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Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:06 am
by Griffworks
I took a standard ERTL/AMT Refit, nacelles from a Thomas Models Indomitable-class heavy cruiser (LN-68 nacelles), and added some tube stock. I cut out roughly .5mm from the center of the secondary hull, then blended in the tube stock. I scratchbuilt the pylons for the upper nacelle and lower pair of nacelles. I used the outboard halves of a standard Refit nacelle, adding some thin sheet stock to act as a fin similar to the LN-68. I also added megaphasers to the outboard connection point of the nacelles and pylons.
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She's to be named Federation, NCC-2100.

Eventually.

Maybe.

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Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:05 am
by Scotchyn
like it Griff!

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:18 am
by el gato
I like it too. Where can one acquire said third nacelle

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:17 am
by mophius
el gato wrote:I like it too. Where can one acquire said third nacelle
https://www.shapeways.com/product/7YJX4 ... d=59709219

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:30 am
by Griffworks
el gato wrote:I like it too. Where can one acquire said third nacelle
I simply used the outboard halves of an ERTL/AMT Refit and some sheet stock.

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:01 pm
by Kremin
Griffworks wrote:
el gato wrote:I like it too. Where can one acquire said third nacelle
I simply used the outboard halves of an ERTL/AMT Refit and sons sheet stock.
Without wanting to get too far into an odd vs even Nacelle discussion (again) would it be two outboard or inboard sections you would use if you were to do it larger scale, either way the duel final stage intercooler would be there

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:19 pm
by Griffworks
If I understand you correctly, I would use the outboard parts again. I've built one in 1/537 scale the same way. To me, that's what makes the most sense.

The "no odd number nacelles" thing was, IMNSHO, sour grapes on the part of GR when he couldn't get a piece of the StarFleet Technical Manual - after he signed paperwork for Joseph Schnaubelt to print that and his TOS Enterprise blueprint set. As such, I just ignore it.

As long as the designed layout makes sense, I don't fault other designs, whether odd or even number nacelles are used.

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 3:09 am
by Griffworks
Found some more, much older pics of my Federation build.
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Early on, right after construction was complete.
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Comparison with an Enterprise-class heavy cruiser to illustrate the difference in secondary hull length. I used some Evergreen tube stock - forget the diameter - of roughly 1/8" / .3cm length as a spacer.

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:38 pm
by shiftdel
Really good work on this conversion, I like the extended secondary hull, makes more sense for a ship with an extra nacelle to use that extra power, by adding some mass to the ship...

Re: Refit Federation-class Dreadnought

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:32 pm
by Griffworks
Well, remember that TMP showed us that the Refit Era nacelles draw their power from what even later became known as the Warp Core. So, power is not generated by the warp nacelles.

Regardless, thanks!