What next to produce from my collection...?

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What should I mold/cast next?

Poll ended at Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:53 am

Andromeda class
2
7%
Cheyenne class
0
No votes
Springfield class
0
No votes
Korolev class
13
43%
New Orleans class
4
13%
Stingray class
3
10%
Dunbar class
8
27%
 
Total votes: 30

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What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by paul01 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:53 am

Over the years I've had numerous requests to kit my scratch builds. So I've created a selection. The most popular will be my next venture.
Here's what each ship looks like:
Andromeda class:
Image
Cheyenne class:
http://s149.photobucket.com/user/pauly1 ... 20Ahwahnee
Springfield class:
Image
Korolev class:
Image
New Orleans class:
Image
Stingray class:
Image
Dunbar class:
Image
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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by burwellian » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:07 pm

I've got both the Korolev and Andromeda on my dream fleet list, so either please! :)

Edit: Now I can see the photos, alas different Andromeda (the ASDB one). Dunbar looks awesome though, so would def take that or the Korolev.
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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by novahobbies » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:25 am

Good GODS man let's get the Dunbar and the Korolev out into market! Yes please with warp plasma on top! :lol:

Your Springfield and New Orleans look good - great in fact - but the dollars-and-sense truth of it is, there are resin kits of these subjects already available, and most people in the States would PROBABLY hesitate to spend the overseas shipping costs to get an alternate. I can't speak for my European friends, but I imagine there might be similar issues. Ships like the Dunbar (a Voyager design 'almost') and the Korolev (non canon but awesome) are perfect possibles to go to market. They're original, not too large, and very well built.
That's just my two cents, having seen both sides of the garage business. I won't pretend to know everything about the market, but that's just advice from what I learned back when I was slingin' resin for a living.

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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by paul01 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:54 am

All true, and whilst you're right about the Cheyenne, Springfield and New Orleans class kits - what sets mine apart from what's already out there, is that mine are the most accurate (as close to the filming miniatures), that you'll find... but hey, just means less I have to mold/cast in the long run, if there's not enough demand for them...
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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by novahobbies » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:22 am

paul01 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:54 am
what sets mine apart from what's already out there, is that mine are the most accurate (as close to the filming miniatures), that you'll find...
Oh yeah definitely was not arguing against your quality one bit. I've drooled over your photobucket account for YEARS, remember. :lol:

The Korolev is very cool, and I'm sure I'm in for one....but if the Dunbar hits resin, I know 100% that I'll be on that like white on rice. (Except I eat brown rice....I'm so confused....)

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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by paul01 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:28 am

Like white on rice - lol, love that one 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Judging by the poll results so far, the Korolev looks like its out in front by miles...
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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by novahobbies » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:45 pm

paul01 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:28 am
Like white on rice - lol, love that one 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Judging by the poll results so far, the Korolev looks like its out in front by miles...
"I was unaware that a 2-vote lead constituted 'miles'..... "
😁😁

Seriously, I suspect both will do well. I'm glad to see I'm not the only fan of either of those designs. Korolev should do well.

Honestly if I knew you were doing both, I'd probably just order both at the same time to save shipping. I wouldn't mind paying for and waiting on one that was set aside, while you mold the other.

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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by novahobbies » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:36 am

Can you tell us a little more about the Stingray class?

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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by paul01 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:01 am

The Stingray Class was one of the rejected concept designs for Star Trek First Contact, by Alex Jaegar. Each of the two discs on the sides of the primary hull contain a phaser ring - designed to encompass a 360° firing range.

The discs themselves are articulated, meaning the orientation of each ring can maneuver to maximise this ship's targetting capabilities.

The combined primary and secondary hull is part of Starfleet's new approach towards starship hull geometry - in light of the Enterprise D's first encounter with the Borg at Sector J25.

This "minimal aspect" approach has become the basis of many starship designs found in the late 24th Century.

The name of the class, "Stingray" was given by Alex himself - I asked him....
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Re: What next to produce from my collection...?

Post by novahobbies » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:28 pm

paul01 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:01 am
The Stingray Class was one of the rejected concept designs for Star Trek First Contact, by Alex Jaegar. Each of the two discs on the sides of the primary hull contain a phaser ring - designed to encompass a 360° firing range.

The discs themselves are articulated, meaning the orientation of each ring can maneuver to maximise this ship's targetting capabilities.

The combined primary and secondary hull is part of Starfleet's new approach towards starship hull geometry - in light of the Enterprise D's first encounter with the Borg at Sector J25.

This "minimal aspect" approach has become the basis of many starship designs found in the late 24th Century.

The name of the class, "Stingray" was given by Alex himself - I asked him....
VERY interesting, thanks for sharing!

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