RagTag Fleet WIP's - 1/4105 Scale

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Griffworks

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Some paint fell on models. Again.... :eek



On the left is the Starline 2200 (I think?) Constitution-class gaming miniature. It's painted AS-5 Light Blue (Luftwaffe). I've got decals for her and instead of Enterprise, she'll be Defiant, NCC-1764 - now we know where she really went after she fell thru that rip in space. :)

The SPACE:1999 Eagle is from the Moonbase Alpha set, and yes, I'm no it's not to-scale. If I went with a to-scale Eagle, you'd not be able to see it, for the most part. I wanted to add one to my RTF.

The three TNS Passenger Liners are from Timeslip Creations. I have two more that are unbuilt. One is painted Tamiya AS-20 Insignia White (US Navy), one is AS-516 Light Grey (USAF) and the last is AS-19 Intermediate Blue (US Navy). I had originally painted that last one Tamiya TS-10 French Blue, but didn't like it, so painted over it as I want this one to be the Olympic Carrier Lines ship. It turned out darker than it would have if I'd just shot it over the primer, tho and I wasn't about to try and strip it, re-primer, etc...




Here's a couple pics of what I'm calling a Pre-Cylon War Luxury Liner. The two main hull halves are the weapons pod fairings off of some aircraft kit, the wings are resin wings from some other aircraft kit and I have no clue for sure where the rest of the parts came from, other than likely more aircraft kits.




A couple years back, Eric / lakespeed gave me a huge box of pieces/parts from various aircraft kits. That box was the source of the donor parts, so there ya go. I think it has a sort of Flash Gordon-ish (1930's) look to it.




I started working on this while I was building the Battlestar Triton. I had set the parts aside in a Ziploc baggy and found them one day while going thru pieces/parts to add some extra details to Triton. I finally decided to build it.




I'm not sure what color her base coat will be at this time. Leaning towards giving her a two-tone look, tho. Gotta find some kind of logo decals for her, too....


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Griffworks

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Hey, Lee! Hope all is well w/you and yours!

You'll likely have to grab one via eBay, as George isn't selling any kits anymore. At least, right now he's saying that he's done selling resin kits. It's entirely possible that will change one day. Who knows...?
 

Griffworks

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Here's a ship that's been a part of my Rag Tag Fleet since sometime in 2006. There've been a few pics of her, but I've not posted anything in the way of closeups as you're seeing now in several years. Not since AOL got rid of their members website space.





The forward section of the hull is from the top portion of a chip clip and the top dome is the bottom of one of those "eggs" that you get out of a toy vending machine. The sand colored thing on the dorsal amidships area is a resin part off a tank kit (I think). The main aft section is an aft section off a Konami S.I.D., bridge and engines are from a 1/1000 (I think) scale Victory-class star destroyer from Odyssey Slipways.






The bottom front is some part from my greeblies box. The ventral amidships part is something off of a Gundam or other giant robot kit. The deflector globes on the top of the bridge part were broken off at some point over the years, I forget how.






With the help of a friend, I've named her Artemis and she's a dual-purpose ship. The thinking here is that the forward section is a mining platform and is detachable from the rest of the ship. The mid-section of the ship hull is a refinery and the aft (S.I.D. portion) is for equipment stowage, cargo holds and crew quarters. She's roughly 3 3/4" long. I plan to add some antenna in a couple of different locations - at least one traditional mast or probe style and one or two dish antenna type.







I plan to get my circle scriber compass and scribe a simple separation line to the top of the hull along the curve of the gumball machine dome part. The thinking on this mining platform section is that it's mostly automated equipment. The ship can bring it to the surface of an asteroid or small moon, put the platform down with a minimum of crew and the platform uses the round "feet" on the bottom to position itself, as well as lock itself to the surface during drilling.

