Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hoplomachy Class

Here are some images of my 1/1400 scale kitbash of the Hoplomachy Class Starship the U.S.S. Reluctant.
Based off the the Sovereign Class's secondary hull The Hoplomachy Class is built for one purpose. War.
After recent experiences with the Borg, The Dominion, The Cardassians and the Remans it was felt that the development of a purely military vessel was necessary. Based off already existing designs the Hoplomachy class can be quickly and easily produced.

Hoplomachy Class:

Length: 515.4 meters
Width: 168.3 meters
Height: 83.6 meters

Decks: 17
Crew: 389 officers and crew
Speed: Warp 9.986
Armaments: 6 type 12 phaser arrays
10 torpedo launchers
2 Lazarus Systems type 9a phase cannons
Defenses: Deflector shields 7 layer

Auxiliary Craft: 8 work bees
4 shuttlecraft (2 with warp capabilities)
8 shuttlepods

Affiliation: Federation, Starfleet

This model was kitbashed from AMT's Enterprise E model kit as well as parts from my spares box. The 2 heat dissipation units atop the warp nacelles are actually snow skis from a 1/32 scale DeHavilland Tigermoth kit.
The aztecing decals were downloaded from Starship Modelers web site onto Testors decal sheet using my trusty printer.


Warren Zoell said...

It just dawned on me that this is post 500.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 500 mark. This a very creative and imaginative kitbash. Congatulations on that too.


Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Dave.

William said...

I think the word I'm fishing for here is "Boss!" That's a nice kitbash! You must have a very extensive collection of Star Trek kit parts; your bench must look like the UFP shipyards!

What's the significance of "Hoplomachy", by the way?

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks William - The word Hoplomachy is Greek meaning to fight heavily armored. I think it's pronounced "hoplawmakee" but I wouldn't swear to it.

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on post number 500!
Again, very creative on the model...

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat.