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Old June 4 2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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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.





WIP Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...e86e0e72754043
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Old June 4 2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: Big Bad Dreadnought

This is awesome :3
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Old June 4 2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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There's a hole on your saucer, dear Richard, dear Richard...
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Old June 5 2013, 12:50 AM   #4
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Mmm... it's a pretty nice design, but the saucer reminds me of the NSEA Protector's engine wings and a Trade Federation mothership.
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Old June 5 2013, 10:10 AM   #5
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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.

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Old June 5 2013, 10:40 AM   #6
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calamity_si wrote: View Post
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.





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...

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Old June 5 2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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Thanks Patrickivan, yeah it can be tricky...

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

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Awesomeness
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Old June 5 2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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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.
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Old June 5 2013, 04:44 PM   #10
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the most important purpose of all. ART.
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Old June 5 2013, 08:37 PM   #11
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Indeed! Let the regulations be damned! Lol.
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Old June 5 2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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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.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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Did the Federation capture a Trade Federation battleship ?
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Old June 6 2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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Did the Federation capture a Trade Federation battleship ?
Ah geez, read above man. ..
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Old June 6 2013, 12:49 PM   #15
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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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