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Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by dJiPi » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:37 pm

Hello everybody,
I have been told to share my ideas so let´s go :
The Odyssey from Hidden Frontier web serie:
-saucer: I will use an Ambassador class saucer
-bridge: sovereign class bridge/conning with the impulse engines
-secondary hull: galaxy class, I will reduce the height of the neck and extend it forward a little bit.
-warp nacelles : got to find some weapon/fuel tanks from airplanes kits
Bradbury Class:
-saucer: sovereign saucer minus bridge (of course, see above :mrgreen: )
-bridge: excelsior/Enterprise B
-secondary hulls: two from excelsior/Enterprise B
-warp nacelles: halves of stabilo boss pens (the ones used in the studio kitbashes)
A design I have seen somewhere on the web, but it has been re-worked since and looks differently now Dawnstar Class Explorer:
-saucer: galaxy
-Hull: ambassador
-warp: If I can get the Cheyenne's ones or, again the stabilo boss pens (bigger but may look better on an ambassador hull)
Border cruiser USS Frontier
-saucer: galaxy but turn by 90°, needs 2 saucers to cut/displace the connecting neck
-warp pylons: need to change fwd to aft (swept the other way)
-warp nacelles: long ones from MMI
All these models will not be accurate reproductions but that's good enough for me ;)
Btw, If some garage makers want to do them in resin .... I will save a lot of time and probably stay sane
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by DefiantClient » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:57 pm

Neat! Hope to see some of these kitbashes soon. I think a lot of the GKers are busy with other in-demand projects, but if you bash something up maybe you'll inspire them. :D

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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by dJiPi » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:13 pm

Thanks,
Will probably start after my next contract at sea, during summer time, I still need to buy/find some bits.
When started I will post some pics.
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by dJiPi » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:06 pm

I forgot: I have an Eaglemoss Dauntless on his way to my mail'box for an Attack Cruiser:
-saucer: the Dauntless's one
-secondary hull: sovereign
-warp: galaxy but rotated by 90°, warp pylons should be horizontal.
I don't know yet if I can sandwich the secondary hull of the Dauntless between the 2 halves of the sovereign's or If I must cut/saw it off.

Warp nacelles of the Dauntless will be very useful for an upgrade/refit of one of the many TOS/TMP kits I have (Phobos, Arethusa or Bonaventure).
Persevere tender refit: MVM nacelles 504
Bonaventure refit: MVM nacelles 503 with horizontal pylons to keep a low profile for a pathfinder vessel.

With 3 MVM nacelles of the MVM Cyclone and Enterprise V-shaped pylons you can make a nice frigate close to the kitbash from DS9 built from Excelsior/Ent B saucers. Imho these shorter nacelles will look better than long ones for a ship without secondary hull.
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by dJiPi » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:20 pm

Now If you are looking for a nice secondary hull : a Falcon F-16 fuselage. The air intake is perfect for a deflector array housing.

Want to build a twin booms ship like the Akira class or the NX : use the two halves of a Me 262
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by RogueWolf » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:32 am

Here is how I used a 1/350 F-14 in a build:
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and the 1/2500 end result:
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by dJiPi » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:31 am

Very nice, looks like a fast ship. The "winglets" (triangle shapes) are similar to the modern extensions of the "actual" ships such as the sovereign class. A good refit for a old round saucer ship, I like it.
Maybe I should use this (or a similar airframe such as F-15, F-18, Mig-29, Su-27) for the Bradbury class to have parallel warp nacelles, just have to find the closest shape and .... scale ! My plastic kits dealer will go mad when I'll bring the sovereign saucer :mrgreen:
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by Moongrim » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:20 pm

Well this line of thought and concept looks promising...
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by Drop_Bear » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:20 pm

Say! Those are some cool kitbash ideas, dJiPi. I am a massive fan of the Allegiance class (Odyssey is one of these); it's about time someone made a physical model!
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Re: Ideas & Projects for Federation Ships

Post by RogueWolf » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:21 pm

I've always wanted to try an F-16 with the single air intake. I think it might work ok for a deflector dish housing.
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