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Old March 2 2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Old Freighter kitbash

...or This Old Freighter.

She's old - been in service a bit longer than the Enterprise in Kirk's time. Never seemed to get all the upgrades that front-line starships got - still has her original bridge dome; the engines had their final stage sections replaced with the newer ones to keep the old girl running, but the old bussards still worked, so they left them alone

PNT Dreadnought saucer stuck on.. guess what?










Yes, that's a bomb-bay belly tank from a 1/48 A-20.

The underwing impulse engine fairing are castings taken from the inside of the Lief's aft dorsal fairing, using Aves Apoxy-Sculpt. That doesn't work too well, btw, especially if you don't have anything to use a mold release agent.

I painted her with what was left of the can of Tamiya AS-2 I used on my 1/350 E, drew on some panel lines and weathered her to death. Decals are all PL kit decals except the name and number.

Bucephalus was Alexander the Great's horse, which sounds elegant and all, until you find out it translates as "Thick Head". Which somehow seemed appropriate for this ship.

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Old March 2 2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Great work! Pure Jefferies.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qKt9lpRByv...s1600/de-7.gif

I think the idea would work as a carrier as well.
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Old March 2 2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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Another winner there, Forbin! You never cease to amaze with your creative use and extrapolation of existing Trek design and lore!

Well done, Sir!
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Old March 2 2013, 06:17 PM   #4
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Yeah, pretty much anything you touch turns to gold, awesome model!
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Old March 2 2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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WoW! Beautiful work, Forbin! Just... wow! Hats off to your design sensibilities and your model building skills!
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Old March 2 2013, 07:48 PM   #6
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It's not gold it's gray!


(Thanks guys!)

Aridas - ALMOST pure Jefferies - it has a Franz Joseph saucer.
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Old March 2 2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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Bucephalus was also the name of Baron Munchausen's horse, iirc. At least in the movie version.
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Old March 2 2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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Together with the single hull Sydney class this is probably the best freighter design ever.

I love old freighters.
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Old March 2 2013, 08:48 PM   #9
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Best Freighter model ever! :O
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Old March 2 2013, 09:15 PM   #10
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Talk about the Best of Both Worlds.
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Old March 3 2013, 12:45 AM   #11
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I'd so buy that from you, sir.

Either a freighter, or it could be a deep exploration ship, seeing as how roomy it looks for crew and supply.
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Old March 3 2013, 01:00 AM   #12
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Outstanding work! The weathering is superb.

I take it the registry is an homage to the Boeing KC-135 tanker?
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Old March 3 2013, 01:46 AM   #13
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I really like this ship...would be cool to hear her probably un-glamorous back-story.
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Old March 3 2013, 03:16 AM   #14
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Awesome work. Very nice, Forbin.
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Potemkin_Prod wrote: View Post
Bucephalus was also the name of Baron Munchausen's horse, iirc. At least in the movie version.
At first I thought it was 'Bocephus'.
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