Archive for TOS

Star Trek kitbash. 1:2500 TOS Frigate

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 08/12/2014 by patrickivan

Here’s my Halifax Class Frigate for my TOS fleet. Under Construction of course.

Star Trek TOS Era Federation Diplomatic Vessel

Posted in Miscellaneous, Star Trek with tags , , , , , on 27/02/2011 by patrickivan

After the development of the Constitution Class Starship, it was decided that Starfleet required a heavy cruiser to discourage any incursions from potential external threats. Only 6 of these large Starships were constructed in lieu of heavy favoritism towards increasing production of the very popular and succesful Constitution Class. That said, highly classified projects for a larger vessel slated for production around the early 2280’s was already undergoing tenders.

With resources limited for maintaining the 6 heavy cruisers, it was decided to place 4 in reserve status and decommission 2. Those 2 vessels were transferred to Federation Special Operations and Diplomatic Branch. It was decided that a large and powerful ship would provide adequate security for special diplomatic missions, allow for a significant number of passengers to be transported in greater comfort then any prior Starfleet or Federation vessel ever, and send a clear message to all parties both friend and foe, that the Federation is a peaceful and secure organization.

The Saucer section is 150 metres (492.13 feet) across, and 26 metres (8 decks) high not including the bridge. There are an unusual amount of view ports around the sauce to accommodate the comfort requirements of travelling dignitaries. Several recreational facilities, lounges, auditoriums, and a bowling alley. Crew quarters are equally luxurious making this ship more akin to a passenger Star Liner then a military Starship.

Further information regarding the rest of the ship is to follow.

Not a heck of a lot of work to update. Just some colour and window details.

10 May 2011

A lot has been done since the last update. And here it is.

Update: 15th of October, 2011

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Recovery Mission

Posted in Sci-Fi, Star Trek with tags , , on 28/01/2010 by patrickivan

Captain’s Log, stardate: Classified.

Mission: Recovery of Starfleet’s new Banting Class Science Vessel, U.S.S. Sir Frederick Banting, due to an unbalanced new centralized warp power reactor.

Photo taken from the U.S.S. Yarmouth, North Atlantic Class Corvette.

Recovery Vehicles: Sikorsky Class Recovery Vessel, U.S.S. Kaliningrad; Hudson Class Frigate, U.S.S. York; North Atlantic Class Corvettes, U.S.S. Battle Creek (off the starboard stern of the York), U.S.S. Kanata (following up the rear of the Kaliningrad), and the U.S.S. Yarmouth (outside of frame- documenting the procedure).

Mission Status: Recovery underway. Banting is secured and nestled under the care of Kaliningrad. Warp core shut down procedures are commencing, and the return voyage back to Starbase (Classified) should be underway within the hour.

Commander MacCray-

End Log.

Background image wallpaper from spacetelescope.org. The Constellation Crux.

And I am pissed at google sketch up. The shadows in this image (on the star field) were NOT present when I previewed the bloody image! ARG!!! My computer was soooo slow for this. 2 hours… Now I have to fix it….

Star Trek TOS era Corvette

Posted in Sci-Fi, Star Trek with tags , , on 26/01/2010 by patrickivan

I can’t stop making new ships. Today’s ship is a TOS era corvette. A fast, maneuverable patrol and escort ship built in response to Romulus’ new Bird of Prey that was responsible for the destruction of several outposts, subsequently destroyed by the U.S.S. Enterprise. With rumours of advanced Romulan cloaking technology development, and a new Bird of Prey in cooperative development  with the Klingons, the Federation has deemed it necessary to create a new vessel able to respond to these threats.

The small ship at 57 metres long, provides a small sensor signature. It’s warp nacelle arrangement, pulled uncustomary and dangerously tight to the ships hull, creates a tighter more efficient warp field, making it a fast, maneuverable little ship with a warp field signature that is more problematic for enemies to lock on-to.

The consequence of this small ship’s power utilization of the warp engines and impulse engines, is it’s reduced weapons complement, and shield strength. Fortunately, the commanders of these ships are trained in the most advanced tactical combat techniques that fully take advantage their speed and maneuverability.

The small patrol bridge is located on the top of the hull, though a fully operational battle bridge is also located on the deck below. A small bridge, it is tight, staffed by the commander, XO, tactical officer, tactical assistant, helm, and conn. The XO is responsible for operations control. The ship’s total crew compliment is only 27.

I built this ship using my impulse deck and saucer components for my Constitution/ and Unihull models. I’m still undecided on how I’m doing the nacelles.

I’ve got the warp nacelles on, some panels, the photorp launcers, and some colour.

13th of July, 2010

I’ve come back to this ship because I really like it. This tiny little bugger seems like a fun ship, so I’ve decided to add some more detail. I’ve scribed in some shield grid lines, added some windows, and put shutters on the 2 forward photorp, and 2 forward phaser canon ports.

I’ve also lightened up the paint scheme, and changed the paint on the bridge and engineering section behind it.