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Lookin' good, but for one thing that always bugs me of late. Please don't take this the wrong way, but it bugs the Hell outta me whenever someone feels they have to "move" the sensor dish ("nav dish", as you call it) from it's original position? WTF move it?!?

Ah... I feel better now. :)

Anyhow, looks good, otherwise. I like the addition of the shuttlebays, tho wouldn't have made them quite so large. I just don't see a scout needing space for more than two or three shuttlecraft and likely only actually carry one or maybe two.

That's just me, tho. Obviously, YMMV.

What sort of decals are you going to use? Standard TOS, TOS Movie or the "in between" style from the "Ships of the Star Fleet, Volume One/Revised"?

Can't wait to see the finished product! :thumbsup:

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Trek Ace said:
Just WHAT is that brass tube sticking out of???
It's a meteor painted with oils to enhance the pitted look of it.
 

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Lookin' good, but for one thing that always bugs me of late. Please don't take this the wrong way, but it bugs the Hell outta me whenever someone feels they have to "move" the sensor dish ("nav dish", as you call it) from it's original position . . . ?

Anyhow, looks good, otherwise. I like the addition of the shuttlebays, tho wouldn't have made them quite so large. . .

What sort of decals are you going to use? Standard TOS, TOS Movie or the "in between" style from the "Ships of the Star Fleet, Volume One/Revised"?
I was really going for a 'Cage' era hot rod look. The standard FJD nav def dish location just didn't lend itself to juicing up, IMHO.

I also wanted to make it a bit asymetrical in order to enhance the experimental look of it.

The shuttlebays are wide but not deep. I wanted to make up for the lack of vertical height.

Hey, at least it's not bristling with weapons. :D

Since I'm making the ship 'Cage' era, I will use original style decals for it.
 

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Believe it or not, I'll have some progress pics very soon! :thumbsup:
 

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No. It happened a few months ago. Mark Fergel forgot to renew the domain because life just got too busy and by the time he realized he forgot, he said "Hell with it".

I'm sure someone can dig up the more detailed story...that's the TV Guide version.
 

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BTW: The black pattern on top of the hull is meant to create some subtle paneling effects once the hull color is sprayed on.
 

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I wanted to make the design less symmetrical to add to its realism. Also, the original design is a little too slender, IMHO, and needed some beefing up. Lacking the engineering hull and with just one nacelle left something lacking below.

I wanted to make the deflector look as though it is obviously aimed and has the machinery to move it and to provide the necessary power--at least that is the intent.

The deflector dish itself is combined from two different deflectors, a bigger one glued to the support of a smaller one and then turned down some in a Dremel tool using knife and sandpaper. The spikes for both the nacelle and the deflector are the plastic bristles from an old hairbrush, in the case of the deflector, held down with some epoxy putty sculpted into a base for it.
 

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I LIKE the offset deflector.

Not only is it different, it lends interest to what would otherwise be another scout class.

If this were my ship, I'd explain it as a test bed for deflector placement/warp field interactions in a single-nacelle configuration...

...or...I'd just say, " I just liked how it looks! " :D
 

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What's peculiar about this era in Starfleet naval technology is that they still use mechanical nutation and steering rather than have phased arrays, which are electronically steerable. Maybe mechanical signal steering gives a better 'look through' capability to the low intensity repulsion beam than a phased array would at this time....

I think when I finally get around to building my idea, I'll actually have phased array panels ala` SPY 1, such as what you see on the Ticonderoga-Class Aegis Cruisers or the Arleigh Burkes in the USN inventory.
 
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