10 Mar 2018

Size of the U.S.S. Kelvin - Kelvin Timeline

The alternate Timeline USS Kelvin NCC-0514 was a 23rd century Federation starship, under the command of Captain Richard Rabau.

  • The premise for all my deck calculations: a deck is 2.5m + 0.5m for EPS cables, power cables, ... = 3m height for a deck.

As size reference I used screencaptures of the USS Kelvin from Star Trek (2009). The bridge set of the USS Kelvin was also used for the Kobayashi Maru test.

The height of the decks gives a length of 354m for the USS Kelvin.
Ortho by Meshweaver
The bridge has several small steps / podiums.
screencapture by trekcore.com
This length also works well with the size of the Shuttle Bay.
screencapture by trekcore.com

2 Mar 2018

Size of the new U.S.S. Enterprise - Kelvin Timeline

The Kelvin-Timeline USS Enterprise NCC-1701 was a 23rd century Federation Constitution-class starship, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.

  • The premise for all my deck calculations: a deck is 2.5m + 0.5m for EPS cables, power cables, ... = 3m height for a deck.

As size reference I used screencaptures of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness:
screencapture by trekcore.com
Lt. Uhura (actress Zoe Saldana) is 1,69m tall. This results in a height of 2,45m for the corridor.
screencapture by trekcore.com
source imgur

With this information I have calculated a length of 466m.
source imgur


The size of the ship is also reflected in the size of the bridge, which extends over one and a half decks (a human is between 1.80 and 2.00 meters tall).
screencapture by trekmovie.com
The only inconsistency is the oversized shuttle bay.

9 Feb 2018

The size of the U.S.S. Discovery from Star Trek Discovery

The USS Discovery NCC-1031 was a 23rd century Federation Crossfield-class starship, under the command of Captain Gabriel Lorca.

  • The premise for all my deck calculations: a deck is 2.5m + 0.5m for EPS cables, power cables, ... = 3m height for a deck.

As size reference I used a promotion picture of the USS Discovery:

picture by CBS
schematic by Eaglemoss
schematic by Eaglemoss
With this information I have calculated a length of 521m.

The size of the ship is also reflected in the size of the bridge, which extends over one and a half decks (a human is between 1.80 and 2.00 meters tall). Commander Michael Burnham (actress Sonequa Martin-Green) is 1,64m tall.

screencap by trekcore.com
foto by fotographer Caitlin Cronenberg

4 Feb 2018

The size of the U.S.S. Shenzhou from Star Trek Discovery

The USS Shenzhou NCC-1227 was a 23rd century Federation Walker-class starship, under the command of Captain Philippa Georgiou. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")

  • The premise for all my deck calculations: a deck is 2.5m + 0.5m for EPS cables, power cables, ... = 3m height for a deck. Starfleet ships have 4m (3m deck high + 1m Jeffries tube).

This is the side view of the USS Shenzhou:

schematic by Eaglemoss

With this information I have calculated a length of 375m.

The size of the ship is also reflected in the size of the bridge, which extends over one and a half decks (a human is between 1.80 and 2.00 meters tall).

foto by Aaron Baiers

2 Jul 2017

Reman Scorpion Fighter

This is the design sketch of the Reman Scorpion Fighter from Star Trek Nemesis. The Remans are seen for the first time in Nemesis and I love the design of this ship because it looks Reman but is significantly influenced by the Romulan design.

As labeled on the Polar Lights package the scale of the model is truly 1/32. The Fighter is 18,8cm long when it is assembled. This results in a length of 6,01m in 1/1.
design scetch by John Eaves (trekcore.com)




The kit itself is very accurate and nicely detailed. Nevertheless, there are some serious errors which I have corrected:
  • I replaced the bow and detailed it according to the original 
  • the seats I have given a pad 
  • the landing gear is designed after the original 
  • I have extended the struts



27 Jun 2016

Romulan Warbird - Kit Review

This is the Romulan Warbird resin kit in Studio Scale from Timeslip Creations as seen in Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.

Here is my size report of the Romulan Warbird. The reason why I bought the model is that the studio scale corresponds to 1/1400.
  • kit contains 43 parts
  • you can light up the model because it is hollow
  • very detailed clear Warp engines
  • no deflector part
  • no Romulan Decals

 main body parts are hollow

top part of the Warbird with AMT USS Enterprise-D saucer

details of the bottom part of the Romulan Warbird


 

 

19 Jun 2016

Romulan Shuttle - Kit Review

This is the Romulan Shuttle resin kit in 1/72 from Bad Azz as seen in Star Trek Deep Space Nine "In The Pale Moonlight".

(Box Art) JT-Graphics.com
  • The kit includes 23 highly detailed parts.
  • The main body of the Shuttle is hollow casted so if you like you can insert a Romulan cockpit.
  • If you want to light up the Shuttles engines it is necessary to cast the Warp engine parts in clear resin.
  • You can pose your Shuttle with extended or retracted landing gear.





I don't like the Decals because the Romulan text font is not very exact.

Bad Azz Romulan Shuttle Decals    -     real Romulan Text Font
AMT Starfleet Runabout with Romulan Shuttle