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Old 10-01-2018, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: 1/350 USS Endurance - TMP era expedition cruiser

I was hoping to see some brass start to show up... the build has begun!
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Nice update Admiral!

I like the changes to the primary hull profile (it seems) the windows on the perimeter make it look different. Cool treatment on the upper eng hull. Shuttle bays look awesome
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Thanks for following the build!

This week marked the beginnings of the physical model with the soldering of the brass armature. Early pics here:







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Excellent. Btw, and I have been meaning to ask, but, how exactly do the rear shuttle bay doors operate?
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Excellent. Btw, and I have been meaning to ask, but, how exactly do the rear shuttle bay doors operate?
There's been a bit of discussion about that on FB. Lots of ideas. I seem to have a bad habit of designing impossible hangar doors. Luckily, I don't have to have them functioning. But, I do see a few options. One I'm leaning towards is a segmented horizontal system of curved panels that rise out of the lower deck edge, that cantilever one over the other as it moves upward to a closed position. This would also be done as a pair, port and starboard.
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The armature alone is impressive - and then you're going to wrap it in a starship!!

As for the doors, a simple explanation is...
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Default Re: 1/350 USS Endurance - TMP era expedition cruiser

Glad I checked in to see what this one was about - what an awesome design! I love that twin neck look - so much better than a single one.

I personally prefer the split hangar entrance if only because it looks so cool.
As for your hangar bay doors, why can't they be telescoping - ie, fold into or behind each other? I don't really know - I'm no designer, and everything I ever do is because I think it looks cool. No other reason really. In my world, function follows form I'm sure you will have the answer for it.
Shame you don't kit this - I'd buy one.
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