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    Dec 31, 2005, 11:10 AM - #1

    Howdy, all -

    I've been participating in a studio-scale project on Starship Modeler, and we're pretty far along on IDing the details on the U.S.S. Centaur from a later Deep Space Nine episode. Take a look at the entire project and the progress here - the thread covers a lot of research and parts IDs:

    http://www.starshipmodeler.net/cgi-bin/php...pic.php?t=31535

    There's a particular part that we're stumped by - if anyone here knows the part, we'd appreciate the info. It's the long part on top of the 'wing' with a row of holes in it. It's hilighted here...

    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/Bar...t_hilighted.jpg

    the unaltered image, for reference...

    http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/Bar...entaur_part.jpg

    If anyone has come across this part while working on other projects, a tip would be much appreciated. Thanks for looking.
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    Dec 31, 2005, 6:09 PM - #2

    That reminds me of aircraft landing gear for some reason.
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    Jan 1, 2006, 1:29 PM - #3

    StevieLewis, the other guy who's doing this build, has been using some parts from the 1/148th Tomcat - there are other Tomcat parts used - but he doesn't have a final match.

    We agree, in general - aircraft or possibly exotic sportscars...
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    Jan 2, 2006, 11:37 AM - #4

    an exhaust manifold part from some multi-cylinder engine?

    SAS
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    Feb 1, 2013, 3:09 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #5

    Wow!...I just came across this thread while checking out past topics here on RPF. We did eventually ID that part, its from a 1/48th scale F-16 landing gear. Just to let anyone interested in this yet, since the last post to this thread, I have basically got a primer coat of flat white on this model. It still isn't finished yet...7 years later!!! I'll see if anyone is interested in seeing any pics of this before I post any to what is basically a "dead thread". Oh, btw, the link in the first post by Barnstormer for Starship Modeler is no longer useful as Starship Modeler only keeps threads active for about a year, or until it works it's way to the end of page 4.
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    Feb 1, 2013, 9:46 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #6

    A thread is not dead if you have some work to show off.
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    Feb 1, 2013, 10:00 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #7

    Ok..fair enough...

    A few pics of my Centaur build....
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    Feb 3, 2013, 11:45 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #8

    I see that people have been stopping to read this thread, and I hope viewing my pics of my build, by the view count increasing. I guess my pics are not interesting enough for anyone to comment on them.
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    Feb 3, 2013, 9:16 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #9

    The original starship modeler thread link is long dead. I would like to see the parts breakdown.

    stevielewis said: View Post
    I see that people have been stopping to read this thread, and I hope viewing my pics of my build, by the view count increasing. I guess my pics are not interesting enough for anyone to comment on them.
    I was holding off on commenting until I had something less retarded to say than that it looks great and you're doing an awesome job. People here work so hard and do such great work, it seems a pity to not make an educated, detailed response as to how great they are and how awesome the work they are is.

    Are you going to paint it "realistically," standard starfleet for filming colors, or stay true to the studio model and use all the day-glo for windows and other glowing bits?
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    Feb 4, 2013, 3:19 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #10

    Yeah that does look awesome! I'd love to see a part list breakdown as well.
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    Feb 4, 2013, 6:26 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #11

    Thanks guys. I'll get a parts breakdown listed, as well as seing if I can post some of the early pics from 2005 here, so you can see how it has evolved and changed over the years. I hope to paint it up in standard StarFleet colors. The "day-glo" colors and "gold" shiney items were done that way for photography purposes on the set, which I'm sure many on here were aware of.
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    Feb 4, 2013, 7:54 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #12

    stevielewis said: View Post
    The "day-glo" colors and "gold" shiney items were done that way for photography purposes on the set, which I'm sure many on here were aware of.
    Yup, but we're in the studio scale forum, so it actually was an option to ask about.
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    Feb 4, 2013, 11:54 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #13

    I understand. Thanks!
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    Feb 4, 2013, 12:26 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #14

    Just came across your update, and I really love what I see!
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    Feb 7, 2013, 10:43 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #15

    Thanks MooCricket.


