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L-18 Kang-class Attack Frigate

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:20 am
by Griffworks
This is my 1k version of the Kang-class frigate, an original design that I came up with more than 20 years ago. I'm using a 1/1000 D-4 command section mounted on a 1/2500 Vor'cha. I need to try my hand at casting some K'T'Inga nacelles to add here. Plus, I want to add the hangar deck section from a D-7.

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I started stripping the paint using Easy-Off Oven Cleaner, Fume Free (which isn't entirely true!). This was the first batch of the stuff.

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Second run of the stuff! I think that it took me four dousings of the stuff. And I still couldn't get it all off.
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Getting closer!
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Pretty much there. That's an old The Delta Quadrant casting of the D-4 kit's command pod. I'm not really diggin' the standard D-7 hangar deck on there right now, tho maybe that'll change once she's got some primer on her.

Now on to planning other aspects of the build, like nacelles, and the like.

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And the original built in 1/537 scale in 1996, to give an idea of what I'm shooting for in the long run.

And more to come!

Re: Kang-class Attack Frigate

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:34 pm
by MSgtUSAFRet
Looking good, Griffworks!

The texture and design will make for a visually interesting model! Well played!

I'd be interested to see how you intend to cast the nacelles. If you wouldn't mind a mini-tutorial about it, I would love to see it!

Press on! Looking forward to seeing this one done! :)

Steve

Re: Kang-class Attack Frigate

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:24 pm
by el gato
:thinking: Hmmm... this design looks familiar ;) Does Crazy Eddie have 1K nacelles available already?

Re: Kang-class Attack Frigate

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:13 am
by Griffworks
el gato wrote::thinking: Hmmm... this design looks familiar ;) Does Crazy Eddie have 1K nacelles available already?
Sorry, missed this previously! They've got a dual set and single fairly large nacelles right now. They're Klingon nacelles and roughly 5" long.

Single nacelle: https://www.shapeways.com/product/E2ZM7 ... r-wishlist

Tandem set: https://www.shapeways.com/product/2ZVY3 ... r-wishlist


Will update in the next day or three.

Re: L-18 Kang-class Attack Frigate

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:01 am
by Griffworks
Updated info and pics.


This is my 1k version of the Kang-class frigate, an original design that I came up with more than 20 years ago. I'm using a 1/1000 D-4 command section mounted on a 1/2500 Vor'cha that had previously been assembled and painted. I had intended to try my hand at casting some K'T'Inga nacelles to add on here, as well as I wanted to add the hangar deck section from a K'T'Inga. Well, I ended up doing a modified version of that plan - I used modified D-4 nacelles and a hangar section from one of the spare K'T'Inga's that I have.

I modified the D-4 nacelles from an UGH! Models kit by removing the last half inch of solid piece at the rear of each nacelle, then removed roughly the last remaining half inch off that, leveling off the "vanes", which normally taper somewhat. I then sanded everything to shape before adding the last section back on. I never liked that cutout in the nacelles, anyhow, and this also makes the length work out better in relation to the overall ships proportions.

I then added some photorp pods from UGH! Models Capella Pod/Nacelle Pack from UGH! Models:

https://www.fpkclub.com/ugh-models/?pag ... ber=UGH057

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I tacked on this K'T'Inga nacelle with just enough CA to hold it in place. I decided that it was definitely oversized for what I was wanting to go with.

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D-4 nacelles show the straight nacelle above and a cutdown nacelle below.
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Getting a feel for the nacelles. Initially, I gave them an outboard cant. However, I didn't like the outboard angle, so popped them off and repositioned them to an inboard angle.

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Showing the added Capella pods from UGH! Models. Note the nacelles are still in an outboard position.

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The repositioned nacelles, now with an inboard slant. Also note the single disruptor mount just aft of the command pod. This is to help provide both dorsal, outboard, and aft coverage. The D-7 hangar deck eventually is replaced with one from an extra K'T'Inga kit that I had.

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I started trying to fill in that weird "cutout" on either side of the command bulb. I didn't fill it all the way, just turned it into more of a panel line. I also added another disruptor mount to cover the ventral, outboard and aft areas.

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All primed up. And no, that's not base he ended up on.

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The business end.

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Ventral view.

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I added the K'T'Inga hangar deck section here. I need to go back and clean up that gap area, fill it in and maybe add some panels. Also, he's in his base coat color of Model Master rattlecan 1933 SAC Bomber Green.

More to eventually follow.

Re: L-18 Kang-class Attack Frigate

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:51 pm
by el gato
I like all of the mods you made to the "recylced" parts to achieve this. The D4 nacelle is inspired (I hate that gap on it and the D5's nacelles too)