Old Freighter bash

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Forbin, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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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? :D

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    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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  2. aridas sofia

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  3. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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!
     
  4. LordSarvain

    LordSarvain Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yeah, pretty much anything you touch turns to gold, awesome model!
     
  5. Robert D. Robot

    Robert D. Robot Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    WoW! Beautiful work, Forbin! Just... wow! Hats off to your design sensibilities and your model building skills!
     
  6. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    It's not gold it's gray!
    ;)

    (Thanks guys!)

    Aridas - ALMOST pure Jefferies - it has a Franz Joseph saucer. ;)
     
  7. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    Bucephalus was also the name of Baron Munchausen's horse, iirc. At least in the movie version.
     
  8. Santaman

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    Together with the single hull Sydney class this is probably the best freighter design ever. :cool:

    I love old freighters. :techman:
     
  9. Kaiser

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    Best Freighter model ever! :O
     
  10. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Talk about the Best of Both Worlds.
     
  11. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  12. TheLoneRedshirt

    TheLoneRedshirt Commodore Commodore

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    Outstanding work! The weathering is superb.

    I take it the registry is an homage to the Boeing KC-135 tanker?
     
  13. Tribble puncher

    Tribble puncher Captain Captain

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    I really like this ship...would be cool to hear her probably un-glamorous back-story.
     
  14. Unwrapped

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    Awesome work. Very nice, Forbin. :cool:
     
  15. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    At first I thought it was 'Bocephus'. :lol:
     
  16. B.J.

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    Love it! :D
     
  17. Klaus

    Klaus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Awesome as always...

    Actually, it was originally the name of Alexander the Great's horse, and has the record for most spent on its funeral...
     
  18. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Commodore Commodore

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    Forbin, that is great work! It is easy to imagine this among the stars of TOS' universe.
     
  19. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Ezzakly. It was the first thing that popped into my head, actually.
     
  20. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    "Delivered supplies to starbase."
    "Delivered colonists to colony."
    "Rendezvoused with starship to transfer supplies and fuel."
    "Dropped off some booze at Benecia"

    Along those lines. :lol: