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count23count23271 Posts: 699Member
edited February 4 in Work in Progress #1
My first WIP in *checks post history* 9 years!

Been threatening to make this for a long time, but I lacked the confidence or the skills to do it, now no more!

I present, the long neglected workhorse of the Lost Era, the Ambassador Class!

Hoping to do both canon variations, depending on how annoyed I get finishing her off, but I've been trying to make her happen since I joined SFM in 2002, now I am :)

Currently blocking her out, just got the nacelles out of the oven tonight, will be redoing the neck and finishing off the shuttlebay in the next few days with a bit of luck.

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Formerly Nadesico.

Current Projects:
Ambassador Class
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  • markmasseymarkmassey413 StaffordshirePosts: 546Member
    As someone who has recently necro'ed an 8 year old wip.... welcome to the party :)

    You've made a solid start man...
    scifieric
  • lewisnivenlewisniven1850 UKPosts: 381Member
    Great progress so far! She's a beauty.
    scifieric
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  • japetusjapetus1537 SeattlePosts: 1,159Member
    Great job so far
    scifieric
  • RekkertRekkert2432 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,128Member
    Great start! =)
    scifieric
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • scifiericscifieric883 Posts: 1,295Member
    Good start. Keep going! I want to see you finish!
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    Looks like you are off to a great start!
  • count23count23271 Posts: 699Member
    Been busy with work, so no major updates. But i took a first swing at the Warp Nacelles and main shuttlebay.

    the nacelles shape is not quite finalized, but I'm pretty close to the final shape there. Did some refining of the neck shape too.

    I _think_ the proportions are pretty close to the studio model now.

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    lennier1Warp Propulsion LaboratoryLizzy777FreakMcCsrspicerpubliusr
    Formerly Nadesico.

    Current Projects:
    Ambassador Class
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    She looking good.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg1557 CaliforniaPosts: 1,872Member
    Freak wrote: »
    She looking good.

    Agreed.
  • McCMcC347 Posts: 697Member
    I don't know if it'll be at all helpful, but feel absolutely free to mine my old Ambassador build thread for anything that might be useful. I love seeing Ambassador models come together and yours is off to a beautiful start.
  • count23count23271 Posts: 699Member
    edited October 2020 #12
    Thanks @McC , I actually used bits of your original thread for inspiration on building my subd cage, hehe. I may totally be swiping your idea for how the saucer shuttlebay doors work, much more interesting and intricate than my original plan to have them just slide into the hull.

    A few new pics today, finalized the neck shape and the shuttlebay for now. Descided on a Yamaguchi thick but 1701-C shaped shuttlebay. Not been able to work on it much, hoping to do the pylons and a final proper rebuild of the nacelles in the next few days, then... detailing.

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    Formerly Nadesico.

    Current Projects:
    Ambassador Class
  • count23count23271 Posts: 699Member
    edited February 4 #13

    I'm not dead!

    A few updates. Might be considered small to some, but updates none the less. I have pretty much finished the warp nacelle modelling now, a few tweaks here and there, re-creating the RCS thrusters and a few decals missing, but nearly finished and ready to move on to the hull. Threw some basic materials on to make it look a little less flat, heh.

    Staff meetings are great for working on something more interesting :)

    To Finish:
    Bottom decal below front of the nacelle.
    Replace RCS thrusters at back of nacelle
    Tweak front Bussard shape slightly (It's a bit too blocky still).

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    Formerly Nadesico.

    Current Projects:
    Ambassador Class
  • count23count23271 Posts: 699Member
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    Formerly Nadesico.

    Current Projects:
    Ambassador Class
  • RekkertRekkert2432 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPosts: 2,128Member
    Looking good, it's coming together!
    For my finished Trek bridges and other works of mine, visit my portfolio
    Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissions!​
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    This is one sweet looking ship.
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