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Treknophile
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Does anyone know where I can get some accurate KBoP schematics? The construction plans for the shooting model (or model kit) would be great.

I swear, this is the most complex ship exterior in Trek.

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HerbShrump
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I know where you can get some inaccurate ones.

Well, I shouldn't say that. I can't vouch one way or another.

Try this link: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/blueprints-main2.php. Plenty of schematics and blueprints here to leaf through. Mostly Starfleet but a fair representation of Klingon ships also.

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Jason Abbadon
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I'll go out on a limb and admit I hate the KBOP.

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Mars Needs Women
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Meh its okay, not great, but okay. Not a huge fan of the Defiant though. I mean the weapons are cool, but I always felt the concept art version looked better.
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Axeman 3D
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I always thought the KBOP was one of the best starship designs I'd seen, in fact it was a little too swoopy and cool for Trek and more Star Wars in feel. As for the Defiant, I'm no huge fan of the on-screen version but it's magnitudes better than the concept version.

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Mars Needs Women
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Well the Defiant may not be the prettiest ship, but it sure is the tastiest.
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Jason Abbadon
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It looks seriously "Star Wars" with those silly guns on the wingtips- why it needs wings is anyone's guess- certainly not for lift during atmospheric flight.

Most overused ship ever.

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I BoP is probably the only Klingon ship that look good from just about any angle. The Vor'cha, K'tinga/D7 and Neg'var all have one or two good angles but other than that they tend to loose their character. To me that's what separates a good design from a great one.

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Axeman 3D
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The ship was used so much (with nonsense explanations) because it a) looks very cool, and b) because the model is very good. You dont throw away something like that after using it once, you stomp it into the ground at every opportunity.

The wings are there because they're cool, nothing more. If function ruled then all the ships in Trek would be big cylinders, spheres or cubes, to get all the volume you need for the smallest material used. They'd look like a lot of Masao's fleet museum stuff, boilers in space!

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Masao
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quote:
Originally posted by Axeman 3D:

The wings are there because they're cool, nothing more. If function ruled then all the ships in Trek would be big cylinders, spheres or cubes, to get all the volume you need for the smallest material used. They'd look like a lot of Masao's fleet museum stuff, boilers in space!

Err... Thanks!

BOILERS! In SPAAAAAACE!

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Axeman 3D
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Nicely painted boilers, I'm sure everyone agrees. [Smile]

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Don't take that Masao! Go knock his teeth down his throat!

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Jason Abbadon
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quote:
Originally posted by Axeman 3D:
The ship was used so much (with nonsense explanations) because it a) looks very cool, and b) because the model is very good. You dont throw away something like that after using it once, you stomp it into the ground at every opportunity.

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The model was certainly designed with wings because they look cool. But if you were to try to come up with some useful function, you could say that they're used to dissipate excess heat during combat. That's the primary explanation for the "S-foils" seen on various Star Wars fighters.

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Jason Abbadon
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I thought the S-Foils just expanded the field of fire- that's certainly the case with the B-Wing.

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