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Civilian Scout Ship WIP 14 Liberty Class

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Published: October 17, 2017
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The saucer now has two airlocks on either side, both capable of hosting a travel pod. It's a tight fit, but it's a fit. :)  I do have an option to move plates in to cover the airlock hatches because I thought I'd have to cut to much out of the saucer rim to get it to work, but I think she looks more... functional? this way. It feels more like a real ship to me, and let's be real, are you going to have yet another set of doors and mechanical parts that could gum up the works?  The Enterprise Refit and later ships have zero covers over several of theirs, the only exception being the ones covered by plating in the saucer. I guess I'll leave it as an option.

I think I'm done with the exterior of the saucer at this point. So from here I'm focusing on the back end of the Liberty. 

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Looks good!

What if the cut edges of the saucer were angled out a bit from the airlocks?
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I had thought about it but it'd eat up a lot of space in a tiny ship. 

And thank you!
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Most welcome; I'm enjoying your build!
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It's a bit of uncharted territory for me. I'm usually building interiors for these things ;)
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Keeping with tradition.  Nice.
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For such little airlocks those little guys are majorly complicated!
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Like Scotty says, It's the little things that need the most attention.  The Big things take care of themselves. LOL.
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My other favorite nugget from Scotty, "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."  ;)
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Yup.  And "Computer... Hello, Computer?"  I remember back when ST:IV came out, my family saw it in the theater and my mom said that she wanted the computer that talked back to him.  That was 1986 and now they really have them.  I also loved McCoy in ST:V when he was referring to Spock's sense of humor and he said, "I liked him better before he died!".  Classic dialogue now.
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Thinking about it, you really could watch the original series, well the good episodes, then watch Trek II through IV and it really is a great send off. I mean yeah I'd love to include VI, but VI gets grimdark again even with the decent send off at the end. 
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If they stopped with ST4, it would have been a great send off and it was the 20th anniversary too.  They would have left open the story for books and novels.  Since right after ST:4 they began TNG, it would have made some sense to stop after 4.  I really loved ST:6 though on its own.  I was a bit disappointed with GENERATIONS.  I wanted to see an entire crew of TNG meet up with the whole crew of TOS.  It had so much potential but the script was abysmal to me.  I can rewatch all of the first ten movies, Except GENERATIONS.  It may just be my own tastes. 
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I have problems getting through TMP (pacing and film quality is way off), V (forced humor and pacing), parts of Generations (oh dear god the pacing), and Insurrection (tonally off with everything else going on in Trek at the time. We couldn't have them fighting the Dominion War? Really?). I have to be in just the right mood for them. 

VI is really good and was and has been one of my favorites. 
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So many great moments in Star Trek IV. After the gut wrench that was II and III though, they needed a little light-hearted romp. IV really made that crew feel like a family again. 
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I agree 100%.  I was a bit disappointed at ST:V when I first watched it BUT over time it has own charm and fits in with the original movies.  I think that the writer's strike at the time when they were set to film 5 was what hurt it.  They coudn't really stop production or postpone it.  They had to keep filming as best as they could or the project might not have been at all. Without 5 there may not have been a ST:6 and for that I have to praise 5.  The timing was not good for the project, that was what happened, just in my own opinion anyway.
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Timing and the studio gave it virtually zero support. Not having ILM for the effects work was a huge loss as well. 
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