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Old September 27 2013, 09:31 PM   #276
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Re: Scaling the Excelsior Filming Model

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
Those look pretty interesting, IMHO. I do like the idea that the Excelsior was as long as the Galaxy.

So are you thinking about going with your own "unofficial" sizing?
You know, at first I was dead-set in the 467 meter Excelsior camp, but the longer I look at the above image, the more I feel like it just makes sense.

For funsies, I'm probably going to throw the TOS Enterprise and Constellation in there too and scale accordingly. But right now, I'm definitely leaning more towards this scheme. Precise measurements are still a bit TBD, but I feel like this is the general sizing I want to go with.

I seem to recall that TNG-era decks are taller than previous era decks. Does anyone recall similarly?

Nob Akimoto wrote: View Post
I suppose the question is really if the Galaxy scaling needs to stay the same in that relation, actually.

Is there some reason she needs to be fixed if everything else is being adjusted for size?
Eh, not particularly, except that I feel like the D and the Voyager are two ships that have their sizes pretty well pinned down; everything seems to fit as it should. But no, it doesn't have to.

It does make for a potential interesting side-by-side with the Ambassador, doesn't it? And I've yet to throw the Defiant into the mix. Bwahahaha!

If anything, we may end up with a ginormous Enterprise-E...

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
Funny, seeing it like this with the E-D cross section it feels like the intermix shaft (of the E-A) moved further astern while the deuterium tanks (?) / humpback of the E-B moved ahead.
It does kind of work out elegantly, doesn't it?

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
However, reducing the size of the E-D should have interesting consequences for the possible whereabouts of Ten Forward.
B.J. wrote: View Post
Reduced? Looks like it's still 642m long here. It's just the sizes of the other ships that were increased.
B.J., you are right - I simply upsized the rest. I scaled the Excelsior to her window rows (which for the life of me I don't know why Bernd always considered impossible - it's actually really easy.) Then, I maintained the 3:2 ratio of Excelsior to refit Enterprise, and let the decks fall where they may.

The nice thing about the D is that the hull edge section is rather ambiguous. It seems like a mid-step deck is in order to make 10-Forward work. Turns out the Galaxy is a split level.

I'm going to do a bit of scaling and fleshing out tonight/over the weekend, and maybe test fitting some components.
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