The Building of the Galactic Fleet

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  1. Chadepotts1273

    Chadepotts1273 New Member

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    Thanks for the compliment! :) As for the Excelsior, my progress on her has been slow. I may not post any more pics of that particular build, my printer wasn't working great when I printed out that model & I've had some frustrations with it. However, I have been seriously considering starting a Star Trek Starfleet build thread apart from this Galactica thread. There are so many more Trek models available than Galactica models, & I probably have more Trek builds under my belt than Galactica ones. I haven't posted many pics of those though. For every Galactica ship I'm building, I'm usually building 3 or 4 Trek ships. Now that I've gotten used to the forum, & getting into a groove of remembering to take photos of progress made, I may as well be posting the Trek ships too. I think the Excelsior class ship is one of my top favorites in the Trek universe. So, I'm hoping to make the revised version of the Excelsior one of my first builds if I do start that thread. Followed closely by the Enterprise B.:)( I really love that ship!) Anyway, sorry to ramble, you just rekindled some ideas I've been toying with for the past few months. ;) -Chad
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I honestly think this thread she be renamed, The Building of the Galactic Fleet". Your work has been so excellent.

    I am of the opinion that you should keep this as on long continuous thread on the whole fleet.. :)
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    Well I will look forward to the Trek builds; new thread or not!

    Some of the kits out there have great graphics but few designers provide directions (Marko is the best for detailed directions...but he's a very rare asset), making me seek out build threads to get it right the first time (not a puzzle fan when working with glue!).

    Can't wait to see more of your work!
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    I like that suggestion for the thread title, I think I shall use it! :) & Thank you for the compliment! :)
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    After some helpful suggestions from Zathros, I have renamed the title of this thread to " The Building of the Galactic Fleet". I suppose my former title was rather shortsighted. ;)
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    Chad,

    That sounds sounds pretty good.

    BTW I found this pic. Thought I'd share it.
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    Take care.

    Sky Seeker
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  7. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Chad,
    You've really outdone yourself on this model!:surprise: Great job!:King: Love the greebling!:Drinks:

    Sky Seeker
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    Thank you Skyseeker, I hope to finish her very soon! This model has dragged on long enough. I only have to finish the 6 small thrusters attached to the rear of the 3 engines(2 for each engine), & then clear coat. Yes, I have been procrastinating just a little bit. My sad Hulk fingers aren't looking forward to it, but I will still get them done & post some final glamour shots, hopefully in the next few days. Then I will continue with the Colonial Movers build. :) I've been in the middle of a major house remodel & move, so it's been difficult to break free to work on my models much:(. But, I still try to steal at least a few minutes with them each day. -Chad
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    Nice picture, I going to use it as my desktop background if it fits, (I have a big monitor). :)
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    Those are pretty cool pics! I love the different classes of Battlestars as well as other pics like this that show the different scales. Thanks for sharing! :)
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    I was looking at some pics of the Geminon Traveler online for reference, & came across these 2. After looking at these, I see all kinds of greebling potential beyond what I've done with my recent build. Maybe next time though, I'm ready to finish up & move on. :) image.jpg image.jpg
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    Here's another scale comparison. I love these scale comparison pics. Actually, I've noticed the Gearz TOS Galactica & Jaybat's Galactica are similar to this pic in size comparison. At least the builds I have hanging from my ceiling seem so. & nice to see the size of the Galaxy class Enterprise next to them. Just thought I'd share. :):robot2: image.jpg
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    I think a Battlestar would take out a Galaxy Class Enterprise. Shield defenses do not work well again kinetic weapons, and a Battlestar could take way more damage, also, the Galaxy class carries no fighters, which really is quite ridiculous. The Cylons set of a Nuclear Bomb right next to a Battlestar and the damage was not that bad, though if that been in an atmosphere, or with a shaped charge, it would have been a different story. I can't see the Galaxy Star Ships as portrayed in Star Trek taking that kind of damage. I really like the comparison pics too. Mental masturbation I guess. IMHO. :)
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    Always like the comparison pics. Especially when you have to design something from the ground up like will be done shortly with the B5 - VORCHAN (just have to make time).

    Sky Seeker
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    COOL!!

    Sky Seeker
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    the Romulans nuked kirk in balance of terror, it pretty much knocked it out for hours.
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    That picture of the Geminon Traveler is outrageous. Where did you get it from?
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    The bottom pic, of the rear of the ship, I came across on Pinterest. The top pic I came across looking at pics of various Galactica ships on Yahoo. I went back to see if I could find it again, & couldn't. I'll keep looking. There seem to be only a small handful of any kinds of pics of this ship. :(
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    Ok, one last size comparison pic ( for now). I'm considering purchasing the poster of this one to put on the wall of my "Nerd Lair".:)
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    That is awesome!! ;)