    I was hoping to download some of the pictures from when I started this build way back in 2005 from my PhotoBucket account, but they decided to change the format there. Right now I can not download any of my pictures from there. Even right clicking on the photo doesn't bring up the "Save picture as..." link. I guess I'll have to wait until PhotoBucket gets their redesigned site working properly before I can download any of my pictures from there. I'm working on the parts list of the kits I used for all the greeblies as well as the main ship parts. Hope to have it posted here in a day or so.
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    Feb 11, 2013, 4:30 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #16

    The Centaur was always my favorite of the DS9 frankenfleet, despite the mixed scales. You definitely did it justice, particularly with all the greebles. Excellent job!
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    Feb 11, 2013, 5:12 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #17

    Great to see this thread again. I stopped on mine due to not figuring out the last few parts. Hopefully we can all knock this sucker out!
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    Feb 12, 2013, 9:15 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #18

    Thank you 137 Gebirg and timeslip. I really didn't think anyone had much interest in this ship since it was so briefly seen in DS9. Hopefully once it gets warm outside again (above 50 F and low humidity) I can get a better coat of paint on this build and finally get started painting it in standard Starfleet colors of that era.

    It was asked for and I have gone back and done my research on what I used to build this, so here is a list of the parts used to make the main ship as well as the greeblies added. I must let you all know that I still am not sure of the two parts in front of the lower main sensor array, as even the best screen captures are not clear enough to make positive identifcation. So here is my list:

    1. Excelsior - Primary hull, aft Shuttle Bay, 4 Lower Warp Nacelles, 2 aft Torpedo Launchers.

    2. Reliant - Main Bridge, Weapons Pod/Rollbar, 4 Megaphaser Tips, 4 Pylon cover Plates, aft Bridge Docking Port.

    3. Greeblies - Maquis Raider Grills (2 medium length and 1 short length), 3 Enterprise - B Dekoids, K'Tinga Port/Starboard Shield Generators, K'Tinga Warp Nacelle End Caps, 20mm Flakvierling 38 parts, Leopald Railway Gun parts, F-16-A Landing gear parts and outside Main Wheel/Tires, F-14 Tomcat Main Landing Gear, Panzer III/IV Individual Tank Track (22).

    This is the best I have come up with over the nearly 8 years I have been working on this build. It's a far cry from what I started out with back in 2005 with what was then an all resin greeblie add-on kit.

    I have pics finally from then if you all would like to see how the parts changed over this period. Let me know and I'll add them.
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    Feb 12, 2013, 9:35 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #19

    I would actually be interested in a parts map of the build. I recognize the parts from all the Trek kits you mentioned, but the other pieces from the non-Trek kits are a bit more elusive to recall their shape.
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    Feb 12, 2013, 12:49 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #20

    Ok Gebrig. I'll work on that and hopefully have these listed as a parts map as well. I guess color coding them to the specific kits will help.
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    Feb 12, 2013, 1:40 PM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #21

    Thankee kindly! Looking forward to it - and the new paint job when you get to it.
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    Feb 28, 2013, 8:11 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #22

    I have an LCARS MSD that you might want to use as part of a display for your excellent model!

    Centaur comes galloping | Padsbrat's Doings and Musings
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    Feb 28, 2013, 8:55 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #23

    "Funny Shape"
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    Mar 1, 2013, 8:26 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #24

    bmused55 said: View Post
    I have an LCARS MSD that you might want to use as part of a display for your excellent model!

    Centaur comes galloping | Padsbrat's Doings and Musings
    Thank you for posting the link for that. I found the same MSD on Adam Buckner's website a little over a month ago and downloaded it. I too would love to see some pictures of the underside greeblies used on the original model Adam made. As soon as I can, I'll post my parts map to this thread of the items found by myself and Barnstormer when we first worked on our builds.
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    Apr 10, 2013, 12:24 AM - Re: Star Trek USS Centaur studio scale #25

    StevieLewis, your build looks fantastic - mine isn't quite this far along (maybe for the best - I see some great solutions to some problems on your build that I may try to emulate!)

    I probably have some of my parts map images around as well - I think I've long since been purged from photo hosting sites, but i know i still have them locally. I remember pouring over the screen caps pretty fiendishly working out the exact position of some of the detail bits, and removing and re-placing a few of them multiple times!

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