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erifah January 25 2013 09:47 PM

Quad engine
 
A little something I tossed of last night using SketchBook Pro 6. Trying to be a bit "looser" and more "painterly" instead of being a draftsman. (If that makes any sense.)

Maybe the saucer and engineering sections look a bit pedestrian, but I wanted a platform to explore paired nacelles.

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4fc0c1ff.jpg

GalacticWierdo January 25 2013 10:09 PM

Re: Quad engine
 
Are those through-deck shuttlebays I see?

YARN January 25 2013 10:47 PM

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Quote:

GalacticWierdo wrote: (Post 7591105)
Are those through-deck shuttlebays I see?

If you're on the outer edge of the saucer, you have to wait until they're done launching Vipers for the next CAP before you and cross back over to the middle.

The Mirrorball Man January 25 2013 10:52 PM

Re: Quad engine
 
Very impressive work.

Is the name on the hull a reference to the French town of "Issac" or is it "Isaac" with a typo?

Klaus January 25 2013 11:41 PM

Re: Quad engine
 
...very nicely done!

Kaiser January 25 2013 11:54 PM

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Awesome Design :D

erifah January 26 2013 12:16 AM

Re: Quad engine
 
Quote:

GalacticWierdo wrote: (Post 7591105)
Are those through-deck shuttlebays I see?

Yes.

sojourner January 26 2013 01:14 AM

Re: Quad engine
 
I just don't see the point to wielding 2 nacelles together like that, might as well make one big nacelle.

Oh, and, 69! dude!

erifah January 26 2013 01:24 AM

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Quote:

sojourner wrote: (Post 7592038)
I just don't see the point to wielding 2 nacelles together like that, might as well make one big nacelle.

Oh, and, 69! dude!

ONE BIG NACELLE? Are you out of your Vulcan mind?!?

You GOTTA have the paired nacelles! Why? Well, BECAUSE! (For shits and giggles, at a minimum.)

(FWIW, I feel your pain. I, for example, just don't see the point in having a warp core intermix chamber right there inside the ship. All that dangerous energy, and we're going to bring it down inside the ship to mix it and knead it and whip it into a warp-powering lather?

Nah, I think there should be warp cores housed in each warp nacelle, right down through the centers of the warp coils. Stick some matter tanks in the front, some anti-matter taks in the rear, and go to town! But does anyone listen to ME? no.) :rolleyes:

Avon January 26 2013 03:19 AM

Re: Quad engine
 
i really like those nacelles. very nice :)

Mage January 26 2013 09:40 AM

Re: Quad engine
 
Loving this!! I say work it out, more views and backstory.

publiusr January 27 2013 11:06 PM

Re: Quad engine
 
That is the best look for quad nacelles. I never dug turning a starship into an X-wing fighter.

JES February 2 2013 01:56 AM

Re: Quad engine
 
I certainly think this looks better than what they did with the Stargazer class's nacelles, the front of which are ugly IMO.

I guess the justification for putting the power cores in the middle of the ship is because it would be easier to slice through the nacelles, which are thinner and smaller compared to the engineering section.

Darkwing February 3 2013 11:06 PM

Re: Quad engine
 
Not a criticism, but what's the reason for 4 nacelles? More speed, redundancy, longer range?

Albertese February 3 2013 11:47 PM

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Darkwing wrote: (Post 7634293)
Not a criticism, but what's the reason for 4 nacelles? More speed, redundancy, longer range?

umm... More AWESOME!

duh.

--Alex


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