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Old 31-05-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Federation Pursuit Ship - Alternate Versions

I'm planning on building a Studio Scale size Federation Pursuit Ship based on a series of alternate designs that I've done over the years, the two illustrations I did back in 2000, the low poly model I made in 2003 and the Pulsar Class ship around 2006 in 3DS Max. This is the design that I'll probably go with, it will be a combination of this and the actual miniature made for the show. I'm just in the process of assembling various kit parts, mainly Airfix Saturn V to use as the main body.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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Great work, Glazy, looking forward to seeing this develop. I like the Pulsar class ship the best!
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Loving this, the reconfigurations look excellent.

If the Pulsar class had the canard fins omitted that would be the money shot for me.

So much of this model is down to the tiled and layered paint work and weathering but with this design it would be a winner and would look great in the show if they ever rebooted it.

Top work mate
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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Love the pulsar class...looks like Travis should be driving that one.

The other one somehow feels like it's missing something....more guns? I keep thinking it needs some big mass on the top rear....
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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Cheers for the feedback !!
I don't suppose if anyone knoes how many EMA KW-12 wedges are used on the original model ? I'm trying to find something to do the job but it's getting something similar. EMA requires a 12 minimum order and that's without the VAT and postage, and I'm guessing that there won't be 12 of KW-12 wedges on it !!

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Old 04-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Here's the start of the work on the model, got some work on the nose cone done !

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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Looks good so far. Which design are you planning to build?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:01 PM   #8
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It'll be the configuration of the Pulsar class combined with elements of the original and what else looks good as I go. The final model should be around 18-19 inches in length.
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Glad to see your cutting board is as messy as mine Andrew!
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Having had a look at one of the original models on the "Titan Find" website, I'm amazed how much Airfix Saturn 5 was in there, and how well-disguised it was.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #11
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What? You call that a messy cutting board?
You guys should see mine!
Seriously though, this should be a fun one to watch.
Thanks Andrew...
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:05 PM   #12
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Just a few ships and miniatures from SF films off the top of my head that used the Saturn V, X-Wing Fighter, Y-Wing Fighter, Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyer, Blockade Runner, Escape Pod, Death Star Surface Tiles,Imperial Shield Generator on Endor, Battlestar Galactica, Galactica Shuttle, Cowboy's Ship and the Hephaestus Station from Battle Beyond the Stars,Space Academy's Seeker, Dragos's Dragon ships from Jason of Star Command The Eagle Transporter from Space 1999 to name just a small selection
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Just a few ships and miniatures from SF films off the top of my head that used the Saturn V, X-Wing Fighter, Y-Wing Fighter, Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyer, Blockade Runner, Escape Pod, Death Star Surface Tiles,Imperial Shield Generator on Endor, Battlestar Galactica, Galactica Shuttle, Cowboy's Ship and the Hephaestus Station from Battle Beyond the Stars,Space Academy's Seeker, Dragos's Dragon ships from Jason of Star Command The Eagle Transporter from Space 1999 to name just a small selection
I'm aware that it's a popular kitbash, I was just surprised I hadn't noticed that the pursuit ship uses so much from it, and that it was so well-disguised, like the Space:1999 Hawk.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #14
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Not sure what year the kit was first produced but I don't recall any parts on any of the 2001:A Space Odyssey miniatures or the Silent Running ones. It seems to be Star Wars that utilised in the US and Space 1999 here in the UK.
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1969.. I remember getting it for Christmas that year!
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1969.. I remember getting it for Christmas that year!
I'd have been 2 !! I probably got Lego !!
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Having had a look at one of the original models on the "Titan Find" website, I'm amazed how much Airfix Saturn 5 was in there, and how well-disguised it was.
How many scales is this made in?
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How many scales is this made in?
The Airfix model is 1:144 scale, and that's the one I believe is used for the X-Wing's, Pursuit Ship's etc...
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #19
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Airfix also do a 1:72 scale Saturn 5 too.

I managed to get one for the same price as the 1:144 scale offering and plan on doing a large Pursuit ship with a twist. The 'wings' will be de-mountable for transport and to enable it to be changed to a version I have in mind to produce. Already have Martin Bower's permission to do this too!

Shame I can't get round to working on it until next year.
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I've not seen an Airfix 1:72nd scale Saturn 5, but I know Dragon make one that scale !!
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