U.S.S. Alpha Centauri

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by pengbuzz, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. pengbuzz

    pengbuzz Well-Known Member

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    Well, since this is one of my first posts here at the Replica Prop Forum, I thought I'd post one of my more recent projects; the Starhawk-class U.S.S. Alpha Centauri


    A bit about the model:this is kitbashed from a 1/1400 Round 2 repop of the Sovereign class Enterprise E. I thought a "fast attack" Sovereign-based ship would be a good kitbash to do:

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    And of course, a little something extra for everyone:


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  2. EvanW

    EvanW Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice job. I like seeing variants.
     
  3. vismus

    vismus Active Member

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    Very nice build!
    Like the Blue Bunny payload, as well! ;-)
    Tommie
     
  4. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Looks good, I like how the shapes look together.
     
  5. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    My Son & I approve of this design & execution.
    You may begin full size construction in San Francisco.
     
  6. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Pretty spiffy design. Looks like it could be the latest iteration of the Miranda class.
     
  7. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think you've invented the Romulan Bird of Prey. :D
     
  8. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    The plans were stolen by them...:angry
     
  9. PHArchivist

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    Very nice to see something different! Well done...
     
  10. pengbuzz

    pengbuzz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much for the compliments, folks. This kit was partially inspired by JohnP's U.S.S. Peregrine model, and partly by both the romualn and klingon birds of prey. But after seeing what John did, and seeing that a starship didn't have to necessarily follow the "traditional" setup, I decided to build one using the sovereign-class hull components. But rather than cobble together a "space dragster" or slap a bunch of parts together, I researched the "Rules of Starship Design" set out by Gene Roddenberry. John's Peregrine was done very well, but I didn't want to copy him verbatim. All the same, between that and the BOP's I wanted a compact ship that could serve the role as "fast attack" vessel.
     
  11. JP Modelworks

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    Very cool design. Very logical...
     
  12. pengbuzz

    pengbuzz Well-Known Member

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    :lol right?
     
  13. ozzyguanche

    ozzyguanche Sr Member

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    Excellent first thread Pengbuzz. Welcome to TRPF. You will enjoy it here as much as SSM.

    PS: Still live near Mcdonalds? :lol


    Ozzy
     
  14. pengbuzz

    pengbuzz Well-Known Member

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    yup :lol
     
  15. liskorea317

    liskorea317 New Member

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    Very imaginative and creative! Very good job over all! I'd like to try something that cool one day! Just haven't enough spare parts at the moment..
     
  16. pengbuzz

    pengbuzz Well-Known Member

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    :lol I know the feeling. This is actually my second attempt: the first one didn't go so well, but its' good to finally succeed on this one! :)

    I hope at some point in the future to draw up schematics, deck plans and whatnot for the girl. I wanted to keep everything simple overall and not gum up the works by being too "clever". She has less crew quarters and cargo space onboard due to the space needed for engineering and reactant tankage. Also, her shuttlebay isn't as large as a sovereign's would be, due to issues with the warp core needing room.

    All the same, I'm pleased with this build. :D
     
  17. pengbuzz

    pengbuzz Well-Known Member

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    Update:


    Well, enough folks have asked about the "stand" (an ice cream container, really). That said, I have built a new stand for the "lady":


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    Apologies about the last pic: it's a bit dark. I'll try to get a better one.
     
  18. pengbuzz

    pengbuzz Well-Known Member

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    This will be my final update on this model; I am slowly backing away from the kit... Laughing

    Seriously, I thought the stand was too short and I didn't like how the model sat on it. So, I made some improvements:

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    I extended the "legs" on the stand and added a pair of soft pads to cushion the ship as it sat on display. I also added a piece of wood to the rear of the stand to support it and prevent it from tipping over.

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    And with this, the display is complete:


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  19. Rodewaryer

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    Original stand was ok, version II leaves useable space around it though. Neat project, love the design...
     

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