Nimitz Class Chandley/Soyuz Variant (SRS Prototyping LLC) -FINISHED-

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Nimitz Class Chandley/Soyuz Variant (SRS Prototyping LLC) -FINISHED-

Post by Gidiot » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:26 am

So Scott over at SRS Prototyping is busy working on my Heavy Battle Frigate (even if those are sensors.... we've added a few other bangs for your buck so it's a Heavy Battle Frigate!!!). Again, the Chandley is one of my favorite ships from the old FASA games, but it still needed some updating. I found a few versions online that had the Miranda hull, Better, but even then I tinkered... and here is what I decided upon:
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OK, I didn't have the Soyuz parts on her just yet... but this is close... I also proceeded to notch out the bow of the ship to add torpedo bays (and I had planned on Mine layer tubes as well... (those I'm hoping still end up on the rear panels.)
and this is where Scott took over... enjoy!:
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Lots more to come!!! If you'd like to see what Scott says for each image as he's putting her together check out his site here: http://www.srsprototyping.com/latest-pr ... -build-up/
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Re: Nimitz Class Chandley/Soyuz Variant (SRS Prototyping LLC)

Post by el gato » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:29 am

Go Gidiot! Scratchbuilt threads are a treat to watch
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Post by Gidiot » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:40 pm

A closer look at the nacelles wings:
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The Nimitz Belly - We decided that as the Nimitz was test bed, that she would not be all smooth or polished, she's got some external bits connecting random systems all over...
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Here she is going into Drydock for her undercoat... You can see in the side view how tail heavy she is because of the way that the 1/8 “ styrene rod is bending!
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Primed, and about to go in for her new paint job! You may also notice, that compared to her retired sister class the Soyuz, the Nimitz has more than made up for impulse power! The Cannon/Sensors still need to be added above the "tail" and to the sides of the saucer (you can see the attachment areas have been moved forward for the wing placement).
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Re: Nimitz Class Chandley/Soyuz Variant (SRS Prototyping LLC)

Post by Griffworks » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:24 pm

While I'm not at all in love with the overall design, I do love seeing Scott's work! I find no fault in the execution of the build, the design just sorta bugs me.

Interested in seeing the final results, regardless!
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Re: Nimitz Class Chandley/Soyuz Variant (SRS Prototyping LLC)

Post by el gato » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:56 am

Griffworks wrote:While I'm not at all in love with the overall design, I do love seeing Scott's work! I find no fault in the execution of the build, the design just sorta bugs me.

Interested in seeing the final results, regardless!
Same here. Design? eh. The work & skills that went into it? Awesome!
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Post by Gidiot » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:12 pm

Painting and decal update. Scott has started in on the decaling and painting of the model:
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Post by Del » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:43 pm

:jawdrop: That's beautiful.
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Post by Griffworks » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:02 pm

That's frellin' awesome! :o
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Re: Nimitz Class Chandley/Soyuz Variant (SRS Prototyping LLC)

Post by Gidiot » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:15 am

Here are a couple more Top shots as Scott is finishing her up.
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Re: Nimitz Class Chandley/Soyuz Variant (SRS Prototyping LLC)

Post by el gato » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:37 pm

Wow, impressive. Truly impressive
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