Bearclaw Class Cutter--USS Talon

Quaralane

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This project is actually something of an update for one I originally did 20+ years ago.
I call it a Bearclaw Class Talon, and it was originally concieved back in December of 1992 when I saw my old roommate's model of the SeaQuest

Cleaned up version of my old schematic done by Jim Stevenson over at the Starship Schematic Database


Working with the old Monogram SeaQuest DSV kit and the nacelles and weapon pod from the old AMT USS Reliant kit


Rough beginnings of construction


Body assembled along with the nacelles


Template layou for the wing


Wing cut from 1/8" Sintra


Vent areas outlined with my Dremel
Vent details cut into the Sintra with a dental pick and a strait edge


Wings and vertical strut in place.
They were attached with E6000


Wings heat-formed to proper curve


Some seamwork done with Bondo filler putty along the strut and wing channels



Final assembly completed with the nacelles and pod in place



smaller details like the running lights and phasers added with beads.
Also drilled in some maneuvering thrusters


Undercoated with flat black


Basecoat of gloss white, which actually wound up a little uneven in places, but I can live with it
 

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Added the 'access panels' for the warp conduits with strips of electrical tape
Detail paint was hand painted for the running lights and other details
Markings were custom printed on clear decal paper, athough a couple of them wound up more improvised than I would have liked

Finished build pics"







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Never would have thought of using Seaquest DSV for a starship... Go figure. Gives us, 'old-timers', more fuel for pondering future builds, from the stash/junk-pile collection, we all seem to accumulate. Nicely done, and thank you for sharing.
 

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Nice kit bash! Proof of concept very successful I would say.
 

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Thank you, folks
ssgteverett, Id kind of made itself after I laid a couple of spare nacelles next to my then-roommate's SeaQuest.
 
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