Here's my Constitution
-class starship, the USS Endeavour
(NCC-101700). Similar to the steam locomotive Tornado
(seen here at http://www.a1steam.com/
), the Endeavour
, is less a museum ship, more a modern-day tribute to the venerable ships of the 23rd (or 22nd, if you prefer!
) Century, built with all the benefits of early 25th Century engineering know-how.
Like the Discovery
, the ship is a homage to the Space Shuttle Orbiters, and the registry number is a homage to both the USS Constitution
and the USS Constellation
, being a 'portmanteau' of the two.
Another shot, taken in Vulcan orbit - I was trying to emulate the classic stock 'flyby' shots from the classic shows.
's modern-day counterpart Discovery
, arriving at Vulcan (IMO the best place in STO for space shots, because of the decent lighting and authentic-looking starfield!).
My latest acquistion, fresh from Deep Space Nine - the Danube
-class runabout USS Amazon
(NCC-93647). I went with DS9's convention of naming runabouts after Earth's rivers - strangely enough, Amazon
never got used during the shows (not that I'm complaining!
dwarfed by a majestic Galaxy
-class starship - even at this distance, it's just so cool to see how big
the things are!