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Old April 11 2011, 05:59 AM   #1
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A small corvette

A small corvette, once the windows go in the size will be more apparent, don't let the nacelle fool you, it's not that big. B stands for border patrol









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Old April 11 2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: A small corvette

nice, I like it.
what are the ball type things? phaser turrets?
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Old April 11 2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: A small corvette

I, too, like it.

But positioning the nav deflector right there in front of what I imagine is the bridge makes more sense if this ship was built early on, before they had a more refined understanding of warp and particle dynamics. The design of the dish suggests something close in time to the NX-02 Columbia, since it shares that dish design.

But the design of the ship is very sleek, too sleek to my eye to be THAT early.
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Old April 11 2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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Re: A small corvette

Better the deflector there than on a stick hanging down from the saucer.
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Old April 11 2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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Re: A small corvette

Neat little ship! Though at first I thought the deflector was a big screen TV on an adjustable stand. It needs work.

Oh, and unless most of the saucer is uninhabitable, it can't be too small.
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Old April 11 2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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Re: A small corvette

I like where you're going with this design. My fan-fic stories center on a Border Patrol vessel (Border Service in United Trek parlance) and her crew. This would fit in nicely as a TOS era border cutter/corvette.

I could see the disks at the edge of the saucer as heavy-duty tractor beam emitters. The sensor dish is a little funky-looking, though. Perhaps staying with a round dish might work better? Otherwise, I love the design!

"Bold Fury," is a great name for a small vessel. Reminds me of the old adage, "it's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, but the size of the fight in the dog." Do you have a class name for this ship?
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Old April 11 2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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Re: A small corvette

i agree good place for Phaser turrets + a very interesting design there
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Old April 12 2011, 07:32 PM   #8
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Re: A small corvette

Ok, the ball type things are the future locations of the impulse engines and tractor beam emitters. The disk, that is the thinner portion of the disk is mostly uninhabited machinery space, the phasers will be located at the very front of the ship. The space behind the deflector is dedicated to the machinery of the deflector, the bridge is below that area. This ship is supposed to be contemporaneous with the TOS Constitution ships, 2260's.

The deflector has been rebuilt, I don't want to integrate it into the hull because I want to keep some of the clunkiness that was the style at the time.

So here's some pics!













What do you think, as far as the hangar is concerned, leave it open with a force field barrier? Or do doors?
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Old April 13 2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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A little more work done. I put in hangar doors anyway.



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Old April 13 2011, 07:13 PM   #10
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^Any chance you could use slightly smaller images? I run 1920x1200 on my computer and this thread still manages to give me scroll bars.

Nice work, btw!
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Old April 13 2011, 07:24 PM   #11
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I always figured that the sensor dish was relatively far away from the hull because the electromagnetic radiation the thing would put out probably would irradiate and possible eradicate the crew.
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Old April 13 2011, 11:19 PM   #12
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isnt it a bit too small for shuttles?
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Old April 14 2011, 01:40 AM   #13
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Re: A small corvette

We've seen a few of these shapes before (cut-away primary hull, single nacelle, secondary hull melded to primary hull), but you've put them together in an interesting way. But I think the deflector and its mount looks a bit cramped. Have you tried putting it on the neck?

Also, If you want to keep to (the oxymoronic) "TAS-canon" the "B" should be before the number (NCC-B9500), not after the "NCC"
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Old April 14 2011, 02:07 AM   #14
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Re: A small corvette

The deflector does look a bit tacked on as it is, and the squished bottom half makes it look decidedly non-functional. Both could be easily fixed by just making it smaller I think.

Overall some very nice shapes and a unique overall design but that deflector really is killing it for me.

The only other thing I might suggest is echoing something similar to what you have on the inside faces of the nacelles of your Excalibur on either the top or bottom of the single nacelle on this design. I would think the top, especially where the neck joins, gives you a good place to put in such a shape.
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Old April 15 2011, 09:28 PM   #15
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Re: A small corvette

Looks nice to me so far
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