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saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by trek3159 » Mon May 06, 2013 1:40 am

O.k., here's the idea....I want to make a mold of a saucer-mounted deflector off one ship, cast it , and integrate it onto another ship....would it be doable? Will I have to cut some kind of depression into the second saucer for it to fit? Or would it be easier to make a whole saucer-with said deflector? (I hope the answer to that is not yes, as it would really difficult to cast some of the saucers I want to correct) Any ideas or suggestions will be deeply appreciated.

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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by Tesral » Mon May 06, 2013 7:43 am

If you are putting something into the saucer you will have to cut a hole. Physics demand that you do and you know what Scotty says.

Not knowing the donor part or the saucer you want to add it too I can't really say the best way forward. Scale would matter as well. 1/12500 and casting the bottom of the saucer might be easier. 1/400 or larger and you might be better off with a filler part.

Again what you are taking it from and placing it in matters.
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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by Moongrim » Mon May 06, 2013 3:28 pm

I believe Federation Models managed to come up with something plausible.

If you go to the Federation Models website:
http://www.federationmodels.com/
Check under products then it's item # RMC-72.
You can check the pix they have for it, as an idea of what someone else came up with.

But this little product ALSO has you cut into the model's saucer section in order to place it.
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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by Burke » Wed May 08, 2013 11:55 pm

I have one of those. Haven't used it yet :). Modular models also sells the NX sunken, cut a chunk out of the saucer, deflectors in 1/1000

I'm intrigued tho and must know what you a working on. 8-)

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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by trek3159 » Fri May 10, 2013 10:27 pm

I have several ships that are lacking a deflector,i.e. single-nacelled destroyers, also a Dakota class shuttle carrier and the Hippocrates class medical frigate....just to name a few. I find myself in total agreement with David, the former head of Sci-Fi Skunkwerks, when he said that any monohull ship should have a saucer-mounted deflector....which his did. Now I want to correct those kits that are lacking a deflector,hence the question. Ain't modelling fun!!?? :D

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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by Cubey Terra » Fri May 10, 2013 11:52 pm

trek3159 wrote:... he said that any monohull ship should have a saucer-mounted deflector...
Except Miranda-class ships like the Reliant? No visible deflector.

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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by Moongrim » Fri May 10, 2013 11:58 pm

The Reliant and her ilk, need deflectors...

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/artic ... aneous.htm
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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by runner » Sat May 11, 2013 4:38 am

the reliant has the deflector in the front opening of the lower saucer primary sensor array .

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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by trek3159 » Sat May 11, 2013 2:43 pm

Even the Reliant....only with a deflector it is now Avenger

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Re: saucer-mounted deflectors

Post by Steam235 » Sat May 11, 2013 7:51 pm

Ships with non traditional defectors: Miranda and constellation. Is it coincedence they share nacelles? Or were they a Starfleet attempt at mimicing Klingon/romulan/ ferengi defector nacelle tech? Seems most non fed ships avoid the deflector dish idea. Logical that some of the massive power going to warp nacelles could be pushed out the front for that purpose.

my other pet theory is that ferengi don't ha e seperate nacelles so that they are harder to steal

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