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Forbin March 2 2013 03:54 PM

Old Freighter kitbash
 
...or This Old Freighter.

She's old - been in service a bit longer than the Enterprise in Kirk's time. Never seemed to get all the upgrades that front-line starships got - still has her original bridge dome; the engines had their final stage sections replaced with the newer ones to keep the old girl running, but the old bussards still worked, so they left them alone

PNT Dreadnought saucer stuck on.. guess what? :D

http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-01.jpg
http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-04.jpg
http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-05.jpg
http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-09.jpg
http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-13.jpg
http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-22.jpg
http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-23.jpg
http://www.inpayne.com/temp/bucephalus-19.jpg

Yes, that's a bomb-bay belly tank from a 1/48 A-20.

The underwing impulse engine fairing are castings taken from the inside of the Lief's aft dorsal fairing, using Aves Apoxy-Sculpt. That doesn't work too well, btw, especially if you don't have anything to use a mold release agent.

I painted her with what was left of the can of Tamiya AS-2 I used on my 1/350 E, drew on some panel lines and weathered her to death. Decals are all PL kit decals except the name and number.

Bucephalus was Alexander the Great's horse, which sounds elegant and all, until you find out it translates as "Thick Head". Which somehow seemed appropriate for this ship.

aridas sofia March 2 2013 05:45 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Great work! Pure Jefferies.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qKt9lpRByv...s1600/de-7.gif

I think the idea would work as a carrier as well.

Mysterion March 2 2013 05:55 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Another winner there, Forbin! You never cease to amaze with your creative use and extrapolation of existing Trek design and lore!

Well done, Sir!

LordSarvain March 2 2013 06:17 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Yeah, pretty much anything you touch turns to gold, awesome model!

Robert D. Robot March 2 2013 07:17 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
WoW! Beautiful work, Forbin! Just... wow! Hats off to your design sensibilities and your model building skills!

Forbin March 2 2013 07:48 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
It's not gold it's gray!
;)

(Thanks guys!)

Aridas - ALMOST pure Jefferies - it has a Franz Joseph saucer. ;)

Potemkin_Prod March 2 2013 07:53 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Bucephalus was also the name of Baron Munchausen's horse, iirc. At least in the movie version.

Santaman March 2 2013 08:06 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Together with the single hull Sydney class this is probably the best freighter design ever. :cool:

I love old freighters. :techman:

Kaiser March 2 2013 08:48 PM

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Best Freighter model ever! :O

publiusr March 2 2013 09:15 PM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Talk about the Best of Both Worlds.

The Castellan March 3 2013 12:45 AM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
I'd so buy that from you, sir.

Either a freighter, or it could be a deep exploration ship, seeing as how roomy it looks for crew and supply.

TheLoneRedshirt March 3 2013 01:00 AM

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Outstanding work! The weathering is superb.

I take it the registry is an homage to the Boeing KC-135 tanker?

Tribble puncher March 3 2013 01:46 AM

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I really like this ship...would be cool to hear her probably un-glamorous back-story.

Unicron March 3 2013 03:16 AM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Awesome work. Very nice, Forbin. :cool:

Mr. Laser Beam March 3 2013 03:55 AM

Re: Old Freighter bash
 
Quote:

Potemkin_Prod wrote: (Post 7752223)
Bucephalus was also the name of Baron Munchausen's horse, iirc. At least in the movie version.

At first I thought it was 'Bocephus'. :lol:


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