Speaking of models, here's another kitbash

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Forbin, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Just for fun. A "twin-engined destroyer" using Modular Models new resin parts (available at the Starship Modeler store):

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    Parts are:
    Modular Models "Masao class" saucer with hangar deck
    Modular Models short nacelles
    Modular Models nacelle pylons
    Modular Models TOS-style megaphasers
    Modular Models 2-turbolift bridge
    Modular Models shuttlecraft

    PL kit nacelle detail parts and the hangar beacon are pretty much the only plastic parts!

    Decals are homemade on my Alps, plus kit window decals. The impluse deck markings are from a JTGraphics sheet.

    Yeah, I made the hangar doors interchangeable.
     
  2. Horizon

    Horizon Commander Red Shirt

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    Another beautiful model, Forbin.
     
  3. Nascence

    Nascence Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Never seen this design before.
    Great design! Great job on the model, Forbin!
    Beautifully executed!
    It's a good looking, very integrated, flowing and believable TOS style design.
    Well done!
    :)
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    You forgot the 0 in the registry # ;)

    Beautiful work as always.
     
  5. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nice looking model! Was Masao the first to create that hangar deck on the back of the saucer like that on a TOS design? I really like that feature.
     
  6. Wingsley

    Wingsley Commodore Commodore

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    What a beautiful ship!

    A very believable possibility for a TOS ancestor to the Miranda.

    The only thing I'd do (slightly) differently would be to put little dishettes on the front tips of those upper mini-pods, to give it even more TOS authenticity.
     
  7. Herkimer Jitty

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    Yo Aridias, I'm happy for you, and imma let you finish, but Forbin has the best TOSified Miranda of all time!

    Of all time!!!
     
  8. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Now thats a really nice TOS boat!
     
  9. aridas sofia

    aridas sofia Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hey... I LOVE this design. Then again, I'm one of Forbin's biggest fans. I don't agree with it being a TOS Reliant, because I think it is more original than that. I'd probably have called it a light frigate because of the similarities though. In any event, it's a fantastic design and one I'd love to see drawn up in schematics.
     
  10. Bernard Guignard

    Bernard Guignard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Great work Forbin :techman: :bolian: Another that I'd like to see orthographic schematics for :)
     
  11. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I like this very much. Enough to make me almost - almost - want ot buy those kit parts and build one of my own. And I say this as a guy who gave up model making years ago for lack of space and boredom.
     
  12. MarianLH

    MarianLH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Really nice! I especially love the shuttlebay.


    Marian
     
  13. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    Beautiful work there!
     
  14. RedSpar

    RedSpar Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    God I love this thing. Looks like a serious workhorse of the fleet.

    I never understood why people bash kitbashes (no pun intended) done right like this they can look as original and well thought out as anything out there.
     
  15. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks! :) I'll probably get around to some orthos some day. I've been trying to do at least orthos of all my ships for a tech-manual0style book of my own. I'll probably never finish them all, though.

    This little ship is actually based very loosely on Jackill's Lancer class light frigate (one of his prettiest designs EVAH!), but I figure the short nacelles would give it more destroyer-like performance. I may yet relent and call it a frigate.

    The idea was just to take a bunch of Ziz's new resin parts and see what came out of it.
     
  16. Wingsley

    Wingsley Commodore Commodore

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    Forbin: I have (an admittedly silly) question:

    How do you manage to cut into the little saucer parts to insert the nacelle pylons? That looks like really delicate work. Is it difficult?
     
  17. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I actually cut the pylons, not saucer. I just had to do some filling with putty on the bottom of the notches because of the aerodynamic recess under the saucer.
     
  18. Forbin

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    I almost forgot - thanks for the parts, Vance!!
     
  19. MarianLH

    MarianLH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I looked up the Modular Models web site to see what else they have, and I'm a little bothered by the fact that they entirely credit Jackill for the container pods, and don't mention Franz Joseph at all.


    Marian
     
  20. Ziz

    Ziz Commodore Commodore

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    I based the Container system on the Jackill designs because he has more options for end caps and the cargo bay doors than the original Franz Joseph designs. It all kind of rounds out though, as the basic container Jackill has listed is based on FJ.

    I know there are a lot of people who rank FJ right up there with Roddenberry and Jeffries, but bottom line is that he did very little for fan-based designs aside from getting the ball rolling. It's games like Star Fleet Battles and guys like Vance and Jackill who have really pushed fanon designs forward.