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Old December 13 2012, 11:30 PM   #1
Veridian
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USS Sandy Springs Old-Style Blueprint

When I was a kid back in the 1970s, I wanted to be a starship designer. So, I was. My mom was a draftswoman, so she taught me how to use the tools of the trade. I spent hundreds of hours at drafting tables drawing designs for fanciful spaceships, most of them in the Trek universe. In late 2012, I found the box of all these old drawings in my attic. Wow, I was a fair draftsman at 13!

Here's one of them, the USS Sandy Springs, a Federation starship that I drew in April, 1979. I remember being inspired by the four-podded light posts in a shopping center parking lot. I had intentions to draw a complete set of plans for this ship, as I really liked the look. Not sure what kind of ship it would have been, but it was small and very fast with huge engines!

http://starshipdesigns.tumblr.com/ta...-Sandy-Springs

Thought all of you other starship designers who as kids drew pencil starships on the backs of school notebooks would enjoy this.
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