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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by Kratok » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:08 am

Gato, I can see LOTS of different directions you could take this.
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I agree with the downswept wings. Personally, I would cut the wings at the outer triangular section, and integrate the warp nacelles into the gap between the two. So, wing -- nacelle, underslung, but canted inwards and faired into the wing at the top -- outer triangular section. There would be some scratchbuilding to do to the innermost wings that would keep the nacelles parallel to the body, but not too hard. Think you might want to add some klingon-y plating to the Son'a wings somewhere to make them fit the klingon motif.

I can also see losing the engines, losing the command pod, making what is presently the stern into the bow. Build up a crew cabin on the Negh'Var part at the new bow of the ship, and you have a pretty sleek fighter.

Or, same configuration, add some spines, NO crew cabin, and you have a pretty neat smaller Son'a escort vessel for your 2500 scale fleet.

Bottom line, as others have said, there is no wrong way to do this. Keep turning the pieces over, and around, and eventually the ship design that is hidden within will hit you. There is usually "that" moment - an epiphany when your brain says - "Yeah. THAT's the way this should be".

Most of all, have fun with it. Kitbashing can be really liberating, as you are free to do what looks good to YOU, with no one to tell you you are wrong, and no pattern to have to try to duplicate.

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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by el gato » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:05 pm

Kratok wrote:Bottom line, as others have said, there is no wrong way to do this. Keep turning the pieces over, and around, and eventually the ship design that is hidden within will hit you. There is usually "that" moment - an epiphany when your brain says - "Yeah. THAT's the way this should be".

Most of all, have fun with it. Kitbashing can be really liberating, as you are free to do what looks good to YOU, with no one to tell you you are wrong, and no pattern to have to try to duplicate.
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Some shy away from it or worry too much about screwing something up but that's all a part of the learning and the fun. Learn by doing!

Bash away! personally I like the second design for what it's worth. Just get in there and start bashing! The only advice I have for you is to maybe scratch build your own nacelles.

Oh, and take pics and share!!!!!
Thank you both. I'll see what I can do
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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by el gato » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:01 pm

Thanks to Kratok and Del, I have more pieces to work. I like this configuration, still up in the air about the wings though
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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by mophius » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:11 pm

Maybe if they were solid like tge D4 Predator that OS does. You could still have impulse engines sticking out the back of those wings though
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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by el gato » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:25 pm

You mean find a way to fill in this space in a Klingonly aesthetic way?
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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by mophius » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:36 pm

Yes even if it was just diagonally to the center light resin part. It would give it the usual D-spec rear end which for me is what makes a good Klingon ship
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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by NoKhando » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:05 pm

El Gato . Have you considered putting the warp drives aft , between the wings ?

Kind of like the Klingons trying out the Fasa Andor or Northampton arrangement .

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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by el gato » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:28 pm

mophius wrote:Yes even if it was just diagonally to the center light resin part. It would give it the usual D-spec rear end which for me is what makes a good Klingon ship
That has possibilities, combining it with the angled wing suggestions made earlier...
NoKhando wrote:El Gato . Have you considered putting the warp drives aft , between the wings ?

Kind of like the Klingons trying out the Fasa Andor or Northampton arrangement .
Like this?
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Good suggestion. Unfortunately it's too linear for me, even when I tucked the engines underneath and a little under the body
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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by Tesral » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:48 am

I'm going to go with fill it in some. It look too skeletal to start with. I don't like the aft placed nacelles either. That does not bespeak of Klingon.
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Re: Calling all professional kitbashers

Post by Jason Abbadon » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:58 am

el gato wrote:You mean find a way to fill in this space in a Klingonly aesthetic way?

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Add in a pair of VorCha disruptor banks- those yellow protruding bits.

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