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Old August 16 2013, 12:50 AM   #61
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Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

I'm tempted to say the DS9 tug and the spacedock shuttle are probably independent designs, and that the latter wasn't repurposed into the former. They do share some basic shapes, but that's about it.
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Old August 16 2013, 02:27 PM   #62
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They also share an approximate size. Although that's probably more an artifact of all the interesting cheap greeblies lying around on the desk of a modelmaker (marker pens, razor handles, toy robot arms) being of a certain size.

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Old August 16 2013, 03:44 PM   #63
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Right - and the DS9 ship seems more of a legit ship, whereas the Starbase 47 tug is just a workbee.
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Old August 18 2013, 06:12 PM   #64
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The whole concept of towing with a tractor beam is somewhat hazily portrayed in Trek. Does the tug need strong engines, or does a strong tractor beam somehow do the trick of moving the load? We have seen Wesley lifting a supposedly not insignificantly lightweight piece of furniture with a handheld tractor beam device in "The Naked Now"; the amount of physical effort evident is in no way comparable to what would happen if Wes tried to lift that chair with a rigid pole of equal length!

The handheld device jibes well with a simple runabout being capable of moving a Galor in "Emissary", as well as a few other feats including the E-D moving an entire moon...

Both the "11001001" pod and the "Favor the Bold" spacecraft could be relatively humble affairs, only the former concentrates on having agile manipulators while the latter has robust ones plus a whopper of a tractor beam... The rounded "shuttle" introduced in ST3 could in turn be a pure tractor beam type, with the (apparently intended?) ability to move big starships around. A spectrum of types, rather than wholly different categories, perhaps.

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Old August 18 2013, 07:12 PM   #65
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Better late than never I suppose, I found photos of the small Constitution variant that I like so much, the U.S.S. Jupp. (These came from Drex's blog.)



As far as kitbashes go, she ain't bad.
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Old August 19 2013, 02:59 PM   #66
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^^ Nice pictures, have never seen those before. While the warp nacelles of USS Jupp are rather close together, two are still better than just one, IMHO.

Can't help to think that this could be a member of the "Destroyer Class" (opposite to "Starship Class" vessels like Enterprise and Reliant) mentioned in The Making of Star Trek.

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Old September 20 2013, 06:07 AM   #67
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http://images.wikia.com/memoryalpha/...am_Buckner.jpg Just found this of the Antares
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Old September 20 2013, 06:08 AM   #68
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Old September 20 2013, 08:52 AM   #69
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Subscribing. Some awesome ship shots!
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Old September 20 2013, 05:32 PM   #70
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One and a half base stands from an old Excelsior model? Doesn't take up a lot of time and still looks interesting as long as you don't get too close.
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Old September 20 2013, 05:41 PM   #71
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Agreed, suitably AWACSy.
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Old October 18 2013, 07:33 AM   #72
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Doug Drexler, on his Facebook page, just posted some snapshots of the kitbash fleet that I don't think have been seen before. (Maybe the ships have, but not these particular pictures.)
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Old October 18 2013, 10:41 AM   #73
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Praetor wrote: View Post
Better late than never I suppose, I found photos of the small Constitution variant that I like so much, the U.S.S. Jupp. (These came from Drex's blog.)



As far as kitbashes go, she ain't bad.
There's more on Drexler's FB page. I like it except for all the copper paint... That said, I have two broken Ertl E's in my box of old Star Trek model parts and I think I'm bumping this up on the list of ships to mimic!
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Old October 18 2013, 04:10 PM   #74
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Doug Drexler, on his Facebook page, just posted some snapshots of the kitbash fleet that I don't think have been seen before. (Maybe the ships have, but not these particular pictures.)
Just went to his Facebook page (I really need to friend that guy), and AFAIK, all those pics he posted were already from his blog.
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Old October 19 2013, 04:36 AM   #75
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Just went to his Facebook page (I really need to friend that guy), and AFAIK, all those pics he posted were already from his blog.
I wasn't sure. He's dug up some actual new stuff, yet others have been reposts from Drex Files when they actually were new to the net. He does put up some fantastic material and writeups to go with it. You DO need to friend him!
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