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Default Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser

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Originally Posted by SCI-FI View Post
Going through Ships of the Star Fleet, I remember being amazed at the variations of "common" ships and subsystems-- different deflector grid patterns, the LN-68(?) warp engines, the SANTH impulse engine, etc.
This design here clearly bridges previous canon designs, as well as something "Shangri-La-ish"...
Watching the design iterations take place in an open forum like this give me confidence that the next time I design, I shouldn't get frustrated if I change things mid-stream.
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One of the things that I enjoy most about designing and building your own fictional ship is the ability to make it look like it belongs in an era using the design guidelines already established - and where there is some latitude for variation. Creating the "what if" in design is a kin to "exploring strange new worlds". You almost never know what you can find if you don't even try look for it. Although there is a frustrating aspect of creating something new yet familiar, there is a harmony that has to strike both yourself as the designer and the subject matter. The very thought of starships excite me so I have to build something that appeals to me. There is a challenge - almost like a Sudoku puzzle for me - that a natural design answer is already there waiting to be solved. Sometimes it's just the journey of problem solving a concept from start to finish that's rewarding. But there's never a time when I stop thinking about a change until it's too late. When that happens, you save that idea for the next new project, worry about making yourself happy first
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