My homebrew kitbashes

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

  1. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    I was wondering why it looked so familiar. I always wondered do the engine pod ribs serve a purpose, or just for aesthetic purposes?
     
  2. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

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    ^I assume they serve some purpose (structural bracing for the nacelles, maybe), otherwise they wouldn't be there. Every unnecessary ounce of mass carries a propulsion penalty, even with the powerful tech that is assumed for these starships. No engineer worth his electronic drawing board is going to put mass on a starship just for looks.
     
  3. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

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    I am a sad, sad little man sometimes...but dang she looks good

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  4. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    I dig it. I could see, if the Galactica reached Earth in the 23rd century, I could see it being upgraded by Starfleet. Also, I could see this as a deep space exploration ship, possibly one not intended to return to Federation space, a sorta colonization ship, maybe.

    Just how big is that thing, anyhow, and how many people can fit in it?


    Want a challenge?

    Try making either a Millennium Falcon, Star destroyer or Corellian corvette in Trek form. ;)
     
  5. Ian Keldon

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    Surprisingly small if we assume that's a standard bridge dome and use the accepted 3m nominal deck height (figures rounded):

    L - 487m (not including nacelle length)
    W- 204m
    H - 84m (keel to top, not including the upper nacelle)

    The classic G has the following dimensions (length from official sources, other measurements extrapolated):

    L - 1853m
    W- 768m
    H - 272m

    The nuG has the following dimensions (measurements from production sources:

    L - 1438.64m
    W- 536.84m
    H - 183.32m

    Here's someone's reconstruction of various original G scales compared to a Connie

    http://taraniscgi.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/bsg-scale-003.jpg

    Here's a bonus...I had a few minutes and decided to copy the original a little more closely on the flight pods:

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  6. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

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    "greebled" Galactica

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  7. Bell'Orso

    Bell'Orso Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I'd suggest using 4 or 6 short single nacelles stuck tightly to the rear of the main body to better simulate the original (or rather, perhaps, the reimagined) look.
     
  8. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Awesome Star Trek version of the TOS Galactica :D
     
  9. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I like the dual nacelle design.
     
  10. Ian Keldon

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    Ok...playing with DrX's new primary, here's the infamous Star Empire from the equally infamous novel "Dreadnought"

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    and here she is without the "trike" nacelle

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  11. Kaiser

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    Awesome!!! :D
     
  12. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

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    Skinnier 2ndary

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  13. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It does look better with thinner second hull :)
     
  14. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

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    An old friend returns, with new "fin-less" nacelle fronts.

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  15. Kaiser

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    Looks good :)
     
  16. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That is the best version of your Galaxy yet.

    Now on the Dreadnought saucer, I wish it was super-wide, in that each facet would have its own torpedo bay for good FASA/SFB firing arcs recessed into the saucer hull..
     

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