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Old September 15 2013, 09:49 PM   #283
Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
Hmmm. That's a good question. I'm thinking the bottom one is a little more accurate as far as the battle cruiser is concerned. The top color looks more appropriate for the attack "bug" ship. Then again, color, like scale, has never been Trek's strong suit. Everyone thinks the Romulan Warbird is green, but the filming model was really very gray, with just a hint of green. These ships were lit in such a way to give them different color temperatures. Federation ships often seemed to look blue, Klingon ships gray and green, etc. Of course, CG ships had a different set of coloration, so it's difficult to nail it down. When building models, people sometimes tend towards how they "appeared" on-screen, rather than real life, so maybe the top one is more accurate.
The guy on Facebook noted that much of the purple tint we saw was actually from the engines. He says there trying to go for something in between the two above, which is probably for the best.

publiusr wrote: View Post
i always thought the samller attack ship should have been called a Scarab class, with the larger Ori ship from Stargate called the Tiara class.
I don't know what the heck Stargate has to do with anything, but it's oddly appropriate that no Dominion ships (except for the Cardassians) ever got proper names for either the classes or ships themselves. That kind of individuality would likely not be enouraged in a totalitarian dictatorship like the Dominion.
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