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Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2014, 07:57:33 AM »
Looking good, I'll follow this build with interest.

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2014, 08:24:32 AM »
Something that has been on my todo list for a while - just way beyond my ability :(

I shall be watching this with interest and envy  o_o

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2014, 08:25:36 AM »
Wow, a wonderful project. Will you also do the bigger ships???
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Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2014, 08:29:53 AM »
this is a build I will be following with great interest- not too big, but great for minis- well done so far...you must finish it!
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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2014, 08:59:28 AM »
That's fabulous, thumbs up!

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Offline Earther

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2014, 09:12:09 AM »
Brilliant! :o

Offline Braz

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2014, 09:42:32 AM »
Thanks all. One of the iconic ships from my childhood that just needed to be built.

@NurgleHH: Yes either the Beowulf Free Trader or the Empress Far Trader but only once this is done. Or possibly a Firefly. Nothing on the size of Akula's Battlestar I hope (although I did draw up some plans for one) lol

Offline Connectamabob

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2014, 10:04:10 AM »
Engines need to take up more space IMO (ship plans that treat every cubic foot of interior volume as crew space are a pet-peeve of mine), but it's a badass project and looks great! Very inspiring.
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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2014, 11:46:12 AM »
Engines need to take up more space IMO (ship plans that treat every cubic foot of interior volume as crew space are a pet-peeve of mine), but it's a badass project and looks great! Very inspiring.

Maybe the engines are super efficient, like transistor radios versus tube radios...

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2014, 11:55:34 AM »
IIRC, a huge portion of the volume should actually be taken up by the reaction mass (water). But it's been quite a few years since I last designed a Traveller ship...

I do understand that modeling parts of the ship figures have no access to is not very interesting, and the error of proportions may very well be coming from the original deck plans. This may very well be something we'll just have to accept to get the model on tabletop in any reasonable size.

Offline Chilledenuff

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2014, 12:02:49 PM »
Whether its completely accurate is irrelevant.  She's a thing of beauty  :-*
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Offline Braz

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2014, 12:24:26 PM »
Traveller handwavium :D : grav plates, reactionless drives, etc. but most of the missing "propulsion" space should be the fuel tanks , which as unplayable space is not really necessary to model, instead of having bigger engines.  I included quite a bit of fuel tankage which will be more evident once painted. There is also the big compromise of making this a playable piece where rooms and corridors are larger to accommodate based figures and massive clunky hands.

The volume/dimensions are quite close to the given specs as discussed on many Traveller boards (at 1 inch=5ft IIRC as can't find my notes).

Thanks for all the comments. All feedback welcome.

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2014, 05:53:58 AM »
Traveller handwavium :D : grav plates, reactionless drives, etc.

I distinctively remember adding fuel/reaction mass when I last designed a Traveller ship (admittedly about 25 years ago), but it could just that I was making a lower-TL ship... I can't recall the S-scout stats. I built one of them rock-ships because I found the idea appealing at the time.

Anyway, great work and I'm all for making it playable.


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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2014, 06:41:12 AM »
WOW!!! There was a cracking ship at Salute this year that would make good inspiation for this. I'll try and get you some pics mate.

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Re: Traveller S Scout
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2014, 06:54:52 AM »
WOW!!! There was a cracking ship at Salute this year that would make good inspiation for this. I'll try and get you some pics mate.
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