RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,566
Posts: 5,402,279
Members: 24,865
Currently online: 703
Newest member: shyrim

TrekToday headlines

October-November 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Cho Selfie TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

TPTB To Shatner: Shhh!
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Mystery Mini Vinyl Figure Display Box
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

The Red Shirt Diaries Episode Five
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

Shatner In Trek 3? Well Maybe
By: T'Bonz on Sep 28

Retro Review: Shadows and Symbols
By: Michelle on Sep 27

Meyer: Revitalizing Star Trek
By: T'Bonz on Sep 26

Trek Costumes To Be Auctioned
By: T'Bonz on Sep 25

Hulu Snaps up Abrams-Produced Drama
By: T'Bonz on Sep 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Tech

Trek Tech Pass me the quantum flux regulator, will you?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 2 2013, 12:22 AM   #1
Dukhat
Commodore
 
Dukhat's Avatar
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

I wasn't sure whether to post this in the DS9 section or here, but since it's about ship models seen (or unseen), I figured this would be the better place.

Anyway, over the years I've had a knack of contacting pervious Star Trek production personnel and finagling pictures out of them of some unseen or rarely-seen starship models. Well, after being in patient email contact with Mr. Dan Curry for several years, I was finally able to get photos from him of the U.S.S. Curry kitbashed model he built for DS9. So I thought I'd share them with all of you. I'm in the process of building a replica of this ship and the other DS9 kitbashes (sans battle damage), so these pics are quite helpful.

















Some things I noticed: The saucer is further back on the secondary hull than was previously believed; there's a little Enterprise-A shuttlecraft top covering the hole where the pylon assembly would have gone; and runabout decals were used on the Reliant pylons. Unfortunately these were the only pics Curry took for me, so I can't see the neck between the saucer and the secondary hull, or what that piece is underneath the secondary hull where the mounting rod is attached. I could tell that the bottom of the shuttlcraft is at the end of the ship on the underside, as I've already started building my model, and that's what it looks like from that angle.

I was also sent some old scanned polaroids of one of the DS9 kitbash rounds, in various stages of completion. Unfortunately, because Curry didn't build any of these models, he knows nothing about them. However, they're quite interesting: The Antares was seen before, and there's what seems to be a standard Excelsior "U.S.S. Excel" (obviously named after the Microsoft spreadsheet program, lol ) And the Trieste looks quite bizarre.















__________________
“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Dukhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 01:11 AM   #2
Undead
Continuity Spackle
 
Undead's Avatar
 
Location: Unicron (The mockingjay soars)
Send a message via ICQ to Undead
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

Wow. The Trieste is indeed very strange looking, and I wonder what it was intended to be. Starfleet bugzapper maybe?
__________________

"If you think you're brave enough to walk the path of honor, then follow me into the dragon's den."


Knight Exemplar
Undead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 01:28 AM   #3
yenny
Captain
 
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

I think that the USS. Trieste was a early 22 century starship that was refited and brought back into service and given a new registry number.
yenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 01:41 AM   #4
George Steinbrenner
Fleet Admiral
 
George Steinbrenner's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
View George Steinbrenner's Twitter Profile
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

Oh geez. Is that seriously what the Trieste was supposed to look like?
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
George Steinbrenner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 01:45 AM   #5
yenny
Captain
 
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

I just recall tthat I've seen a ship that look like the Trieste in The Making of First Contact. But look like a hugh ship compare to the Enterprise.
yenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 10:41 AM   #6
F. King Daniel
Admiral
 
F. King Daniel's Avatar
 
Location: King Daniel Into Darkness
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

Wow, thanks for posting the pics, Dukhat! I especially like the USS Trieste NCC-3724. Some kind of communications control ship, or maybe meant for long-range scanning and imaging? Or are those weapon turrets? Those windows and nacelles suggest a ship far larger than the Miranda-class the model started life as.

I love those old DS9 kitbashes, they remind me of the Federation ships in the old DC comics Trek series I read growing up. It's cool to see such interesting variations in ship design.

