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Old September 30 2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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The Starship Pisces

Hi yas!

This is pretty much my first official custom I have made.

The Pisces:

In the late 24th century, the 2360's to be more exact, a group of bounty hunters (which includes Cassy Morrison's human wife, Luna.) realized that they needed a starship to extend their business ventures. Therefore, they went and purchased/traded with the Qualor Surplus Depot Z15 parts from various, decommissioned Starships. The Pisces, as the bounty hunter's ship was to be called, consisted of mainly a large, cargo container with 23rd century parts, mainly warp drives pods, impulse housings, and a saucer. The ship was capable of saucer separation, both the saucer and the secondary sections were both capable of impulse and warp travel, allowing the crew to jettison one section if in an emergency, while still able to make use of the remaining one. Its shuttle bays are located in the horizontal warp pod supports, and carries various small craft, from shuttles to a few fighters.





The parts used to make the Pisces were from various ships, and the names and numbers were removed, only a faint impression where the paint was remain.


Note the mis-matched numbers, further showing the ship was made from pieces of different ships.



Parts used here were Starkillers Constitution kit, and the Crossbow add-ons.
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Old September 30 2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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Re: The Starship Pisces

Nice work, good looking ship.

It's a good idea having a warp nacelle for the saucer only. Are the extra deflector dishes for a saucer only flight too?

Also, the lettering on that top nacelle (left side) is reversed.
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Old September 30 2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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Re: The Starship Pisces

Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post

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Also, the lettering on that top nacelle (left side) is reversed.
Actually it's not reversed, it's up-side-down, which is a great touch since the whole engine looks like it's a Scout/Destroyer engine attached up-side-down to the top of this vessel.

Over all, I'm not sure how I feel about this ship, but I do think the faded registry paint is a nice touch.

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Old September 30 2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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Re: The Starship Pisces

Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Nice work, good looking ship.

It's a good idea having a warp nacelle for the saucer only. Are the extra deflector dishes for a saucer only flight too?

Also, the lettering on that top nacelle (left side) is reversed.
Yep, so the saucer has deflectors. That's done on purpose, it's supposed to be a sorta Frankenstein like thing we got here.

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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post

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Also, the lettering on that top nacelle (left side) is reversed.
Actually it's not reversed, it's up-side-down, which is a great touch since the whole engine looks like it's a Scout/Destroyer engine attached up-side-down to the top of this vessel.

Over all, I'm not sure how I feel about this ship, but I do think the faded registry paint is a nice touch.

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Thanks, I might rename the ship, so I can put a name on it, on top of the faint writing. Sorta like how one sees on air planes when the original words and so on are removed.
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Old September 30 2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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Re: The Starship Pisces

Nice kitbashed ship there
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Old September 30 2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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One would think a bunch of privateers would be lucky to scrape together what parts they can. so the idea of two additional deflector dishes seems a bit unlikely. More likely they found a more or less complete Saladin- or Hermes-class scout (whichever is the one with the dish hanging from where the planetary sensor usually sits) and simply moved the lower neck and warp nacelle to the top rotated 180 degrees, hence the upside down nacelle.

Other than those minor nitpicks, though, I do love this design and backstory. Keep up the good work!
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Old October 1 2012, 02:03 AM   #7
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Re: The Starship Pisces

Bell'Orso wrote: View Post
One would think a bunch of privateers would be lucky to scrape together what parts they can. so the idea of two additional deflector dishes seems a bit unlikely. More likely they found a more or less complete Saladin- or Hermes-class scout (whichever is the one with the dish hanging from where the planetary sensor usually sits) and simply moved the lower neck and warp nacelle to the top rotated 180 degrees, hence the upside down nacelle.

Other than those minor nitpicks, though, I do love this design and backstory. Keep up the good work!
nice thing about old technology, the parts are cheap.
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Old October 1 2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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Meh, setting the moey issue aside for now, it would still look just that much better with just one additional dish.


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Old October 1 2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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Meh, setting the moey issue aside for now, it would still look just that much better with just one additional dish.


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Well, not sure if Zackdorn are Federation members, hence the money issue being mentioned, but when you got some bounty hunters, who probably have only basic starship engineering knowledge, I think they are going for function over form. Plus the shuttle bays are in that crossbar neck thing, and I tried with the single dish, but the shuttles and fighters will have to steer around it each time they leave the hanger bay. And there's nothing more embarrassing then having a few of your crew accidentally slamming into the dish when having the launch in a hurry.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:48 PM   #10
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Re: The Starship Pisces

Here's another attempt at making the ship, this time more compact. Plus you'll see even more Frankenstein work done, and mismashed parts even more evident.









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Old October 4 2012, 02:18 AM   #11
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Re: The Starship Pisces

I like this version more
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Old October 4 2012, 05:19 AM   #12
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Re: The Starship Pisces

I like this version better as well, though I tend to dislike most anything with a third nacelle.
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Old October 4 2012, 02:47 PM   #13
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Interesting, but where'd that other ship come from? Looks like a blend of the TOS, TMP, and Trek2009 Connies.
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That MadMan's USS Defiant NCC-1764-A Model
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Old October 7 2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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Castellan, as you asked, I took a shot at it. I elected to do a "tweaked" version of the second attempt. The big change was the position of the nacelles and the orientation of the nacelle pylons. I kept the "dangly dish", even though I generally dislike those.

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