U.S.S. Columbia - NCC-621

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  1. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    Hello all. This is my finished model of the U.S.S. Columbia scout ship. I made this using parts from Makino's Enterprise. I repainted the registries in Adobe Illustrator.

    Columbia, along with U.S.S. Revere, was mentioned near the beginning of Star Trek: TMP. They are described as scout ships on patrol near station Epsilon 9. These ships are also listed in the Starfleet Technical Manual by Franz Joseph. This is what I believe her refit configuration would be.

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    Beautiful and clean build. How big is she?
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    This looks FANTASTIC!!!
    You did a GREAT JOB on this project!
    Are you going to make a template kit for it?
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    Great job! This model looks beautiful, well done!
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    Looks great. Love the simplicity of the design & wished they would get some air time. But alas only briefly mentioned. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks @Rhaven Blaack : I can put one together. I kind of Franken-built this so some parts I made just by cutting things freehand. It'd take a little work. I'll post something if I can get Makino's permission. Got your reply on PM about that so I'll give it a try when I can.

    @Revell-Fan : The scale is around 1:1300 scale so it's in scale with my other Trek models (mostly Rawen models printed at 90% to fit on 8.5"x11" card). It's right around 20cm long. To get that scale I print Makino's parts at 76%. The nice thing is Makino's model is vector art so you could scale it to any size, you'd just have to figure out how to hold it together.
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    I mistakenly thought I'd posted pics of my Revere model. So, I'm adding them here for comparison. No real difference in the models except I mounted the dorsal a little farther back on the engine. Revere was actually built before Columbia.

    Wouldn't it have been cool to see these two at the start of ST:TMP in some form? Even if it was just a far-off shot.

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    This one looks just as FANTASTIC as the Columbia!
    It would be GREAT to see an entire series of ships from the ST:TMP era.
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    I agree with maverick65, these kind of scouts should be in some fan movies or even in the next nu-star trek movie. they look efficient and very star trekkish. they remind me of some kind of stripped down version special mission orientated ship. very cool. great job.
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    uh oh.....you got me thinking!! I think that star fleet would really have a need for these scout in that era, patrol, emergency response and supply, the stuff you don't pull a full sized starship off its route for...so I re-imagined this. I hope you like it or can modify the idea into something you like. a green tractor in back for tugging. nav deflector over the nacelle in front. over sized impulse engine, and sensors and forward torpedo launders top and bottom center saucer.o Federation_USS_Monoceros_Scout.gif
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    @spaceagent-9 This render looks REALLY GOOD!
    I would like to see this built. I think that it would make for a GREAT model.
    It is a rather interesting concept. With the added Photon Torpedo launchers, it looks more like a destroyer than a scout.
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    my thanks to sidewinder 81777 for letting me bash his kit for this
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    Thanks much guys!

    Good teamwork!
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    Neat idea @spaceagent-9. These are definitely ships that would be in service in large numbers in the Star Trek world. I also agree with @Rhaven Blaack that this bash falls into the Destroyer category due to it's heavy armament. When I think "scout" I think low firepower, high speed and heavy sensors. I want to make some more TMP ships like this down the line.

    And, you can see a little of the TOS vesions of these ships in some of the fancier fan films, especially Star Trek: Phase II. They've slipped several ships from the Tech Manual into the background.
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    10580198_831648670179665_5485509896705420041_n.jpg note the shuttle bay!! and the nav deflector......
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    and my 2 cents......

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