AKIRA class now available!

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  1. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Zoshou's Akira-class Starship is finally ready for download!!! WOOHOO!!!

    Here's the linky:

    Akira Class Starship
  2. MOS95B

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    SWEET!!! I kicked so much non-Federation tail with that ship in Armada and Armada 2....
  3. ohgodwhy

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    Nice ! Thank you Zoshou ! Well worth the wait !
  4. sherban

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    Thanks Zoshou, very nice model. Thank you Milleniumfalsehood for the hint.
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    ooh, thanks Zoshou. I've been thinking about building one in 1/1000 to complement my Federation fleet, and now I have can do it. Cool.
  6. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Same here! That ship was and is one of my top five favorite Federation ships, and I've been waiting for this one forever!


    I've been watching that site like a hawk for a few weeks now, ever since Zoshou put up the finished pics, and the moment I saw the word "Download" I went nuts! I just had to post it! :mrgreen:
  7. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Mine's done. :twisted:
  8. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    *sigh* I cannot teach him; the man has no patience. :wink:

    To be honest, I got so excited as I was building this that it escaped my mind to take any pictures. :oops:

    But in any case, here's the finished product:

    Compared with Zoshou's Defiant-class Starship
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    Some assembly notes (YMMV):

    Part #D1 is slightly larger than it needs to be in one direction, though I never quite figured out which direction. I just trimmed it until it fit part #B1.

    Part #A1 is also slightly misshapen, so it won't fit *exactly* right.

    There are small tick-marks all along the edges of some parts. These I believe to be for making flaps by gluing the piece to a spot of blank cardstock and cutting the flaps out from that for a butt-joint.

    The interiors of the warp pylons, the torpedo launcher pylons, and parts #A5 and #A6 need to be reinforced with additional layers of cardstock or heavy chipboard.

    Instead of doing it like the instructions said, I built the upper saucer first, followed by the catamaran double-hulls, the lower hull, and finally the warp engines. This allowed for a much more stable building surface for the topside when it dried.

    All in all, it's a great kit! I intend to build a few more of them along with the Enterprise-E, some Saber-class starships, and some Defiant-class starships. Can someone with photoshop skillz make some name and registry number parts? I have no way of adding any markings myself and it will look rather silly to have 15 ships with no name.
  9. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Here's a page with a comprehensive list of all known Akira-class starships, both canon and apocryphal:

    Akira Class

    The ones emboldened on that page are:

    USS Akira NX-62497
    USS Rabin NCC-63293
    USS Gettysburg-A NCC-65612-A
    USS Spector NCC-65549
    USS Thunderchild NCC-63549

    These would probably be the ones I'd do first. Regarding the Gettysburg-A, it's labeled as the Gettysburg 2 in Star Trek Nemesis, but there has never been a ship with a suffix of "2" or any number. They're always letter designations, so I'd want a letter suffix instead of the 'official' number 2.

    Btw, this model has 13 photon torpedo tubes, an obscene number to most Trekkers, but I happen to like the idea of a ship designed to carry torpedoes as it's primary armament, as the Federation needs a heavy-hitter like this to combat the Dominion and the Borg.
  10. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Sounds good, do you know which font you want to use? Do you want the TNG era font, the pre-TOS, TOS, or other font for your ships?

    Whichever one is correct, I guess. Ideally, it would be the one which best matches the font on Zoshou's Enterprise-E.
  11. Perry

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    I use a font called "federation" that should be the correct.

    Also... watch out that if you build the Thunderchild, in "first contact", she hasn't the name on the upper saucer ( she has only the register number ). And it should have a red border.

    I've nearly completed my thunderchild ( from zoshou I've chosen the "sector 001 battle" ships: Enterprise, Yeager, Defiant and now Thunderchild :D ), just the two nacelles and she's ready to battle ghgh
  12. col. kurtz

    col. kurtz Member

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    PERRY DID YOU PHOTO THE BUILD OF THE ENTERPRISE?? IF YOU DID COULD I HAVE A COPY OF THE PHOTOS ?:thumb:
    deskjet@blueyonder.co.uk
  13. Perry

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    Unfortunately I don't ^^... when this thread started I had already built the saucer... too much hurry to put it in the fleet... sorry
  14. Perry

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    The Thunderchild has left the Fleet Yards!
    About 60% of the parts were laminated with comics shipping cardboard to give her a strongest appear. Also all borders were painted with a black marker. And most of all... much much much LOVE! :D

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    Here's the registry number... without the name... as seen in the movie
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    Armed and ready... 13 torpedo launcers are BAAAAAD!
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    Port nacelle... you can't see it... but there's the name and the registry... believe me :D
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    Lower saucer... an hard piece... but not as the upper pilons
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    And finally the deflector
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  15. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

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    @Perry
    Looks very good:thumb: but I believe on the nacelle is also no registration name, only the number:confused: have you original pics with this "movie"-version and can you see the name on the nacelle?

    Bye:wave:
  16. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

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    hi CJ!
    only btw: you can also make the USS AKIRA with a "NCC"-registration!

    Ex Astris Scientia - Starfleet Ship Classes A-K

    its the same thing like the Excelsior; first was the registration "NX-2000" and then "NCC-2000"! I made it with my Akira-ship and gave to it this registration!
    (more pics will follow) And the registration on my ship is in HI-RES:twisted:

    :wave:

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  17. Perry

    Perry New Member

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    Hi D-Whale!

    Very Good job.... did you designed also the stand?... Zoshou's one is a little bit too "easy"..
  18. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

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    just recolored the parts:mrgreen:, but it is the same stand! I dont have the time:oops:

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  19. col. kurtz

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    how did you place the registration on the akria could you tell me how you did it please d-whale :thumb:
  20. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

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    I used Corel Draw for that! if you dont have that program, i can do nothing for you:cry: With that program it is very easy to make the registration on the ship! or you send me an PM and i will give you a tip:twisted: