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Old 06-14-2009, 12:55 PM
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Default Studio Scale modelling for beginners

Boy am *I* gonna regret starting this thread.


Studio Scale modelling has been on my mind of late, and I hate to say it but methinks I'd like to try my paw at it.

My first question is, what would be the easiest and least-expensive ship to start out on?

I'm thinking something along the lines of TOS Battlestar or Buck Rogers.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Studio Scale modelling for beginners

Yes, start out on a TOS Battlestar. That'd be one of those pretty simple builds for a beginner!

From all I've seen, read and studied for my thoughts on the subject, two of the easier builds should be either the Prison Barge or Colonial Movers. Those who've actually built those, however, can answer much more easily.

Whatever you choose, tho, good luck! We're all counting on you.

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We can always use another CM in the fleet!!

You'd have no problems with that one,Dave!
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Yes, start out on a TOS Battlestar. That'd be one of those pretty simple builds for a beginner!

I thought about the battlestar, but it's a bit bland and lacking in detail



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From all I've seen, read and studied for my thoughts on the subject, two of the easier builds should be either the Prison Barge or Colonial Movers. Those who've actually built those, however, can answer much more easily.

Whatever you choose, tho, good luck! We're all counting on you.
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We can always use another CM in the fleet!!

You'd have no problems with that one,Dave!

I got a bit stoked about the Prison Barge when I found out about the domes (or close facsimilies thereof) are still available.

CM? I always liked that one. I'm going to do some digging and see which one I can pull off......
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I thought about the battlestar, but it's a bit bland and lacking in detail
Shut your mouth, bland, lacking in detail. How dare thee speak such blasphemy ! I know you were kidding, couldn't resist, non- gay love !

I like the CM also, interesting ship. Really looks like something a company might build, to ship stuff in space. Plus you get rid of all those Chinese shipping containers clogging up the ports. Can't wait to see what you start with, good luck.

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My first question is, what would be the easiest and least-expensive ship to start out on?

I'm thinking something along the lines of TOS Battlestar or Buck Rogers.
Nah. The mothership from Close Encounters would be far more easy to build. You could have it done in a week or so
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Default Re: Studio Scale modelling for beginners

The spaceship from Flesh Gordon might already have a basis sitting in Mrs. Cat's nightstand?
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I got a bit stoked about the Prison Barge when I found out about the domes (or close facsimilies thereof) are still available.

CM? I always liked that one. I'm going to do some digging and see which one I can pull off......


Well i've seen your craftsmanship on ya boat builds so i don't really think either of these two would be any problem for ya.Looking at em though i'd think the PB would be the quicker,less expensive build.It really depends if you are going to do castings or use all original kit part's for the costing but the PB would be easier ta do,not that the CM is a hard one though,just easier.

But then the CM is a cool looking ship,it's one of those looking thing's!


Or ya can even go with some of the other suggestions there?
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My first question is, what would be the easiest and least-expensive ship to start out on?

I'm thinking something along the lines of TOS Battlestar
Yeah, a Galactica should only cost between 5 and 20 grand, depending on the level of accuracy and use of original kit parts...

Studio scale models are expensive if you are used to building kits. However, something like an Astral Queen or Movers would be in the price range of a nice studio scale garage kit.

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Default Re: Studio Scale modelling for beginners

There's also that basestar .... looks like a walk in the park


Nah .. if you want a truly easy studioscale project .. here's the solution ...(see attached pic)

I've actually built ... so I guess I have 1 studioscale replica in my collection sofar
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Wouldn't a Borg cube be easier? I've got a cardboard box around here somewhere....
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My favorite would have to be the Prison Barge/Astral Queen.... except that I'm just not fond of the aft section?

This model here (this is the only pic I can find right now - but it was used as a shuttle in Buck Rogers) has an aft section I like - two big engine nozzles.

I just wish the Queen had that!
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Dude, build a studio scale variant like I did with the B wing and Crow. Familiar birds, yet different. It's like having a studio scale replica on the bench without feeling guilty about the styrene chips being in the wrong places!

I personally think that the AQ would look nicer with an improved engine section.

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I personally think that the AQ would look nicer with an improved engine section.
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Screw it. I've made my mind up.

I got to thinking about doing a Queen, but maybe changing this or that. I don't like the engine section. Maybe I'd like to change out other parts too?

By the řime I finish it would be a totally different ship - so why not just do a different ship from the start???

Maybe similar in size to the Queen - and with more of a military bearing?

A Colonial Destroyer, maybe? Or get this: a Gunstar?

What do ya think?
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