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 Post subject: First Ship
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:44 am 
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Standard TOS kitbash. Any suggestions, comments, ect. would be much appreciated as it's my first. Is it even worth finishing?

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Not bad, if a little plain. A different neck/pylon on the bottom might look.a bit better, but that's just my opinion. Aside from that, and my personal dislike for this drawing style due to lack of detail, I actually kinda like it.

Good job. I'm curious to see what else you'll come up with. ^_^

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Small update. That neck look better?


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Mhmm. I wouldn't have gone for one that thick, but it looks good to me. Like I said, I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

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Thanks. I'm hoping to get to some more designs soon. More practice the better. Anyhow, possibly final tweak here.


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No problem. If you need or want any help with anything, just let me know. I'm far from the best around here, but I'll do what I can.

Keep up the good work.

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I like it actually, is that pod an impulse engine?


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Its a good ship. even though people say "change this" or "change that," eventually though you may just have to say "it is what it is, take it or leave it."


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AresXVIII wrote:
I like it actually, is that pod an impulse engine?


Yeah, I was thinking about putting the hanger there however. You'all think it looks good as is, or should I try and swap em'?


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Williamjoseph makes a point. Please don't take what I had to say as me trying to tell you how to build your own ship.

If you put a hangar there, you'll most likely have to add visible impulse engines elsewhere - rear of the saucer, like a Connie or Miranda's setup, being the easiest in my opinion. I like it as is, but one equipped with a hangar and a different impulse setup could be a refit.

As a side note, having the ship's engines in an external pod like that creates a tactical problem...a few lucky shots and the ship's dead in the water....er, space. If I took the impulse pod thing the wrong way, let me know.

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Gin Rummy wrote:
AresXVIII wrote:
I like it actually, is that pod an impulse engine?


Yeah, I was thinking about putting the hanger there however. You'all think it looks good as is, or should I try and swap em'?


You could just do another ship.... I like this as it is, maybe its one of a series of testbeds with different configurations....


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Williamjoseph makes a point. Please don't take what I had to say as me trying to tell you how to build your own ship.

If you put a hangar there, you'll most likely have to add visible impulse engines elsewhere - rear of the saucer, like a Connie or Miranda's setup, being the easiest in my opinion. I like it as is, but one equipped with a hangar and a different impulse setup could be a refit.

As a side note, having the ship's engines in an external pod like that creates a tactical problem...a few lucky shots and the ship's dead in the water....er, space. If I took the impulse pod thing the wrong way, let me know.


the warp gondulas are always such offset pods, same goes for the thin neck on the Constitiution class, from the tactical point rather BS. I remember that it was possible to destroy a mirandas impulse drive, weapons and warp engines with one or two bird of prey full salvos when you sneak in from behind and above, targeting ther torpedo launcher (Starfleet Acadamy or how the game was called)


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Eh, this is true. Pretty much everything can be blown apart one way or another...unless you took a shuttle and covered it with so much armour that it couldn't function, and even then there'd be a weak point.

Oh, and they're not always offset to the standard degree, the only exceptions that come to mind being the Defiant and the Delta Flyer. Of course, they came much later than this design would have and one of them was essentially a one-off.

Anyway, my mistake, so I go back to the possibility of a hangar equipped refit. I also agree with Ares' idea about the series of testbeds.

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