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Old September 7 2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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USS Armstrong...

This is based on an un-used TOS concept of the USS Enterprise by the late Walter Matt Jefferies to honour one of the greatest men in aero-space history: Neil Alden Armstrong
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Oh and special thanks to Tus for discussing the design with me at some length for some secondary insight... Thanks mate, much obliged mate.
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Old September 7 2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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Re: USS Armstrong...

Good to see your work again Atolm, you always find a way to do original looking stuff, even when working from an existing design.

Do you have a link to the concept you're working from?
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Old September 7 2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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Re: USS Armstrong...

awesome design
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Old September 7 2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Re: USS Armstrong...

Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Good to see your work again Atolm, you always find a way to do original looking stuff, even when working from an existing design.

Do you have a link to the concept you're working from?
It looks like he's working from the pic at the bottom middle of this page: http://www.starshipdatalink.net/art/1701.html Click on the pic, and it's the top left one.

Kinda makes me think of a pre-Steamrunner. In any case, your artwork always amazes, Atolm! What's the orange band running around the front edge of the saucer?
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Old September 7 2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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Re: USS Armstrong...

B.J. wrote: View Post
Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Good to see your work again Atolm, you always find a way to do original looking stuff, even when working from an existing design.

Do you have a link to the concept you're working from?
It looks like he's working from the pic at the bottom middle of this page: http://www.starshipdatalink.net/art/1701.html Click on the pic, and it's the top left one.

Kinda makes me think of a pre-Steamrunner. In any case, your artwork always amazes, Atolm! What's the orange band running around the front edge of the saucer?
Right- that ship always made me think of the Oberth- and probably where they got the inspiration for it.
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Old September 7 2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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Re: USS Armstrong...

B.J. wrote: View Post
Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Good to see your work again Atolm, you always find a way to do original looking stuff, even when working from an existing design.

Do you have a link to the concept you're working from?
It looks like he's working from the pic at the bottom middle of this page: http://www.starshipdatalink.net/art/1701.html Click on the pic, and it's the top left one.

Kinda makes me think of a pre-Steamrunner. In any case, your artwork always amazes, Atolm! What's the orange band running around the front edge of the saucer?
Cool. This the one?

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Old September 7 2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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Me likey!
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Old September 7 2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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Thanks mates.
you guessed the correct concept
and for those like B.J. who wish to know what the orange stripe on the saucer is... It is the Bussard collector.
the actual nacelle is only the aft section of the hull boom under the saucer
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Old September 8 2012, 12:46 AM   #9
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That is superb!

I always thought that Jeffries' version of this design was kind of awkward but your rendition really works. Nice homage to Neil Armstrong, too.

More angles, pleeeease!
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Old September 9 2012, 01:11 AM   #10
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Thanks mate
I'll see what I can drum up
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Old September 9 2012, 02:54 PM   #11
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Oh and here, this is a simple diagram of the structures:
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Old September 9 2012, 05:39 PM   #12
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Re: USS Armstrong...

Hey, that's a cool idea. I never thought of that...

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Old September 9 2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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Re: USS Armstrong...

Interesting concept, I personally would blend the catamaran hulls into the saucer but its nice.
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Old September 11 2012, 11:13 PM   #14
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Re: USS Armstrong...

For some reason, I've always had a soft spot for that design, even if it did seem a little unrealistic (what with having two separate hulls only connected by a pair of booms).

I don't think I really need to say how good you're rendition on the configuration is. I should probably think about using markers to spruce up my sketches like what you have done here one of these days, since I've already been told once that they could really use them.

It seems that Armstrong is a rather common starship name in the Trek universe, used rather quite a bit by both canon and fanon alike, though given the lack of a registry number, I'm guessing that for the time being, this is only for fun without serious thought being given for actual design development, so this isn't really a problem right now.
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Old September 11 2012, 11:27 PM   #15
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Re: USS Armstrong...

I think with Atolm's distinct style, he could make those booms much thicker and not lose anything.

Like, TOS Enterprise neck "thick".
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