My homebrew kitbashes

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

  1. Kaiser

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    Good one :) :techman:
     
  2. Ian Keldon

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    Relentless-class shuttlecarrier
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  3. Kaiser

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    Very good shuttle carrier there :) :techman:
     
  4. Ian Keldon

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    El Dorado-class explorer
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  5. Kaiser

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    Good one :) :techman:
     
  6. Bernard Guignard

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    Hi Ian
    I like the Eldorado but I noticed that on the elevation view the Impulse engine is blocked by that Upper level on the secondary hull. I'd suggest that you relocate the impulse
    engine either to the secondary hull further back or put a double set of impulse engines port and starboard on the saucer to clear that portrusion. Keep up the good work by the way :techman:
     
  7. Knight Templar

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    The Relentless looks seriously underengined.
     
  8. Ian Keldon

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    Bernard: look again at the plan view. The impulse engine is in fact NOT blocked. I was very careful to make sure of that. It only looks blocked from the elevation view.

    Knight Templar, I kind'a agree, but that's where she "wanted" to go. I'm thinking that she represents a "failed" design (poor warp performance and maneuverability, etc), that they maybe only made a handful of.
     
  9. Bernard Guignard

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    Thanks I missed that looks great :techman:
     
  10. Ian Keldon

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    Did some minor clean up work on El Dorado and replaced image.
     
  11. publiusr

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    Look how well the struts work with the Excelsiors cigar hull. Nice and flat up top. Perfect.
     
  12. Ian Keldon

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    Sometimes, even engineers like to play, and such was the case when it came time to upgrade/refit the Remora-class escort. A newer, more efficient warp drive featuring twin nacelles increased the operating range of the vessels, and the addition of a dorsal-mounted weapons pod with 4 photon torpedo tubes (2 forward and 2 aft) and an additional 2 twin-mount phaser banks pushed the rebuilds into the "heavy escort" category (some argued for redesignating the ships as destroyer-escorts/light destroyers.

    The changes were considered substantial enough to warrant a new class-designation, and that was when the design engineers showed their playful side, christening the design the Starhawk class.

    Starhawk-class escort
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  13. Kaiser

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    Good Remora refit there :) :techman:
     
  14. Ian Keldon

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    Please note the updated parts credits on the Starhawk.

    Major parts credit goes to JAFisher for his Remora redraw which formed the basis for the "rebuild".

    I apologize for the oversight.
     
  15. Ian Keldon

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    Several people asked for an alternate configuration, so...:

    Starhawk-class (alternate configuration)
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  16. Kaiser

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    Look good to me and it improves the ships profile and reduces the target area of the front view :techman:
     
  17. Ian Keldon

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    Audacious-class escort
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  18. Kaiser

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    Nice Escort there :)
     
  19. Ian Keldon

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    Inspired by a design I found online, the McAuliffe class USS Chaffee
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    and with an engine refit

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  20. Kaiser

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    Epic schematic of Forbin's Model :) :techman:
     

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