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calamity_si June 4 2013 10:49 AM

Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Directly inspired by the USS Vengeance from Star Trek Into Darkness, this is a slightly more traditional Federation Dreadnought (with 3 nacelles) geared for battle. I am experimenting with the very angular almost 'stealth' appearance of the ship. Still playing around with this so please keep checking back for updates.http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/i...es/thumbup.gif

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/a...2&d=1370338978
http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/a...1&d=1370338978
http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/a...0&d=1370338978

WIP Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...e86e0e72754043

Kaiser June 4 2013 06:23 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
This is awesome :3

Forbin June 4 2013 09:17 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
There's a hole on your saucer, dear Richard, dear Richard...

bullethead June 5 2013 12:50 AM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Mmm... it's a pretty nice design, but the saucer reminds me of the NSEA Protector's engine wings and a Trade Federation mothership.

calamity_si June 5 2013 10:10 AM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Thanks for the comments everyone. I've also posted this on deviantart and scifi-meshes and a lot of people have mentioned how much the saucer section reminded them of the Trade Federation Battleship from Star Wars Ep 1. Responding to those comments, I've been working this morning on changing the shape of the saucer cut-out slightly so that it hopefully looks a bit less like that ship. The new one is shown on the left.

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/a...9&d=1370422700

Patrickivan June 5 2013 10:40 AM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Quote:

calamity_si wrote: (Post 8200636)
Directly inspired by the USS Vengeance from Star Trek Into Darkness, this is a slightly more traditional Federation Dreadnought (with 3 nacelles) geared for battle. I am experimenting with the very angular almost 'stealth' appearance of the ship. Still playing around with this so please keep checking back for updates.http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/i...es/thumbup.gif



http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/a...0&d=1370338978

WIP Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...e86e0e72754043

I like the way you squared off the deflector... I was having so much trouble with mine (back in 2011) that I gave up getting it to blend with the saucer nicely...

http://patrickivan.files.wordpress.c...ng?w=450&h=247

calamity_si June 5 2013 02:38 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Thanks Patrickivan, yeah it can be tricky...

Here's another angle of the changes, hot off the press!

http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/a...2&d=1370439413

Kaiser June 5 2013 03:26 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Awesomeness :)

Mysterion June 5 2013 04:34 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
You are very talented, and your artwork reflects that.

I gotta ask, though: what would be the functionality/purpose of configuring a ship's primary hull that way? I just don't get it.

largo June 5 2013 04:44 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
the most important purpose of all. ART. :D

calamity_si June 5 2013 08:37 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Indeed! Let the regulations be damned! Lol.

calamity_si June 5 2013 08:40 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Quote:

Mysterion wrote: (Post 8206000)
I gotta ask, though: what would be the functionality/purpose of configuring a ship's primary hull that way? I just don't get it.

Ah, to be honest, I have no idea. I leave those kinda details to the clever people. I just go with what I think looks good asthetically. The luxury of designing a fictional object, I guess. :)

Belz... June 6 2013 10:03 AM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Did the Federation capture a Trade Federation battleship ? ;)

calamity_si June 6 2013 10:46 AM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
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Belz... wrote: (Post 8209960)
Did the Federation capture a Trade Federation battleship ? ;)

Ah geez, read above man. ..

bullethead June 6 2013 12:49 PM

Re: Big Bad Dreadnought
 
Quote:

calamity_si wrote: (Post 8210020)
Quote:

Belz... wrote: (Post 8209960)
Did the Federation capture a Trade Federation battleship ? ;)

Ah geez, read above man. ..

To be fair, you'll probably have to change the bridge module to get rid of that comparison. Even with the angled cutout, the two arms of the saucer and the bridge module are enough to get that impression.


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