__________________
Star Trek Imponderables, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1, Ep2 and Ep3
F. King Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 02:07 PM   #7
blssdwlf
Commodore
 
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

Thanks for sharing the photos Dukhat. If the Curry's saucer is suppose to be the same as the Execlsior's then the nacelles must be super-sized
blssdwlf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 02:48 PM   #8
B.J.
Rear Admiral
 
B.J.'s Avatar
 
Location: Huntsville, AL, USA
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

The Trieste is certainly an interesting looking ship! But the thing that catches my eye is the non-standard markings. If it weren't for the emblem on the turret-looking thing (which also has a couple of painted windows), I'd guess that this was the bottom of the ship.
__________________
B.J. --- bj-o23.deviantart.com
B.J. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 05:11 PM   #9
George Steinbrenner
Fleet Admiral
 
George Steinbrenner's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
View George Steinbrenner's Twitter Profile
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

So are we going to have to start a thread called:

Pink Warp Nacelles?



As for the Curry, I always assumed (and still do) that it's some kind of troop transport for Starfleet Marines. The saucer section with nacelles, probably separates from the rest of the ship - the forward section - and leaves it behind as a troop barracks.
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

Last edited by George Steinbrenner; April 2 2013 at 09:23 PM.
George Steinbrenner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 05:34 PM   #10
Mark_Nguyen
Commodore
 
Mark_Nguyen's Avatar
 
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

I'd be good with that assumption - when fandom named it the Shelley-class (for Mary Shelley) in the 90s, we thought of that as well.

I'm still curious as to how the saucer is mounted to the secondary hull... must be some custom piecework, but most of the ship uses existing model parts. doesn't look like the standard Excelsior neck, that's for sure - there's barely any clearance for the bottom of the standard Excelsiaucer.

Mark
__________________
Mark Nguyen - Producer
The 404s - Improv Comedy Group

Oh, I like that Trek thing too...
Mark_Nguyen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 05:51 PM   #11
F. King Daniel
Admiral
 
F. King Daniel's Avatar
 
Location: King Daniel Into Darkness
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

Mark_Nguyen wrote: View Post
the standard Excelsiaucer.
You win word of the day
__________________
Star Trek Imponderables, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1, Ep2 and Ep3
F. King Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 08:30 PM   #12
bullethead
Fleet Captain
 
bullethead's Avatar
 
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

Mark_Nguyen wrote: View Post
I'm still curious as to how the saucer is mounted to the secondary hull... must be some custom piecework, but most of the ship uses existing model parts. doesn't look like the standard Excelsior neck, that's for sure - there's barely any clearance for the bottom of the standard Excelsiaucer.
To me, it looks like it's more or less attached to the module that an Excelsior classes nacelle pylons usually come out of, maybe with a simple custom extension at the front. It's also off the saucer centerline for some reason.
__________________
A business man and engineer discuss how to launch a communications satellite in the 1960s:
Biz Dev Guy: Your communications satellite has to be the size, shape, and weight of a hydrogen bomb.
bullethead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 10:58 PM   #13
Mark_Nguyen
Commodore
 
Mark_Nguyen's Avatar
 
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

<bows>

On further reflection I'm gonna guess that the saucer was simply hot glued to the secondary hull. There are hints of SOMETHING under there (look forward of the shuttlecraft top piece in the aft view polaroid) but more likely it was simple bits to keep it intact for shooting. The builders, knowing the best angles for their design, wouldn't have finished every bit under it if it was not likely to be seen from that angle. They already knew where the mounting rod would be, so there was no way we would get a ventral-up look in the FX shot.

As for why the secondary hull was off-axis, well, it was obviously blown that way due to the two massive explosions in the Excelsiaucer and the secondary hull. Never stopped naval ships from sailing either.

Mark
__________________
Mark Nguyen - Producer
The 404s - Improv Comedy Group

Oh, I like that Trek thing too...
Mark_Nguyen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 11:03 PM   #14
George Steinbrenner
Fleet Admiral
 
George Steinbrenner's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
View George Steinbrenner's Twitter Profile
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

King Daniel wrote: View Post
Whoom! Spweee!
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
George Steinbrenner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 2 2013, 11:44 PM   #15
Mark_Nguyen
Commodore
 
Mark_Nguyen's Avatar
 
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Re: U.S.S. Curry and other ships from DS9

I have several comics from that DC run. It was the 1980s and all, but I just can't believe they thought they could get away with drawing the Excelsior like that..

Mark
__________________
Mark Nguyen - Producer
The 404s - Improv Comedy Group

Oh, I like that Trek thing too...
Mark_Nguyen is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.