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Old September 30 2008, 03:23 AM   #1
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USS Aventine

I was wondering if anyone knows what this ship is suppose to look like?
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Old September 30 2008, 03:34 AM   #2
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This may be better suited for TrekLit, but there are no design specifics set for it yet according to an earlier post in TrekLit.
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Old September 30 2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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I'll move it to Trek Lit
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Old September 30 2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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Well it's new big and shiny... and has quantum slipstream (or the potential for it), so I'm imagining it like a bigger version of this (from next year's Ships of the Line):



And the novel specified it's shuttlebay 1 is on deck 12...
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Old September 30 2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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^^When I first saw that SotL calendar image back at Shore Leave, my first thought was that maybe it could be the Aventine. But then I got a closer look at it and saw that it's maybe only a few times the size of a runabout.

I just noticed... how come that ship has a tailfin?
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Old September 30 2008, 08:57 PM   #6
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Cause it's cool!
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Old September 30 2008, 08:59 PM   #7
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^^When I first saw that SotL calendar image back at Shore Leave, my first thought was that maybe it could be the Aventine. But then I got a closer look at it and saw that it's maybe only a few times the size of a runabout.

I just noticed... how come that ship has a tailfin?
Me too. I was a little bit disappointed when I realised it scale was wrong, but it's stuck in my head as the basis for how I see the Aventine.

Did you spot the tiny wing at the front too?
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Old September 30 2008, 09:08 PM   #8
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I just noticed... how come that ship has a tailfin?
Because Tuvok couldn't stop Paris this time.
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Old September 30 2008, 09:11 PM   #9
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Interesting. Aside from the scale, not bad. I don't know that I'm 100-percent sold on this, but I could see it working.
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Old September 30 2008, 09:40 PM   #10
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Because ships with fins rock.
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Old September 30 2008, 09:54 PM   #11
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Interesting. Aside from the scale, not bad. I don't know that I'm 100-percent sold on this, but I could see it working.
Yeah, make it bigger, add some kind of elongated saucer (maybe arrowhead-shaped) to the front, and for Cochrane's sake get rid of the fins, and you'd have something.
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Well it's new big and shiny... and has quantum slipstream (or the potential for it), so I'm imagining it like a bigger version of this (from next year's Ships of the Line):



And the novel specified it's shuttlebay 1 is on deck 12...
A little bit of sick just came up my throat!
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Old September 30 2008, 10:17 PM   #13
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^^When I first saw that SotL calendar image back at Shore Leave, my first thought was that maybe it could be the Aventine. But then I got a closer look at it and saw that it's maybe only a few times the size of a runabout.

I just noticed... how come that ship has a tailfin?
Me too. I was a little bit disappointed when I realised it scale was wrong, but it's stuck in my head as the basis for how I see the Aventine.
That's really funny. I had the same thoughts--that the ship's basic configuration was a good direction for the Aventine.
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Old September 30 2008, 10:21 PM   #14
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Marco Palmieri wrote: View Post
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Christopher wrote: View Post
^^When I first saw that SotL calendar image back at Shore Leave, my first thought was that maybe it could be the Aventine. But then I got a closer look at it and saw that it's maybe only a few times the size of a runabout.

I just noticed... how come that ship has a tailfin?
Me too. I was a little bit disappointed when I realised it scale was wrong, but it's stuck in my head as the basis for how I see the Aventine.
That's really funny. I had the same thoughts--that the ship's basic configuration was a good direction for the Aventine.
It could be that it's a proof-of-concept model; a smaller-scale version of the full ship for testing purposes like the Constitution mock-up seen in the picture for December.
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Old September 30 2008, 10:25 PM   #15
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That's really funny. I had the same thoughts--that the ship's basic configuration was a good direction for the Aventine.
It needs a couple more fins for style.
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