Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saladin Upgrade

Here are some images of my kitbash 1/537 scale Saladin Class Starship U.S.S. Tamerlane with upgrade.

From memory Beta"
The Saladin class was a type of Federation starship in service in the 23rd century, and is classified as a destroyer, escort or frigate.The Saladin-class destroyer was designed as a smaller and less expensive stablemate to the Constitution-class, but was less successful. It lacks the engine power of the cruiser and has been found lacking in maneuverability.

The Saladin-class was expected, during peacetime, to carry out essentially the same research and exploration duties as the Constitution-class. For this reason, it has the same laboratory facilities.

Existing ships of the class were uprated beginning in 2271 to make use of new technology and capabilities that were developed for the uprated Constitution-class. This greatly increased the performance longevity of the class, carrying them into the 2300's.

The class was retired in the early part of the 24th century, but a handful of the vessels were uprated once again to face the threats of the Dominion and Borg in 2373 in a desperate move by the Federation to field numbers against the twin threats.

The parts used for this kitbash were AMT's Enterprise refit and Enterprise TOS cutaway kit.


William said...

I like this kitbash considerably! I have a fondness for the classical and simple lines of the ships in the Technical Manual, but the uprated warp nacelle ties the Saladin into the movies too.

But from the right angles, the Tech Manual destroyers look a bit like meat tenderizers.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks William - If you look I also installed a new bridge, sensor array and and some phaser banks as well.

Pat Tillett said...

Another nice creation Warren!
So, where do you keep all these models?

Loved you photo from today!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - This is one of my favorite Star Trek Kitbashes.

A lot of my models eventually get packed into boxes.

Warren Zoell said...

William - Or a pizza cutter.

Davyd said...

Very cool! Have you read the Tamerlane fan-comic, then?

Warren Zoell said...

No I haven't Davyd. I just chose that name because I liked it but I'll certainly give it a look thanks.