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Old October 8 2012, 10:46 PM   #661
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Re: My homebrew kitbashes

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Now that's an interesting take on this mysterious ship. I'm loving how it resembles the old DY line of Earth ship classes. Good work!
I was wondering why it looked so familiar. I always wondered do the engine pod ribs serve a purpose, or just for aesthetic purposes?
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Old October 9 2012, 04:14 AM   #662
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^I assume they serve some purpose (structural bracing for the nacelles, maybe), otherwise they wouldn't be there. Every unnecessary ounce of mass carries a propulsion penalty, even with the powerful tech that is assumed for these starships. No engineer worth his electronic drawing board is going to put mass on a starship just for looks.
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Old October 9 2012, 10:01 PM   #663
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I am a sad, sad little man sometimes...but dang she looks good

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Old October 10 2012, 12:47 AM   #664
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I dig it. I could see, if the Galactica reached Earth in the 23rd century, I could see it being upgraded by Starfleet. Also, I could see this as a deep space exploration ship, possibly one not intended to return to Federation space, a sorta colonization ship, maybe.

Just how big is that thing, anyhow, and how many people can fit in it?


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Try making either a Millennium Falcon, Star destroyer or Corellian corvette in Trek form.
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Old October 10 2012, 04:02 AM   #665
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Surprisingly small if we assume that's a standard bridge dome and use the accepted 3m nominal deck height (figures rounded):

L - 487m (not including nacelle length)
W- 204m
H - 84m (keel to top, not including the upper nacelle)

The classic G has the following dimensions (length from official sources, other measurements extrapolated):

L - 1853m
W- 768m
H - 272m

The nuG has the following dimensions (measurements from production sources:

L - 1438.64m
W- 536.84m
H - 183.32m

Here's someone's reconstruction of various original G scales compared to a Connie

http://taraniscgi.files.wordpress.co...-scale-003.jpg

Here's a bonus...I had a few minutes and decided to copy the original a little more closely on the flight pods:

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Old October 12 2012, 04:43 PM   #666
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"greebled" Galactica

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Old October 12 2012, 04:48 PM   #667
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I'd suggest using 4 or 6 short single nacelles stuck tightly to the rear of the main body to better simulate the original (or rather, perhaps, the reimagined) look.
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Old October 12 2012, 06:32 PM   #668
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Re: My homebrew kitbashes

Awesome Star Trek version of the TOS Galactica
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Old October 13 2012, 06:42 PM   #669
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I like the dual nacelle design.
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Old October 23 2012, 07:24 AM   #670
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Ok...playing with DrX's new primary, here's the infamous Star Empire from the equally infamous novel "Dreadnought"



and here she is without the "trike" nacelle

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Old October 23 2012, 11:56 PM   #671
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Awesome!!!
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Old October 24 2012, 03:47 AM   #672
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Skinnier 2ndary



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Old October 24 2012, 05:12 AM   #673
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It does look better with thinner second hull
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Old October 25 2012, 03:25 AM   #674
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An old friend returns, with new "fin-less" nacelle fronts.

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Old October 25 2012, 06:25 AM   #675
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Looks good
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