Alliance Constellation (Picture Heavy)

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Re: Alliance Constellation (Picture Heavy)

Post by trekriffic » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:41 pm

Great subject for a build.
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Post by Tesral » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:09 am

I was looking for few Ideas myself. I might see if I can grab a clean graphic and paint that. That way I get the look before I commit the real model.
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Re: Alliance Constellation (Picture Heavy)

Post by Griffworks » Mon May 01, 2017 3:46 am

Sorry to hear about the issues you've experienced.

I gotta get me one of these....
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Post by Tesral » Tue May 02, 2017 2:33 am

Still stalled on detail paint. I'm about ready to say; Screw it there is no blue" and start with designing decals.
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Re: Alliance Constellation (Picture Heavy)

Post by Commodore Red » Tue May 02, 2017 8:19 pm

Yeah I got a similar quandry going on. What were ya thinking for decals?

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Post by Tesral » Tue May 02, 2017 9:14 pm

Commodore Red wrote:Yeah I got a similar quandry going on. What were ya thinking for decals?
Well other than the limited decals that came with the beast, blue grills for the nacelles. and decals for the various hanger bays. The front is a deflector.

You know I think I need to make a dish in tinkercad and put it there.
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Post by Commodore Red » Tue May 02, 2017 11:17 pm

Hey finally someone that agrees with me that the front is a deflector! I had also thought about using some of the PL refit decals on various portions.......

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Post by Tesral » Wed May 03, 2017 3:03 am

Commodore Red wrote:Hey finally someone that agrees with me that the front is a deflector! I had also thought about using some of the PL refit decals on various portions.......
I don't have an extra set or two, I do have GIMP, paper and a laser printer.
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Re: Alliance Constellation (Picture Heavy)

Post by Commodore Red » Wed May 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Me too but I have an inkjet and Illustrator.......but it works......

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Re: Alliance Constellation (Picture Heavy)

Post by Griffworks » Wed May 03, 2017 5:36 pm

Do up your cornor of the Trek 'Verse however you wish! I'll go with the semi-canon explanation of the main shuttle / cargo bay given in the old Star Trek The Magazine. I can't find my copy of the magazine, tho recall them talking about the massive shuttlebay in the bow.


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These two ortho views are from the magazine. And yes, one of the callouts in the top image calls for a shuttle / cargo door to be an impulse engine.

Then there's this callout, which I believe is fan-made:

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Since it has a Runabout in the main hangar, I don't count it as anything approaching canon for the original design.


Anyhow, I've always felt that either the two domes on the dorsal side are nav deflectors or those two odd-shape things are the nav deflectors. Not unlike with there being no obvious, dedicated nav deflector on the Miranda and Oberth classes of ships, those two areas make more sense to me as being that, than something that is the exact same surface detail as the other 6 sets of doors.

I tend to lean more towards the domes, regardless. It sort of matches up with the similar domes on the front underside of the Oberth-class, so works better for me.

As I said initially, tho - do your cornor of the Trek 'Verse as you wish! I'll do the same with mine!
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