PSF: Andorian Battlecruiser

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Tars, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Tars

    Tars Member

    Hi folks! Take a look at my latest design, it's the Kumari class Andorian battlecruiser from Enterprise. I always thought that this is one of the most beautiful ships I've seen so far, so it was quite clear I'd have to build it one day. And since there is no other model of it out there, I finally designed it myself! Nice side effect: I think I finally figured out the UV mapping in meta, so there are many models who might probably benefit from this, especially the Pillar of Autumn and my Pelican MK II...
    The Kumari is soon to be released, I think it is a very convenient build, sometimes almost annoyingly convenient because it has many similar parts ;) Nevertheless I am planning on writing some instructions, that's what is yet to be done.
    Hope you like it! It proved difficult to find measurements of the ship, but since it is said to be almost the length of Enterprise, and that should be around 360m, I aimed to scale it to 1/1700.

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  2. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    Good looking model.Thats a complex shape to make in cardstock. Did you design it in a 3D program?
  3. Jones Brandon

    Jones Brandon Member

    Yes thank god man!! Please make the instructions now man!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  4. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    very nice lookin model. good job!
  5. RodentMaster

    RodentMaster Member

    I agree it's very well done. I have a question, though: Are those the proper colors? It's been a while but I thought it was green-ish on Enterprise.

    Say what you will about Enterprise as a series, it had some really good episodes, and some inspired ship designs. They go back to a purer era of Star Trek, IMO.
  6. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    Hi Tars!
    Schönes Modell! Netter Maßstab:mrgreen: mit etwas Kantenfärben sieht es noch besser aus! Ich warte auf den Download!
    Übrigens: Du hast aber ganz schön viele Berechnungen auf deinem Tisch für dieses Modell!;)

    Schönen Gruß

    Hi Tars!
    Nice model and nice scale:mrgreen: with some edge coloring the model will look better! I´m waiting for the download!
    BTW: you have a lot of calculations on your table for this model!;)


    ARMORMAN Guest

    Well done!
  8. MOS95B

    MOS95B Member

    Very, very cool!!!!

  9. panzer

    panzer Member

    Great model! I know that there are other opinions but I think ENT had some of the most beautiful Trek ships ever and this is one of the best.

    Actually, my ST models are enough to build for a decade but I can't wait to download!:mrgreen:
  10. Tars

    Tars Member

    Thank you all!
    Der Maßstab ist natürlich kein Zufall ;) Und der Dreisatz unten auf dem Block gehört tatsächlich zu dem Modell, hehe ;)
    Of course I didn't pick that scale by accident ;) And as a matter of fact some of the calculations actually refer to the model - a little rule of three ;)

    And the textures are from some orthographic views I found on a star trek page, so they should be rather accurate... and I know for sure that the andorian ships are grey in colour.
    Now working on the second page of the instructions! :D

    //edit: I myself I am surprised to say the instructions are finished! I only have to add part numbers to the sheets, but for now I have to sleep a bit ;)

    //edit #2: It's finished! File now available for download on my website!! If you build it, feel free to tell me any problems or complaints you have... but I'll also take pictures instead :)
  11. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    Hi Tars!
    Editing is good, news posting is better:mrgreen:
    I have now a question: what is the scale?
    you wrote:"I aimed to scale it to 1/1700." but in the pdf file stand a scale of approx. 1/1050:confused: can you explain it? do you want upload also a 1700th version?

  12. Jones Brandon

    Jones Brandon Member

    Thank you man good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. RodentMaster

    RodentMaster Member

    Thanks! I downloaded it too
  14. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    It's BEAUTIFUL!!
  15. Tars

    Tars Member

    Yeah there was a little mistake with the scale calculations... I first found a source that stated the length of the Enterprise as 360m, and with that number I calculated the scale to 1/1700. However, since the actual length of the ship is 225m, I had to recalculate the scale to 1/1050. Otherwise I would have had to do all the work once more :) Plus, 1/1700 would be REALLY small and probably rather difficult... of course everyone is free to rescale and try the small version himself, it should be 61% of the actual size for the print settings :)
  16. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    I finally got a chance to extract it and look at it this morning. I LOVE the instructions! Very professional and well done, regardless of the scale. Great work, Tars!:thumb:
  17. TonyG2

    TonyG2 Member

    Really cool.

    And at 1/1070 scale it fits in nicely with the Polar Lights plastic kit of the NX-01 Enterprise.
  18. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    "Polar Lights" reminds me. Has anyone ever tried to light up a paper model? Is heat an issue? Or the light glowing through the paper?
  19. RodentMaster

    RodentMaster Member

    I've finally got this printed out in color and have looked over the instructions.

    My compliments! First-rate quality with the instructions! I'm quite impressed.

    However, in the last one it says "you can put it on the display stand" -- but it doesn't come with one heh heh heh. Small oversight. Not a big deal, though.
  20. Tars

    Tars Member

    Actually, there is a display stand :) It just isn't included yet because I was too busy working on the instructions... and I thought it would be better to release the model to the public without display stand than to have it delayed further :D Today I uploaded the latest version which includes the display stand :)

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