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Jason Abbadon
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I dont now exactly where this design comes from, but I was asked to build up a few models of it for Odyssey Slipways' new kit (I just built these and modded one- I did not master it, though the kit is very impressive)

The stock version.
The decaled final version.
One I blew to hell for fun.
Still more destruction.

so...anyone got a background on this design?
I vaguelly recall Masao doing a version a while back (I could be mistaken though).

Your thoughts?

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Timo
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Well, the design appears in Todd Guenther's "Ships of the Star Fleet" under the Coventry name; it is a "formalization" of one of the "TOS Miranda" designs that began floating around in the fan community soon after ST2. The Surya class formalizes a competing design. The FASA RPG universe has its own comparable formalizations; I think this particular design was called the Benning or something.

The original Coventry/Benning designer is not specified in the book or the RPG, but aridas would probably know.

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Jason Abbadon
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Hmm...the FASA version is a lot diffrent.

The Anton was the FASA version, as far as I can tell.

Hmmm..the Coventry might be the first attempt to retro a starship design into the TOS era ( a practice I generally dislike, but not so much here).


mmm..Googleing turns up several versions with a deflector tacked on to the lower planetary sensor.
You guys prefer it that way or without?

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I prefer to stick twin deflectors either side of the bridge, like the things on the Miranda, but everyone else seems to hate that.

But that font fills me with rage

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Jason Abbadon
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What? the TOS font I used? It's 1000% accurate! [Big Grin]

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Yes, that font. Rage.
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Jason Abbadon
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So...you want the font for your own ships?
I could photoshop it onto some TOS scenes if you'd like?

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