ST XI Ships

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Paragon, May 11, 2009.

  1. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Well, I've got the models nearly ready, but I've hit a pretty big snag, which will also make it impossible to work on any other models anytime soon; I'm out of ink, and can't really afford to get any right now. Its only $25, if anyone is interested in hitting that donation button, and I make it a point to design a model of the contributor's choosing immediately after my most recent design.

    Otherwise it'll be awhile though.
  2. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Alright, the "Quad" which I'm calling USS Hood is pretty much ready (forgot to do the weapon pod for the rollbar though). I might be able to print it on someone else's printer, but in the future, I might need some test builders. Anyone interested?
  3. cmags

    cmags Guest

    I am. Your models are excellent, I'd be happy to help w/ beta building.
  4. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    PM me your e-mail and I can hopefully send you the file (if its not too big).
  5. Dyna-Soar

    Dyna-Soar Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    2
    I'll see what I can do with one, too.
  6. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    27
    I'd also be glad to test build for you :D
  7. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Alright, make sure I have your e-mails, I might have forgotten them if we've had previous contact (but don't post them here unless you want tons of spam mail). I won't be able to supply you with them until Wednesday, unfortunately.
  8. mchale

    mchale beach boy

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    31
    hi i'll also like to if id won't hurt thanks cmags
  9. cmags

    cmags Guest

    If I were you, I'd remove your email from a public forum. There are bots on the internet that just scour for addresses out in the open like that and add them to spam lists. Send your email via PM.
  10. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Alright, good news: I'll be getting home later today, and will be sending the files for the Hood to all of you when I get back. Some things to look out for:

    - I changed the design of the secondary hull a bit from the old Kelvin model, make sure it assembles well.
    - I changed the top of the saucer, making the bridge smaller, with steeper sides, again, make sure it works properly.
    - Updated aztec pattern graphics. Make sure they actually look good printed out to you. I'm hoping they help add more detail to the model.

    All of these changes will also be applied to a new version of the Kelvin model. A "weathered" version with the aztec will, I hope, look even better than the previous version, which I thought looked good.
  11. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Alright, the model went out to three of you, Dyna-Soar needs to make sure I have the right e-mail, and then all four of you will have it. I'm going to begin my build at what I estimate is about 1:1900 scale. The files I sent you all should be in about 1:1000 scale. Feel free to resize them to your desire.
  12. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    27
    Rgr that! got mine and starting now at 1:1700
  13. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Do me a favor? If you altered the files to get them to 1:1700, could you send them to me in that scale? I think I'm going to start including it on my site.
  14. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    27
    will do gimme just 1 sec I only scaled the print down but i can do the same thing but print to pdf. actually that would leave a bunch of empty space per page wouldnt it lol
  15. cmags

    cmags Guest

    I plan to resize to 1:1700 but I usually export the files to .tif and work with them there - rearranging on the page to fill and save space - also adding details with extra space... I'll send you the resized one James.
  16. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    27
    I just did. He'll have to cut and paste a little to get it on 2 pages is all.
  17. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Well the less work for me, the better, so go ahead and send them. ;)

    Pictures soon I hope.
  18. cmags

    cmags Guest

    Ok just got home... downloading now. One question regarding scale. If anyone has looked for it yet, there is a huge debate in the geekier corners of the web about the size of the new Enterprise, ranging from the TOS length of ~285m up to like 1000m. Since the other ST:XI ships are on scale with that, what scale are we going with for your models Paragon? What overall length are you assigning the Hood?
  19. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    I assumed the Enterprise was roughly the same size as the old one, despite the reports. Based on that, Hood should be 1:1000.
  20. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
    Ok, ran into the first problem: The bridge assembly is the wrong shape. Fix coming soon, I suggest you all build around it.