My homebrew kitbashes

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Ian Keldon, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. CorporalCaptain

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    Thought-provoking designs in this thread. :techman:
     
  2. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

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    Thanks guys!

    I've got one more in the pipeline, and then it may be a bit before I do any more ships. I have computer problems that are keeping me from working on them.

    I'll try to post the last one I have currently soon.
     
  3. Ian Keldon

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    Ok, got my technical issues sorted (at least for now), and I'm back with some more:

    Resolute-class escort
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    Clydesdale-class deep space tug
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    Pilotfish-class tug
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    and lastly, the USS Avenger after being refit to testbed the proposed changes to the Miranda class in the 2270s
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  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Wow, I gotta say, the Clydesdale....really lives up to the name :p

    Great work on all of them though. Maybe the Pilotfish (& Avenger) should have it's nacelles angled outward (or moved outward) to provide more room for whatever it's "tugging".
     
  5. B.J.

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    Well, that's different! I don't think I've ever seen anyone turn a cylindrical feature any direction except axially along the direction of travel.
     
  6. Kaiser

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    Very good new Kitbashs :)

    I wonder if Forbin will make a model on one ^_^
     
  7. Ian Keldon

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    Glad you liked the Clydesdale. I thought it fit...it's big and brawny and powerful.

    The Pilotfish doesn't hard dock with anyone, it's a "tractor" tug, hence the two small aft facing dishes (tractor beam emitters).

    Being a relatively small and "weak" tug, it would take probably two or three to tow really bulky vessels, hence the name "Pilotfish" (as in the little fish that frequently run with sharks).

    The Avenger isn't a tug at all.

    Thanks for the comments nontheless! :techman:
     
  8. Ian Keldon

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    Well, I was looking to do "different" with that one, so it looks like I succeeded. Structurally I justify it as being stronger across the "y" axis than some other designs, and the compact nature overall lends structural strength where it counts (around the nacelles and the tractor beam emitter).
     
  9. Ian Keldon

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    I'd be honored if he did.

    If he's "listening", the ones I'd most like see realized would be either the Andromeda or the Resolute.
     
  10. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I think you should rename the Cydesdale to "USS Saint Bernard." Looks like it's carrying a big brandy barrel. ;)
     
  11. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    One DS9 episode had a small tug towing an Excelsior class, so they're not so "weak".
     
  12. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

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    That's true, but I got the impression that was a pretty good-sized ship. The Pilotfish is a little ship with small, relatively low-power engines. It normally tows small freighters, scouts, etc. For something as big as a starship, it would take more than one.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :D
     
  13. Ian Keldon

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    "Woof!" :D
     
  14. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The SFB battleship uses a carrier type secondary hull. You might try a dreadnaught with a container type secondary hull and two warp nacelles on the dreadnaught saucer...
     
  15. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Yeah, it uses a "thru-deck" style. The SFB carrier is a whole 'nother animal ;). Both cool looking ships.
     
  16. Ian Keldon

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    Vostok-class research vessel
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    Ivari-class scout
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    Shran-class frigate
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    Chippewa-class scout
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  17. Kaiser

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    Very Awesome new Kitbashs especially that lil scout :) :techman:
     
  18. CorporalCaptain

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    Chippewa-class scout is awesome. :techman:
     
  19. TheLoneRedshirt

    TheLoneRedshirt Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, I like the Chippewa-class scout - chunky and powerful looking.

    Does it have a landing bay?
     
  20. Draculasaurus

    Draculasaurus Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Fantastic!
    Love these bold designs. The Chippewa is especially invigorating.
     

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