Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Goliath Class (SBY) Super Battle Carrier

NOTE:  You can click on most pictures to get a larger view of them.

[Editor's Note (May 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written a bunch of articles for this blog, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to how I write and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

I always felt that the Earth Defense Force was seriously lacking in carrier capabilities.  This ship was my attempt at getting a little over zealous with the whole battle carrier idea.  This model was also the first time that I made up my own kitbash for the Space Battleship Yamato universe.  all of my previous kitbashes were based off of other people's work and already existing ship designs.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Star Trek Design Your Own Ship Contest!!!

My friends over at the Star Trek Modelers Group FaceBook page have asked me to share this exciting news.  

Please be sure to follow the rules laid out below to avoid having your entry disqualified.

It has begun! Time to open the floodgates for submissions to the Star Trek Design Your Own Ship Contest!

Before we post the address where you will be mailing your submissions, let’s go over exactly what you need to enter.

Remember, any medium is allowed. This includes, plastic, resin, clay, lego or other physical models, Hand drawn or computer made 2D images, and 3D virtual models.

Your ship design must:
Be StarTrek. (No BSG, StarWars, etc.)
Be your own design (kitbashing is allowed)
Be submitted before 1:59 PM Central time July 31st 2015

Your submission email must include:
Your name
The name and class (if applicable)
jpeg or png images of views of the ship from top, bottom, side, front, rear (¾ or perspective views are also encouraged)
Specifications of the ship (size, crew, armament, speed, etc.)
Design history and/or back story (where did this ship come from? Why was it built? What did it do?)

Additional info:
This contest is only for members of the Star Trek Modelers Group or the Trekyards Model Building Showcase Page
Your ship design does not have to be created during the contest. It can be an older design.
Up to, but no more than two individuals may work on a design together.
You can submit multiple designs, provided that they all meet the criteria.
Each entry should be contained in a single email with the subject line: “examplename’s contest Entry”
No more than one entry per email message.

USE THE CONTEST EMAIL ONLY FOR CONTEST ENTRIES! Message admins or comment below with contest questions!!!

The email address for submitting your design entry is: starfleetdesignbureau@gmail.com

Good luck!!!