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Old January 29 2014, 04:37 PM   #46
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Re: Kitbash Datasheets - some finished ones

Tiburon in progress. This little sucker turns out to be torture to draw! So many complex curves, and the model is only about 6" long, so it's killing my eyes trying to measure the little bits. I only have the side done, but I thought I'd pop it up (in tech manual form) here to show I'm still working.

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Old January 29 2014, 04:39 PM   #47
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Here's the mostly-complete writeup page. The idea I got when kitbashing the Exass Gundam, because it looked so klingony, was that this was a joint design venture with our post-Dominion War Klingon allies.

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Old January 29 2014, 04:43 PM   #48
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The thing that blew my tiny little mind was, once I put the profile into my comparison chart:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/xlvar.html (near the end)
... I realized this is a pretty big ship. I'm used to looking at the little 6"-ish model, but I forget I made it to 1/2500 scale!

And hey! The only bash missing from that chart now is the Edmund Fitzgerald! I'm getting there!
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Old January 29 2014, 05:17 PM   #49
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Nice Datasheets
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Old February 9 2014, 11:41 PM   #50
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I can;t wait to see more.
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Old February 10 2014, 02:29 PM   #51
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Me neither!

I've finished all the ships that I can use bits and pieces of other drawings for, now I have to actually measure the models and draw stuff from scratch. Must. Overcome. Laziness!
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Old February 10 2014, 04:10 PM   #52
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Re: Kitbash Datasheets - some finished ones

You probably wouldn't be able to give an easier answer; but how on earth do you design these ships Forbin?

I've been a massive admirer of these for ages (especially Terrell Class).
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Old February 10 2014, 09:08 PM   #53
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Well, mind you, the kitbashed models come first, and then I draw the blueprints after the models.

The models come about in many different ways. Sometimes I just happen to notice that parts will look interesting shuffled around this way or that. Sometimes I start out with an idea and struggle to make the ship fit the idea. Sometimes I'll look at something that's not even close and consider it a challenge to make a starship out of it (See the Val'Walo!). It's very rarely planned out in advance, mostly just thrown together as I go. You're right, it's not easy to answer.
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