SFC Orion Pirates
By Captain Starkiller for BlackOps Station, 2001-02-05
From Fleet Dock 13
(Interview conducted over Hotmail)
Captain Starkiller: Where are you located in the UK and is there anyone in your local community that you LAN with?
Ghost: Colchester,Essex (oldest
town in the UK), yes I have a group of friends
Captain Starkiller: What kind of a system do you have?
Ghost: My main system sports
an ATHLON (600mhz+) plus Voodoo 4 (getting a
Captain Starkiller: Would you consider yourself a player, a modeler, or both? Why?
Ghost: Both I make the models I want to use, They're all based on my miniatures collection of about 500 models that I have built over the years, I have every ship from SFB AND the FASA STS bar 3 (which I'm sure I can find soon) I also have a lot I have built from my own molds to fill in the missing gaps.. fact is if I didn't play SFB the models that came IN SFC I would probably have been fine , however I do play SFB and wanted the ships I was fighting to look more like the Ideas and art from SFB..
Captain Starkiller: You seem
to have a talent for The Original Series Era models, is that
Ghost: I sort of answered that one but yes I have played SFB for many years , Since it came out in the first pocket box( which I still have along with every supplement produced since, one other preference for me is TMP (FASA STS) as far as Star Trek goes it self I think it lost Interest for me Mid way through the Next-Gen , I just prefer the old series and first few movies, the Wrath of Khan is probably the Best battle In any Star Trek movie or episode to date..
Ghost: Klingons and Lyrans
Ghost: Its poor (65% overall
as an rating IMHO) when compared to SFC Mainly due to the bugs ,lack
of online support (for the UK) and the lack of Skirmish missions , I
think I personally would have been Happier if they had waited another
3 months before release and got it right.. I've played it but have yet
to produce any models for it, although the
Captain Starkiller: I know
you have a history with SFB2SFC's AGT Mod, are you still
Ghost: Yes, AS far as I know the project is still on going , I'm concentrating on producing models An SFB Style TC . As far as I know Lansing Is building the More accurate TOS FED ships Based more on TOS data as SFB descriptions and art ar a bit contradictory to say the Least.. I personally wanted to see a crossover TOS/TMP style as WELL hence the Phase 2 refits.
Captain Starkiller: I have
to admit that you have been one of my favorite modelers for a
Ghost: I think Every modeler In the community shines in there own way and all make a valid contribution, Presently I'm using (other then my own) the best mods I find, Mostly By Moon, p81,Cleeve,Lansing, Firehawk and others..
Captain Starkiller: What is the model you are most proud of?
Ghost: Klingon B10 1st ship I built (from the Keel up)
Captain Starkiller: How do
you feel about the current situation involving Modeler's
Ghost: Copy right is difficult,
You should ask to use Mods or textures first how many people do?? I
do, and won't use another's work without there ok and a credit for them
Captain Starkiller: Speaking
of Klingon Academy, have you played the other Star Trek
Ghost: Ask me what I haven't played! Everything published I think, from console to Pc to Gameboy titles!
Captain Starkiller: What do you think of Taldren's handling of SFC2?
Ghost: Taldren seem to be producing the support promised but I have yet to see the patch that fix's Uk online support, When that appears I will be Happy..
Captain Starkiller: Being
in the UK... what has been your experience with support for
Ghost: Minimal ,I've had replies from Taldren but No results on the Issues Of online support as a patch yet.
Captain Starkiller: Now,
as a player, do you have any great gaming experiences you
Ghost: During the Doomsday
attack on earth in the fed Campaign figuring
Getting Enough prestige in the Klingon campaign (without cheating) to buy 3 B10s (on hard difficulty).
Captain Starkiller: As a
modeler, do you plan to branch into any other gaming venues?
Ghost: I'm currently Also Working on an Idea Of turning a table top Pre-dreadnought Naval War game Myself and My Brother developed years ago Into a Pc Game..
Captain Starkiller: Again,
as a modeler, how do you feel about people who use other
Ghost: Not if the Mesh creator gives his Ok and gets a credit..
Captain Starkiller: All in
all, what has been your favorite Star Trek experience? Do
Ghost: Watching The Wrath
of Khan ! STILL the Best Star trek has to
Captain Starkiller: Ghost,
please add anything you would like me to post with the
Ghost: I would like to say
a BIG THANK YOU to all the Members of the
They are Noah Wallace ,Moon,
Lansing, Firehawk, Cleeve, Rick Knox(p81)
Thanks To Brad Barr and all
the Guys from SFB2SFC for posting my mods
And Thanks To Wicked Zombie for helping set up Fleetdock13..
Thanks Ghost (aka Ghostfox
,GHOSTFOX2, and of course Andrew C
And be sure to check out Ghost's incredible model page, Fleet Dock 13,
associated with Wicked Zombie's Omega Sector
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