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  1. Nerroth

    Nerroth Commodore Commodore

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    The latest trio of new arrivals:

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    That's an Inter-Stellar Concordium Heavy War Cruiser, a Paravian Heavy Cruiser, and an Old Galaxy (M81) Pirate Raider.

    In the standard SFU timeline, the ISC did not build any "wartime construction" hulls during the General War. They did build a prototype war cruiser during the Pacification Campaign, yet losses were deemed acceptable enough to avoid going any further. However, once the Andromedan invasion kicked off across the Alpha Octant, the embattled ISC set about fielding as many "war" hulls as they could in order to defend their home territory. The HCW is itself derived from the ISC CW design, with two frigate engines and two destroyer engines (as opposed to the three destroyer engines on the CW).

    The Paravians are a bird-like species descended from a population of Gorns which had been driven to extinction by an asteroid impact. Of course, the Paravians had no memory of ever being Gorns; so far as they were concerned, the Gorn fossils on their home world were "demons" and "devils". (One can imagine how badly things went when a Gorn exploration ship showed up in Paravian territory...) In the standard timeline, the Paravians are considered to be extinct in the Alpha Octant, but later emerge as a major threat in the Omega Octant. Thus, the CA counts both as a "lost empire" ship from Star Fleet Battles Module C6, as well as a playtest antiproton variant for the Omega-Paravians in Captain's Log #54.

    The story behind the M81 OGR is more convoluted. Back when the Tholians were busy conquering the home galaxy, one of the major enemies they fought in the Great Martial War were the Nebuline, who (as the name suggests) establish their home colonies inside various nebulae. While the Nebuline were defeated, the Tholians were not able to flush out all of their surviving colonies; some of these were still in existence by the onset of the Seltorian Revolt. The Nebuline converted "wingless" naval hulls into "winged" raiders; that massive port wing is designed to dock to a freighter, allowing it to be carried off in its entirety. The Nebuline later developed "export models", stripped of key Nebuline technology, for sale to bands of various outcasts and exiles from the Tholians' various subjugated species; thus, the OGR SSD and Ship Card in Captain's Log #40 is of the "export" model, as used by various M81 High Pirate Bands.
     
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  2. Dr. Kravaal

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  3. Nerroth

    Nerroth Commodore Commodore

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    This is my current in-progress paint work for the most recent miniature arrivals:

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    Things seem to be going fairly well for the Paravian thus far, though perhaps less so for the ISC and the M81 pirate. But then, those "feathers" on the Paravian ship help matters somewhat.

    EDIT: It didn't seem like something worth a new post, but here is how they look after a second effort:

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  4. Dr. Kravaal

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    Careful with prints!
    https://techxplore.com/news/2021-05-3d-printing-pitfall.html

    Quote from starship modeler:
    I've seen a technique that is supposed to improve the strength of pieces. Basically you encase the work in plaster of paris, let it dry and heat the whole thing above the melting point of your print material. This essentially melts the material into a solid piece, and removes any areas of poor adhesion. It does have to be done with solid infill, as any hollows would collapse. The plaster makes it retain the final form, and once it's cool you just soak it in a slightly acidic water to remove the plaster.

    From what I've seen it triples the strength of PETG, but doesn't do much for PLA.

    A new glue!
    https://phys.org/news/2021-04-strong-fast-waterproof-adhesive.html

    New paint
    https://www.fastcompany.com/9063480...uld-make-your-iphone-look-different-every-day
    https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/rel...-is-here-and-its-the-coolest.-literally..html

    Some other 3D printing news
    https://phys.org/news/2018-06-d-printer-physical.html
    https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/5/eaas8652

    A team of researchers from MIT and Harvard University has come up with a way to get 3-D printers to print objects using data sets rather than geometric representations. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes their new technique and some of the ways they believe it could be used.

    I wonder if that can be done with drawings--as here
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/the-excelsior-uncovering-the-design.307623/page-3
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/enterprise-evolution-from-tos-to-tmp.300617/

    Very good drawings.

    But this here below is wild:
    https://phys.org/news/2021-02-dynamic-d-features-light-driven.html

    In the paper, the researchers demonstrate several applications, including 3-D printing a customized vascular stent and printing a soft pneumatic gripper made of two different materials, one hard and one soft. A double helix and a tiny Eiffel Tower are two other printed examples in the study.

    The first thing that popped into my mind was the Cygnus from THE BLACK HOLE.

    With this technology not only could you do a model of the Cygnus with antenna made of soft flexible bits that won't break if a child tried to lay it down flat (ugh)--but you can warp it as was done with the Eiffel Tower.

    Imagine a Vantablack sphere, with a distorted Primitive Dave Cygnus print spiraling into it!

    The caption would read that a structural integrity field was used that failed during the meteor strikes....but even if it had worked...the gravity gradient was still too strong. This vantablack sphere would be backlit....with colored glass dome and ring to make it look more like the Kip Thorne version from INTERSTELLAR.

    https://phys.org/news/2021-05-superflimsy-graphene-ultrastiffby-optical-forging.html Tough graphene
    https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/03/self-folding-nanotech-creates-worlds-smallest-origami-bird

    Laser cutting
    https://news.mit.edu/2021/less-wasteful-laser-cutting-fabricaide-0217
    https://bioengineer.org/from-microsaws-to-nanodrills-laser-pulses-act-as-subtle-machining-tools/

    Model glue
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-scientists-powerful-underwater-barnacles-mussels.html
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201222132024.htm Magnetic field curing

    A very nice bit of 3D printing news here!
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-05-technique-mold-3d-medical-implants.html
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-3d-printed-custom-medical-devices-boost.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-05-birth-subnanometer-sized-soccer-ball.html
    http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2021/03/3D_printing_as_long_as_you_like

    For model photographers
    https://get.creaform3d.com/lp-goscan-3d/?aw_campaign=90.1.0-Search-Branded-USA-EN&aw_campaignId=1777033088&aw_adgroupId=70792397882&aw_network=g&aw_device=c&aw_geo_location=9012511&aw_int_location=&aw_keyword=go scan 3d&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq4KcnLyS8QIV8f_jBx1RCQf8EAAYASAAEgIaIPD_BwE
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210111125549.htm

    We need to find this guy
    https://wonderfulengineering.com/this-japanese-woodworker-takes-sculpture-art-to-a-whole-new-level/ https://phys.org/news/2021-06-alpine-flavonoid-wool.html

    For toys that stretch
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-metal-free-hydrogel-electrodes-flex-body.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-thin-stretchable-biosensors-surgery-safer.html
    https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-technique-flexible-electronics.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-lab-peers-2d-crystal-synthesis.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-bruisable-artificial-skin-prosthetics-robots.html
    https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-electrohydraulic-arachno-bot-weight-robotic-articulation.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-material-spider-silk-plastic-problem.html

    An interesting special effect video here

    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-foam-fizzics.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-graphene-camera-captures-real-time-electrical.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-3d-print-rotating-microfilter-lab-on-a-chip-applications.html

    Tough color
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-biological-blueprint-tough.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-natural-rainbow-microbially.html
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-chemist-eco-friendly-synthesis-fluorescent-compounds.html

    Mirror magnet
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-magnet-mirror-like-properties.html

    A way to deposit glue better?
    https://phys.org/news/2021-06-viscoelastic-liquid-bridges.html

    Turn a photo to video
    https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-photo-video.html
     
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  6. Leroy

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    I see Starfleet A Call to Arms has a new supplement out it introduces the x-ships to this particular game.
     
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