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Anyone Up for a Star trek Group build?

  •  sumpter250 wrote:

    And thanks for the compliments on the "found parts"!  it's starting to turn into a sickness because I look at nearly every scrap part I see with "potential"

    .....never throw anything away! This,USS Firestone NCC 8600, Class ship, Battle Cruiser, was a pure kitbash, with a couple of scratched parts (pylons, nacelle,and hull. also the megaphasers on the primary hull, and the lower photon torpedo tubes):

     

    That looks like an updated version of the old Dreadnought class from TOS.

    Current Projects: 1/48th Monogram F-14A "Adversary": 50%; 1/48th Minicraft F-111G (ex-FB-111A): 75%; 1/48th Monogram A-37 Dragonfly: 75%; 1/48th Eurofighter Typhoon: 25%; 1/35th Academy UH-60L: 25% 1/32nd Bristol Beaufighter: 75%; 1/35th Dragon "Ersatz" M10: 50%; 1/35th DML E-100 Super Heavy Tank: 50%; 1/35th Pzkpfw VI Ausf E: 25% 1/48th B-29 Superfortress: 25%

  • There was a "future" version of this, commanded by Riker in one of the later Next Gen episodes.

    The dreadnought class, as best as I can determine, is similar. the secondary hull appears to be a bit shorter,somewhere between the "Constitution" class Cruiser, and the "Firestone" class Battle Cruiser, and there is no lower photon torpedo tubes, beneath the secondary hull. This is TOS, between Star Trek II, and the "Undiscovered Country".  Some of these could have been re-comissioned in the early NG era. 

    Lead me not into temptation ..................I can find it myself

  • I have been in the middle of the ice storm that crippled Missouri. We have been without power so I still haven't gotten to start. Maybe this weekend.

    " I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
  • Don't feel bad. I have yet to get beyond the design stage .
  • Well sitting in the dark, drawing by candle light did let me refine my design. I'm very happy with the design and I can't wait to make it a reality.

    " I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
  •  sumpter250 wrote:
    There was a "future" version of this, commanded by Riker in one of the later Next Gen episodes.

    The ship Admiral Riker commanded was the Enterprise-D after a refit, in the final episode titled "All Good Things...".  The ship is often refered to as the "AGT E-D".  It sported a third nacelle & a mega-phaser canon under the saucer, among other small greebles.

    Here's a great build by John Payne:

    http://www.inpayne.com/models/agtd/agtd.html

    "Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

  • I bookmarked that "build page"! Now, I think I'll take up knitting.......that was an extremely nice bit of modelbuilding!!! I suspect that the two "things" on the top of the saucer P/S of the bridge, are forms of megaphasers, perhaps an evolution of the ones on USS Reliant (Wrath of Kahn).

    Lead me not into temptation ..................I can find it myself

  • Yea, John's an excellent builder, & very speedy at it, too, when he wants to be. Big Smile [:D]  And I think you're right about those little phasers.

    "Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

  • Sumpter250:  Very impressive.  Do you have other angles to look at?  I am not sure what Prince of Styrene II is looking at.  I just do see the gaps he mentioned.  His experience is a lot better than mine.  Of course I could look at a models with big gaps and not see them.  I usually look at the subject.  I am sure when my is complete he can point out things I missed.  This why these group builds are fun.  I always miss things.

    Sorry I have not been doing much.  I am taking a programming course to finish my engineering degree and that is taking all my time especially when I am lousy at it but it is a requirement. I also have to get some supplies and try Woody's suggestion on getting rig of my grooves in the saucer.

    Woody, I hope things are going good for you and you came out of the storm unscathed and your family is okay.

    -Scott

  •  SNOOPY wrote:
    Woody, I hope things are going good for you and you came out of the storm unscathed and your family is okay.

    Yea, how's things going, Woody?  Everything getting back to normal?

     

    I've been moving a bit slow on my build, too.  Havn't touched it in a very long time.  Work has been far too draining to feel the need to build.  Last night I did go through my greeble box to look for deflector parts.  I love parts that look very industrial, are functional & not pretty, so I think I'll be using some parts from the radial engine of a B-29.  I'll have to cut them down a bit first, but it should look cool.

    "Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

  • Do you have other angles to look at?

    The only other pics are back on page 2, a starboard side shot, and a head on shot. 

    Lead me not into temptation ..................I can find it myself

  • Everything is mostly back to normal. I'm an ebay power seller and the lack of services has set me back a couple of weeks but I'm getting caught up. I guess that is why I can't seem to find the time to get anything done on my GB entry. Maybe I just need somebody to come over and give me a swift kick in the behind! LOL

    " I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
  • Glad to hear you're back up & running!

    Oh, and here you go:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qatBSS89ti0

     

    "Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

  • Man that looked painful! Shock [:O]

    " I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
  • Hey everyone.  It looks like some of us have hit the wall a bit.  I know I have.  This doing school, work, and kids is like three full time jobs with sleeping at night is the only relax time I get.  I have not touched anything resembling a model since classes started.  Woody glad things are getting back to normal.  I have a break in school coming up may be I can get back to working on my builds.