Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tanker

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Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tanker

Postby Kremin » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:10 am

ok so I had an old AMT 1:650 TOS E and I wanted to do something with it, my last one got turned into a destroyed TOS PA ship

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so My first thought was to make a small scout, something that could land on a planet and act as a base for survey teams to do a larger scale investion of a planet.

So first off is to cut off the lower part of the primary hull so I can get rid of the curve underneath (otherwise there wouldn't be enough height even for 1 deck and cut out a section on the top of the primary hull to fit the Bridge B/C deck recast from a 1:350 set

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the original plan was to have a section built up aft of the bridge with a couple of shuttle bays and nacelle(s) above the main hull and would possibly end up looking like a bulked up Larson

ANYWAY got bored of it / didn't like how it was looking so shoved it to one side and built a different ship as I'm just about finished that (just waiting on decals) I had a couple of days and decided to pull it out and see what I could make. My first idea is a mixed use freighter 3/4 Primary hull, Nacelles underneath fuel pods attached and extra section with old style cargo pods attached (DY-100 style)

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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby Kremin » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:32 am

Cut the main lower plate on the Portrait to give an inital structure to stick most of the rest of the hull to

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the top of the hull will be cut to the shape of the plate giving space for twin fuel pods in the void created

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there will be a cylinder added through the primary hull which at the front will house the main deflector

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and at the aft will have the nacelles under the main hull

As the mounts for the nacelles are made from half the secondary hull the mounts will need to be strengthend so I used a couple of peices of spure which were also used to brace the primary hull

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Aft of the nacelle mounts (where the shuttlebay doors would be) the hull will extend back and either be cargo or a tanker I haven't decided which yet

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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby Kremin » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:02 am

Cut into the hull to see the start of the shape

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and just placed the fuel pods to see how they look

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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby Moongrim » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:04 pm

And it's starting to shape up rather nicely...
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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby Drop_Bear » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:12 am

Looks cool!
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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby MEATLOAFr » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:28 am

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I like it, please continue
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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby trekriffic » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:55 am

Looking forward to seeing how this develops.
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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby Kremin » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:19 pm

Decided she's going to be a tanker so the pods are just going to be too small

spare parts stash raided and I have something bigger

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Two of these should go nicely

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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby Kremin » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:10 pm

Topside structure progressing and put the fuel pods next to it to see the size

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Underside mostly done giving the nacelles a try in their position

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the engineering section lots of chopped up bits smoothed together

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And I need to add something in here

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Re: Was going to be a scout, then a freighter or maybe a Tan

Postby Kremin » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:41 pm

Two tools I couldn't do without are

Hand held battery Dremel with rotary cutting tool and sanding drum

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while you can get and I have a mains operated one I like to portability and lower speed of this for cutting any material

and Digital calipers measuring inside outside or depth

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self evident for measuring, great for finding sizes of stuff for cutting.





Silhouette Portrait


most of the time when I'm cutting sheet streen I now do it on my Silhouette Portrait machine as my hand is nowhere near steady enough to cut anymore

http://www.silhouetteportrait.co.uk/

It can be used on paper, card, fabrics, vinyl, and thin plastic although I use a different blade depending on what I'm cutting. I can cut upto 0.75mm plastic using scribe and snap thinner plastic can cut right through

It's also great for cutting frisket paper used in making paint masks for Aztecs in any scale and possibly registration numers etc (but I'm still working out the best settings to use)

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