Babylon 5

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Kail, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Colonel Midnight

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    ^ Wow… I never knew they made Star Fury models. Might have to look for one, although I’m sure they’re hard to find and pricey.

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  2. David cgc

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    As Forbin says, that particular one was 3D printed. There was an official Starfury kit in 1/72 scale, which is not beloved in terms of quality. There was also an official B5 station model, which I think was a bit worse. I'd kind of like to take a second bite at that one, myself. There are only a handful of pieces and missing decals that could be replaced with more finely-detailed alternates that would improve it (I've seen some photo-etch details, which would be great for the too-thick solar panels, but I'm thinking of the neck where, on the kit, the Cobra Bays are molded into one thick blob, and the forward end of the docking bay, which despite being the size of a coin could probably support some fine detail). Same with doing a conversion to make Babylon 4, which I don't think I've ever seen done.
     
  3. Gingerbread Demon

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  4. KamenRiderBlade

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    I love how it's wider than it's Fore to Aft Length.

    Truly a 3D 0-G Space Manuevering & Flight Optimized design.
     
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  5. Guy Gardener

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  6. David cgc

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    The scale of sci-fi small craft is a little funny c considering how much it depends, at least on TV, on whether they’re building the full thing in real life or not. BSG’s Vipers and Raptors, SGA’s Puddle Jumpers, and most Trek shuttles are barely bigger than the people inside them, and look tiny compared to real aircraft, while things like the Starfury and Runabout are a lot larger.

    Star Wars throws off the average, but those are movies, so they have more money to throw around, and don’t need to anticipate moving their life-sized spacecraft to different sets and locations ten times a year for five years like a TV show does. They can build one full-sized Millennium Falcon and then remake the set around it if they have to.
     
  7. Gingerbread Demon

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    That lightning is almost as wide...... The scale here really impresses me how big she is.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    Not my photo.

    That's Forbin's photo that was I suspect geolocked for the two of us in the southern hemisphere, which you complained about up-thread, so I did something about it. You're welcome.

    In future, you push the reply button, and then the "bb code edit" button, which will reveal the broken url, and you chase that down to the source, or you can identify improper bb code, and fix it.
     
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  9. Gingerbread Demon

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    OK...... I'll do that next time oops thinking it was your photo
     
  10. somebuddyX

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    I think the Starfury's comparable to the X-Wing and SA-43 Hammerhead, and the F-302's a little bit longer and Federation attack fighter dwarfs them all. The Starfury is 9.56 metres and apparently that includes the rear jet foils, which I'm guessing are those fins on the back.
     
  11. Forbin

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    That one is by Alain Rivard. He's on facebook, and his STLs are available at CG Trader. I think he also sells printed kits. It. Is. Amazing.
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/scifi/starfury48.html
     
  12. Forbin

    Forbin Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's because my host is GoDaddy, which is "unsecured," and TrekBBS won't always link to an unsecyred site. Aggrevating. :(
     
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  13. Timby

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    In fairness, anyone running a website without an SSL certificate in 2024 is, well, asking for trouble, and most Web browsers will throw a warning asking users if they intend to proceed if a site says it's running unsecured.
     
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  14. Forbin

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    I said out, dammit!
    Yeah, even my upload program asks first. But it's kinda odd that GoDaddy is unsecured when it's such a big, popular host.
     
  15. Tosk

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    A few years ago there was an article about Jason Carter, written by one of his sons. From memory, it detailed the effects of his traumatic brain injury. What I missed (and apologies if it's in this thread) was a follow-up/rebuke in February of 2023 via facebook. (Apologies for the wall of text, copy/pasted as-is from a secondary source.)

    JMS added:
     
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  16. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Where on Facebook was this rebuke? And where is JMS' response from? Twitter or his blog or somewhere else?
     
  17. David cgc

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  18. The Nth Doctor

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    Much obliged to both of you. I hadn't heard about the more recent news, so I'm glad there's been clarification and redaction on this matter.
     
  19. Timby

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    It's kind of funny that Straczynski says "I prefer to keep things on a professional level and not cross the streams" when Claudia Christian has made no secret that he kept hitting on her after his divorce because she joked around with him and he mistook it for flirting.
     
  20. JirinPanthosa

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    I'm trying to start another watch through of Babylon 5 but it only seems to stream for free on Roku TV and Roku TV is awful. It doesn't save your place and it has ad breaks mid sentence.