Monday, July 25, 2016

Zodiac Class

I am a very active member of the Star Trek Modelers Group page on FaceBook.  From there, I am introduced to all sorts of interesting designs, both canon and non-canon.  Some are in the form of models that other members have built, or in the case of this model, just an idea on paper.  I decided to make an attempt and bringing this one out from the 2D universe and convert it into a 3D physical model.

 

This is the story about that build...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Javelin Class

 

I love kitbashing starships together.  This art form allows me to add models to my collection of ships that you can't buy kits for, as well as allowing me to create my own unique one of a kind designs.  The Javelin Class was inspired by an Eaglemoss article about thier NX Refit model.  In the magazine, Doug Drexler shared one of his concept pictures of what the NX might have looked like.  I liked the design and wanted to do something similar.  As I started putting parts together, I took the design a slightly different way and the Javelin class was born.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Goliath Class (ST) Transport

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This was one of those builds that fell in line perfectly with what my In Universe company, Triple "D" Enterprises likes to do.  I was given a hull that required some tender loving care and ended up with a really neat concept for a ship.

 
 
 
 

All of the cargo "tug" type ships in my collection feature removable cargo containers.  I do this so that I can display the ship in various configurations.  This particular build excited me because I was finally going to attempt at building some sort of liquid cargo container, but I had no idea how I was going to do it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Independence Class Trasport/Carrier

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A lot of my kitbashes are inspired by other people's work.  I will see something, like the concept, and then roll with that idea using what parts I have on hand.  This was one such build.


A friend of mine named Nathan Kaiser had done up this neat looking Star Trek / Battlestar Galactica crossover ship and for a while, I had the picture in my queue of ships that I wanted to build.  I finally ended up with four Constitution Class Refit engineering hulls in my parts bin and decided it was time to make the attempt.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Rocket Tanker Class

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Gamilon Rocket Tanker
Unknown Scale Scratch Build

 
 
 
 

I am a HUGE fan of Bandai's mecha collection for Space Battleship Yamato models.  Their small scale models allows me to build and display a large collection of starships for relatively cheap pricing.  Sadly though, there are certain ships that they never produced for their collections.