1/2500 Federation Starbase INCOMPLETE

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1/2500 Federation Starbase INCOMPLETE

Postby patrickivan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:47 am

This is my TOS/TMP era starbase concept for the AST contest. It’s 1/2500 scale and will be made from two Frisbees, cups, pens, bondo, styrene, water bottles, and lots of paint.
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When constructed, I will be using at least one stock 1/2500 scale USS Stargazer for scale purposes only, unless I get some scale models to build with it- time pending. But I'm unsure, and hope that doesn't violate any rules for the entry since the focus is the Starbase.

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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby Cullenszoo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:59 am

That's gonna be cool looking!
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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby Moongrim » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:37 am

Ooooh! I like that. That's gonna look so cool when done! :)
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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby patrickivan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:36 pm

Thanks. I'm actually reconsidering the orientation of the embarking/ docking stations. Pretty much just so the ships park straight in.

And I may lose the lower frisbee of the station and use a dish to make it flat, similar to the larger Starbases. We'll see. I'm trting to go for a cross between new and old, without making it look old.
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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby patrickivan » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:16 pm

Just some sketches- the design is pretty much the same...

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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby malleman » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:53 pm

Nice!

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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby Cullenszoo » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:11 am

not to sway you in any direction but there is a series of books about a station called Vanguard. the first book has a pull out section with pics. that might help you with ideas.
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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby patrickivan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:32 am

Well- now that you point that out, I recall this cover. Guess my inspiration was part this, part TWK, and part common design style interest.

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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby Cullenszoo » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:42 pm

That's neat. Shame you can't run out and find those old testors Area 51 UFO kits. those saucer halves would be ideal to build up for the dome sections.
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Re: 1/2500 Federation Starbase

Postby patrickivan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:59 am

Well- I may have to cut the frisbees along the rim a little. I'm not sure I like the thickness. The can of air is just a holder. The verticle section will be shorter and not as fat.
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