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Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby mophius » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:05 pm

Started this kit yesterday.
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Cleaned up a small bit of flash and trimmed some joining parts up. Nacelles to pylons needed a little work to make them sit parallel and aligned.
Under saucer spine needed the aft face filing to make it sit closer to the pylon mount.
Only the saucer required no work other than small bits of flash removed.

Trusty Superglue then took over after a thorough wash in washing up liquid. Everything is how it should be but now need to fill in a few gaps along the spine and impulse engine areas.
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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby Alternate Paradigms » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:56 pm

Thank you so much for the purchase! I look forward to seeing more of your build!

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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby mophius » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:52 pm

Alternate Paradigms wrote:Thank you so much for the purchase! I look forward to seeing more of your build!

Anytime. Ever since Del put the first post up about the Ph3 I liked the kit. I wanted to do this one first as it is my least favourite and any mistakes can be found before moving on to the two I really like. I hope to be doing more soon but weather may delay painting

Anything else in the pipeline for you?
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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby RogueWolf » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:37 pm

These kits are really cool and a great take on Starfleet design ethic (IMHO). I should get to work building the one I have!

On a side note, the kitbasher in me wants to use the saucers (underside-up) as habitat modules in a starbase build.
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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby Jason Abbadon » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:01 pm

RogueWolf wrote:On a side note, the kitbasher in me wants to use the saucers (underside-up) as habitat modules in a starbase build.

That's actually a great idea! Looks perfect for a Star base!



Hmmm...I kinda want to make another Defense Outpost.
...and this saucer looks like part of the old FASA Alamo class defense outpost.

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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby mophius » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 pm

Bit of filling along the saucer spine and around the Impulse engine.
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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby Alternate Paradigms » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:26 am

mophius wrote: I wanted to do this one first as it is my least favourite and any mistakes can be found before moving on to the two I really like.


Aww, now I'm sad. I have a soft spot for the Atlacatl because I found it while playing around with the test print parts. It gave me the idea to create variants to the Connie Mk III and round out the fleet that Brian Pimenta started.

mophius wrote:Anytime. Ever since Del put the first post up about the Ph3 I liked the kit.... Anything else in the pipeline for you?


Well, if these three sell well I have an idea for an Excelsior-like variant. Like these three, the parts will be modular so it's possible to mix & match parts. Del is also playing with the idea of creating a variant of his own.

As for other stuff, Del has the masters for about 6 more ships that he will be releasing them over the next year. There are 3 Romulan ships, conversion parts for the Cardassian Galor and 2 Klingon ships. I'm also working on two TOS era ships and the Ferengi D'Kora. Maybe I should create a thread for discussion.
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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby Alternate Paradigms » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:29 am

RogueWolf wrote:These kits are really cool and a great take on Starfleet design ethic (IMHO). I should get to work building the one I have!


Thank you!

RogueWolf wrote:On a side note, the kitbasher in me wants to use the saucers (underside-up) as habitat modules in a starbase build.


I did not think of that. That would be great to see!

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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby mophius » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 pm

When I say least favourite it is by the very smallest of margins.

A little smoothing of putty tonight although it did take me ages because of the lack of room under there.

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Hopefully I will get a coat of primer on there by the end of the weekend to see how things lie.
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Re: Alternate Paradigms Atlacatl Strike Cruiser

Postby mophius » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:23 pm

Its been a while but I have finally got back to this one.

Now has a basecoat of Insignia White courtesy of Tamiya AS20
That is all.
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More soon, I promise.
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