Ok, before I commit any time to this, I want to put out some feelers and see how much interest there is in cooking up some proper, accurate plans for the Oberth Class (and YES I am talking about the Grissom design, deal with it!) After a quick read through Bernd's Oberth scale article I can see that several of the problems he's highlighted stem from inaccurate schematics from both the encyclopaedia and the Fact Files. So what I'm after from you lot is any reference shots you can find of the miniature (particularly BTS shots) as after a good 30mins googleing, i can only find a handful of usable photos and most of them taken from the same angle. This will be ongoing, so I'll post my first WIP as soon as I can gauge what the level of interest is going to be. I know this sort of thing usually goes in the Design board, but I kinda want this to be more of a technical exercise than an artistic one.
Ok, this is what I've got so far. ...and this is mostly what I'm going on.
Aban - In the words of the beardy bloke from Master & Commander (which I happen to have on in the background) "which it will be ready when it's ready". Plus I'm having enough trouble finishing off the Deneva deck plans and that thing only has 5 decks!
B.J. - The answer is much simpler than most think it is. Hard linked transporters. Job done.
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There was a top shot in a recent thread here, but I'm too lazy to look for it.
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quote:Originally posted by Sean: How big was the model used for the Vico? The same size as the original Grissom model?
As I remember it, the model was not much more than two and a half feet long, so probably the same size as the one seen being held by the effects crew in that photo up there. I wouldn't be surprised if they just used a mold of the original model.