
Starfleet Academy the game,
and the FASA trek RPG.

Its terrifying. If one of these decloaked or appeared from warp, I'd be on edge hehe.
they're hard to beat even for a connie in-game.

this feels like the missing TOS-R ship,
as seen on screen, it just looks like it belongs in TOS or TMP,
and is well weathered and completed.

the nose would be interesting if it had some 'archimedes screw scallops'
sorta reminiscent of the patterns Luftwaffe would put on their propellers,
as that really made those machines extra terrifying.
that's about the only thing I can think of for it,
unless you wanted to "space rust" -ify it some more, with different metallic patinas.
maybe Wootz steel or damascene that forms that 'fungus emulsion'
the reasoning being - perhaps the metal this ship is made out of corrodes differently to as yet known metals hehe.

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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby NCC1966 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Ohhhh! Really nice!

:)
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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby Gidiot » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:36 am

Very nice Scratch build... I need some in person lessons on how to work with styrene, I've tried videos, I need someone to go through it step by step and say no, like this.... Cause I've got some ambitious ideas! (you wouldn't live near WA would ya? ;)

Again very nicely done!

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Re: Orion Wanderer

Postby Kremin » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:42 am

Gidiot wrote:Very nice Scratch build... I need some in person lessons on how to work with styrene, I've tried videos, I need someone to go through it step by step and say no, like this.... Cause I've got some ambitious ideas! (you wouldn't live near WA would ya? ;)

Again very nicely done!


Thanks I'm a bit far away (about 4,500miles) the main bit of scratch building was the nose which I cut the styreen using a silhouette portrait machine to cut 0.74mm sheets. What sort of ideas are you thinking of


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