2425 Battlestation-Augmented Revision 3

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By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 03:23 pm: Edit

This should be the final version of the battlestation.

battlestation side.jpg

battlestation top.jpg

battlestation front.jpg

battlestation lower.jpg

battlestation upper.jpg

battlestation above.jpg

By Will McCammon (Djdood) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 04:48 pm: Edit

The weapon mount pylons on the outside tips of the pods are a really interesting way to solve the firing-arcs vs. "looks like K-7" quandary. New, different, and I like the look.

The actual weapon bumps look like they might be tricky to cast consistently, but if it works out they'll be pretty cool. I'm looking forward to picking them out with highlight paint.

By Randy Blair (Randyblair) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 04:52 pm: Edit

Are the squares next to the fighter modules the mounts for B-augmentation modules/pods?

SVC: No.

By Charles Chapel (Ctchapel) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 05:00 pm: Edit

Yeah! FX phasers for real.

By Gary Carney (Nerroth) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 05:50 pm: Edit

The only thing I might say is that it looks a bit uneven for there to be no towers on the top of the three pods, but for there to be ones on the bottom instead.

Unless the ones underneath need to be left there to represent a particular set of systems?

By Will McCammon (Djdood) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 06:36 pm: Edit

I do believe that removing the towers from the top of the pods was done for a reason and a reason only SVC should discuss.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 07:04 pm: Edit

Maybe the ones on the bottom need to go too? NAH, they're fine.

By Stewart Frazier (Frazikar2) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 07:21 pm: Edit

So where would the BAM B-slots be hiding (assming that the 'ridge' is just the A slot)??

By Shawn Hantke (Shantke) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 07:26 pm: Edit

I am not a big fan of the towers, they look like giant thruster nozzles. Maybe this base put itself in orbit to escape Star Fleet Marine ground attack?

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 09:25 pm: Edit

The three things you see are three A (upper) and three B (lower).

There ya go, an answer to a question never answered before.

By Loren Knight (Loren) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 09:41 pm: Edit

So since the center tower is go is there any reason the 360 degree weapons couldn't be set on the very top in a cross layout?

The towers on the bottom seem like they'd be where ships dock. As such a similar tower on top would seem reasonable.

Still, it looks pretty cool to me.

By Garth L. Getgen (Sgt_G) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 01:10 pm: Edit

I'm with Loren: If there are bottom towers, there should be upper towers, too.

The augmentation / hanger models appear to be built-in, not an add-on, suggesting this is a later built vice a retrofit.


Garth L. Getgen

By Randy Blair (Randyblair) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 01:27 pm: Edit

If those three curved structures are hangar modules, they appear WAY too big.

By Loren Knight (Loren) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 01:54 pm: Edit

Too me that those are the additions that turn a BS into a BATTS.

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 01:58 pm: Edit

They look add-on to me.

I don't think we need upper towers and I don't think lower towers are a problem.

By Garth L. Getgen (Sgt_G) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 04:03 pm: Edit

Is there any way to get a scale with a Fed CA in the photo, both true scale and model scale?


Garth L. Getgen

By Jean Sexton (Jsexton) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 05:04 pm: Edit

Garth, the battlestations are NOT in scale. They cannot be without taking over the entire table.

By Mark Hutton (Trynda1701) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 05:14 pm: Edit

Actually, comparing the old design with the upper towers to this new design, I think this version look meaner and ready to kick some behind!

I think the modules look fine, and still look added onto the basic structure, without looking 'tacked on', if you know what I mean.

After all, this is a serious piece of military hardware, and it shouldn't look jury rigged. The curve of the modules looks like the overhead graphics SVC designed that you see in Captain's Log.

By Garth L. Getgen (Sgt_G) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 06:34 pm: Edit

Jean, I know that, which is why I asked if it was possible to get images in both scales. One where the ship and BATS are to 1:3125 scale and one where the BATS is the size the model will be. If it's not possible to get the same-scale one, okay I understand why that would be so.

Just to be clear: I'm not asking for the model to be made that big!!!


Garth L. Getgen

By Stewart Frazier (Frazikar2) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:41 pm: Edit

Aaahhhh, so that's where they 'hide'...

By Charles Chapel (Ctchapel) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 09:09 pm: Edit

The only problems with the lower towers I see would be how well they would cast and mold damage after repeated castings.

By AW Cookson (Awcookson) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:07 pm: Edit

The cones on each arm... Nice adjustment. However I miss the cone on the top of the upper center pod.

I REALLY like the weapon hardpoints on each pod.

AW Cookson

By Joe Carlson (Jrc) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:05 am: Edit

The BATS looks very nicely laid out. I like it as is.

By Jeffery Smith (Jsmith) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 01:20 am: Edit

this is sweet. I like the detailed look of the mini. I always thought that the K-7 model was to bland in the series.

By Loren Knight (Loren) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:30 am: Edit


Quote:

Just to be clear: I'm not asking for the model to be made that big!!!




I'll ask. Would love one. I wouldn't game with it but I'd still want one.

I know there won't be one. However, if you make the tops of each module come off there would be some good sales in the sci-fi candy bowel market!
:)

By Garth L. Getgen (Sgt_G) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 01:39 pm: Edit


Quote:

The battle stations are NOT in scale. They cannot be without taking over the entire table.


You just need to rent a basketball court, and multiply all weapon & movement ranges by 5 or even 10.

()


Garth L. Getgen

By Charles Chapel (Ctchapel) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 04:04 pm: Edit

candy BOWEL, yuck!

By Loren Knight (Loren) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 05:15 pm: Edit

LOL

(oops)

By Steve Cole (Stevecole) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 05:15 pm: Edit

Sent to prototype.


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