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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby RogueWolf » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:13 pm

Pics would be nice Lads, I have a ship or two in design stages that could easily be converted to a container ship. I wouldn't mind taking a crack at making some.
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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby mophius » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:18 pm

You could always use 15mm plastic plumbers pipe. its quite thick though and you would need to cap it off with something.
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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby MadManMUC » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:33 pm

... or is it these ones that you mean?

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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby Tesral » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:38 pm

mophius wrote:You could always use 15mm plastic plumbers pipe. its quite thick though and you would need to cap it off with something.


The "cap it off" is the modeling part. I prefer the thin walled metal tubes for both workability and lightness. Now I just need to find them were I don't pay 9 bucks for shipping on a $4.50 item.

The plan would be to model up the plain endcaps as well as the Starliner endcaps. Work them up, mold, and cast like a casting fool.

The FJ Container has a complex curve on the endcaps. This will take a bit of work.

This image demos it nicely. A small radius that transitions to large radius.
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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby NoKhando » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:22 pm

Replacement plastic watch glass perhaps ? They come in all sizes imaginable , and several demi-hemispheres .

Any jewellers near you ?

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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby tmlindsey » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:55 pm

I was going to ask why you didn't want to use these https://plastruct.com/shop/tubing-fitti ... 45-vhe-20/, then read this part :lol: :
Tesral wrote:The "cap it off" is the modeling part. I prefer the thin walled metal tubes for both workability and lightness. Now I just need to find them were I don't pay 9 bucks for shipping on a $4.50 item.


I feel you on the shipping thing. I needed some 5/8" elliptical domes for my 1/2 Nomad and was not thrilled to have to pad the order to justify the shipping. Not to mention Plastruct's apparent drop in quality :?

Also, you might want to check out this place: http://www.delviesplastics.com/p/Round_ ... _Tube.html their 5/8" OD, 1/16" thick wall, extruded acrylic tube is $7.50 for a bundle of four 36" long tubes.

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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby Jason Abbadon » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:04 pm

I love the idea of using a Oberth hull for the starship part of the design- no need for a goofy FJ kludge of parts.

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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby NoKhando » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:25 pm

One day I'll get around to making myself some of these in 1/2500 . http://www.starfleetgames.com/images/Mo ... blique.jpg
It looks like a standard container with add-on engines and crew quarters . Fun to do it in civilian company colours .

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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby el gato » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:05 pm

NoKhando wrote:Image


Looks like it has a Resin Illuminati trophy for a bridge:

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Re: Federation Standard Containers

Postby Tesral » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:02 am

tmlindsey wrote:I was going to ask why you didn't want to use these https://plastruct.com/shop/tubing-fitti ... 45-vhe-20/, then read this part :lol: :
Tesral wrote:The "cap it off" is the modeling part. I prefer the thin walled metal tubes for both workability and lightness. Now I just need to find them were I don't pay 9 bucks for shipping on a $4.50 item.


I feel you on the shipping thing. I needed some 5/8" elliptical domes for my 1/2 Nomad and was not thrilled to have to pad the order to justify the shipping. Not to mention Plastruct's apparent drop in quality :?

Also, you might want to check out this place: http://www.delviesplastics.com/p/Round_ ... _Tube.html their 5/8" OD, 1/16" thick wall, extruded acrylic tube is $7.50 for a bundle of four 36" long tubes.

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I found the 5/8" aluminum locally. I have it on order. Like Ensigns and photo torpedoes it comes in Tuesday. The rest is shaping and fitting.

Acrylic is a nice stuff, but a bitch to work. I make all my stands out of it.
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