The rest of the ship orbits the moon, surveys for more potential drilling sites and/or sits in overwatch in case pirates show up. The two recessed small square shapes on the port and starboard aft half are docking ports. The rectangular recess on top...? No clue at present. I'm thinking of adding something in the way of a weapons platform, tho - maybe some missiles? She's not a warship, but is armed against aggressors.
 
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Griffworks

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Some more miscellaneous WIP pics.


Top to bottom: Timeslip Creations Battlestar Valkyrie, Support ship Halcyon (TC's Prison Barge), a Starblazers ship that I'm using as the Tauron Tylium tanker Liparus, prison ship Astral Queen, Colonial Movers ship (Arcadia is her name) and to the left are four of the Gemenon Traveler-type heavy transports by Aptivaboy and purchased thru Shapeways.



Top to bottom: Astral Queen, Arcadia, Eagle One a heavy transport from Libran (yes, it's the Space:1999 Eagle which I stole from my Moon Base Alpha model, and obviously out of scale), and a Gemenon Traveler-type heavy transport.




Close ups of the Eagle One. Obviously not yet finished with the painting, then weathering. I wanted to get some accurate markings painted on the cargo model and don't have any references, so need to do some research there.

Just little stuff I've been piddling around with, mostly doing some detail painting and weather on a few other things. Hoping to get the decals done on Astral Queen tomorrow, as well as the Liparus.
 

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Griffworks

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I haven't updated this thread in a while, so guess I should do so, neh...? :)

I've received a couple of new additions to my RTF, several of which have been purchased from Shapeways.com as 3D printed miniatures designed for gaming, mostly.


Comparison pic with some canon RTF ships.


Some of the recent additions include:


U.S.S. Daedalus from Stargate: SG-1 - purchased from Shapeways as Daedalus, this one in WSF Polished, which is actually pretty darned nice.


Ovid - bulk freighter - yet another Shapeways purchase as the Bulk Freighter. This one was printed in WSF, but I should've ponied up for the FUD or whatever I could get it to print in that would give the better detail. It's a real PITA to try and sand the rough textured surface smooth.


Proteus - Sagittaron Planetary Defense Force corvette - EU Corvan Gunship Mk 2 from the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. I just thought it looked kewel and turned out really nice in FUD.


Sisyphus - bulk freighter - purchased as the Cargo Tug: Loaded from Shapeways in White, Strong, Flexible (WSF) medium, tho I wish I'd gone with FUD (Frosted, Ultra Detail). WSF has a grainy texture.

And that's the latest additions to my RTF. Hope to maybe get a few more done over the next couple days, but ain't holdin' my breath!
 

Griffworks

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Been a while since I updated.


Been a while since I updated.

Got several new ships for my RTF in the last several months. Some are from Timeslip Creations, boxed and won't be started for a while - Mineral Ship, Prison Barge, and two sets of 2 Olympic Carriers (one set as a future client build). I also purchased some more ships from Shapeways. I picked up two more of the Bulk Freighter, another Loaded Tug, an Unloaded Tug, a Tanker and two Light Freighters, as well as some Spacer1999 BT-C3 "Construction Chameleon" Shuttles, which I'm calling transports.
An older overview pic:



First are these two lil' Light Freighters:




Tanker:



And the BT-C3 Chameleon Transports, shown with JT Graphics shuttles for a size comparison:



I also picked up a slight smaller, but MUCH better detailed Liberator from Blake's 7:


I've also been picking up some more Star Wars ships in 1/4222 (or close enough). Most aren't canon, tho are from the Expanded Universe.

The most recent additions are the canon "Battery Ship" and the conjectural "Tube Ship". The Battery Ship is seen pretty regularly throughout the series run. The Tube Ship was later found out to be the Ulysses. The earliest version of the Tube Ship I can find is by a CG artist fan by the username of Coxxon.

Battery Ship:











Tube Ship:







And the main album of unfinished models can be seen here.


