Star Trek Danube-class Runabout “Rubicon”

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by reddwarf, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. reddwarf

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    Hi, I just started this model, but when I come here for some hints, there seems to be a few different versions. Which is the original.
  2. THE DC

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    Looking forward to the build thread!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Which version do you have?
    Knowing that, would help in finding the right build thread for you!
  4. Revell-Fan

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    The original is the hand-drawn one by Ninjatoes:
    http://ninjatoes.wordpress.com/2003/09/05/star-trek-danube-class-runabout-rubicon/

    It was redrawn and cleaned up several times by different artists, including our dear friend Paragon. Apparently the best version is a beefed-up-hyper-dyper-splendid-over-the-top-top-notch-holy-frakkin'-awesome revision by Paul McCool:
    http://ninjatoes.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/star-trek-deep-space-nine-rubicon-runabout-by-paul-mccool/

    The latest "incarnation" is an excellent 1:200 version by Thunderchild (available here in the Resource section; it even features the roll bar!!!).

    :)
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  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Figured I'd post a pic of it. :)

    Rubicon.jpg
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  6. reddwarf

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    Im think its the Ninjatoes version
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    This is the McCool version which is based on NJ's version.
  8. reddwarf

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    The one Im building is the large version. How would I enlarge the roll bar on the Thunderchild build to fit this size model.
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  9. reddwarf

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    Now I look closer Im building the Mc Cool version
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  10. Revell-Fan

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    GREAT! I'm looking forward to seeing it! :)

    As for the roll bar, just assemble the small version and the McCool version and do some measuring (length, width, heigth). Determine the scaling factor to make sure that it fits on the big one (dimensions of the big one / dimensions of the small one = scaling factor). :)
  11. reddwarf

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    will upload next week, as I just ran out of mbs on my provider.
  12. sgoti

    sgoti Officially Licensed Smart Aleck

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    Um, a little help, please?

    Doing a search on "runabout", I only find the Paragon models.

    Doing a search on "thunderchild", I don't find any Runabouts...
  13. reddwarf

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    Can I cheat and let someone tell which are the larger scale paper models
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    You are welcome! ;)
  17. THE DC

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    The McCool version was very clean and detailed.
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  18. SylvanKnight

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    The planar parts of it look great, but the bussard collector could benefit from a little curving.
  19. RoscoVW

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    You're right, the squared-off Bussards are indeed a compromise. It was necessary given the medium, and the shape of the original part, as a flattened sphere that transitions into a rectangle. If you have a suggestion for how to achieve a more prototypical shape, I'd be happy to look at it.

    P. McCool
  20. RoscoVW

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    Thanks. I like that description, very much.