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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby WarpNein » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:34 am

Really digging those two Mr. Gato.

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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby el gato » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:12 pm

mophius wrote:The Peregrine is also cool. I tried to get one but Cozmo is now not listing on Evilbay.


Jason Abbadon wrote:Again, really great work, El Gato- I loooove that Romulan ship!


WarpNein wrote:Really digging those two Mr. Gato.


Thank you gents!

Jason Abbadon wrote:Those look great- but desperately need some Dullcoat!


Yeah, I know. Tasked between spending the limited hours of free time on decaling ships or dullcoating those I've already finished... well, now you know which option I chose. Don't worry, they'll all get dullcoated... eventually...

mophius wrote:I like the Redemption. Very menacing.


I wanted to do the Redemption as she was originally designed (image courtesy of Memory Alpha):

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Overall she looks great IMO. I especially like the nacelles above the Reliant saucer. There's something about it that looks awesome. Unfortunately to me the bottom feels unfinished. I've decided I don't like the twin photon torp hubs; they're too small to round out the look. It feels like the ship's lost heft, if that makes sense. But I can't let go of the look of the nacelles over that saucer. I plan on doing a Phobos with an Oberth pod (idea courtesy of Griffworks) and see if that satisfies the craving. If not, I'll take another whack at the nacelles-over-the-Miranda-saucer design.
RogueWolf wrote:I've sacrificed many dozens (maybe even hundreds) of gummy bears to the dark modeling gods to grant me my wish... but I fear my offerings only amuse them, not appease them.

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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby el gato » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:51 am

Couple of others that I finished. The USS Irma: an exploratory vessel equipped with MVM's sensor pod. Custom decal work based on the color scheme in Absolute Model's decals for the Refit. The pod pylon was scratchbuilt based on my harebrained isea:

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Next is the old DQ Phobos jit, now offered by Design Anomaly at MVM's webstore. Honestly I prefer DA's clean decal scheme, but I had already committed to the aztecking in DQ's decal sheet by the time I saw DA's, so there was no turning back:

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As I indicated above, I am going to attempt another Phobos, but this time with an Oberth pod (instead of the photin torp housing) and with DA's decal scheme
RogueWolf wrote:I've sacrificed many dozens (maybe even hundreds) of gummy bears to the dark modeling gods to grant me my wish... but I fear my offerings only amuse them, not appease them.

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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby Jason Abbadon » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 am

You could probably add a Reliant roll bar with torp pod across the top of the nacelles if you want the firepower when you use the oberth sensor pod on the ventral side.

I really think the Oberth pod is a great idea, BTW- MUCH MORE in keeping with the exploration role of Starfleet.

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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby Vahmp » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:07 pm

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el gato wrote:Couple of others that I finished. The USS Irma: an exploratory vessel equipped with MVM's sensor pod. Custom decal work based on the color scheme in Absolute Model's decals for the Refit. The pod pylon was scratchbuilt based on my harebrained isea:

2017-11-26 18.59.13.jpg


2017-11-26 19.00.53.jpg


Next is the old DQ Phobos jit, now offered by Design Anomaly at MVM's webstore. Honestly I prefer DA's clean decal scheme, but I had already committed to the aztecking in DQ's decal sheet by the time I saw DA's, so there was no turning back:

2017-11-26 18.53.43.jpg


2017-11-26 18.55.21.jpg


As I indicated above, I am going to attempt another Phobos, but this time with an Oberth pod (instead of the photin torp housing) and with DA's decal scheme
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Kool looking ships there Jose!
Very nice job! :)
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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby Tesral » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:17 am

Just sucking down the eye candy.
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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby el gato » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:05 pm

Thank you once again, everyone.

Jason Abbadon wrote:You could probably add a Reliant roll bar with torp pod across the top of the nacelles if you want the firepower when you use the oberth sensor pod on the ventral side.

I really think the Oberth pod is a great idea, BTW- MUCH MORE in keeping with the exploration role of Starfleet.


I hadn't considered a roll bar. I'll have to mull it a bit, because I'm not necessarily looking for matching firepower for all of my starships. My thought is that if Starfleet had an exploratory side, some ships by their very nature have to be more functional than military; however, they don't have to be sitting ducks like the Grissom in ST: III (that's a lot of scientists to lose in one "lucky" shot). That's why the Irma is a refitted, um, Refit. She has enough in her to defend herself (or flee) if necessary, but she wouldn't be a ship of the line. This proposed Phobos would be the same.

I need to stop posting via my cell phone. All of these spelling mistakes have me going :doh:
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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby Jason Abbadon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 am

Well, consider that probes are also shot from the torpedo launcer's rail system....I always figured the small hole/recess at the rear of the Oberth pod must have been a probe launcher.

I don't subscribe to the notion that the Oberth pod is manned- the pylons holding it on aren't thick enough to accommodate a turbolift and taking a ladder up and down several decks worth of climbing would be a nightmare.

On your build, you could always add a sprue that's split lengthwise and run it down the connecting pylon to represent a turbolift.

Or create a new connection point with the pod- maybe something that blends into the Phobos' split secondary hull!
You could make a truly unique class that way. Maybe greeble up the pod too....you could add a third deflector/sensor array!

You could even keep the torp pod and move it to where the planetary sensor is- and move the sensor to the bottom of the pod!

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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby el gato » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:24 am

Stop it! You're giving me too many ideas and then I'll want to build them all :lol:

I'm with you, I never considered the pod to be manned. I assumed it was used for both storage and for holding scientific equipment. Another assumption I had was that the dark front ventral area of the pod "opened" somehow, and if it did, it would have probe launchers :thinking:

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RogueWolf wrote:I've sacrificed many dozens (maybe even hundreds) of gummy bears to the dark modeling gods to grant me my wish... but I fear my offerings only amuse them, not appease them.

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Re: What's in store for... aw, who's counting?

Postby Tesral » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:34 pm

It's an ugly ship, I have never liked it and the pod connection, yea, you cannot get down there. Even if unmanned you will need to service the sensors et all.

IF I let that fugly thing into my personal canon I would have to change the pod to a single central pylon.
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