I plan to take a few comparison pics with the Timeslip Creations Colonial Movers, one of the Aptivaboy Gemenon Traveler's and one of the Battlestars. I just got back from a family trip to see my folks early evening yesterday and the pics of the Battery and Tube Ships were taken by Wife when they arrived on Wednesday. Something much better to follow!
 

Griffworks

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Comparison pics, as promised. Just a lil' slow.


Top to bottom: Timeslip Creations Colonial Movers, Tube Ship, Battery Ship with a JT Graphics Mk II (TNS) Shuttle and the Aptivaboy Gemenon Traveler-type transport.







Also, there was discussion about the difference in size of the TOS battlestars versus the TNS ships. Quick pic to illustrate the differences.

Tomorrow is Paint Day - clean up on a couple of models, then painting will be done.
 

cabour

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The Ovid Bulk Freighter and the 2 Light Freighters are fitting very well in the BG style. They are tempting.
Thanks for the links Jeffrey
 

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Griffworks

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New entries. Mostly just the special one, tho I also added the purchase of another Colonial One, Firefly and Battery Ship to my RTF.

Celestra is pretty much a one-shot 3D printed model. I purchased it thru Shapeways for just over $200. It's right about 6 1/2" / 16.49cm long and was "grown" in Frosted Ultra Detail - an acrylic compound. I'm not selling them, tho am happy to answer questions via PM if you're interested in contact information on how to obtain one.


General shots of various ships:










A couple of Celestra pics:

















Main Celestra album:
Celestra Photos by Griffworks | Photobucket
 

gopherslayer

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I'm loving this thread! Anything new?

I'd really like to pick up a couple of Colonial One's and a Firefly. Can you tell me where/how to get them?
 

Rodann

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I love your collection! Does anyone know where to get any of these kits now? TC seems to be done with them:\

I've ordered the Moebius Galactica and Pegasus, and Colonial Fleet Shipyards Talos, Pacifica, and Odysseus. Bad Azz seems to be the only available Valkyrie, but is 1:2500 scale instead of 1:4105. Though some people think that's more accurate........
 

opal1970

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Does anyone know where to get any of these kits now? TC seems to be done with them
you can find them every now and then on ebay, but yes, they are getting very scarce. I think badAzz is still making their valkyrie in 3700 size, which is really sweet. I have been keeping my eyes open for a defender and a berzerk, but no luck so far. I have been wanting to create a list of all the ragtag kits out there past and present,,,, but I just havent gotten around to it yet.


BTW, I just happened to find a reference to a (i am assuming 4105) Ring ship that Timeslip is/was offering... I do not know if this is still current though. I went to the Timeslip website and I just get the message "Robot is defect" or something to that effect. Anyone else having that problem?

PS... I love your Celestria Giff... you always did have all the best toys. :p
 

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opal1970

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Thanks Frank. I pretty much assumed something of the sort, but it is good to have his FB page to keep up to date.

One other question... Anybody know if BamBam is still making their kits? I believe they were making a nice Cygnus kit that I had in mind to order... but I cannot find it anywhere anymore.
 

Frankpr01

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BamBam went "offline" sometime after late February this year...the last message I got from David Davis was that they were going to redo some molds etc...I have seen the Battlestar Cygnus MKII Heavy Escort Ship at 1:3700 scale model at http://www.monstersinmotion.com and also at Ebay...
 

opal1970

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I have seen the Battlestar Cygnus MKII Heavy Escort Ship at 1:3700 scale model at http://www.monstersinmotion.com and also at Ebay...
Ok thanks Frank, I will check out MinM. Yes the Cygnus used to be in ebay in wagonloads a month and more ago, but yesterday I was surprised that I did not see anything other than the standard Moebius etc. kits.


Thanks again for the link

[UPDATE] I just scanned the Monsters in Motion site and did not see a Cygnus in the Battlestar Galactica catagory. They still have the Posidon (Valkyrie II) which is from the same maker though.
 
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