Putting my money where my mouth is...

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Ziz, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Ziz

    Ziz Commodore Commodore

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    Or

    "The chef tastes his own cooking..."

    or

    "A Trek kitbash Forbin would be proud of..."


    As some of you physical modelers around here who also hang out at Starship Modeler may know, I started a Trek model parts garage kit business a few months ago - Modular Models. Most of my releases so far have been based on our own Neale "Vance/Jaynz" Davidson's Toolkit sheets, but I've done a few items based on Jackill's drawings as well. I've been so busy generating parts that I haven't had a chance to really build anything from them yet to show people the potential in the product line until now.

    I decided to whip up a ship design using as many of my own parts as possible. This early 23rd century tug - say 10 years or so pre-Pike - is 95% Modular Models parts. The only parts that are from a PL TOS E are the bridge dome, deflector dish and nacelle globe (along with the nacelle ends and greeblies to be added later).

    Granted, it's still in the "work in progress" phase but it's far enough along that you don't have to imagine what it will look like.

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5162/5304563935_0f79c93e85_b.jpg
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5304564373_2d23cc77ac_b.jpg
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5304564715_baa2ef53fe_b.jpg

    MM parts list -

    Transport Hull
    Lower Sensor Dome (sanded down to remove the outer lip)
    Thin Pylon Pack
    Short Nacelle pair
    Container plate
    3-section Container top
    2 Standard Container ends
    2 Solid container bottoms
    1 Shuttle bay container bottom
     
  2. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    Hummm.... A Ziz build and a kitbash at that ....

    Me thinks I'll be following this one for a while ... :beer:

    :techman:

    Q2UnME
     
  3. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    I REALLY like this! I think your little ship makes a LOT more sense as a tug vessel, than the Ptolemy.
     
  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Lil cute Transport Vessel there so far :) :techman:
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  5. Ziz

    Ziz Commodore Commodore

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    Technically it's not my first build. I did a build-up of one of the full-size container designs for my Container product page, and Forbin did a build of another container design for me for that item's store page at SSM.

    I do need to get more stuff built though. SSM wants more pics of stuff in use on finished builds for their store pages to provide a "before and after" comparison.