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erifah June 21 2013 04:34 AM

Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
Hat tip to Atolm: This Federation Halo-Class variant!

I thought that Atolm's design was Uber-inspirational, but that his ring nacelles cried out for something - anything! - to be going on inside the rings.

I finally realized what I wanted, and took one of my older spaceframes "off the shelf" and put in some ring nacelles. Then, I looked for some pictures of the Machine from the movie "Contact" and used them as placeholders for my idea in this rough draft.

Obviously, my idea is that in each circular nacelle houses 3 spinning circular warp coils that spin & rotate just like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSaO9VGjLXc

I suppose that within the "core" of the spinning warp coils, some exciting bright lights would churn and flash. Alas, I am not a 3D artist or animator.

When the ship is not at warp, I imagine the 3 warp coils could either windmill randomly, or more likely, they'd nest together as a flat disk.

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...ps57e28bb9.jpg

Kaiser June 21 2013 06:10 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
Cool :)

publiusr June 23 2013 09:22 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
--great saucer. The Contact idea is brilliant!

Starship June 24 2013 05:13 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
Was you inspired by Atolm? :)

erifah June 24 2013 07:06 PM

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Quote:

Starship wrote: (Post 8292472)
Was you inspired by Atolm? :)

No, I was Uber-inspired.

erifah June 24 2013 07:08 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
Quote:

publiusr wrote: (Post 8289100)
--great saucer. The Contact idea is brilliant!

I hope a 3-D artist and animator grabs the idea and runs with it squealing in delight like a schoolgirl.

(Yeah, yeah, I know. But just go with that visual - it works better if you say it out loud in a Monty Burns voice.)

Atolm June 25 2013 10:38 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
That's Cool!
reminds me of the containment rings on Krypton from Superman, then later re-seen in Superman 2, that held Zod, and his followers.

surak-toc June 25 2013 11:33 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
bloody brilliant design work, how long did it take for you to draw

erifah June 27 2013 10:32 PM

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surak-toc wrote: (Post 8299657)
bloody brilliant design work, how long did it take for you to draw

Not long, actually. I took my design from the Enterprise F contest and reworked it a bit, that's all.

I don't relish doing those bloody warp coil rings from scratch, I can tell you THAT!

surak-toc June 27 2013 11:06 PM

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don't blame ya, the whole design is fantastic

Halmirdax July 4 2013 04:51 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
Interesting design.

publiusr July 9 2013 11:41 PM

Re: Federation Halo-Class Variant WIP
 
It might also be a way to move heavy station modules. A station core with two of those flying behind and a command saucer out in front of the central hub.


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